I have some really exciting news!!! I will be speaking at an event on January 7th called Renew Night. This event is designed for photographers at any stage of their business to connect, chat, and listen to how others started, things that work for them in this industry, and network and make friends!
Karime Photography and Andrew and Chrissy Photography will also be speaking and I am so excited about this!
I got breakfast with Chrissy a couple months ago and she asked if I would be interested in being a speaker at this event she is planning…. my first thought was.. “OMG what will I say!? Will anyone even want to listen!? What do I even have to offer other photographers in the industry!? Am I successful enough to do something like this!?” – I think it would be safe to say panic shot though me. I said I’d think on it. And then with a few text messages and encouraging words from both Chrissy and Kari – I said OKAY what in the world do I have to lose!?
When I started the plans for this business in 2010 this whole “community over competition” movement didn’t exist. I would just email every photographer I knew that inspired me begging for their advice. And most were so kind and helpful and I will never forget their generosity!
In 2012 I went to a seminar in Chicago and saw Jasmine Star speak… Everything in my business changed after that. I left so inspired, so energized. Just hearing her excitement, how she conducts her business, where she started, what success was to her, how to create a cohesive brand… I was HOOKED. I came home, bought a new blog & branding, amongst many other things – toss a lotta passion into that and I felt like everything just fell into place for me.
So I thought, well if Jasmine Star could inspire me (and so many others) that much… Maybe something I say would help someone out there struggling. Maybe just one person would benefit from what I had to say and it would be so worth it.
So, please please come listen to me chat about this crazy amazing wedding photography world! I am going to tell my story on how I started, talk about what success means, offer some tips on things that have worked for me – and offer a little Q&A. I truly hope this is the first of many opportunities for me to meet with other photographers, offer my experience and ideas to help others grow.
Andrew and Chrissy Photography have been busting butt planning this event and I am so grateful they asked me to be a guest speaker. I know you will learn so much from both them and Kari – you won’t regret it!
The event will be held on Thursday January 7th at 6:00 in Pickerington,OH. Our hope is that by sharing stories, words of encouragement, and practical advice, that you can walk away feeling renewed for 2016. Tickets will go on sale THIS Thursday and they are JUST $50! YES TOMORROW!! (Thursday October 29th!)
This link will be live at 7:00am to reserve your seat.
THANK YOU SO MUCH ALL! Excited to meet some amazing creatives! See you on the 7th!