After painstaking hours spent reading through scholarship applications from over 20 incredibly deserving photographers for the upcoming Virginia Essentials Branding and Business Workshop, Shay and I are SO very excited to announce our two scholarship winners! We want to congratulate (and hug and jump up and down with) Lindsey Riley of Elle Riley Photography  and Joy Aleman of Joy Michelle Photography!!!!!

It was nothing short of painful and nerve wracking narrowing it down to these two ladies but we are very excited about what this incredible workshop is going to do for your businesses!

To the rest of you who entered, we fell in love with every one of you. We felt your challenges and the struggles that you have faced in growing your business and we genuinely hope that God will provide a way that you will still be able to attend because we really want to meet you and give you the tools to take your photography business to the next level!

This is going to be a game changing workshop in the lives of the photographers who attend and Ashlee and I are just beyond excited to get to Virginia and get this thing started!!!

Open workshop registration has officially begun today! YAY!  You have until MAY 31st to register at the Early Bird rate and after May 31st the ticket price jumps to $649 (Friday) and $699 (Saturday).

We also have our winner for the “Share it to Win it” Summer Essentials giveaway of $140 in amazingly fabulous prizes!!!  We had over 530 entries to win and we are SO excited to be able to announce that, by random selection, Kory Woodard (twitter @KoryMae) of A New And Lovely Journey blog is our winner!!!!!! YAY!!!! Kory – please send an e-mail to info@shaycochrane.com so that we can get these amazing prizes in the mail to you!

Happy Monday friends!!!!

Shay & Ashlee