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Jessica Cudzilo – 503 Photography.


Im excited to feature Jessica Cudzilo today. Not only is she an incredible lifestyle and wedding photographer, but she is the founder of 503 Online Workshops, where she ‘turns wanna be photographers into photographers, one workshop at a time’. These workshops are amazing and so is she! So please help me in warmly welcoming Jessica…

About Me:

In my former life I was a children’s pastor which kept my days filled with creating events, painting sets and finding as many ways as possible to make Sunday mornings the best day ever for kids in Memphis. When my husband and I moved to Cincinnati for him to complete his residency I was finally able to jump in and pursue the dream I had all along: photography.
So, I spent our first year here as a full-time student … taking classes, workshops, interviewing other photographers, reading books, watching training DVDs, and of course practicing, failing, succeeding here and there and practicing some more. I just finished up my first official year as a full-time photographer / business owner and am so humbled to be doing something I love so much.

The Workshop:

After spending a solid year devoting myself to the art of photography I started to realize that there was nothing out there for others like me to obtain the same level of education, but in a way that was more refined and sensitive to busy schedules. And, so I decided to do something about it! I created a simple page on Blogger announcing I’d be hosting a workshop and then told my husband that if 5 people signed up I’d be thrilled.
Twenty-one filled the “seats” of my first workshop and I was floored! I could not believe just how hungry people were to know their cameras better and also just how much hidden talent most people have! Three workshops in and they are selling out like hot cakes. : ) My website has tons of info! The FAQ page has detailed info about what’s offered as well, click HERE to learn more!

A Little Something Else:

Every Friday I have “Photography Friday” on my blog. The first Friday of the month I interview another photographer (Jasmine Star, Sheye Rosemeyer, Jesh de Rox and Cheryl Muhr coming next) and then on the other Fridays I take a photo of mine and dissect it … explain my thought process, the location, gear I used, and the settings.
There are all sorts of ways to keep up with Jessica and her fabulous work:

But for now, feast your eyes on some of her favorite images… (and can you blame her? Gorgeous!)









b1That’s right friends – Jessica is offering ONE spot in her sold-out August workshop! This is a $250 value! Just like yesterday the details are as follows:

  • All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. I know you’d like another way to win, so go ahead and spread the word! Twitter, Facebook, Blog, subscribe, or become a FB Fan – whatever tickles your fancy. If you already are a fan or subscribe, just leave another comment telling me so! The catch is you must come back and leave a separate comment linking up to your shout out, or letting me know that you subscribe or are a FB ‘fan’.If you don’t leave additional comments it won’t count (easier for me this way, I’m not gonna sugar coat it).
  • The other catch is, this giveaway ENDS this evening at 10pm PST. I know it’s a short one, but I forewarned you that the giveaways were unique during the series. I’ll get ahold of the winner bright and early tomorrow morning, no waiting it out for a week to find out. Pretty great isn’t it?

About Bree

Bree is the founder and writer of, a recipe site that shares her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining with others. launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge Bree’s love of photography with her love of food, and share both with friends and family. Currently, Bree lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her husband and 3 children.

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  • Jaime Fleming

    what an amazing giveaway! i will be sooo jealous of whoever wins this! i tweeted!

  • Julie

    Gave a shout out on my blog! Here it is:

  • Jenny

    I also am a “subscriber”. Love getting your email in my inbox!!

  • Jenny

    I adore Jessica Cudzilo’s work and I am anxious to sign up for her workshop! Thanks for interviewing her!

  • Christy Bright

    Your button is on my blog :)

  • Christy Bright

    I would love this opportunity!


  • Christy Bright

    I am a FB fan!

  • Robyn

    I would love to take her workshop!!


  • Catherine

    I’d love to do this workshop – crossing my fingers.

  • Shelly

    I’d love a spot in the workshop. I’m learning more about photographing the kids and I enjoy experimenting with my dSLR.

  • Anna Martin

    I would love to learn in her workshops. They sound great!

  • Tammy

    I joined 503 Photography on FB. I’m already a fan of TCM & Subscribe! So glad I discovered your blog. It is so inspiring & has my wheels just a turning!

  • Tammy

    Gave you a shout out on FB! I really want to win!

  • jane

    I would be more than thrilled to attend one of her workshops.

  • wesleyjeanne

    I would love love love to win. I’m off to subscribe and to “fan” you on FB!

  • Steph

    I became a facebook fan today!!!

  • Steph

    I twittered about it….name: nsmorinville

  • Steph

    I have your button on my blog

  • Steph

    I subscribe to the blog

  • Steph

    I love the pictures!!

  • Brooke

    i also have your button on my blog :)

  • Brooke

    I loved her pictures! Here’s to hoping i win!

  • Laura Myers

    OOHHHH I’m really in love, please pick me~!
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    Best, Laura

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  • LeAnne

    That giggling baby in the bubble bath cracks me up! If only I could take photos like that!

  • Jessica Cudzilo

    Woh Mama! 224 comments! That’s awesome. I’m so happy for you and for me, too. Whoever wins is in for a treat! Thanks again for thinking of me. I am humbled and happy to know you.

  • feona

    oh gosh, am i late, pls i hope not
    i just got off my 10 hr shift and we dont have access to the internet. this was the first thing i did when i came home, well the second, i had to give the kiddies hugs.kisses first.:-)
    anyway, i am a facebook fan
    i’m loving this series and wait for tomorrows interview

  • Alicia

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Angie

    Online workshops are such a great idea. I hope that I am able to participate in one of hers, even if this contest doesn’t pan out! 😀

  • Angie

    I am also a fan on facebook!

  • Angie

    I am a subscriber. What a great contest!

  • Tonya

    subscribed yesterday…love your blog!

  • Angela Sorensen

    Would love the chance to do Jessica’s workshop! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Jamie

    I’m a FB fan! Thanks for this wonderful series! I am loving it!

  • Rachel

    I was your first facebook fan 😉

  • Kirsten Dehmlow

    The workshop sounds wonderful
    Thank you

  • Julie

    I became a FB fan yesterday! :)

  • Rachel

    I am so excited about this series. It is fun to see photography from a fresh set of eyes! Amazing Images Jess!

  • Bonnie Michaels

    Oh Man…This workshop sounds like what I’ve totally been looking for!!! I hope I win…

  • Rebeca

    Love the featured photographer! Beautful photos;) The workshop would be great…!

  • Heather Osilka

    I am a FB fan and subscriber!

  • Sarah

    I am really enjoying this series so far and can’t wait for more!!!

  • Tonya

    fb fan here!

  • Tonya

    tweeted about your today’s awesome giveaway!

  • Beth @ Red and Honey

    And now I’m a fan on FB!

  • Julie

    Ohh, this would just be wonderful to win! I have been dying to take one of Jess’ classes. Your two weeks on photos have been really fun so far! Looking forward to the rest!

  • Amber

    For my second chance to win, I’m a FB fan :)

  • Amber

    I would love to take her online workshop! I enjoyed checking out her different sites.

  • Emily M.

    I’m a fan on FB!

    Please notify me by leaving a comment on my blog if I happen to win…


  • Julie

    Hi! Yesterday I subscribed to your blog and web site! :)