Scarlett Lillian Workshop reviews.
My life's mission statement:
Before I buy a piece of camera equipment, I read reviews. Before I go on trips and choose a hotel, I read reviews. I love to see the good and the bad of what people are saying before I make an investment.
Though I've been familiar with the feedback people gave privately in their post-workshop surveys, public reviews are now coming out about my workshop, both good reviews and other candid reviews. I think it's a GREAT thing to show both sides of the experience. While I enjoy the great reviews and am excited I could be of help to most of the girls who attended, I actually appreciate the more candid reviews because those are the ones I learn the most from how to improve as a teacher and create a better value for the investment next time around.
It reminds me of the time in college in my journalism reporting class. Mrs. Tripp walked in the first day of class with a red pen in her hands and held it up. The first words she said were straight to the point:
"See this red pen? Get familiar with it, because I am going to bleed red ink all over your papers this semester. Get ready."
At first, it made me nervous. I'm sure in teacher reviews, Mrs. Tripp got some bad reviews for her style of teaching. But by the end of the semester, I realized, as much I had also griped and complained throughout the semester about her, she in the end was my greatest teacher I had had to date because she wasn't afraid to give it to me straight. Though her approach to teaching was different than how I would have taught, and trust me, I tried to fight her time and time again about it, in the end, I chose to walk away and focus on the positive things I did learn from her, which after I put my stubbornness aside, I realized was quite a lot.
When deciding to attend a photography workshop, I WANT you to be informed before you go, whether mine or someone else's. I too have gone to workshops I have put a lot of money into where I didn't feel like it met my expectations, but I have always walked away with a few new tips and tricks to implement into my business, and made great new friendships in the process. That was worth the investment to me.
I decided to start hosting my own workshops because my inbox gets flooded everyday with questions from other photographers. (I encourage you to leave your questions on my FB page here where I will soon be starting video blogs to help you out and answer them!) While I try my best to answer each email and help on my own time, it does interfere with serving my brides and grooms. So I wanted to create an opportunity through workshops where you can come ask your questions. I have never said I'm the richest photographer, most booked photographer, best artistic photographer. I have never said my way is the right way, it is simply... my way. I love empowering women through my workshops to go after their dreams. And with Jesus at the center of my business, that has been the source of any success my business has been given. That's MY message. If that can be of help to you, that's great! As my friend Mike Colon said at his workshop I attended, "I don't care what level of photographer you are , you ALL have something to give and share with others."
If I never give another workshop, that's fine by me. But I give them for you because I want you to succeed. I remember how frustrating it was starting out and just wishing I could sit down with someone for a day to answer all my dumb questions. If you are still interested in attending one of my future workshops and feel I could be helpful to you, sign up to my newsletter at the very bottom of my blog where you will be the first to be notified once I've set new dates. :-)
In the meantime, here's some Scarlett Lillian Workshop reviews from gals that got a lot out of the weekend:
Mandi Singer's review
Amy Gibbons's review
Kerry Andriuk's review
Erin Campbell's review
Sarah Bray's review
Virginia Rhoad's review
Kayla Mercedes' review
Esther Kraus' review
Jerri Lynn's review
I believe the greatest testimony comes in the long run, if the education a person invested in paid off after time has passed. I decided to move forward with hosting group workshops after I got this email a year later after Katie DeWinter came to my 1-on-1 workshop. I was super excited to read her words about how much her business has grown since our day together.