Super Exciting News!


Christmas came early this year! On Friday, I got a huge bit of news, which I’ve been dying to share with you all weekend.

I woke up on Friday morning to an email from Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom. This alone would be better than caffeine to jolt me out of my morning haze, but the contents of the email are what made me pop out of bed: an invitation to teach the food photography workshop at Altitude Summit next month!

This is kind of a Christmas miracle. You see, when I headed to Alt Summit last year, I had no idea what I was jumping into — I barely knew anyone who was going. My blog was just a hobby with a small, albeit loyal, handful of readers. Alt was a big turning point for Frock Files, and to be speaker this year is a great honor.

While I’m still planning the details of the workshop, what I do know is that I’ll be sharing all my secrets to styling and shooting beautiful food photos, including placement, lighting, and sourcing of props. Everyone will have an opportunity for some hands-on fun!

If you’re headed to Salt Lake City for Alt Summit next month, I would love to have you at my workshop. See you there!

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  1. Wow, that is HUGE news! I can’t wait to be there.

  2. Congrats Joy!

  3. This is amazing news! Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations! That is super exciting news!

    I’m headed to Alt this year for the first time, and I feel I’m in a similar place to where you were last year. I’m nervous because I don’t know anyone and I’m not quite sure what I’m getting into, but I’m so excited to meet people and make new connections there. I hope I can find you & say hi!

    • Oh, I totally understand. I know it’s hard to believe, but you’re going to walk away with some amazing new friendships. Please come say hello to me if I don’t see you first!

  5. That is so great Joy – congrats! Looking forward to seeing you at Alt!

  6. Congrats, Joy!!! That’s so exciting, and well deserved! I’m really happy for you, and yes, what a fabulous Christmas present!

    • Thanks, Steph! I keep thinking about that conversation we had at brunch in Portland, and how you must be a little psychic! šŸ™‚ xo

  7. Congrats, Joy!!! How exciting!!!

  8. BIG congratulations, Joy!! Very well deserved – you’ll do a wonderful job!

  9. Wow, congrats!! So, so happy for you, Joy šŸ™‚ Really wish I was going to Alt this year, can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back. Good luck and have a great time! xo

  10. You will be fantastic!

  11. So excited for you! ! <3

  12. Congrats Joy!!! Wish I was going but it’s sold out!!! Hope you do a blog post as well about your workshop!!

  13. Yay, Joy! You’ll dazzle everyone, for sure!

  14. Brenna Renn says:

    Congratulations Joy! I saw “Altitude” and thought maybe it was in Denver :-/ Merry Christmas to you & James.

  15. OMGEEEEEEEE!!!!! An email from Design Mom!?? AND you’re teaching a workshop at ALT!?? You are now my most famous friend ever. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I completely know how HUGE this is and I am so very VERY proud of you!!

    • Heather, you’re the first person who ever told me about Alt! I wish that you were coming this year – and in the back of my mind, I still think we could find a way. šŸ™‚ xoxo

  16. That’s wonderful news, Joy! Congratulations! šŸ™‚

  17. Wowww!!! CONGRATS!!! This is awesome news, Joy! And so well deserved. I am so excited for you!!! I will be there – front and center – and excited to learn from you!!!!!!!

    • Thank you, Whit! So happy I’ll have friends there for support. I can’t wait to see you. It’s such a treat that we got to see each other TWICE in 2013, and now again at the beginning of the new year!

  18. That is awesome! What an amazing way to end and start the new year. Congrats!

  19. I am so happy for you! I knew this was coming for you because your blog truly is wonderful and you are crazy talented! You’ll rock their socks off, I’m sure! Congrats!!

    • Mina, you’re the one who told me you thought this was possible way back at Alt last year. No one even knew about my blog then! But you had such faith. You’re awesome and I’m forever grateful that we found each other. I wish beyond wish that you were coming this year too! xoxo

  20. Woohoo! Congratulations Joy that’s incredible! If I were going I’d certainly join your workshop

  21. Wow! This is amazing, Joy! I am so pleased for you šŸ™‚ You have amazing photography skills and it’s wonderful those are being recognised! Enjoy the Alt Summit! x

  22. So excited for you, Joy! And cannot wait to see you in a few week!

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