Julie Paisley Workshops

Julie Paisley

Julie Paisley Workshops
Julie Paisley Workshops
Julie Paisley
Hosted By: Julie Paisley
Location: Nashville, Tennessee and Various Locations
About: The JPP workshops are geared towards the wedding photographer. JPP workshops started in 2012 and although there has been quite the evolution over the years, Julie has always strived to be an open book, genuinely putting her heart and soul into teaching and sharing everything about her business, from branding, marketing, posing, client relations and workflow. Julie has built her business around relationships and treats her workshops the same way.
  • 4.64/5 Average Attendee Rating

  • Rated 61 stars61 ATTENDEE REVIEWS

OVERALL RATINGS

HOW MUCH DID IT IMPROVE YOUR:
  • Improved Confidence
    Editor: 50%
    User: 80%
  • Improved Technique
    Editor: 50%
    User: 79%
  • Improved Profitability
    Editor: 50%
    User: 75%
  • Improved Workflow
    Editor: 50%
    User: 80%

Editor rating
Rated 5 stars
User rating
Rated 4.64 stars
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  1. Tisha says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Tisha

    If you have the opportunity to attend a JPP workshop do not hesitate. She is the warmest, kindest, most GIVING person. She truly cares about your experience and wants to see you learn and improve and succeed!

    I attended the cottage workshop in Nashville. It was amazing. The cottage is gorgeous. Julie was there to greet and welcome us to her home. She made the most delicious lasagna for dinner. We all sat around the dining room table together and got to know each other.

    It was such a great experience! I will definitely attend another one someday.

    If you’re considering a JPP workshop, book early because seats don’t last. :)

    Y(-2)N
  2. Suzanne says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      75%
    • Improved Technique
      75%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Suzanne

    I attended the One Day Intro to Film workshop at Julies Cottage in Nashville. I learned so so so much! I have just switched to shooting hybrid and this workshop taught me so much about metering and how to shoot film vs. digital. She had a nice notebook made for us about film stocks, transitioning your business and much more! I would recommend this workshop to everyone!

    Y(-1)N
  3. Suzanne says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      75%
    • Improved Technique
      75%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Suzanne

    I attended the One Day Intro to Film workshop at Julies Cottage in Nashville. I learned so so so much! I have just switched to shooting hybrid and this workshop taught me so much about metering and how to shoot film vs. digital. She had a nice notebook made for us about film stocks, transitioning your business and much more! I would recommend this workshop to everyone!

    Y(1)N
  4. Kate says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      90%
    • Improved Technique
      75%
    • Improved Profitability
      55%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Kate

    I signed up for Julie’s Nashville Cottage Workshop with what I felt were realistic expectations, and I have to say that not only were my expectations met, they were exceeded.

    Having read a couple of other recent reviews before writing this, let me begin by saying that whilst I love Julie’s work, I am not a groupie “sucking up’. This workshop genuinely worked for me on many levels. Julie’s teaching style was relaxed and informal and most importantly, non judgemental, and I appreciated that.

    There was a clear structure to the workshop and information was broken down into logical chunks. Julie delivered relevant information candidly and covered quite a large topic base which included marketing, handling clients, her product, pricing, technical techniques, building a brand, legalities, workflow (wedding) – and much more. Julie was open about her own experiences, and full of advice for her attendees. I honestly feel that no subject was off limits and you could have asked her any relevant question and it would have been met with an honest answer.

    I do feel you need to approach this (and any similar) workshop with realistic expectations. You are not booking yourself onto a week-long course here. In a workshop which lasted approximately one and a half days, there is an obvious time constraint which has to result in some limited information in parts. No-one seemed more aware of this constraint than Julie herself, who made sure she covered the really important areas of information during the workshop. Any areas only touched upon are dealt with in a take-away handbook which compliments her workshop and covers a wealth of information necessary for anyone interested in venturing into Wedding Photography. By itself, this is a useful reference, but Julie also gives you access to her editing tutorials, enabling you to work through these at your own pace should you wish.

    The styled shoot was both fun and informative. If you are new to weddings, then I suspect you will find this part of the workshop particularly helpful. Julie was generous in her guidance during the shoot and talked us through her approach to posing couples, shooting details, flow posing, finding light and how best to use it, and tricks to avoiding colour casts. (I’m sure I’ve missed quite a few things off the list there!) Again, approaching this with the right expectations is important – this is a workshop, not a 1:1 mentoring session. You have to expect that during a workshop there will be other photographers also wanting to take photographs, and even though Julie keeps her attendee numbers low, there has to be an element of turn-taking during the shoot. Personally, I loved sharing this experience with others – it adds to the sense of fun and community!

    For me, listening to Julie talk about her business so openly was invaluable. She is sweet and honest, but also has a firm handle on business, and more importantly – running a successful one! She was also a great host! The cottage was comfortable and the food delicious. We all received thoughtful goody bags containing treats and useful items for business, which was a nice touch.

    Would I recommend a JPP workshop to others? Absolutely! Having reached a point where I just felt stuck, I found I learned, consolidated, found inspiration and gained the confidence to move forward. For this alone – thank you JPP!

    Y(0)N
  5. Julie says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Julie

    I just attended the cottage workshop. I’m a portrait photographer who has always been a second photog at wedding and have decided to now offer Wedding Photography.

    I couldn’t be happier with my choice to attend Julie Paisley’s cottage workshop. The learning environment was relaxed and easy going. The information was plentiful. Julie shares her experiences, the good ones and the bad ones. She allowed us to ask ANY question and will answer honestly, openly, and fully.

    For example, we had to bring 10 prints to share and be critiqued in a group setting. She was looking my images over giving me good feedback (both pos and neg) and then she happened upon one image that just didn’t fit in.

    She stopped and said, ‘Let’s talk a little bit about over processing images.’

    The image she stopped on has always been one of my FAVORITE. I love it. My barefoot bride being spun around by her new hubby. Brides motion blurred, husband’s crisp, wedding party in background. I applied actions and textures in PS. Just LOVE the feeling it gives me.

    While this image is a decent image, and provokes a feeling of romance, it was not like all of my other images. In fact, I was quick to realize that I DO NOT SHOOT that way all the time. Hello BRAND!! It was one of many Ah-ha moments.

    Julie continued and shared of a time early in her career when she learned this lesson the hard way. Show what you shoot, be consistent.

    I walked away with TONS of information, inspired, and grateful.

    God put me in the right place, at the right time.

    I truly believe Julie wants to see me succeeded. I feel she really cares.

    YES YES YES – attend a workshop by Julie Paisley, you’ll be glad you did.

    Y(1)N
  6. Amanda says:
    • 1/5 Rating

    • Rated 1 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      1%
    • Improved Technique
      1%
    • Improved Profitability
      1%
    • Improved Workflow
      20%

    Amanda

    First of all, Julie was incredibly kind, hospitable, and sweet throughout the workshop. The workshop itself did not feel organized and I felt like I could have invested my money elsewhere for more benefit. If you are seeking basic information about organization, business resources etc. this could be for you.

    Y(6)N
    • Julie Paisley says:

      The JPP Cottage workshops and Real Wedding workshops would not be considered to be on a beginner level. The first workshops I taught several years ago were beginner, but I have improved and changed the formal drastically over the last few years. I teach everything in my workshops that has brought my business to where it is today.

      Y(-5)N
  7. Kaitlin says:
    • 1/5 Rating

    • Rated 1 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      1%
    • Improved Technique
      2%
    • Improved Profitability
      1%
    • Improved Workflow
      2%

    Kaitlin

    I love Julie, as a person. I could totally see having her as a friend! But when I decided to put my family’s needs aside to do what I felt my business needed to help give me a kick start and therefore decided to attend one of her workshops I was so, so, so so so sadly disappointed…

    It’s pretty obvious that she loves doing this, she loves hanging out with everyone and being social. The problem is, that meant she really didn’t teach much. That would actually be fine, if I had left there with only half the time spent learning but I walked away with the information the workshop promised (which I really really don’t feel is asking to much, like some marketing tips, maybe even tips on networking to get your name known, handling clients, their expectations and so on, shooting especially in low light, posing and a few other things) I would be happy as a pig in you know what. But I didn’t, she didn’t. There was a scheduled styled shoot, the problem was she thought she was the most important, obviously because she had promised them shots) so she was right up front while we practically climbed on each other to get just one shot, she never explained how she picked her locations, how she used the light, what time to shoot at, what to look for when posing any number of things that would’ve made it all worth while.

    Needless to say, it was all rather disappointing. It was heart wrenching to get off that plane to my husband and two kids running up so excited to hear all about it, my daughter asking if I felt better now and so much more. The gleam in their eyes and I had to tell them that really, I’m back no different. It was a waste of valuable family income. I could’ve stayed home and done a local workshop with an amazing photographer that allows others in the U.S to come even when close by, saved so much money and actually learned a thing or two.

    I am not this person that writes this type of thing. I get the wrong food at a restaurant and don’t make mention of it. But when it’s not just a $20 meal I felt like I needed someone to see a REAL review. Not one from a competitor trying to make her look bad or something, not any of her groupies just sucking up, but someone that has the guts to stand up and say this isn’t right. Save yourself now.

    So there it is, there is so so much more but I didn’t want it to be a mile long.
    Find someone with nothing but amazing reviews, ask them some questions first and see their answers to see how knowledgeable they are. Not everyone is born to teach. I know she used to be one but teaching kids compared to teaching your competition your tricks is totally different!

    Y(12)N
    • Julie Paisley says:

      My workshops include a very detailed workbook that start with how I market and brand myself all the way through workflow. I give out every single piece of advice that has made my business what it is. We also do a styled shoot at my workshops and during this shoot, I explain while I shoot and then give each and every attendee time to get their shot as well. Since last year, my cottage workshops and real wedding workshops are limited to 5 in attendance so that everyone has a chance to shoot and learn in a small environment.

      Y(-5)N
  8. Ashley says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      69%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      70%
    • Improved Workflow
      70%

    Ashley

    She is the best!!!

    Y(-6)N
  9. Jenn says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      99%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Jenn

    I have attended A JPP workshop as well as a stunning “styled shoot” and not only did I learn so much about the business side, I learned how to be confident, and strong in my own business! Julie doesn’t just help you learn to shoot…she genuinely helps you grow. She listens and tries to help you become a better you! Her passion for her work and life shine through and is infectious!

    Y(-1)N
  10. Kelley says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Kelley

    I attended a real wedding workshop in December of 2013 with Julie. What an experience it was. In 2013 I had only booked 4 weddings, 2014 after my workshop with Julie I had 8 on the books. I doubled. I truly believe this was from the knowledge, confidence and teaching I gained from Julie. She gave me the tools to turn it into something I had dreamed of but just couldn’t get there on my own. I left with friendships, knowledge and pictures that took my portfolio to another level. After the workshop you get the privilege of joining an amazing online group of fellow workshop attendees and Julie. The learning still continues after the workshop with this fabulous group as well as networking. I have booked additional weddings and jobs through it. You will not regret taking Julie’s workshop.

    Y(2)N
  11. BRIANNA says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    BRIANNA

    What to say about Miss Julie Paisley. Wew I could go on & on!

    I have many positive things to say about Julie Paisley’s workshop. It was wonderful! It was educational, transparent, and downright fun! You learn everything from shooting techniques to workflow efficiency and everything in between.

    But. More importantly. You meet Julie. You expect the amazingly talented, red headed camera woman you see on Instagram. More importantly, you meet the heart and soul, every day woman, mother, wife, and mom that she is. You become apart of a community that she so strongly supports. She puts her heart & soul into her workshops and US! The workshop doesn’t end when you get in your car and drive away on day 2. She is there to support you and encourage you long after that.

    Sign up. You wont be disappointed.

    Y(2)N
  12. Cassie says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Cassie

    I attended Julie’s Cottage workshop in the summer of 2014, it was life changing! I made friends that I still keep in touch with, and we actually work together at Weddings now! I learned more than I ever thought I was going to, I was refreshed and on a photography high for weeks, and I learned how to better run my business with confidence, grace and love, just like Julie does. She welcomed us into her home, we grilled out on her patio and laughed until our sides hurt. When she says she is an open book, she means it. She will tell you anything when it comes to how she runs her business and for a growing business person who is constantly feeling overwhelmed, that was so refreshing and immensely helpful. I had an amazing couple of days in Nashville with Julie and I would highly recommend one of her workshops!

    Y(4)N
  13. Ashley says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      90%
    • Improved Technique
      90%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Ashley

    I attended my first ever workshop with Julie back in 2012, and to this day it’s still one of the best experiences I ever had. Julie was so kind, open, honest and genuinely interested in helping all of us who attended … To this day, I’ve kept in touch with her and she is still just as kind and open as she was when I workshopped with her. Not to mention, Julie introduced me to Lightroom which was an absolute game changer for my workflow!

    Y(5)N
  14. KIM says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    KIM

    Julie’s workshops are the BEST! I learned so much & gained a ton of confidence. She really is an open book. She makes it so comfortable to just ask questions and learn. I did the real wedding workshop and it was priceless. We had a workbook we learned from during the day, the real wedding, the day after session, and at night (after Julie made us such a wonderful dinner by herself!) we would just sit around the dining room table talking about photography for hours. It is a weekend full of knowledge, support and new friendships. I highly recommend her workshop. I know I plan to take another!

    Y(5)N
  15. Ashley says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Ashley

    I am not sure where to begin with my feelings toward the JPP private mentoring workshop that I went to last fall, or about Julie as a person.

    There are no words for the amount of heart and soul that Julie puts into absolutely everything that she does! She not only is a kindhearted person (and her husband as well, who does a LOT behind the scenes that some don’t know about)but she truly cares about how things are going for all of her JPP girls. Not only do you get your money’s worth PLUS A TON in your actual time spent in person with the Paisley’s, but you have full access to Julie on the private page she has set up for Workshop girls. In this group I have made some of the BEST friends I could ever ask for who I speak to on a daily basis. We all interact in the group and learn from one another on a daily basis. Julie opens her heart and her home to you and never closes that door. I feel like anytime that I need something Julie is right there answering my questions and helping me to be a better ME and better my business.

    During my time with Julie at the Cottage, I learned some BRILLIANT things that I had never thought of doing for myself. She completely turned my business into something MUCH greater than I ever thought it could be. It was completely geared toward EXACTLY what I wanted to work on.

    I feel that getting time to work with Julie and improve your business is PRICELESS and to read these few negative comments is making me sick. There is no way that they are real, or they wouldn’t be there!!

    Y(4)N
  16. Kelly says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      75%
    • Improved Technique
      70%
    • Improved Profitability
      85%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Kelly

    This review is given with all personal feelings about Julie as a person set aside, because honestly, while learning from a very sweet person does make learning fun—I feel that its more important that you LEARN something. I have attended one of Julie’s cottage workshops, took an online class for editing with Julie, and I have done a shoot-out with Julie. All were at a VERY reasonable cost. I have learned and have continued to learn so much from Julie. She has taught me many things: how to run my business more efficiently and with more profitability, how to put together a styled shoot, how to get published, how to photograph weddings, how to stay organized, how to cull & edit an wedding in 8 hours! The list goes on and on. The most important thing that Julie has done, is give me the confidence that I needed to keep going and not give up! You will not regret attending a workshop with Julie.

    Y(4)N
  17. Jackie says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      85%
    • Improved Technique
      80%
    • Improved Profitability
      61%
    • Improved Workflow
      90%

    Jackie

    This workshop was absolutely incredible. Aside from all of the dedication and hard work that Julie put into the workshop I gained friendships with everyone there, including the models and the hair + makeup artist/intern!! This workshop not only put me on a photography high for weeks but I have already made so many changes to my business. Julie is absolutely the sweetest person on the planet. She puts so much into these workshops. Not only does she tell us everything she knows, things that she really does not have to tell, but she continues with online and personalized support long after the workshop is over. Not to mention she essentially let’s us stay at her house! She took us out to lunch cooks for us (homemade cookiessssss! “They’re cookies, and I made them in my home!” And her ridiculous lasagna!). Her husband drives us around so we never have to drive anywhere while we’re there. She spends hours with us until the wee hours of the morning. AND she allows you to use all of the photos you took however you like as long as you give credit where credit is due. This was an experience of a lifetime for me. I can’t wait to attend more of her workshops and I look forward to seeing how these tricks and tactics I’ve learned will be utilized over this next wedding season. This is one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had in my life. She’s an incredible person and incredibly knowledgable, intelligent, and talented. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong. I will cherish this experience for the rest of my life.

    Y(5)N
  18. Megan says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Megan

    I took a HUGE leap of faith attending one of Julie’s workshops. I can not even begin to describe how nervous I was. I saved and saved and saved and all I can say is WOW. Not a penny was wasted! I went from being a “nobody” in a crazy saturated area, to being known. Julie helped me get past my fears and doubts, and gave me all the materials I needed to be successful.

    Not only was the workshop beneficial, the learning never stopped. Julie gave us her personal cell phone number, added us to a private group, and will still message me frequently to give me a boost in confidence or be a listening ear to frustration. She gives honest critique and is the sweetest person you will ever meet. My husband tells me over and over again that her workshop was the best investment I have ever made, and I couldn’t agree more. In fact, I am now a repeat “workshop goer” of Julies!

    Y(7)N
  19. Sherry says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      86%
    • Improved Technique
      83%
    • Improved Profitability
      91%
    • Improved Workflow
      92%

    Sherry

    I attended a JPP workshop back in 2013. It was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve made for my business. Aside from learning a ton of stuff, I’ve gained an entire group of new friends. Friends who help me out when I need it. A group where I can continue to learn and grow. I have never ever heard Julie badmouth another photog. As a matter of fact, she does her best to avoid all drama. I’m not sure why someone would enjoy hurting others by making fake reviews, but some of the things that have been said about Julie and our group are blatant lies. Julie does not tolerate any kind of drama or backstabbing whatsoever in our group. She truly is one the kindest people I’ve ever met in this business – someone who continually goes out of her way to help others.

    Y(7)N
  20. Renee says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Renee

    Amazing Amazing Amazing!!!! Julie’s workshop truly changed my life!! She is ones of the sweetest most wonderful people ever!! She is an amazing teacher and I would do her workshop again and again!! I cant wait to go to her workshop again some day!! Loved it!!!!

    Y(6)N
  21. Lynda says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      95%
    • Improved Profitability
      64%
    • Improved Workflow
      85%

    Lynda

    I had the absolute pleasure of attending one of Julie’s workshops in Florida, leaving my family for the very first time in pursuit of what I needed to launch my business. Not only was Julie everything I imagined her to be, but the workshop was amazingly organized-from the outlined time frames right down to the materials.
    The techniques she showed us in the field were just what I needed, and the business aspect was just loaded with information I could not have obtained elsewhere.
    I never would have dreamed of charging anyone for my work before attending Julie’s workshop.
    Julie was focused on our group, and never stopped giving us her all. After the workshop, she was always reachable, always willing to help. And two years later she still is.
    The next investment I make will most definitely be another workshop with Julie Paisley.
    Worth every penny!!!!!!

    Y(7)N
  22. Jennifer says:
    • 1/5 Rating

    • Rated 1 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      1%
    • Improved Technique
      1%
    • Improved Profitability
      1%
    • Improved Workflow
      2%

    Jennifer

    I really regret attending a JPP workshop. These workshops are more for the beginner just learning to shoot manual. I feel like Julie didn’t really want to teach and give away her secrets. She just wanted to make a quick buck. She then puts you into a private facebook group. That’s where it gets even worse. The group is very cliquey. Julie doesn’t really care if you succeed. She favors the ladies in the group that can benefit her. She also uses the group to vent about other photographers. And lord forbid if you have a difference of opinion from her. She will rally her troops to attack you. It feels like high school all over again. Very dissapointed.

    Y(-10)N
    • Julie Paisley says:

      This review hurts my heart the most. First of all my workshops are not on a beginner level. They were 3 years ago but it was clearly stated in the workshop description. I give out ALL my secrets. I have never ever hidden anything from my attendees, I’m an open book. My private facebook group is one of the best things about my workshop. It is a place of learning and inspiration. I never let anyone bash another and if it happens, it immediately gets taken down. I have seen girls lift each other up, rally around and pray for each other when times are hard, donate time and money to help each other out and the list goes on. It is not a clique whatsoever. I am very active in the group and visit and answer questions on a daily basis. I truly care about everyone who has attended my workshops.

      Y(-4)N
  23. Nikki says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Nikki

    First of all, I can’t help but notice that one of posts did mention something about “fake reviews” and to take them with “a grain of salt”, I don’t know that anyone would post a “fake” good review, I mean what purpose would it serve? Why take the time to write a good one if your time sucked? Makes no sense to me…anyway, on to my review…Julie hosts these workshops and upon doing so she has built relationships amongst photographers where often times their is a thick line of competition drawn.
    On to the educational side of it and what I gained. I gained so much confidence. I was not a “newbie”, this gave me a new perspective and a fresh look at the way business should be done. She actually spent extra time with us…made her self completely available and is always willing to answer questions. I am grateful for her guidance. My income has tripled since taking her workshop. I do not do a lot of weddings…I do mainly seniors and was still able to apply what she taught to my everyday scenerios.

    Trust me…she is worth every cent and then some…

    Y(8)N
  24. Sam says:
    • 1/5 Rating

    • Rated 1 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      2%
    • Improved Technique
      1%
    • Improved Profitability
      3%
    • Improved Workflow
      2%

    Sam

    I’m sorry to write this, like mentioned Julie seems like such a sweet lady but I have to be completely honest to hopefully save others from the same expensive mistake I made. I attended one of the workshops by her and the very first thing I noticed was what a few others have said, it was VERY chaotic and disorganized. I feel like a LOT of time that could’ve been spent learning was instead spent waiting around for her to figure things out. I was so sad to realize there wasn’t much direction, it was just is standing there watching her shoot. She never explained ANYTHING. We never were told why she was posing this way, how she picks the spot to pose on and on. I feel like you could find a local spot that photographers often shoot and watch them do it for free and get the same amount out of it. I took another workshop from a well known photographer that was amazing, they did a lot of explaining, showing their shots, we showed ours to get feedback, they actually gave marketing advice to bring in me clients and so much more! I had to attend that one DIRECTLY after this one to make up for everything I didn’t learn at Julie’s. When I called her to discuss it she admitted to me that she had messed up on a BUNCH of things, listed them and apologized. But did she offer ANYTHING to make up for it? Unfortunately not… I would’ve appreciated more than just an “Oops, sorry bout that” type of response!. Honestly, if your looking to actually get something out of a workshop don’t do one of hers. If your looking to socialize and gab about photography than this is perfect for you!

    I will say she has put a lot into the “cottage” making it very comfortable but I don’t care about that!! I now know it’s all paid for with the money she gets from ripping us off!I can’t explain my disappointment… I saved for year for it to come out with no more information than I went in with!!

    Y(-18)N
    • Julie Paisley says:

      According to our records, we have never had anyone named Sam attend our workshops. I stand firmly that my workshops are organized. I also talk the entire time I am shooting explaining every thing that I do. I discuss how to find the light, guiding the models, settings, etc. In addition to not having a Sam attend, I cannot recall ever talking on the phone with anyone complaining about my workshop. I know of 3 people who have complained via email over the past 3 years and for each of them I have offered personal mentoring time, items for free from my store and have gone above and beyond any way I could to make them happy. I 100% stand behind my workshops.

      Y(-3)N
  25. Molly says:
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    • Improved Confidence
      99%
    • Improved Technique
      99%
    • Improved Profitability
      97%
    • Improved Workflow
      97%

    Molly

    Love Julie!!! After taking a workshop under another photographer I have to say I was blown away by Julie. Julie is so kind and so down to earth! She has a way of making you feel as though you’ve known her your entire life. The difference in learning from her is incredible. She has 0 arrogance and doesn’t make you feel like a nuisance if you need to ask a question. I am so glad I found her workshop and plan to take another with her in the Fall. She is that wonderful!!! Just do it, you will love her too!

    Y(7)N
  26. LeAnne says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    LeAnne

    I am a serial JPP workshop attendee. LOL I have attended 3 of her workshops over the past 3 years and have sign up for 2 more this year. I can’t say enough good things about Julie! I owe all that my business is and has become because of her. Not only have I improved on my skills level, but my business has expanded tremendously after attending her workshops. Not only do I learn new techniques, but I also learn how to speed up my workflow and how to market myself. She does a wonderful job of being an open book where we feel comfortable and at ease to be able to ask her anything! I can’t wait for my JPP workshops this year!

    Y(6)N
  27. Ashley says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Ashley

    I don’t even know where to begin… I have attended not one, but two of Julie’s workshops and plan on attending more. Within the first 10 minutes, I knew I had made a wise choice. Julie is down to earth, kind, helpful, wise, knowledgable and she truly wants to share it with you! She is an open book and I knew it the moment she started speaking at the first workshop I attended. I left there feeling like I had just opened a whole new chapter to my photography business, one that I felt would be more organized, profitable and expanding.

    Fast forward a few months and I knew I wanted to attend one of her wedding workshops in 2014. My husband actually surprised me with a spot at her first one of the year because even he could see the growth in my business and how it changed everything! The first workshop was great, but the second one was really life changing for me. It was focused on weddings and I left that workshop knowing I was going to make it as a wedding photographer. The amount of information I had at my fingertips was overwhelming and I could not wait to get home to sort it all out and change how I did things. Julie did not hold back, she taught us anything and everything she had learned along the way… she was an open book! I felt like she truly cared about my business success. After leaving there, I made my changes. I took her advice on things, changed my pricing, organized my workflow….. I am happy to say that I am fully booked for 2015 weddings and 2016 is filling up fast. I know she helped me get to this point.

    Her willingness to help did not end at that workshop…. Julie is a wonderfully successful woman with a family and she travels often. So, when I messaged her last fall about something that was bothering me and asking advice, I let her know to take her time getting back to me, I understood she was busy. Wouldn’t you know, my phone starts ringing not even 10 minutes later and it was Julie! She was driving from TN to FL and she put on speakerphone to talk to me about my problem I had messaged her about. I couldn’t believe it! She absolutely could have waited till she arrived in FL and got situated. She could have sent me a quick message with her thoughts on the matter and went about her day. …. She called me. She spoke to me for 45 minutes, gave me advice, encouraged me. This is a person who honestly and truly cares about others. Her teaching, encouragement and investment goes beyond those few workshop days. Julie becomes a friend… one that wants to see you succeed. I don’t know how many people would do the same.

    If you are reading this, please know that you can sign up for one of Julie’s workshops with full confidence that you will walk away a better photographer. You will become part of a network of amazing photographers just from knowing Julie. She is fantastic. I am still learning from her over a year later. I can’t sing her praises enough. Make the investment, it’s worth it. :)

    Y(6)N
  28. Kristin says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      67%
    • Improved Technique
      99%
    • Improved Profitability
      47%
    • Improved Workflow
      76%

    Kristin

    Julie is great. I learned so much from the workshop. I decided weddings are not a good fit for me, but my skills and confidence improved greatly and I learned so much information a lot of which helped with my business in general even though I specialize in newborns. It was well worth the money, time and I enjoyed it so much.

    Y(4)N
  29. Lisa says:
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      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Lisa

    I attended the cottage workshop a little over a year ago. It was a wonderful experience. Julie is so approachable and willing to help. Her love of photography is apparent and it really shows in her teaching. I highly recommend!

    Y(4)N
  30. Melissa says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Melissa

    I attended a Julie Paisley workshop and my photography business was changed, for the BETTER! Not only is Julie one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, she is knowledgable and taught me so much more than I ever thought I could learn from a workshop. I’m forever grateful for the experience and the friends I met, which I’m now lifelong friends with.

    Y(4)N
  31. Lizbel says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      96%
    • Improved Technique
      99%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      70%

    Lizbel

    I went to one of Julie’s workshops a couple of years ago and all I can say is AMAZING! Not only was she very sweet, she took time to answer questions and is an amazing teacher. She DID NOT have us sign anything, on the contrary she gave us information that not many others would, especially in this field. I highly recommend her workshops to anyone!

    Y(4)N
  32. Christine says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Christine

    Julie is so genuine, and her passion for what she does is so pure, and all of that translates into a wonderful workshop. The shoots she plans, even from afar, turn out amazing. She is an open book on every part of her business. I felt like I was already an accomplished shooter, and I had had a successful business for a couple of years, but I left the workshop feeling so inspired and recharged and ready to make some positive changes. And all of that continues on in Julie’s private forums. She doesn’t just forget about students and teaching after the weekend is over!

    Y(4)N
  33. Christina says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      90%
    • Improved Technique
      90%
    • Improved Profitability
      75%
    • Improved Workflow
      60%

    Christina

    I have always admired Julie Paisley. Out of the many photographers I follow, I always felt that there was something very special and genuine about her. Well, she didn’t disappoint. From the moment I walked through the front door, she greeted me with a big hug as if I’ve known her forever! I was just starting out when I took her workshop and felt a bit intimidated- not so in this group – she made each of us feel comfortable and at ease. We learned, watched, laughed, listened, became more confident and at the end became friends. Isn’t that what this is all about? We are all on our own photography journey and even though we don’t see Julie often- she has a great group of photographers that have come together. We can ask and share. Julie is honest and answers. She is a gem – it is VERY difficult to find someone so real. I can’t wait to meet up with her again…

    Y(5)N
  34. Jenn says:
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      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Jenn

    Julie’s workshop was one of the best investments I ever made in my business. She truly is an open book and answers questions about everything.. from technique, to posing, to business related things. We did not have to sign any type of documents saying we would not share the images, so the portfolio pictures I walked away with were beautiful. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone and everyone!

    Y(5)N
  35. Colleen says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      90%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Colleen

    Julie’s Cottage Workshop was such a wonderful retreat! Her cottage is beautiful and comfortable, and she made sure we all had more than enough there (drinks/food/comfy surroundings) to make us relax and feel cozy. I was thrilled she took us to downtown Nashville for a real engagement shoot, allowing us to see how she interacts with actual clients (so warm, friendly, engaging) and see how she flows through poses. We also went to a gorgeous field right before sunset to shoot the same couple in a completely different setting. She allowed us to pose them as well as take photos in her poses. Julie was happy to answer any and every question we all threw at her (and there were MANY) with wisdom and grace. I felt like she truly wants us all to succeed and grow out businesses. The 2nd day was more focused on business, which was really great. She gave me excellent feedback on how to take my photography to the next level, which I’m really excited about! Her written guide is invaluable and I’m sure I’ll look back through it often when I get those pre-wedding shoot nerves ;) I am not primarily a wedding photographer and I truly felt this cottage workshop was super beneficial to my business! Julie is as kind and professional as they come and I’m so happy to have made such fun friendships not only with her but with the other lovely ladies attending the workshop with me.

    Y(6)N
  36. Michelle says:
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      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
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      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Michelle

    I was lucky enough to do Julie’s workshop. First, she was so sweet and welcomed me with the biggest hug. The information that came from here was awesome. It helped my business in a big way. After I left the workshop, I felt energized and refreshed. I couldn’t wait to change my own business. Julie gave us her heart and and all information we wanted. She is the most giving photographer I have come across. Thank you Julie!

    Y(5)N
  37. Megan says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Megan

    Julie is such a kind, open and honest person. She created such a warm, welcoming atmosphere at her cottage. It made learning so easy and enjoyable! Julie was completely open about anything we wanted to ask her about her business and the way she does things. Our styled shoot was fabulous, she had a stylist set up a gorgeous tablescape for us to shoot details inside. and then we went out to shoot our couple. We followed Julie and she explained all her shots and how she gets them and gets variety. She was so friendly and easy to be around. I learned so much from Julie and think this workshop was one of the best investments in my business I could have made. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone :)

    Y(7)N
  38. Stacy says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Stacy

    Julie is not only a wonderful teacher, but person. I have had the honor of not only calling her my mentor, but dear friend. She has an open door policy on life…there are days I just need “some Julie,” and I know on those hard days I can get in touch with her and she will do her best to lift my spirit, even if its also a tough day for her. I was able to second shoot for her once, and I watched as she came in exhausted from a wedding and still took the time to sit down and read blog posts from past mentor students and leave comments of encouragement and support. She took time to talk to them on a group page she created just for her students (trust me, you want to be a part of this group it’s a wealth of knowledge and support!). So, know this… You are not just getting a day with Julie, you are getting a friendship and relationship for a lifetime, and to me, that was the most valuable thing I took away from her workshop. Because it is hard to fit it all in to a workshop, but she makes it where you can always come back with questions and she will be there with an answer and a hug. Taking a workshop from her was not only a great experience, but it brought me a friend I truly love. So what are you waiting for…go sign up for one!

    xoxo,
    Stacy Preston

    Y(5)N
  39. Katie says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Katie

    Julie is like an open book! Shes willing to share anything you ask her, and shes honest and up front about how she shoots, edits, delivers, and markets her business. It was great for me because I’ve already been doing most of what she teaches, so it was nice to know that it works! If you’re just starting out, I highly recommend her workshops (especially the real wedding ones! Nothing beats real world experience)

    Y(5)N
  40. Kaitlyn says:
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    • Rated 1 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      6%
    • Improved Technique
      12%
    • Improved Profitability
      8%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Kaitlyn

    Julie is so sweet and kind but don’t be fooled by that. The workshop was so disorganized and I felt like I wasted my time and money. She’s not meant to teach and we sign a disclosure to not share the details of the workshop despite how bad it was. This is a lot of income for her and she markets herself very smartly. I did learn a lot about marketing and selling what I want people to think they are buying.

    Y(-10)N
    • Julie Paisley says:

      I have never ever made anyone sign a non discloser to not talk about my workshops. I actually encourage my attendees to blog about their experience. If someone is unhappy, I am more than willing to try to work things out. My workshops are not unorganized. I have a very detailed schedule and workbook that we follow. I was a teacher for 10 years and I do feel like I am called to teach.

      Y(-3)N
  41. Jaclyn says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      89%
    • Improved Technique
      82%
    • Improved Profitability
      90%
    • Improved Workflow
      89%

    Jaclyn

    The cottage workshop was a wonderful experience. Julie was gracious, open,knowledgeable, welcoming and most of all real! I took away a few new tips and tricks,more confidence, and a better plan for my future. I would recommend this workshop to everyone!

    Y(6)N
  42. Sarah says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Sarah

    Julie is amazing. I came to her in a time of my career that I was definitely in a rut… I was feeling so uninspired and really feel like I was starting to conform to what everyone else wanted me to be. I still remember pulling into her driveway and her walking out with a huge smile ready to give me (a complete stranger) a hug. From the moment I met her, she was an open book about anything and everything. She crammed so much in a couple of days, I can’t believe everything we covered. I did learn so much.. but more so, I feel like I walked away learning about myself.. and how its okay to just be me.. and go wherever my mind let’s me. Her carefree spirit combined with all of the details she captures in every shoot flow effortlessly when you watch her. She wears her heart on her sleeve, and truly is one of a kind in this industry. You won’t be disappointed.. from posing, to workflow, to business (and if your really lucky, she will take you down to the greasy spoon BBQ for lunch.. ha.. love this girl!) She is just awesome!

    Y(7)N
  43. Jennifer says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Jennifer

    This was by far the BEST workshop I’ve ever attended! Julie is so honest, and real; I believe she truly cares for her workshop girls and the success of our business’. She puts it all out there, she answers all our questions and is so supportive. Being a real wedding workshop was so fun, seeing how someone else works a wedding in real life, not a styled shoot was awesome! Plus it gave me the ability to be creative and take shots I wouldn’t take at a wedding of my own, it pushed my creativity a lot! The workbook we were given will be such a help to my business. Plus the friendships I made at the workshop are awesome! Another perk is being part of Julie’s workshop group on Facebook to bounce ideas off of each other and be supportive of one another. It was such a great experience!!!! -Jennifer with Jennifer Disbrow Photography :)

    Y(6)N
  44. gp says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      99%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    gp

    i have attended several of Julies workshops over the past 4 yrs or so.. each time I walked away renewed and uplifted… all of her workshops are meticulously planned out down to the tiniest of details. the styled shoots are amazing and the portfolio you walk away with is amazing! I highly recommend attending!! well wroth it! <3

    Y(7)N
  45. Shay says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Shay

    Julie is such an amazing, beautiful, inspiring woman. This workshop was wonderful, I was a little worried I wasn’t going to be advanced enough because there were several other more advanced photographers in the group, but the workshop was really geared towards all levels, I feel like everyone got a wealth of information from it. All of the personal touches at the workshop were so cute. Everything we needed was provided, right down to pens and notebooks to snacks and drinks.
    We had three styled shoots at our workshop and they completely allowed me to rebrand my business. The shoots were absolutely gorgeous and I loooooove the images.
    I learned so much from the workshop and the learning has continued through the Facebook group. Her workshop was definitely worth every penny.

    Y(5)N
  46. Daniele says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Daniele

    I day dreamed for a year straight about being able to attend a JPP Workshop & when I was blessed with the opportunity, I was ecstatic!! Julie is very warm, sweet and full of advice…she is literally an open book :) The cottage workshop really fit my style and personality: cozy, laid back & fun…which really set the tone for a more personal & wonderful experience!! Not only do you walk away with an insane amount of info, you have also gained an amazing support system/cheerleaders & new friendships with others that share the same passion!! If you’ve been contemplating signing up, then hesitate no more!!!

    Y(7)N
  47. Amber says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Amber

    I can’t say enough great things about Julie and her workshop! Julie is so sweet and helpful and makes you feel so welcome. I made lasting friendships and learned more than I even hoped. It was the best thing I have done for myself and my photography! Thanks so much, Julie!

    Y(6)N
  48. Heather says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      93%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      91%

    Heather

    Attending two of Julie’s workshops was the best thing I have ever done. Julie is just one of the most lovable people I have ever met and her workshop seems to attract people with similar lovable personalities. I learned, I laughed and I met some incredible photographers that I now call friends. The workshop was a comfortable environment that allowed photographers at all levels to grow and learn. When I attended the first workshop with Julie, I had a solid foundation on how to use my camera (I have a MFA in Photography, not trying to be snooty). However art school never taught me how to work with people, Lightroom didn’t exist when I graduated and I lacked the confidence needed to run a successful business. Julie’s workshop covered all the little things that I was missing, like how to run a profitable business, how to shoot what you love so you could love what you do and how to edit smoother so that you can be more profitable. We even had an incredible styled shoot at sunset. Come on it doesn’t get much better than that right? Plus once you attend her workshop you become a part of the best Facebook groups ever. Without hesitation I would recommend this workshop to anyone looking to grow, meet new photographers, build some confidence and run a more profitable business.

    Y(6)N
  49. Amanda says:
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    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      99%
    • Improved Workflow
      97%

    Amanda

    I attended Julie’s workshop last year and again this year. I needed her down to earth advice. She didn’t sugar coat anything and I’ve gained so much since meeting her.
    She has a group on Facebook where all of us continue to learn and grow from each other. She’s easy to reach and she is always answering questions.

    Y(5)N
  50. Lauren says:
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    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Lauren

    Julie is the sweetest! I have always been in awe of her work! I was able to attend her first cottage workshop in Spring 2014. Not only did Julie open us up to her home in Nashville but she taught us a great deal. I still have the book she created for us by my desk and constantly refer to it. We had yummy food and lots of good laughs. We had 2 styled shoots plus we got to practice doing details throughout her beautiful cottage. She was there to answer any questions we had and encourage us. I have loved watching her business grow and love all the girls in the workshop FB page as well. Everyone is always there to answer any questions you may have including Julie herself! I still am able to reach out to Julie and she always responds right away with helpful information! I would encourage anyone to try out one of JPP’s workshops!

    Y(5)N
  51. Monica says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Monica

    I’ve been to several of Julie’s workshops over the past 3 or so years and have always been very pleased. I’ve walked away from each workshop more knowledgeable, confident and with gorgeous images. :) Julie’s workshops have all been very well organized and put together. Im actually attending another one of Julie’s small workshops this year (2016) for a little tweaking. Since taking Julie’s workshops, my business has blossomed and I have excelled in the areas that were once a problem for me. I absolutely adore Julie, love working with her and learning from her. She has a true passion for Photography and teaching and highly recommend one of her workshops to any level of Photographer.

    Y(5)N
  52. Holli says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Holli

    I would highly recommend Julie’s workshops to any photographer. I have taken three workshops and have walked away with SO much with each and every one! You can certainly tell Julie puts her heart and soul into each workshop she offers! I especially LOVED that Julie is an open book during these shops…. no question is off limits! I have made some great friends with other photographers at the workshops as well as in Julie’s workshop attendees private group! Literally the workshop does not end at the workshop! Julie’s group is full of other very inspirational photographers! We all help each other, offer encouragement, challenge each other, and unlike other groups I have been in Julie takes a VERY active role! The money I have spent on Julie’s workshops is nothing compared to all they have given me…. knowledge, confidence, encouragement, and friendships! I would HIGHLY recommend to take any workshop you had the opportunity to!!!

    Y(5)N
  53. Tina says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Tina

    Although I was fairly advanced in my knowledge of photography, before Julie’s workshop, I lacked confidence in my work and even more so, in running a successful photography business. Then I met this genuinely, kind soul who I found out was very much like I was in the beginning of her journey into this art. Watching her shoot a real wedding significantly improved my confidence by confirming I was on the right track. Julie is an open book and answered every question all the workshop attendees had in regards to every aspect of this business. Not only did my confidence improve but my workflow became more efficient. My business has boomed since I have implemented the numerous things I learned at Julie’s workshop. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be where I am today without having attended Julie’s workshop.

    Y(5)N
  54. Carissa says:
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    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Carissa

    I cannot say enough positive things about workshops with Julie Paisley. I’ve attended a REAL Wedding workshop and also a Film workshop in the last year. Best. Decisions. Ever. Both were the most wonderful experiences and have benefited me in ways I didn’t even consider.

    Julie is not only an incredibly talented photographer, she is also hard-working, passionate, genuine and an extremely down to earth person. She never makes you feel like anything less than a lifelong friend. The passion that she has is intoxicating and gave me a whole new outlook on not only my business, but myself as well.

    Julie has a way of teaching that I found refreshing. She tells it to you like it is. The ups, the downs, she leaves nothing out. She’s real and goes above and beyond for each one of “girls” as we call ourselves. Of course, guys are welcome too, my husband attended the REAL wedding workshop alongside me! I took away so much for each workshop. Every day I think about what I learned, and apply it to my business. Beyond the workshop, Julie continues to be there. She really is a lifelong friend.

    So if you’re considering a Julie Paisley Workshop. Do it. You won’t regret it. You’ll meet a lovely network of photographers and learn things that will change yourself and your business.

    Y(6)N
  55. Susan says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      96%
    • Improved Profitability
      99%
    • Improved Workflow
      99%

    Susan

    I’ve had the pleasure of attending two jPP workshops. Julie is amazing! She is one of sweetest and most genuine people that I know. She is so patient to answer every question. Julie helps people at all skill levels. She believes in lifelong learning and challenges participants to grow. I admire her for her transparency in regard to her own growth and struggles. Yes, one can learn a lot online from tutorials, workshops, etc. But learning in person is so much better. There is no substitute for the interactive training you experience with Julie. In addition, you get to meet and know some awesome other photographers. If you are on the fence about signing up for a workshop, do it! You will thank yourself many times in the future!

    Y(4)N
  56. Kelli says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Kelli

    I was so excited to finally be able to attend a Julie Paisley Workshop last August! As soon as I arrived, I knew I had made the right decision of going! Julie herself is the sweetest person ever! Seriously, she makes my heart smile :) At the workshop, Julie gave me tons of information on photographing weddings. She gave a notebook that had very organized sections that focused on specific areas of owning a photography business and of photographing weddings. From the business side of photography, to posing, lighting, equipment, organization, finances, and post processing, Julie covered every topic I could have imagined at her workshop. She not only verbally taught us, but she had hands learning through styled shoots, where we could ask any questions we wanted. Julie was an open book! I walked about from that workshop feeling revived, energized and with a million times more confidence than I came with! Not to mention, I walked away with a new friend in Julie and the other workshop girls! Since the workshop my business has grown so much and my love for photography is still in full motion! Attending a Julie Paisley workshop was one of the best decisions I have made for my photography business and I would definitely recommend anyone who is yearning to learn more and help boost their knowledge and confidence in photography to attend her workshop. :)

    Y(5)N
  57. Mallory says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Mallory

    Julie is probably one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She greeted me, a complete stranger, with the biggest warmest hug, and already made me feel better. She knows her stuff. In the workshop, I learned not only how to shoot and edit better, but how to run my business better. The months and year following taking Julie’s workshop, my bookings doubled. I was more confident in my work, and myself as a business owner. I also know that anytime I have a question or need advice, I can message her. She is so busy with her own life and business, but will take the time to help out a fellow photographer who needs her. I highly recommend taking one of Julie’s workshops if you want to see yourself grow!

    Y(4)N
  58. Jessica says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Jessica

    Not only is Julie Paisley absolutely adorable and oh so incredibly sweet, she notably is one of the leading ladies in the industry and a photography icon that so many in the business look up to. I undoubtedly have been a big fan of hers myself since the beginning and have drawn so much inspiration from following her work. I left my first workshop with her two years ago with an incredible wealth of information that enabled me to make some incredible strides in the way I looked at shooting and just as importantly, the way I ran my business. But it didn’t just stop there. Julie has continued to teach me in so many ways. As a workshop attendee, I was granted immediate access to a private Facebook group filled with so many other amazingly talented photographers who at some time or another have learned under Julie in some way. Imagine having constant communication with nearly 400 (yeah, that’s right, I said FOUR HUNDRED!) photographers to bounce all your ideas off of on a regular basis?! Or if you have a question?! …guaranteed someone there is going to be accessible to help answer it. And you know what?! Julie is there too! Daily. Leading and guiding us through. And that’s honestly what I love most about her. She geniunely wants to help others succeed and I truly believe that she hopes we ALL “make it”.

    In addition to her role as my teacher or mentor, Julie has grown to be a dear friend. Someone who has been there for me, this year especially, during some of my darkest days. She has counseled me and encouraged me and reminded me regularly that I matter. And that means so very much. This past year, my family was lucky enough to have her take our pictures. In fact, we drove 20+ hours just for our session with Julie. Yeah, I know…you probably think that’s kind of crazy. But it was sooooo worth it!

    So when I was unexpectedly blessed with the opportunity to attend Julie’s very first alumni workshop this past May, you can imagine I was just over the moon excited. Though I was still successfully continuing many of the practices Julie had taught me there at that first workshop two years prior, my business was ready for a revamp and I was in dire need of some fresh inspiration. And of course, I was not at all surprised that Julie yet again, did not disapoint. Two full days of really extensive business instruction and discussion followed by two gorgeously styled shoots left me feeling like I could do “anything” and she provided the knowledge and tools to help make that anything a very realistic possibility.

    So what exactly did I learn?! Well come on now, you are just going to have to attend one of Julie’s workshops for yourself to find out about all of that, BUT, I will say that the entire experience was undeniably incredible.

    Y(5)N
  59. Hannah says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      78%
    • Improved Workflow
      92%

    Hannah

    Julie is an amazing photographer, mentor, ninja photographer and an amazing person. I walked in to the workshop not 100% sure I was going to get out of her workshop!! I was blown away, she helped me is so many ways. Posing, confidence, work flow, how to market to the right audience for my style and how to be my own platform for marketing. She showed me amazing editing styles and how easy it is and not spend hours in front of my computer. She is a gem love her and I would of gladly spent more than what I did!!!

    Y(5)N
  60. Brianna says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Brianna

    Julie is a kind and genuine teacher, she’s truly passionate about her clients as well as teaching. I attended multiple workshops including one of her real wedding workshops and her teaching was so valuable. Julie goes above and beyond to make her attendees feel like they each got attention and she answered questions from new and experienced photographers with ease. I’ve loved continuing to see her business grow and evolve as well as how and what she teaches!

    Y(5)N
  61. Ashley says:
    • 3/5 Rating

    • Rated 3 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      25%
    • Improved Technique
      8%
    • Improved Profitability
      15%
    • Improved Workflow
      22%

    Ashley

    First of all, Julie was incredibly kind, hospitable, and sweet throughout my workshop experience. I don’t think there’s a sweet person out there. This is directly a review of the workshop, not Julie or anything personal. However, the workshop itself did not feel organized and I felt like I could have invested my money elsewhere for more benefit. I would possibly recommend this workshop for those just beginning in their business seeking basic information about organization, business resources etc. If you already have an established business and are needing help with technical aspects of your shooting, looking for an organized styled session, or profitability, I would recommend a different workshop.

    Y(11)N
    • Julie Paisley says:

      I have taught workshops for 3 years. My first few workshops were very basic, just teaching beginning level shooting and editing. I did not do styled shoots at that time. It was also very inexpensive and does not compare to what I offer now. My workshops are 2 days long, complete with a styled shoot, workbook and are extremely organized. Just like our photography grows, so do we that teach workshops.

      Y(-2)N
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