Hey, it’s me, Jac! I’m a Wedding + Portrait photographer from Chattanooga TN. After college, I was a special education teacher for 3 years, but I always had a love for photography. Once I left teaching, I was on part time Young Life Staff as well as a nanny. I’ve always had a love for people, so YL seemed like a perfect fit. After I while, I realized I wanted to do something more creative with my career, but I never thought I’d find the right thing. I started dabbling in photography that year and that’s when I realized - photography allows me to use both my creativity + my love for people. This fusion of my gifts was an answered prayer.
My husband, family, + friends all encouraged me to purchase my first “nice camera” before our move to Memphis a little over 2 years ago. My husband, Bobby, + I moved here for him to attend medical school at UT. At first, photography was a side hustle, but when I found out I was pregnant, I made my dream of being a full time photographer a reality. Now, my baby girl, Bella is here and I’m a work from home mama!
I’m excited to share what I’ve learned, because we all start somewhere. I had so many amazing mentors help me when I first started, so I’m excited to be that for someone else!
HEYO! I’m Dani B. I’m a wedding + family photographer born + raised in Memphis TN. I’ve been a photographer for 3 years + have had the opportunity to travel to Ireland, California, Missouri, Texas, + next year, Hawaii for work! I was in nursing school in college, determined to fulfill the dreams my parents always had for me - to work in the medical field with a “reliable career”. I dropped out after one of the worst years of my life. In that dark place, I found the cheapest way to study abroad, + in the heart of the Costa Rican rain forest, I found photography.
I finished college with a random major, just to say I did it. I nannied for 2 years as I built up my photography career + started shooting families. I had some friends of mine ask me to shoot their wedding, but I told them no. The third time they asked, I said “ok, sure!” I was TERRIFIED, but in the nerves, I found a thrill + a love for capturing the stories of wedding days.
I recently celebrated DBP’s third birthday + my 50th wedding! 🙌🏽
I’m so excited to cultivate community + teach about my most favorite thing - capturing stories
We’re best friends + wedding photographers in Memphis. We saw a gap in the educational opportunities for beginner photographers. We want to bridge that gap, cultivate community, + learn from each other!
When is this workshop?
January 24-26, 2020. It will start Friday night and go until Sunday afternoon!
Is a place to stay included?
Nope, most of our attendees so far have been local to Memphis and we have an awesome space to teach during the day this time around. BUT- if you need somewhere, let us know and we may be able to find you some accommodations!!
Is it only for ladies?
What should I bring?
Your beautiful self, your gear, your laptop, and a hard drive with any photos you've taken! Also, a notebook to take notes is always a good idea!
What do I need to know about photography before I come?
Honestly, you can be a complete beginner! We will be covering basics, and will also be going more in depth as well. Beginner-Intermediate levels would benefit the most! Advanced photographers who feel like they know nothing about making this a full time business would benefit as well!
How much does it cost?
The workshop will be $550 for the first 3 people to sign up! Then, the price will jump to $700. Spots are VERY limited bc we want to keep an intimate vibe. So grab your spot quick!
What else is included?
Tons of education. Some topics we will be covering are: Lighting, Camera Basics, Gear, Client Relationships/Setting expectations, Contracts/Deposits, Editing, Posing, Pricing, Websites, Social Media, Being a Mom/doing this full time, Professional Boundaries/ Not taking things personally, Optional Portfolio Review, Open Q&A AND MORE!
We will also have 3 AMAZING guided shoots during the workshop. We have an engagement shoot, and we are working with some AMAZING vendors to set up a beautiful Wedding styled shoot. The other will be a family shoot!! Dani and I will also be taking updated headshots of everyone who attends!! WAHOO
It also will include dinner the first night, and breakfast both mornings! & Coffee of course!
Any other questions?
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org