Amy & Jordan host live, in-person workshops in their hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona inspiring photographers to build successful business that change lives. By equipping, empowering, and encouraging attendees with real, practical, applicable ways to get from where they are to where they want to be.
Because success isn’t for the chosen few, it’s for those who choose.
In 2011, we shot weddings. Total. We were working day jobs as elementary school teachers while working as hard as we could on nights and weekends chasing a distant, elusive dream of owning our own successful photography business one day, wondering if there was really room for two more photographers in our city.
We remember what it was like to grind. it. out. To shoot anything that moved. To give our heart and soul to something but still feel unsatisfied with the results. To want more. To decide we were all in. And to turn our dream into a reality.
Two years after we shot that first wedding, we went full-time, together. Today, we shoot about 35 weddings per year in Scottsdale’s luxury market and are truly living our dream.
A lot of people ask us how we did that. How we built the momentum we needed to bring in six-figures each year, work with our ideal clients, and live the life we only used to dream about. We created the AJ Workshop for them. For you! It’s a full two-day educational experience where we open up our playbook and share all the secrets, systems, and strategies that got us from a day job and a dream to a successful, thriving, in-demand wedding photography business— and fast!
This workshop isn’t theoretical. It’s not pie-in-the-sky. And it isn’t coming from two people who don’t know what you’re going through. It’s education that works. How do we know? Because we’re living it! We’ve taught almost a hundred others how to do it. And now we can show you, too!
The first day will cover our shooting process from start to finish, from finding great light, composition tips and tricks, and posing naturally, to nailing perfect exposure and white balance in-camera, to the basic elements of our off-camera flash setup at receptions and our step-by-step post-processing system. Day one will also include a professionally designed portfolio-building styled shoot that will provide a chance to watch us interact with a real couple and hands-on opportunities for you to put into practice what you've learned, too.
On day two, we'll dive into everything that makes our business tick, from identifying and marketing to your ideal client, to running meetings, setting pricing, and getting more bookings, to building momentum through social media and blogging, and so much more. Day two will also include an updated head shot for each attendee. We believe one of the best ways to build relationships is breaking bread together, so a light breakfast, full lunch and dinner, snacks, and hot and cold beverages are included on both days! You’ll leave the workshop with real, practical, applicable tools for growth in your business, motivation to propel you forward, and a community of photographers to support you.