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JULY/AUGUST WORKSHOPS // REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

April 17. 2014

You know it. We know it. There are more photographers than ever and it’s more difficult to stand out from the crowd.

Sadly, the odds aren’t in your favour. But with our help, they can be.

Over 8 years ago we said goodbye to our day jobs to pursue this crazy photography adventure. There’s no way either of us could have imagined the things we’d do in that time, the places we’d visit, and the fun we’d have along the way.

As passionate as we are about photography, we’re equally passionate about providing others with the tools they need to make their hopes and dreams a reality.

Nearly 300 photographers have attended our workshops in either Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand. Here’s just a small sample of the feedback we get.

“It was the best money I have spent on my career in over 20 years.” ~ Kerin

“This workshop gave me the kind of motivation that I’ve never experienced or felt before even at the age of 41. You’ve made the jigsaw puzzle that is running and growing your own business make sense and for a newbie like me, that information is invaluable.” ~ Mark

“I’ve done a lot of courses and although I’ve walked away inspired from each of them, but I have to say this one actually changed me.” ~ Nada

I’ve never attended a workshop that was so informative and truly gives you a set of tools to apply to your own business in such a structured way. ~ Mandy

In July and August this year, we’re hitting the road again for another workshop tour of Australia! On this tour we’ll visit Melbourne, Sunshine Coast, Mackay and Perth.

Teaching and holding workshops isn’t something we take lightly. Not at all. It’s why we waited so long to start doing workshops. With over 8 years full-time now, we’ve actually experienced the ups and downs of running a photography business.

We’ve got the experience and the knowledge you need, but more importantly we have the wisdom to apply it to YOUR unique situation and circumstances. We also have a lot of fun over the 3 days! :)

Our mission is to empower you to run a successful photography business that gives you the time and money to live the life you want.

Whether you photograph weddings, newborns, families, glamour, boudoir or even pets … if you’re saying any of the following, our workshop is for you.

- What’s the most effective way to market my business?
- Why aren’t I getting more enquiries?
- I’m getting some enquiries, but why aren’t I booking them?
- I’m struggling to raise my prices
- I wish I could attract the type of clients that I’d really love to photograph.
- I’d really like to learn to interact better with clients on photo-shoots.
- Surely it’s not meant to be this hard!
- I’m losing bookings to cheaper photographers.
- I’m stuck and I don’t know where to start.
- I’m spending more time in front of a computer than with my family.
- My business is doing ok, but I’d like to take it to the next level.
- I’m drowning in my business and I need someone to save me.
- I really need an inspiration and motivation boost!

Scroll down to read a few testimonials. Or click through to check out all the workshop information plus even more testimonials from past attendees.

If you have any questions or if you’re not sure this workshop is for you … just get in touch. We’re here to help.

~Matt and Katie~
























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ANNOUNCEMENT: JULY/AUGUST 2014 WORKSHOPS

April 9. 2014

Run a rockin’ business.
Live a remarkable life.
Make a difference in the world.

We don’t say this for effect, or because it’s fluffy and feel good. We say it because it’s our reality. And it can be yours too.

Over 8 years ago we said goodbye to our day jobs to pursue this crazy photography adventure. There’s no way either of us could have imagined the things we’d do in that time, the places we’d visit, and the fun we’d have along the way.

As passionate as we are about photography, we’re even more passionate about providing others with the tools they need to make their hopes and dreams a reality.

Our goal is to change the world, one photographer at a time.

We believe that when photographers have the time and money to live the life they want, and to tell the stories they want to tell … then the whole world benefits.

In July and August we’re doing a limited number of 3 day workshops. Please sign up below to let us know you’re keen. As soon as the details are ready we’ll be in touch.

Our workshops tend to sell out so it’s a good idea to show interest early. Everyone on the wait-list will get a head-start to register plus some awesome bonuses!

Early-bird registrations will open by April 18th.

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” ~Anatole France



































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YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT

March 3. 2014

One of the questions I get asked regularly at workshops and conferences is this:

“Where do you look for inspiration? Which photographers inspire you?”

I think people assume I’ll list the names of some big name rock star photographers. But I don’t.

Of course, there are plenty of photographers who I admire. But they’re not where I find my inspiration these days.

To find it, I don’t need to look very far from home. My family is full of inspirational people who I love, admire and respect.

There’s one little guy in our family who is definitely note-worthy.

Meet Shannon.

6 years ago today, on the 4th of March 2008, my cousin Dave and his wife Claire gave birth to Shannon.

Just a few days later, Shannon needed open heart surgery and sadly, he suffered a massive stroke.

Doctors said he probably wouldn’t survive. And if he did pull through, he’d be paralyzed and brain damaged for life.

This came as devastating news for Dave, Claire and the whole family.

Thankfully. By God’s grace, Shannon made it through.

He is now a happy, healthy, funny, full of life, totally normal 6 year old boy. To meet him today, you wouldn’t have a clue what a miracle child he is and what a rough start he had to life.

At his 6th birthday party this year, instead of getting presents from all his school friends, Shannon decided to do something different.

He asked his parents if, instead of presents, he could raise money for other ‘Heart Kids’ just like him.

So far Shannon has raised $275 … and counting!

Now THAT’S inspirational.

Shannon, you are a little champion and we love you soooo much! We are so proud of you for using what you’ve got to help other people. Big high five for you!

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As photographers, how often do we put other photographers on a pedestal for taking pretty photos of pretty girls in pretty dresses in pretty locations?

All while there are so many inspiring stories all around us, just waiting to be told.

Sometimes we’re so busy searching for inspiration that we overlook the stories that are. Right. In. Front. Of. Us.

I’d like to encourage you with this thought.

You don’t have to wait.

You don’t have to wait to be “successful”.
You don’t have to wait for that destination wedding.
You don’t have to wait to be a better photographer.
You don’t have to wait until you ‘know your camera’.
You don’t have to wait until you’re ready.
You don’t have to wait for someone to give you permission.
You don’t have to wait to be picked.
You don’t have to wait until you’re ‘good enough’.

You can start today.

Maybe you have a Shannon in your life. Maybe your next door neighbour has an inspiring story. Maybe your grandparents. Maybe a local charity, or one way overseas.

There are inspirational stories all around you. And you can start telling them now.

You don’t have to wait.

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I’ll finish this post with a really touching video Matt made 5 years ago after Shannon’s 1st birthday party.

Side note: If you’d like to donate to heart kids for Shannon’s birthday you can here: Heart Kids.

To tell Shannon you donated or even just to send him an encouraging birthday birthday message, just leave a comment below. We’ll make sure to read all of them to him.

~Katie.

Shannon’s 1st Birthday from Matt E on Vimeo.

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6 Comments
  1. Adrienne said:
    Happy very belated birthday, Shannon! You are pretty darn cool. :) I hope you're having a great year!
  2. Mike said:
    Happy Birthday Shannon, We can all benefit by following your fine example of thinking of others. God Bless & be well!
  3. Corinne said:
    Happy Birthday Shannon. You are a hero and a super young man. You are an inspiration and a blessing to your family.
  4. Malachi Garratt said:
    Hi I'm Mal, I wanted to wish you a Happy birthday Shannon! I loved reading your story and your video from your first birthday. I'm almost 6 too. Malachi :)
  5. Jodie said:
    Shannon happy birthday. Thank you for being Tristan's best mate ever. Xx
  6. Anne and Jon Finn said:
    Happy Birthday Shan! We are so proud of you and how you are helping other heart kids! Very inspiring :)