This past month has been a whirlwind, but in the very best way. After some quick convincing, my dear friend Oona, from Dragon Fly Photography, talked me into a crazy road trip up to Imaging USA in Atlanta, Georgia. (A huge annual photography convention hosted by the Professional Photographers of America.)
There were workshops and opportunities to meet new creatives (like my new friend above, Kate of Kate & Kate Photography in Texas!) and learn from the best photographers in the nation. I knew I would learn a ton. I knew I would be challenged. I knew I would leave excited and motivated to see how I could become a better photographer and entrepreneur.
I soaked it all in and left feeling like the convention exceeded my expectations. Our stops along the way also made this trip quite the wonderful adventure. We had the opportunity to visit the beautiful old city of St. Augustine which I will have to share more of later! As we drove, their was a chill in the air and the fog was thick. We found our way to Crescent Beach. It was breathtaking as the fog just draped across the ocean like a blanket.
The next stop we made was the city. We drove through the “Old City” and with all it’s personality and beautiful architecture we were smitten. However, Oona, she literally “Ooh’d and Aah’d” and squelched with excitement all the way through! It was hilariously adorable. We found one of the most beautiful historical churches that was open to visit. We barely made it past these doors. lol (It’s the little things for us!) 😉
One of our last stops was in Stone Mountain Park in Georgia. We didn’t have much time here because we arrived just minutes before sunset, which in my eyes meant….just in time! The historical Grist Mill was incredible! The waterfalls were a dream, and the sunset over the lake was perfection. We could not have ended our trip more perfectly.
We spent the trip back home processing what we had learned, recounting our photo adventures, and put pen to paper on how we were going to rock out our craft and our businesses when we got back! I am super thankful for Oona, I am beyond grateful for her encouragement, support, and pushing me to be the best business woman and photographer I can be. There is something to be said about having community who rallies around to lift each other up, and I felt every bit of it this weekend. It was just what I needed to recharge as I work on all the exciting things to come this year! Stay tuned! Xo