The Photography Business Workshop

I’m so excited to show you all this slide-show! All the images you see were taken and sent to me by the awesome gals who attended the Building the Biz workshop. It was an amazing weekend filled with laughter, tears and learning. These girls are simply wonderful and I had such an incredible time with them… We had fun! We started things off on Friday night just to help everyone get acquainted, I loved getting to know all the girls before we got started Saturday and you could just feel the excitement in the air!

Saturday morning we dove in and I got to share everything – and I loved every minute of it! Teaching makes me so happy! Getting to connect in person and share… not just some of it or part of it, but all of it… all of me. It was like I found what I was meant to do!

Some of the highlights for me…

My Prince Charming! Taylor was totally the star of the workshop. He took care of everyone and was really cute in the process! He twisted off all the bottle caps,  BBQ’d up the amazing salmon and tri tip and never stopped working to help make everyone comfortable. Saturday morning he was right back at it  making acai parfaits for us for breakfast. He was incredible, none of this ever would have happened with out his encouragement.

Paparazzi – When we were walking back from lunch at Pike Place Market Taylor and I were walking ahead, unbeknownst to us the girls were snapping away and came up with a little plan. Right as we  started to walk across the street they all started shouting and encircling us and pretending they were paparazzi. It was hilarious, (after I got over the initial shock of thinking we were about to step in front of a bus) and just shows how much fun these girls are!

Sharing! When it comes to teaching these workshops, I’m an open book! I share everything and I’ll never hold anything back. After all, you’ve let me know that you care about what I have to say so I’m not going to be afraid to say it all!

The Girls! These girls are amazing and I’m so excited to watch where they go from here! Having their friendships means a lot to me and feeling their enthusiasm and encouragement while I hosted my very first workshop was immeasurable for the fantastic outcome. So – Kim, Jamie, Megan, Cherie, Ajia, Lloryn, Danielle, CharleneCarrie and Kathy… I want to tell you from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for wanting to come to my workshop, thank you for believing it would be worth the investment and thank you for making my  very first workshop so much fun for me!

The Chocolate Market – This had to be one of the most adorable little chocolate shops I’ve ever been to and remember I’m a total chocolate snob. My very first job was working for Bernard Callebaut Chocolatier. I suggested that we just have chocolate for lunch upon seeing this little shop and so everyone followed me in to take a look. What was supposed to be a look became a little picture party! The awesome shop keeper brought out a bunch of gorgeous chocolates for us to photograph and after that we even got to eat them! You know how I feel about good chocolate, nothing like it! If you’re ever in Seattle, you have to go see The Chocolate Market in Pike Place Market!

Here is just a little glimpse of the very first Go{4}Pro ‘Building the Biz’ Workshop…

Just a little background in case you are new to GO{4}Pro. The ‘Building the Biz’ workshop is designed and focuses 100% on (you guessed it) building the business side of your journey. Most people don’t realize that only 20% of your business will actually have to do with photography, the other 80% is in creating and establishing your brand, your marketing, your advertising and client base, your referral program and so much more. This workshop cover all of that and gives you the tools and the confidence to find your success. Because it take a lot more than a camera to have a successful business!

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  1. Carrie says:

    Oh my gosh, the slide show makes me want to go back and do it all over again! It was sooooo much fun! Thanks for the incredible weekend filled with all the priceless information Leah! I’m so happy I got to get to know all the amazing photographers who attended too! Loved it!!!

  2. Jamie says:

    Leah, the video is awesome! Thanks so much for the great weekend. I was going through my notes today working on some of things you taught about. I am so glad I went… it was definitely worth it!

  3. Megan says:

    I’m with Carrie – I want to go back! THANK YOU AGAIN for being so open and honest in sharing your business “secrets” with us this last weekend. The knowledge you sent us home with is priceless! ANYONE thinking about going to Leah’s future workshops must go! The benefits faaaarrr out weigh the cost!

  4. Emily says:

    SOO wish I could have been there. Next year, East Coast Leah?? If not, I’m going to try and find a way to get out there:).

  5. Aw, the photos you guys got at the shop look great!
    You all were all having so much fun, I was jealous and wanted to leave the chocolate and join you!

    <3,
    the girl from the chocolate shop

    • Kathy says:

      It helps that your chocolate shop was so fantastic! Thank you for the delicious chocolates and being SO wonderful! I’ve told everyone I know about your place!

  6. So, if I would have been wearing a different colored shirt, would I have been in the video? Gotta be the yellow shirt.
    Great pics ladies!! Such a fun video. Let’s do it again soon!!

  7. LOVE the video! I had such a great time at the workshop and it was such valuable knowledge that you shared with us! It was so amazing to meet everyone and share in this journey with them. You are an awesome teacher! Thanks again Leah!!!!

  8. Leah-I had a great day with you and everyone else. It was so hard getting to the workshop with my family’s schedules and being rear ended the day before I supposed to leave. I thought (more then once), I hope this workshop is worth all this effort. I am so happy that things worked out, the one day I was able to attend far exceeded all of my expectations. My one big regret is not being there for longer. Leah, you were so open and down to earth. I love practical information and this workshop was full of useful information. Thank you once again, I had a great time.

  9. Kim Larsen says:

    Love the video, Leah! Thanks again for a wonderful workshop & tons of inspiration!

  10. Meli says:

    Great video! Looks like you all had a great time and learned a lot of awesome tips. Wish I could have joined you. I’ll be there next time. 🙂

  11. I have decided that I need to know more about the workshop in Minnesota! 🙂 How can I get more details about it?

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

  12. Nani Myers says:

    OMG! That looks like that would be so much fun! When is your next one? 🙂

  13. Leah Remillet says:

    It really was fantastic! All the emails you gals have sent me about how it’s helping is making me beam so thank you!!! This experience has just got me so excited for the next one which should be Spring in Minneapolis. If you are interested you can get on the list because it’s of course limited spots – maybe 15!

  14. Lloryn says:

    Awww the video is great! we should totally do it again! I had SUCH a great time and learned so much! I keep telling all my photog friends about it and I know they”re all jealous 🙂 Thanks again Leah for having this workshop! and it was really a pleasure to meet everyone there!

  15. Morgan says:

    What a great video! I am so jealous! I’ll have to wait for the next Seattle workshop. It seriously looked like you girls had a blast!

  16. Teresa says:

    I want to go just for the eats! You had me at chocolate, Leah. 😉 j/k Looks like the workshop was alot of fun. I will definitely try to attend one in the future. <3

  17. I wish I could be there Leah, it looked amazing. Maybe after I finish graduate school, I’m a poor student now. LOL

  18. Ajia says:

    Leah, I can’t thank you enough! You created an amazing workshop and I am so thankful that I got to be a part of it. You shared so much information, and I can’t wait to implement everything! I was so nervous about who the other photographers were, but honestly, now I wish all of us girls could get together and do that once a month! It was a blasty!

  19. ness says:

    Please, Please have a workshop in England )) Looks so wonderful!

  20. Any chance of doing one in the Washington DC or New York City area ? Sign me up !!!

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