The Ramble Workshop in the Superstition Mountains by Seattle Wedding Photographer Brandi Potter
Earlier this year I saw that Rosey Red Photography and The Wayfarers were going to be hosting a workshop in the Arizona desert. This was a literal dream come true. I wanted to do a mentoring session with Ben and Ashley (still do) but I’ve also been in love with The Wayfarers work for so long that I really wanted to attend this workshop. Plus the whole camping thing and it being in Arizona made it even more appealing.
This experience was one of the best I’ve ever had at a workshop. It was as far from a stuffy conference room as you can get and I’ll probably try to go to the next one that’s in Asheville. I loved how down to earth all the speakers and other attendees were. It wasn’t a huge group either so it felt more like just hanging out and talking about life and business than it did a workshop where everyone tells you what you’re doing wrong.
I have to admit that going into this I hadn’t even looked at the other speakers websites/social media until the night before the workshop started. Life happened and I just never thought about it after my ticket was purchased. In a weird way I’m glad I waited, because I was so BLOWN away by them (Sullivan & Sullivan & The Colargrossis). Hearing what all the speakers had to say and how personal they were with us, has left me feeling full of gratitude.
This was the kick in the butt that I needed to start getting my shit together again. It was this giant breath of fresh air that inspired me and continues to inspire me. I am SO happy that I went, and even more happy about the friendships I’ve made. I’m not going to dive into the content, but I think anyone could benefit from attending. Whether you’re a fresh faced photographer that isn’t jaded yet or you’re a seasoned veteran in the industry, you will gain something from Ramble. They’ve poured their heart and soul into this learning experience and you can feel that when speaking with them. This is literally everything I’ve ever wanted in a workshop and hopefully they continue this for years to come.