Today Justin & I are SUPER excited to finally announce all that we've been working on behind the scenes over here!
As you guys have probably realized by now, it just so happens that this is Thanksgiving week. Which in my world, basically means three things: fighting over who gets the last of the stuffing, those darn pants that must have shrunk up in the washer (I swear!) and..... BLACK FRIDAY! :) Oh yea, and being incredibly thankful and overcome with a heart full of gratitude for this upside down, inside out, always an adventure, never a dull moment, one wild & precious life that we've been given.
So I guess that's four things. Four things that this week means for us. :)
It also means that we're ready to start unveiling some pretty big news.
You see, every year on Black Friday, Justin & I always announce the first few of the dates for our 2013 workshops and open up the seats ( in true Black Friday fashion) bright and early at 5am with some special one day only prices. Well the past few months as we've been planning out what we want our 2013 to look like, we started making some really big decisions about where it is that we want our lives to go and some really big, hairy audacious dreams that we've been meaning to chase. And what we realized is that right now is as good a time as any to start actually making those things happen. :)
So today, in the midst of this Thanksgiving week, I am incredibly thankful (and scared out of my mind) to announce some pretty crazy things that we have planned for 2013. These are some dreams that have been sitting on the shelf for far too long. And we're finally ready to do something about them.
First things first, to kick off 2013 right we decided that we wanted to hit the road and get to hang out with all of you guys in person. So starting on January 8th we are going to be coming to 10 cities all across the country with our "What's Next" Tour. With the help of some pretty amazing sponsors, including Adorama, Showit, PASS, WHCC & The Music Bed.....we are basically bringing the best of what Justin & I each like to teach and combining it into one powerhouse day. So in the first part of the day, I'll be teaching for 4-5 hours on all things business, branding, creating a marketing machine, getting things done, and getting on to dreaming bigger dreams. It'll be a chance to create a clear vision for the road ahead and jumpstart your 2013. Then for 2 hours in the evening portion, Justin will be teaching his "Lighting Basics" where he'll cover on camera-flash, off-camera flash and some of our more advanced editorial setups like what you see below. And the cool thing is, when you sign up you can opt to do either just one class or the other, or combine them both together!
**The seats will normally sell for $150 for my portion of the day and $99 for Justin's lighting portion. But on Black Friday only, you can grab them for $99 (Mary's class) and $79 (Justin's class).
The Cities & Dates are:
January 8th: Los Angeles, CA
January 9th: Phoenix, AZ
January 11th: Dallas, TX
January 14th: Orlando, FL
January 16th: Charlotte, NC
January 17th: Washington, DC
January 21st: New York, NY
January 23rd: Indianapolis, IN
January 24th: Nashville, TN
January 25th: Kansas City, MO
Walk Through a Wedding Workshop Dates & Cities ($1200 regular price/ $750 Black Friday price)
Feb 19th-20th at our place in Connecticut
April 9-10th in Punta Cana, DR
July 3-4th in London (I know! How very unpatriotic of us!)
Walk Through a Wedding-The Basics ($650 regular price/ $450 Black Friday price)
**We'll be taking the best of the two-day Walk Through & condensing it into one jam-packed day of awesome
Feb 7th in The Netherlands
J&M Lighting Intensive ($500 regular price/$399 Black Friday price)
March 9th in Las Vegas, NV
All the seats to all tour stops & workshops will go on sale right here on the blog starting at 5am on Black Friday!! The seats to the workshops are incredibly limited, so if there's one you definitely want to attend be sure to set your alarm clocks early & stock up on coffee. Don't worry, we'll be right there along with you!
So that's it! It's going to be a whirlwind to say the least! We would be honored to have you join us for the ride.
Here's to dreaming big dreams & doing something about it!
So much love,
**No WAIT! That can't be it! We can't have a mega announcement like this and NOT have a contest to go along with it. I mean. c'mon. So how about this. Leave us a comment in the box below (cheering us on or telling us we're crazy! :)....and we're going to pick THREE winners!! 1st prize will be a seat to a Walk Through. 2nd prize will be a seat to a Lighting Intensive. And 3rd prize will be a seat to both of the classes on the What's Next Tour. (Seats only, travel & accommodations are still up to you) Yea, that works! And....GO!!