I think I’ve always been a teacher at heart- when I was five and we still lived in Orlando, instead of playing “house,” I’d line all of my stuffed animals up at “desks”  (cardboard boxes) and give them homework assignments. I considered changing my major in college from PR to education, and every time I’ve had the opportunity to stand up in front of a group and share what I know, I feel alive. There’s something about sharing with people who are eager to learn that gets me buzzed!

I’d been kicking around the idea of a workshop for a few months, but it wasn’t until I sat down at my coaching session with Katelyn this past March that I really began to consider it as a possibility. The first thing Katelyn said to me was “So. Let’s talk about teaching. I think you should be doing it!” I think my jaw hit the floor because it was something I’d been wanting to pursue, but I never felt like I had permission to do it. After talking it through with Katelyn though, I realized that if I kept waiting for universal approval from everyone in the industry, I would NEVER have the chance to share what I’ve learned. So here I am, Internet, and here’s my workshop :).

A Date with Abby Grace is going to be awesome- it’s geared toward the photographer who’s still in the earlier stages of their career, who feels like there’s something missing on the business end. It’s for the photographer who’s spent days, weeks, months wondering how to market themselves as more than just a capturer of images, and it’s for the photographer who wants to be fulfilled in what they shooting and who they’re working with. We’re going to talk about the heart behind your business, the passions that drive you, the characteristics that set your business apart, ways to get your clients talking about you and more. The structure is definitely different than any workshop I’ve attended but I’m really excited about it! And with the extended Q&A, we’ll have plenty of time to address any other areas that you guys have questions about- shooting, editing, gear, etc.

And now for those ever-so-important details…

  • Date: August 23rd, 2013
  • Time: 1:00 to 7:00 pm – four hours of instruction, two hours for dinner and in-depth Q&A/discussion. And a glass of champagne, because all good dates should involve bubbly.
  • Investment: $400
  • Location: My home in Reston, Virginia
  • Available seats: 10

You guys know how much I love mornings, so to get the ball rolling on registration, there’s a $50 earlybird discount for anyone the registers today! Click HERE to purchase your seat. As always, if you guys have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email- abby@abbygracephotography.com.

Happy registering! Here’s an accurate depiction of how joyful I feel for having the courage to press Publish on this blog post :).

Happy Wednesday! And thanks to my awesome friend Rebekah Hoyt for the photo :).

A Date with Abby Grace- the first ever AGP workshop!

July 17, 2013

  1. Stephanie Judd

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    So happy for you! Can’t wait to hear how it goes! Wish I could be there! 🙂

  2. Rebekah Hoyt

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Congratulations Abby!! I am SO proud of you for pursuing your dreams! You have so much valuable information to share and I know people will have tons to learn from you! 🙂

  3. Tori Watson

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    congrats, girl! i know you’re going to rock it! 🙂

  4. ashley link

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    that’s so awesome! congrats on this milestone moment!!! so happy for you! 🙂

  5. Rosie Parent

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Congrats on this step! What a great accomplishment. I wish I lived closer! 🙁

  6. Katie

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Wow!! So excited for you!! I know you have wanted to do this for a while and it’s so great to see you following your dreams!! You are going to do great!! xoxo

  7. Wendy Wade

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Yay!!!!! I know we have both talked about this, I’m glad to see one of us has the guts to go for it! It will be a smashing success for sure. Everything you do it 🙂

  8. Jean

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I am sure this will be a great success! You are so awesome!

  9. molly stillman

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    congratulations, abby! this is so exciting!!

  10. ashley barnett

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Cheers to chasing big dreams!!! Congrats friend!

  11. Sarah Goodwin

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    YAY Abby! You’re gonna rock it out girl, you were meant to do this 🙂

  12. Tina Raquel

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Abby, this sounds so great! Congrats on you for doing it!!
    I would love so much to attend, but Friday is impossible for me.
    Do you think you will do more of these, and maybe on a Saturday? 🙂 Please? Lol, good luck with it all!!

  13. Sarah Adams

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    YAYYYYYYY!!!! I just LOVE this. You are amazing, and have SUCH a wealth of knowledge. If I wasn’t going to be out of town this day- I would TOTALLY be all over this. So happy for you- this is the start of something HUGE!!!!!

  14. Rachel Ziegler

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    This is so exciting!!! Congrats! I wish I was a photographer I would totally want to learn from you!

  15. Stephen

    July 17th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    BAM! Thou hast arrived. You’ll be speaking at WPPI within 5 years. Guaranteed.

  16. Natalie

    July 17th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Congratulations on following your heart! Excited to see this venture take shape!

  17. Tiffany

    July 17th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Just registered! I’m so excited to meet you and learn from you, Abby 🙂

  18. Karen Field

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Way to go, Girl! Isn’t there a great sense of accomplishment when you are skilled at something and then have the training and experience to pass that along to others who are encountering some of the frustrations you met with early in your career? Your Teacher Mom is so proud of you!

  19. Sarah H.

    July 18th, 2013 at 2:57 am

    So exciting!

  20. Hannah Rancourt

    July 23rd, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Congrats on a dream becoming a reality! You are gonna be amazing!!!

  21. Rici

    July 29th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Oh ABBY!! This is soooo wonderful! I´m beyond thrilled you found the courage to do this!! SO great!! If I were anywhere close I´d enroll in a second! Wish I could be part of the date ;-))


  22. Jenne Vazquez

    July 29th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    So very exciting!! Congratulations on making that decision, I’ve been hooked to your work since your brother (works with my husband) told me you are also a photographer in the area, you are amazing and its about time


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  24. Ashley Amber

    June 27th, 2014 at 7:53 am

    When will you do another one? INTERESTED!!

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