I lasted in the classroom for five years. I almost didn’t survive that last year. Just thinking about being in the classroom makes me want to pull a large bag over my head and regulate my breathing so I don’t hyperventilate.
Being a teacher did not suit me. AT. ALL. It wasn’t the students–although I’m not the greatest with children. It wasn’t that I didn’t like what I was teaching –fourth grade history is still my favorite subject. I think it was more of the fact that I felt caged. I was required to be somewhere, day in and day out with no escape for hours and hours. Four Walls. All closing in at once. Breathe. In. Out. In. Out…
Now that I am free from those claustrophobic walls, I’m okay with teaching in small doses –my peers, NOT children, LOL. For the last two Photog Shootouts (July- Los Angeles Group, August – SoCal Group), I was one of the rotation leaders and taught various groups throughout the day.
And I did it without a bag over my head.
If you want more details on what Photog Shootout is, CLICK HERE.
July LA Photog Shootout at The Ebell Club Long Beach – www.ebellclub.com
Coordinator: Kim Lefabre – firstname.lastname@example.org
Florist: The Platinum Event – www.ThePlatinumEvent.com
Videographer: Avery J Productions – www.AveryJWeddings.com
Catering: Jay’s Catering – www.jayscatering.com
Venue Concierge: Mary Lallande – www.venueconcierge.com
Cupcakes: Fancy That! by Collette – 909.524.1864
Hair/Makeup: Jessica – www.jessicahunterartistry.com
Make-up: Nicole Enjoli – http://nicolenjoliblog.com/
Hair: Ashley Gannon – Makeup.Hair.Ashley@gmail.com
The Rotation Leaders:
Gavin and Erin Wade – www.gavinwadephoto.com
Brian Khang – http://www.briankhang.com/
Hanssie Trainor – www.hanssietrainor.com
Michelle Cunningham – www.milaphotography.com
Kate Noelle – http://katenoelle.com/
The two problems with being a rotation leader is that I only get to work with one model and setting during the day and I don’t get to shoot much. Luckily, our models are amazing. My LA model, Kristin was with me in the “Details/Getting Ready” group for the wedding theme.
Jay’s Catering made this cool Styrofoam cake.
Mackenzie begs to model every shootout. Still working on that fake smile.
August SoCal Photog Shootout at Monica’s Castle in Fullerton
Theme: Lady Gaga/Desperate Housewives
Kim Lefabre – event coordinator –Six2Six Events
Lorrie Protero – Registration – www.pspphotos.net
1. Matthew Saville www.matthewsaville.com
2. Michelle Cunningham www.milaphotography.com
3. Garrett Davis www.garrettdavisphotography.com
4. Jeff Almquist www.almquistphotography.com
5. Hanssie Trainor
6. Verone Pangilinan http://verone.zenfolio.com/
Hair and Makeup:
Tianna DeGuire – www.Tiannadeguire.com
My awesome model, Kaylie
Favorite Shot of the day:
You should see the other rotations for this shoot. AMAZING hair/makeup/costumes. Click HERE to see images from some of the attendees!
What Should You Do Now?
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