I LOVE having Tina Time Mentoring Sessions! I get to meet the most wonderful ladies! …Ladies who are either just starting out with photography, or ladies who already have a business going, but just want some extra help.
Two days ago, I had the privilege of mentoring Paige, a photographer from SC. Paige loves to photograph weddings, but wanted some extra help with posing brides. I thought a lovely vintage shoot would be wonderful for us to shoot together as part of my 8 hour day with her.
When Paige arrived at my home, it was like meeting an old friend! She is simply delightful.
During our 8 hours together, we talked about nearly all aspects of photographing people… from camera settings, to lighting, positioning subjects, choosing backgrounds, etc. We even spent an hour in my office going through how I edit a photo.
And then for the really fun part… putting it all into practice! I love to set up a fun photo shoot… one where both Paige + I photograph, + we talk through what we are doing + why. So far, everyone has said that this has been extremely helpful, putting into practice all that we have talked about during the day.
This long creamy wedding gown was my grandmother’s. She’s now 96 and as sweet as ever! I don’t get to see my grandmother much any more. She lives in Washington State + I’m out here in NC, but growing up, I spent time with her every week. She is one of the most creative people I know! From painting, to projects, to putting on plays, to flower arranging, to having her own TV show… she’s done it all! And won awards for her work, too! She’s been completely blind for several years now, + has never seen any of my photos. I sure wish she could see Natalie in her stunning gown! I’ll be sure to tell her all about it…
Scroll down to the next post to see a “Behind the Scenes” look at our shoot!
THANK YOU Paige for coming + spending the day with me! I loved getting to know you! You have a wonderful eye for photos + you are delightful to be around! I am sure you will be blessing many with your photography! And feel free to now e-mail or call whenever you have any more questions! Please consider me your mentor for life!
THANK YOU to Rebekah Peterson who worked as my Set Stylist for the shoot. Rebekah, as always, I LOVE working with you!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
THANK YOU to Michelle Jordan, owner of Glam Salon (located in Pinehurst), for providing hair + make-up for our models! It was PERFECT + I couldn’t have been happier with how they looked! And I would LOVE to work with you again! AH-mazing!!! 910.215.9203
And THANK YOU to Christy Drennan who made most of the jewelry seen in the photos. It was STUNNING!!! She also works with Michelle at Glam + did a fantastic job with hair + make-up!
THANK YOU to Harriet Wicker, owner of Medleyanna’s, a cute little junk shop in West End, where we found several delightful items to use as props. (And although they call themselves a junk shop, Medleyanna’s is filled with wonderful treasures!) Be sure to check them out on facebook! 910.673.JUNK (5865)
THANK YOU to Lonnie + LouAnn, owners of Pastimes, an Antique + Newtique store in West End, selling a little of this, that + the other. They loaned us the bicycle + it was a perfect addition to our shoot! 910.673.2065
THANK YOU to my 2 lovely models, Natalie + Ashley! You both are so AMAZINGLY TALLENTED!!!
THANK YOU to the WONDERFUL Jill Gooding for allowing us to use your gorgeous vintage dresses! Wow!
THANK YOU to Kelly Limousines for letting us use your BEAUTIFUL ‘38 Buick for our shoot!
And THANK YOU to Mark for allowing us to invade your lovely home for a few hours!
Would YOU like to have an 8 hour Tina Time Mentoring Session?
In the past, you’ve read, “Not available to people living within 2 hours of Pinehurst, NC.” But last Thursday, I announced that I would now mentor 8 of you local ladies. I still have some spots left, so call now if you’d like to book yours!