We’re announcing something exciting today! But first? Ryan. You really need to know Ryan.

This is Ryan. You gotta hear her story.


Last year, for reasons beyond her control, her business flatlined.

She walked in the door with zero weddings booked.

Her goal was to book 10 weddings and make $25,000 to help pay for her daughter’s soccer practices, karate lessons, and a family vacation for her husband because he works so hard. With a lot of educational options out there and a lot on the line, Ryan needed people she trusted. People who’d been in her shoes. And we have.

She needed people she trusted, who’d been in her shoes.

Our first year in business, we photographed 2 weddings for a total of only $3,000 combined. A few years later, we’re photographing close to 40 weddings in Scottsdale’s luxury market, making more than just living, but making a life, and building a business that loves, serves, and

changes lives. But back to Ryan. She knew we were the people who’d been in her shoes, and she decided to take action. She invested in the AJ Workshop and coaching, worked hard, applied everything she learned, and in less than twelve months…

She tripled her goal.

She tripled her goal. Tripled it. She booked thirty weddings and didn’t make $25,000. Nope. She made over $75,000!! If you’re counting, she invested $1,500 with us and got 50 times that amount back. A few months ago, Ryan attended

an event where we were speaking. She stopped us in the foyer in front of dozens of other photographers, hugged us, and, though tears, said, “You changed my life and I’ll never be able to thank you enough.”

You changed my life.
I’ll never be able to thank you enough.

She told us about her hard work. And success. About the thirty weddings. And the $75,000. Soccer practice was covered. Karate lessons were taken care of. “So where are you going on vacation?” we asked. This, friends. This was our favorite part. She replied with a laugh,

“I’m working too much! I don’t have time for vacation! And I couldn’t be happier about it!” This is why we created the AJ Workshop in the first place. Because we believe that success isn’t for the chosen few… and we want to show you how to get there, just like we showed Ryan.

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And maybe you’re reading this because you feel the way Ryan did. Maybe you’re at the place that’s causing your eyes to well up as they track across this screen (or maybe the geyser has already burst) because you’ve been working too hard for too long, too far detached from the people and things you love most in this world because of a dream that seemed catchable but’s proven elusive, take a deep breath, and take heart. You’re not alone. We remember what that’s like and it will get better. Don’t give up. Just. Keep. Fighting. And invest in yourself!

If you’re looking for a momentum builder that’ll help get you unstuck, we’d really love to join you on your journey at our next workshop. We’re opening our playbook and sharing everything we can to empower you to make things happen. To shake the ground. And make real impact.

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So are you ready to make it happen? We’ve had so many people asking us when the next AJ Workshop would be announced, and today is the day!! Mark your calendars for:

Monday & Tuesday, January 25 -26th, 2016
The Clayton on the Park in Scottsdale, Arizona

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We won’t be traveling the AJ Workshop anymore, which means all future workshops will be right here in our hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona! We can’t wait to have you here with us in the desert!

We don’t expect the seats to last long, friends, so if you’re a wedding or portrait photographer and you want a successful business that makes you a living and makes a difference in people’s live, this workshop is for you! We’ll show you our secret sauce that we don’t share anywhere else and give you real, practical, applicable, proven strategies you can implement immediately next year.

The best news?! We’ve got a Black Friday earlybird that you won’t want to miss! Use the  code “blackfriday” to take $200 off your seat!

Seats go live on Black Friday at 12PM EST, so set your alarms RIGHT NOW! Last year, our workshop sold out in only minutes, and we want you to be able to snag a spot! We will be posting the link right here! Happy Thanksgiving friends, we can’t wait to see you there!


    Meredith Sledge

    You guys are so inspiring! I've heard you talk together but this little video just reminded me how good you all are at teaching!

    Amy & Jordan

    Aw! Meredith! Thank. You. So. Much. Means the world, friend :)