When you’re a creative person, you don’t make art because it’s "cool" or because someone told you artists make millions of dollars. We create because it’s part of how we express who we are; because our art helps us find peace within ourselves and with the world around us.
This is why we need to be in regular conversation with other artists who "get it." This is why we work on deepening into our craft, year after year. This is why it’s never too early (or too late) to identify your unique artistic vision, so you can make more art from that place. And, this is why I created my Visionary Portfolio e-course.
The Visionary Portfolio is a 6-week course that guides you through the process of creating a compelling and cohesive photography portfolio based on your personal vision (yes, you do have one). No more scattered, throwing-spaghetti-at-the-wall trial and error. You’ll learn how to make your creative process more streamlined. Intentional. WHOLE.
Class starts on Tuesday, and there’s a mentoring option if you’d like to receive 1-on-1 feedback on your images, website, Instagram feed, etc. Take a look here: bit.ly/2HyMZsa or at the link in my profile @valentiphoto.
Ice blocks on the shore of Lake McDonald. 🔷🔶🔷🔶🔷🔶
📸ADOBE LIGHTROOM CLASSIC WORKSHOP📸
May 4th - 5th
Join me and Adobe Certified Expert Sarah Ehlen for two days of top-notch Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic training in Minneapolis, Minnesotta.
Early registration discount available until March 15th.
See link in bio for more details!
Get INSPIRED!! Join me as I speak about one of my favorite topics "Enhancing Client Experience!" Myself and many other creative professionals will be taking part in @inspirephotoretreats March 12-15, 2018! Join us for hands-on classes, inspiring talks, creativity and of course tons of networking! Follow #InspirePhotoRetreats on Instagram and Facebook, head over to their website and use code INSPIREDBYMANOLO to receive $50 off Registration! #inspire18
I'm in love with this picture right now. It's about so many things I adore...gorgeous natural light, quiet, intimacy, and warm, cozy love. This is my safe space. Cuddled up with my beautiful sweetheart, remembering to slow down, to be present, to let the to-do list go and just...breathe.
You know that feeling when you look at an image and your heart kind of swells, your breath catches in your throat, and your skin gets all tingly? I want that. I want to make images so beautiful they bring tears to my eyes. This one does that for me - and it also makes me smile, which is a sweet little bonus.
I recorded an audio chat yesterday - it's the story of two portfolios. I share where my inspiration came from, why they were such a HUGE part of my personal and creative growth, how they helped me navigate confusion and darkness and shift it all into light. You can get the audio at the link in my profile.
✨ 📸 Also - a quick reminder: my Visionary Portfolio e-course starts on Tuesday. Six weeks of dedicated time to focus on your art. Six weeks of progress on your beautiful imagery. Six weeks of rich conversation and creative support. I love this class. I'll give you all my best resources from 15+ years as a curator and portfolio reviewer, 25+ years as a passionate, light-obsessed artist. Take a look: bit.ly/2HyMZsa. Or, follow the link in my profile @valentiphoto - when you get the audio you'll also get all the info about the e-course. Class starts Tuesday! Sending love and light to you, dear photo friends.
Vanessa’s vision for our #weddingstylingworkshop creative shoot was Ralph Lauren-meets-Jane Austen “grandma chic.” I LOVE how it all came together, and the results of V’s collaboration with the incredible @theideaemporium was jaw-dropping (Carey handmade the intricate fabric flowers you see here, in addition to designing and hand-finishing that gorgeous menu). I am the LUCKIEST to work with such talent! @vanessanoelevents#irlworkshops