10/18/2008

elevate4:chattanooga

We were excited to have a fantastic group of photographers join us for elevate4:chattanooga last week. The two-day workshop was hosted at the new Cobblestone Rue studio downtown.

In the afternoon on day one, we did a shoot with one of our all-time favorite subjects, our bride Annette Chaviano Thurmon. Annette was kind enough to drive up from Atlanta for the afternoon. She wore a vintage dress that she purchased and reconstructed. Here are a handful of my favorites...








One of our guest speakers was Sean McLellan. I didn't realize it when we invited them, but he's quite the MacGyver with all his gear!


After the session we went to dinner at the delectable North Shore Grill. Someone commented as we were leaving, that Joy and I had three of our brides present. Annette was married to Jared in 06 in Atlanta; Brandy was married to Sticky in 07 in Savannah; and Tracey was married to Pete in 08 in Switzerland. It was great having them all together.


The next day, Sean and Melanie kicked off the morning.


Group shot.


Joy and I wrapped up the afternoon lecture, followed by some great Q&A time and then we all headed out for dinner again. It was a fantastic week and we were blessed to create many new relationships and renew old ones. A special thanks to everyone for entrusting us with your friendship and challenging us to continue to grow.

7 comments:

Jim Cook said...

Looks killer -- Melissa and I have to be at the next one!!!!

Brandy J Photography said...

The images of Annette are amazing!!! WOW!

Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of it all! We had a wonderful time and as you said loved connecting and reconnecting with everyone.

Awesome job by Courtney on the last image. I love that picture of all of us!

sticky said...

What a great learning experience!!! Thanks to the Nudds, McLellans, and all of the attendees. We really enjoyed visiting with everyone!

6 of Four Creations said...

I love this post. It was a great time and really encouraged and inspired us. Thank you all for making it such an amazing time!

Courtney said...

This was a such a fun group.

Mel McLellan said...

Thanks for having us Garrett and Joy! We had a great time and enjoyed being a part of everything! :)

jane cato photography said...

It was wonderful. Really, really wonderful. Thank you.