Last night I came home from The Baby Summit – the first event of its kind. It brought together hundreds of photographers from around the world for three days to learn from and be inspired by some of our industry’s “big guns” (including the gorgeous Luisa Dunn who photographed Sam as a newborn – I know a celebrity!!)
I feel like I’m still coming down off a high – buzzing with enthusiasm for the future of my business and what it means for the experience that I give my wonderful clients. It has focussed my purpose and energy, and the best thing is – it has really confirmed that I am following my dreams and my passion. And that’s a privilege that I don’t take for granted!
I didn’t take my “real” camera with me this weekend, and only took a few iPhone photos here and there.
I do want to share this iPhone pic – I stayed with these two amazing women during the conference and shared the entire experience with them. We sat up until midnight chatting about the sessions, what we had learned and where we want to go next. Soooo many laughs and hardly any cocktails! We are friends and cheerleaders for each other, no matter how cheesy that might sound. This photo of Roz, myself and Amy totally sums up for me how I felt this weekend, and it’s a feeling I want to remember as I get back into life not just as a businesswoman, but as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend.
I would not have been able to do this without the support of my wonderful family. My hubby, Bruce, flew home from North Queensland for the weekend, interrupting his own work travel, and then my mum took over at home with the boys when he had to fly back. No matter where my photography journey takes me, I will never forget how much my family sacrifice for me, and encourage me along the way.
By the second last session on Monday afternoon, I was physically aching to see my babies, but I count it such a blessing that they have so much love and care around them that my presence was hardly missed for a few days. I’ve had lots of snuggles this morning to try and catch up!
I would love to be part of your journey. Meeting families, getting to know them, and having a great time while preserving some of their precious memories – it’s my favourite thing! No matter what stage of life you’re at. So please get in touch – we can chat about you and your special people.
Here’s my number – call me please!