THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who has read my diary over the past 10 days and supported me on my Ultimate Work Experience Program. When I first found out I was going to the US to do this project I was stunned. I actually didn’t even think it was real until I was standing at the […]

Karley’s Diary – Day 9

Today’s the first day of Karen Alsop from Story Art’s San Diego Workshop and I couldn’t be more excited. Karen has been a deadset angel to both mum and I for the past nine days and in helping The Sebastian Foundation put together my work experience program. Because it’s our second last day I’m getting a […]

Karley’s Diary – Day 7

Ah it’s the weekend already – I can’t believe it! Today wasn’t so much a photography day as it was a travel day to get myself from Los Angeles to San Diego to start the second chapter of my new life as a photographer! We checked out of our lovely hotel, the Sofitel Los Angeles in […]

Karley’s Diary – Day 6

So I woke up this morning feeling pretty sure it’ll be hard to top yesterday’s surprises – first meeting Jerry and Melissa Ghionis and them surprising me with gift after gift, then a beautiful shoot with Sue Bryce in her downtown studio. I reckon it’ll be impossible. But maybe I’m wrong.   This morning started […]

Karley’s Diary – Day 5

I was so excited – but nervous – to start the first ‘official’ day of my Ultimate Work Experience Program with my very first one-on-one workshop with one of the best bridal photographers in the world – Jerry Ghionis. We turned up at Jerry and his wife Melissa’s Penthouse Studio in Beverley Hills and it was […]

Karley’s Diary – Day 4

In the itinerary The Sebastian Foundation and Story Art put together for my trip there are a few days and sessions that are listed as surprises – so that makes me nervous but excited! Today was one of those surprise days. Mum and I were told to meet in our hotel lobby bright and early. […]

Karley’s Diary – Day 2

“Even though I had a comfortable bed and an amazing view at the Pullman Quay Grand, I was so nervous and excited and overwhelmed that I found it hard to sleep! We woke up super early this morning so that we had enough time to triple check what we packed and so that we’d make […]