Wedding Lead Machine Accelerator Meet Up 2021
Two years ago, I joined something that came to be the best group of photographers I have ever met. It was a shot in the dark and a chance to grow my business to what it is today!
It was an investment that paid off ten times over, and I have made my lifelong friends through a class that helped me build my business.
In April 2019, I joined the Wedding Lead Machine Accelerator; a course ran by Jordan and Crystal Correces, where photographers learn marketing strategies to build a 6-figure wedding business.
When I first began the course, I was lost on what to do, and I had to figure it out independently. With Jordan’s help, I was able to build a foundation of my business and skyrocket it to what it is today. Wedding Lead Machine Accelerator
In my first interview, I said to him, “You are my little secret,” and to this day, the WLMA is the secret to my success.
I have been given opportunities that I would never have thought I would have been given in such a short amount of time. I have grown my business using these methods exponentially. As of this day, I have booked 75 weddings using the strategies from the WLMA. Wedding Lead Machine Accelerator
THE MEET & GREET
A few months ago, a few friends from the WLMA and I talked to Jordan about hosting a meet-up so that we can all finally meet in person.
Flash forward to this past weekend in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we finally got to meet each other for the first time. It was well worth the wait, let me tell you.
We were all overwhelmed but excited and filled with emotions all at once. Seeing everyone on Zoom calls every day is one thing, but to meet in person is a whole different thing.
We started off the weekend on Friday with a “Meet and Greet.” We had Pizza and Drinks and just enjoyed spending time with each other.
THE WLMA TALKS
Saturday came, and we were packed with an entire day’s worth of events. We started the day with the WLMA Talks, which were short presentations from some group members. We covered everything from Business Mindset to Compositing and everything in between. Wedding Lead Machine Accelerator
These talks were super beneficial to everyone involved because we all learn from each other. That is what I love about this group. We are all in this for the same reason, to learn and grow as photographers and videographers in the wedding industry.
THE STYLED SESSION
The styled session was definitely the best part of the day. The talent in that room during the styled session was some of the best I have ever worked with. The way we all compose and see an image in different ways was so cool to experience.
Yes, we have all have the same content, but we all have different styles and present our work in all different ways.
We worked with two sets of models, who are ACTUALLY ENGAGED. How cool is that?! It makes the session seem all more realistic.
Sometimes on styled sessions, the models aren’t together in real life, so prompting them to say or do certain things doesn’t always translate well on camera. Wedding Lead Machine Accelerator
The theme that Rachel and Rachel chose, yes, both their names are Rachel, was beautiful and simple. The Venue Chattanooga was beautiful and simple. Wedding Lead Machine Accelerator
From a technical standpoint, the lighting was stellar, and the backdrop in each room allowed the models to really stand out.
We had so much content to work with, and the beauty of images we all captured was overwhelming for some but rewarding for others. The content was stellar, and some might be publication-worthy 😉
THE AWARDS DINNER
We ended the night with the WLMA awards and dinner. Every student who hit High-5 or Six-Figures in Sales received an award for the 2020 season. It was really cool to see every succeed in their businesses and become well sought after photographers in their region. Wedding Lead Machine Accelerator
After the awards and dinner were made, we all hung out and enjoyed each other’s company. The weekend was short but worth every minute.
As we all headed our separate ways back to our hometowns, we carried the memories we made at the first-ever WLMA meet-up. This will be something we all cherish for the rest of our lives, and we cannot wait for next year.
It was an honor and privilege to meet everyone at this event and learn from everyone. We are all in this for the same reason, because we love what we do and want to change many couples’ lives.
Thank you to Jordan and Crystal for creating this amazing community, and I cannot thank you enough for everything you do for this community. Wedding Lead Machine Accelerator
Photographers for this meet up!: Jordan Correces, Kyle Condor, Tom Russo, Aidan Meadows, Brittany Ford, Haniel Singh, Rachel Elle, Rachel Kathleen, Hunter Kittrell, Christora Osters, Chris Osters, Jesse Ayers, Kyle Downard, Charlene Mann Ford, Joshua Harrison, Michael Enoh, Tony Bizeta, Ben Stanley, James Walters, Jeremy Cover, Brittany Sisk, Ziad Ghorra, Courtland Wilson, & Crystal Correces.