Let me guide you

I’m doing this because I’ve been where you have. I have been miserable in my work. I have been artistically frustrated and cried after editing the same photos for the second or third time because I don’t know what I like anymore. Have you every shown up to a session with damp palms, your brain frozen in fear and unable to think of anything creative, only to go home and wish you would have done differently?

I have sworn off photography only to wake up the next day, my fingers aching for the weight of my camera and my heart telling me to push through one more shoot because it’s what I’m meant for but my brain so jumbled and blocked and confused that I don’t know which direction to go or what I can be doing to help myself and further my business.

Do you know what I do in these times? I find guidance. I seek out someone that I admire, whether in business acumen or artistic prowess, because I need them to breathe the life back into my work and get that fire burning under my ass.

Being an eternal student myself, I think its important to pass along the knowledge that I have gained from my personal experiences and practices in this industry. I promise I will pour everything I know into you. No barriers, no off limit questions. Just me and you, and some serious conversation. No bullshit.


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I wanted to learn and be apart of a workshop that was going to stretch me, put me out of my comfort zone, be creative, and vulnerable. The inside workshop did that! Going to Laurkens Workshop was the best investment for me personally and for my business. There’s no one like her! She’s such an incredible soul, truly a person you just want to be around. Her personality makes you feel so comfortable and encourages you to be different, laugh and have a great time. Laurken is such a talented artist. Her movement, her stories, her colors, her work is just incredible! I feel that I was able to get out of my typical norm of shooting and test my own vulnerabilities. Her workshop also gave me more confidence in shooting indoor, which is huge! I feel that it was such a privilege and honor to be at her workshop. I can’t wait for the next one I’m able to attend so I can not only hang out with her but watch her talent and learn how she tells stories of real people. (Inside: Portland)

Laurken in every shape & form truly understands this business down to a T, not only has she mastered her craft, she is 100000% real. Everything she did, she put her whole heart and soul into making sure each and everyone one of us was getting her undivided attention. There’s some people who hide what they know because they are afraid. Laurken does not hold anything back. I’m telling you that going to her workshop completely changed not only the way I look at my business, but how I view myself. You’ll laugh tell you cant breathe & you’ll cry with her because that’s how passionate she is about what she does. If you are struggling in anyway, thinking you can’t keep up with all the big dogs, this workshop is for you. Don’t walk, run. (Inside: Portland)

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