A Talk Shop

I have a million things running through my head.  A long list of to-do’s.  My hands are shaking, and I feel like I’m plunging into early-menopause with these hot flashes.  I’m nervous.  Like, whoa, nervous.  I haven’t been this nervous in a very long time.  My jaws are creating more fluid than I know what to do with, and I’m one ‘to-do’ away from vomiting.  I can’t catch my breath, and  my chest feels like it’s going to suffocate my airway.

Why did I do this?  Why did I set up A Talk Shop?  I didn’t need to do it.  I could have stayed quietly and securely tucked away in my safe little wedding photography bubble.  I could be blogging a beautiful wedding, or an engagement session right now… because, let’s face it… I’m really bad at blogging engagement sessions.  I could be setting up my office organizational software.  Let’s be real, I could be watching The Real Housewives right now.

**Oh, sidebar:  The Real Housewives of Melbourne?  I’m not a fan.**

But instead, I’m running around with my head cut off getting ready to host a workshop for a group of wonderful photographers.  Photographers who are expecting me to teach them something, nonetheless!

I have to remind myself that this is a step outside of my comfort zone.  A step that might take me on a different path, a better path.  Not that my path is bad.  My path is very very good, and I loooooove my path.  But I know that there’s more…

Las Vegas Wedding Photographer


Photo Credit: Kristen Joy Photography

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  1. Ryan Greenleaf

    August 4th, 2014 at 11:09 am

    You’re going to do great!! You are making this industry a better place.

  2. Jodi Anne

    August 4th, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Ryan! I adore you! Thank you so much for all of the votes of confidence!!! xo.

  3. Emily Santome

    August 7th, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Wonderful post Jodi. I can relate! It was so good to meet you last night! You were so helpful to me!! I can’t thank you enough for your “three window” analogy. I went to bed thinking about this break through! ;) by the way…I see what your saying about shooting at 1.2 It’s beautiful!

  4. Jodi Anne

    August 8th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I am so so so glad to have met you too, Emily!! :) And I can’t wait to hear about your images after we talked a bit about aperture!! Hope to see you again soon!! xo.