Photo Workshop Soars in Chattanooga

Soar Challenge

I attended a fantastic workshop last February, sponsored by the well-known wedding photographer, author, and speaker Mera Koh.

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It was an awesome experience to learn and grow!  Her workshop goal is always to help others “Soar” in their photography businesses. I found also, however, that she encourages photographers to learn to look deep within themselves to discover what is unique about their vision that only they can give to the world through the images they create. That was especially encouraging to me, as I personally seek to use my camera as a way to  tap into my faith and express my longing to capture the beauty of God.

I must say that I most certainly came away with a feeling of being able to soar above all the technicalities of beginning a photography business. And, the best perk of all…making new fabulous photog friends! Hey, girls!

The following images are  examples of what I captured that weekend. Workshops are always intentionally fast and furious, in an effort to stretch your abilities to create good photographs in a variety of real life situations. This workshop was no exception! Hope you like them!

The first subjects posted were the cutest, most full of life, brother and sister.

This is the brother. I think (imho) he looks like HE is “soaring” in this second shot! I love how his shirt says “heart throb.” Looks like mom got that one right. By the way, mom was amazing! Wish I could give her a big shout out and tell her how I admired her energy, flexibility, and obvious adoration for her children!

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This is his amazing mom!

Chattanooga Full Life Photography Child Outdoor Shoot

Meet precious baby sister. Don’t you just want to squeeze her little cheeks! She was two and on the move!

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She was definitely an elusive free spirit! So fun! Above, we were playing “Peek-a-Boo,”  and singing Twinkle, Twinkle.

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Ahhhh…we did have some still moments. And she just glowed!

I loved the way the shadows and grain of this image captures the wonder of childhood.

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Then, I also got to spend a few minutes capturing with this sweet face.

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And, for just a moment, I got to capture a quick shot of this little doll.

I wanted this image to show how children sometimes see things we do not.

Chattanooga Full Life Photography Child Outdoor Shoot

“Walk as children of light…” Ephesians 5:8

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  • Lisa - Great photos! My favorites are the ones of the little girl playing peekaboo. I’m glad you had fun and learned lots at MeRa’s confidence workshop. I can’t wait to attend her workshop next year! Reading your post makes me so excited to go. Keep up the wonderful work!ReplyCancel

  • Charisse Rhodes - Carol these images are absolutely stunning as is your blog! Score big lady! I am so proud of you! It was truly a pleasure and honor to meet you at the workshop. Keep pressing forward. Love all of your images that I have seen so far. Much success, and many more blessings to you!


  • admin - Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment, Ladies! I love my Soar sisters! It is so fun to share and have others to have others to learn from…Thanks for your encouragement and sweet comments! Hope I can give back in the future! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Gorgeous images Carol. I especially love that last one!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - Great photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Tyler Plank - I love love love them!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda - A really great job capturing some really precious moments!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - Very cute. Sweet pictures.ReplyCancel