With great risk, comes great reward…│Alaska Wedding, Engagement, Portrait, Family, Senior Photographer

It’s pretty appropriate that I post this on April Fool’s Day, considering I feel like a fool whenever I watch myself on video. Yep, that’s right, you’re in luck. You get to see me on video!!

If you’ve been living under a rock or if you aren’t photography-obsessed like I am, you might not know about CreativeLIVE. In short, CreativeLIVE is a live online classroom offering classes in photography, filmmaking, web design, and so much more!

Around this time last year, I watched my very first CreativeLIVE course and it was taught by none other than the lovely Jasmine Star. You may remember this post, where I confessed my love for both Jasmine Star and Ashley Goodwin or this post where I found out how truly personal other photographers can be, if you just reach out to them.

After watching and being truly inspired by “Building your Wedding Photography Business with Jasmine Star” I made a promise to myself that when Jasmine’s next workshop came around, I’d muster up the cojones to submit a video. Little did I know how nerve racking the entire process would be.

My original idea was to shoot my video at this local moose refuge and show me petting a moose in the video, being all “Alaskan” ya know? Well the moose refuge guy never returned my emails or phone calls, probably because he thinks I’m some crazy moose stalker or something. You better believe I’m still determined to film me petting a moose, it just didn’t make it in my submission video.

When I was bouncing my ideas off of a close photog friend of mine, she asked me, “What are you going to learn in person that you wouldn’t learn watching at home?” I have to admit, it’s a great question. My answer? For me, it’s different, it’s more about the experience itself and the connections and friendships you take away from the experience, than anything else. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I know I’d learn more than I can even imagine and me being the sponge that I am, I’ll soak in every last little bit of info and use it to take my business to the next level.

How do I better explain this? CreativeLIVE feels like a family to me, a family of fellow creatives, photogs, and other like minded friends. Everyone is so kind, friendly, and willing to help. I’ve totally stalked reached out to past CreativeLIVE attendees and each one of them has been so open and genuinely friendly and don’t even get me started on Jasmine and JD.

I would love nothing more than a chance to join Jasmine, JD, and the CreativeLIVE family in Seattle. To get hands-on learning experience from Jasmine, one of my photography idols, would be a dream come true.

Without further ado, I give you my submission for CreativeLIVE‘s Jasmine Star workshop “Getting Published. Shooting an Editorial Wedding“.

(Keep an eye out for Brody in the background, never one to miss his moment in the spotlight. I like to think he wanted to send his regards to Polo.)

Jasmine Star/CreativeLIVE submission from Kristin Cooley on Vimeo.

And because no video is complete without the ridiculous outtakes…

Jasmine Star/CreativeLIVE outtakes from Kristin Cooley on Vimeo.

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