November 13, 2015
It was July 31st, 2010. In a bedroom painted that infamous teenage girl shade of Pepto Bismol pink, I prepared for a day that would change the course of my life. Mere weeks after getting my braces off… while most teenage girls likely spent the weekend at a slumber party, mine was spent photographing my first solo wedding. At age fourteen.
I can recall the fear and insecurity hidden behind a 100 watt smile that said otherwise as I went about that day reeling from the rush of nerves, excitement, and pressure. I was a novice posing professional, a beginner thrown into the game, but more than anything… a fourteen year old girl that was given the responsibility of a lifetime.
I remember every detail of that day as if it were yesterday and yet, the reality is, it’s been over five years since then. And here I am.
But you and I both known there’s always more to the story.
I’ve spent the last five years investing in the dreams of that fourteen year old girl who built a business somewhere between algebra tests and homework assignments. From late nights as a nocturnal entrepreneur to bleary-eyed mornings in Chemistry class, I built a business I am proud of. A business that I’ve found vision, passion, and purpose in beyond simply clicking a shutter.
But I’d be lying if I said it was easy…
– Proving to prospective clients that they really can trust a teenager to photograph their wedding.
– Balancing school work and photo work.
– Walking into a client meeting with little to show other than passion.
– Pushing past the status quo to prove age is nothing but a number.
– Commanding wedding day control despite lack of experience.
These are just some of the challenges I faced. Yours might look different, but if there’s anything I’ve learned it’s this: there will always be road blocks. You will always face some level of opposition. But is it really so big to stand between you and your dream?
I am incredibly excited to finally announce the secret project I’ve been pouring so much heart into behind the scenes the last few weeks… I’m hosting a workshop!
Ahhh pinch me!! Hosting a workshop has always been a big dream for me! Fellow photographers have poured into and invested in me throughout the years in ways I can’t even explain and I would not be where I am today without them. I have been so blessed by the insight and encouragement they’ve offered me, and being able to give back to the community in ways like this is truly a privilege!
My vision for this workshop is that in sharing my journey… every bump in the road, triumph, lesson learned, and spurt of growth… it would equip you and fast-forward your own growth. I’m passionate about teaching because I want to see other photographers succeed and find life and deep purpose in the work they’re doing!
Because if a fourteen year old girl who didn’t even have her driver’s license can do it… you can too. And I want to help you get there. What’s stopping you?!
To learn more about The Caroline Logan Workshop, hop over to the workshop website HERE. I have so many dreams and exciting plans for this incredible day in store!! Ahhhh I think my heart might just burst.
*To gain exclusive early access to registration be sure to join the workshop mailing list HERE!