Hi! @jakeandersonphoto here! One of my favorite questions to ask is, “What is the intention, the purpose, of this?” And I found myself asking it in regards to this amazing opportunity of hosting a #pvtakeover. This is what I came to: To share some of my favorite images with you all, absolutely—such as this shot, taken in the beautiful, rolling hills of Santa Ynez, California (take me back, please!)—but to also allow some insight into my process and, hopefully, bring about inspiration and encouragement! Community is one of the most important aspects of our jobs as photographers, and I cannot wait to discover what incredible experiences await through this community of talent!
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Part of my professional life that I have kept somewhat secret is that I am (in “real” life) a 6th grade math teacher. While this job is amazing and I get to high-five pubescent goobers all day, it also means I bring a unique perspective to my work in photography. I am as passionate about photography as I am about teaching! From June 27-30, I will have the amazing opportunity to merge both my passions during my workshop in Stillwater, Minnesota. In a year where there seems to be more workshops than photographers, what I really believe will set mine apart is my pedagogy. Instructional time, and the ability of the instructor to effectively guide attendees toward acquiring the skills they came seeking, is paramount. Workshop attendees will learn through hands-on activities, tasks and in-depth discussions. I am so excited for attendees to gather knowledge from our incredible hosts and speakers, including @emilieanneszabo, @studiofleurette and @emilymichaelsking, the Managing Editor of @oncewed.
One of the greatest learning experiences and opportunities I have had in my time is working with some of this industry’s best florists, and truly understanding how they view their work. When collaborating with a florist for the first time, show them your viewfinder. Ask them if you are seeing what they envisioned. Listen. Be willing and humble enough to let them step in and correct a few things. This bouquet, by @studiofleurette, has been one of my favorites—but it is only because I allowed myself to see it as florist Dani Erickson saw it.