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I'm a NC based brand photographer (but I love to travel for work+fun). Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal, and in another life (maybe this one) I'd probably move to Waco, TX!

I'm always down to try a new local coffee shop (even better if they have lavender latte), and working on mastering the perfect at home brew recipe. 

I'M MADALYN!

I can’t say this enough. Investing in your business is so so essential as an entrepreneur! Whether you are five years into business or fresh off the boat, investing is one of the best moves for your business! This year has been an adventure for most of us, am I right? Well, I am here to share that choosing to attend The School of Styling A Creative Workshop was the best move for my business.

Let’s take a look back to March of 2020! I was continuing to focus on wedding photography and then the worldwide pandemic hit. I began to wonder how I could continue my passion while being able to financially stay afloat. With that, I began to switch my niche and fell in love with branding photography! Around the same time, The School of Styling launched an eight-week long Homeschool program which immediately caught my eye! This homeschool program was an accountability group yes but more importantly a community of like-minded creatives who were launching new businesses or pivoting in their business. Oh hey, that was me! I enrolled and was ready for all the guidance I could get while making the transition.

Fast forward eight weeks, The School of Styling launched their 2020 In-Person Workshop in New Orleans! My eye was immediately caught & I signed up for the workshop! What is The School of Styling you may ask? It is a 3-day creative workshop for community & design! Well, I am excited to share a recap of the best workshop for creatives, let’s dive in!

The workshop is hands down a game-changer. From the moment I arrived on Tuesday to the last goodbye on Thursday, I felt an overwhelming sense of joy & encouragement from all the incredible moments I experienced. Each day there were speakers and break-out sessions. I was able to learn & then immediately take what I learned and implement in my business.

A peek into the speakers,

Ashlyn Carter with Ashlyn Writes spoke about finding your onlyness factor so that you can market why you do what you do + how it is different from the rest.

Catherine Guidry with Catherine Guidry Photography spoke about making magic out of your mistakes as well as improving your brand through social media images!

Lauren Strain with Pollumination hosted a breakout session that included painting a ring dish! She taught us which paints work best and tips on how to design a beautiful memento!

Rhiannon Bosse with Rhiannon Bosse spoke to us about how to create the perfect flat lay! Flat lays are curated photos that include special memories from an event! Flat lays are ver common for wedding stationary specifically but honestly all the advice she shared could be for any type of flat lay!

Those are just a few to give you an idea of how incredible the week was!

On top of all the incredible education, the aesthetic was every girl’s dream. With pinks, yellows, greens & a whole lot of florals – I felt like I was in a Pinterest mood board for sure! Logan’s vision for her very first School of Styling workshop was beautiful & she definitely spoiled us with all the gifts each day! So much so, I want to share where these amazing gifts came from!

Tumblers: Pollumination

Journals: Simplified

Candles: Enchanted Garden by Do Good Adventures

Coffee: Southern Belle based in Louisiana

And none of this could have happened without …

Let me introduce you to the queen behind The School of Styling, Logan Doerries! She is such a sweet person with a heart of gold, a special calling to create community and spaces for creatives to gather, mom, wife & friend. Back in March, Logan purchased TSOS from it’s original owner and she’s been learning the ebbs and flows of the business! She’s absolutely incredible & I am so excited to see what she has next for The School of Styling!!

Vendors included The School of Styling

Event Florals: Doris Ione

Linens: Nuage Designs

Furniture Rentals: Lovegood Rentals

Catering: Joel’s Catering for Lunch & Dinner, Black Pearl for breakfast

Balloon Arch: Ashley from The Graceful Host

Additional Rentals: Party Rentals NOLA

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