Hello and welcome to the updated Nicole Martin Photography website. This overhaul has taken me a lot longer than anticipated, and I am still working on updating my pricing pages and adding the finishing touches so bare with me. I have LOTS of sessions to blog about and add so keep checking back regularly because there will be lots of new ones weekly.
The end of April I attended a workshop that has made such a difference in my business and more importantly in my personal life. It’s called Behind the Screen and put on by Abbey Kyhl of AK Studio & Design. Abbey has been a photographer I have followed for several years now, I first found her when I started with The Dating Divas and she was one of the photographers also. I loved her work and sweet personality and continued to follow her through the years. When she first announced her workshop I knew I wanted to go for sure, but after reading the itinerary that just sealed the deal when I read about balancing personal life and a full time business. I counted down the days to the actual workshop and was definitely not disappointed. Not only was I able to meet some new amazing photographer friends, but Abbey stirred up a new fire inside of me and helped me set my priorities back to where I needed them to be. I am such a happier person and my family and kids are grateful for the changes that I have implemented also. Abbey is a rockstar. There is no other way to describe her. She is a crazy busy, successful business woman AND she is a handson mommy and wife. She showed me that it is possible to do it all and still be successful at the many jobs I have…… and still actually sleep and have a personal life. If you are running your own business and trying to juggle family and children you will understand when I say, it is hard. Very hard. I came home inspired, with a plan, slapped around and back on track for success in all things, and more importantly I wasn’t overwhelmed. I was excited. Excited to make the changes.
Not only was the content of the entire workshop AH-MAZING to say the least, but it was also so fun and over the top gorgeous. Abbey kept us fed to the brim with amazing catered food by Katering Koncepts and we had THE most gorgeous stylized shoot that I have been dying to share the images from. The flowers, cake, props, planning ALL OF IT was extraordinary. Make sure and check out the vendor list at the bottom of this post for a list of all of them that pulled together to make it possible.
I cannot express how much Abbey and this workshop has been a game changer… even a life changer for me. If you are a photographer and are in a slump or need some organization added into your life, or want to learn to balance family and business… attend this workshop. You. Will. NOT. Regret. It. Abbey just announced she is doing another one in September, and I loved it so much I seriously am considering going to it again.
Vendors for the Behind the Screen Workshop:
Behind the Screen Workshop: Abbey Kyhl AK Studio & Design www.akstudiodesign.com
Planning & Design: Middle Aisle www.middleaisle.com
Floral: Bloomers www.bybloomers.com
Wedding Cake: Sweet Cakes By Karen www.sweetcakesbykaren.com
Hair & Makeup: Julie Thomas Style
Videography: Forevermore Media www.foremoremedia.com
Paper Details: Jacki Miller Design www.jackimillerblog.com
Rentals: Swoon Vintage Rental Co. www.swoonvintagerentalco.com
Catering: Katering Koncepts www.kateringkoncepts.com