I honestly wasn't prepared for how amazing this workshop was going to be, everything from the shoots to the information was perfect. I absolutely mean it when I say this was the best decision I could have made for my business. I'm seeing so much growth in myself and my business and for the first time in forever I am actually passionate about my photography and creating more art.
Jake’s workshop was one of the single best decisions I made for my business. It’s so easy to get lost in the crowd and lose your voice, being an attendee at this workshop helped me discover who I am as an artist and business owner. Those few days were filled to the brim with incredible information, gorgeous shoots, and amazing people. Not to mention the food was out of this world! I had been nervous that I would leave the workshop feeling nervous to step out on my own but I ended up leaving with my heart and mind completely filled with hope and motivation to change my art and my business into what I had always imagined it could be. We were all successfully taught how to grow as artists and business owners and even months after finishing the workshop I am still finding it easy to discover and pursue my style as an artist. Jake and his wonderful wife Leah are some of the most kind and talented people in the industry. Jake was an open book and never hesitated to answer questions or instruct us when we needed help. More importantly, all of Jake's teachings never faded away. Everything he spoke about still continues to stick and help me find my direction as a photographer. Having the opportunity to learn from Jake and to photograph alongside him was one of the most influential moments in my career; I never could have imagined how positive the impact this workshop was going to be. If you're considering this workshop, please don't hesitate because it was more than worth it!
- Samantha Storteky
Since attending Jake Anderson's workshop I have noticed so much personal growth and also a lot of business growth. After the workshop I raised my wedding package, then in the following months booked five weddings with couples who said I stood out from the crowd after seeing my portfolio. The portfolio building shoots at the workshop were top notch and have added so much beauty to my site. Beyond the beauty I am so much more confident shooting intimate moments, close ups of couples kissing, embracing and being themselves. I was always a bit shy to ask them to be close like that. Jake lets you in on everything you could ever want to know. I left feeling a bit surprised he told us so much, but quickly realized, he is a teacher, he wants you to succeed!
- Crystal Blackledge
Jake Anderson's workshop was such a dream from beginning to end. Jake was quick and friendly when first approaching him; he made everything easy and comfortable for my first time taking a workshop. Upon arriving at the workshop I was completely blown away, every single detail was perfect. Jake really takes the time to make sure expectations are being exceeded, and that is exactly what I felt. The value included in his workshop was incredible, and was beyond my expectations. The styling was amazing, from the clothing right through to the invite suites, dinners and table scapes. Beyond the shooting aspect, there was also so much learning packed into his workshop and Jake really didn't hold anything back, which is so refreshing. Naturally, he's a teacher so he's very good at being clear and efficient with his knowledge; I feel like I left his workshop ready to tackle the industry with confidence. Jake was so humble and generous in his teaching, and he genuinely cares about our learning. We could ask him anything in the safe environment he created which allowed us to grow drastically in the short time of the workshop. I would absolutely attend another workshop of Jake’s in the future and it comes highly recommended to anyone who may be considering. He keeps the groups reasonably sized so that everyone can feel involved and really get the most out of this experience. I left Jaworkshops with new friends and a better understanding of the industry and the direction I wanted to go with my brand and I can't thank you enough Jake. Watching myself and my business grow in the past few months since attending the workshop has really just been such a blessing and I attribute that success to what I learned here.
- Evelyn Barkey
I attended Jake's Catskill workshop in January, and was impressed with the entire experience. Each component of the weekend was amazing; the venue was perfect, the styling and florals were impeccable, and the food was incredible. Jake's passion for teaching and for photography were a driving force the entire weekend, and were so inspiring to learn from.
I chose to attend Jake's workshop as I've always connected with his emphasis on simplicity and human interaction in his work, and the shooting and teaching sessions aligned closely with his approach. We had the opportunity to photograph a real couple, as well as models and two beautifully styled tablescapes. It was a joy to watch Jake, Lacy and Kelly collaborate and create amazingly unique vignettes for us to work with. Jake was very open in sharing every detail of his workflow, from how he meters film, to film stock selection and package information, as well as his thought process behind working with a couple. Lacy and Kelly were warm, wonderful to work with, and are both incredibly talented. The weekend was a great mix of active shooting time, and instructional "classroom" time.Beth LaDuca
I would highly recommend attending Jake's workshop! It was a wonderful opportunity to push myself creatively, and to refine and clarify my own voice. I think every artist struggles to find the right balance between creating work that is fulfilling and managing client expectations; my biggest takeaway from Jake's workshop is to remember to take a moment to step back, settle yourself, and document a couples relationship with honestly and simplicity. If you have the opportunity to attend one of Jake's workshops, don't hesitate! It's a wonderful chance to learn, grow and refresh."