The past three days have been a complete whirlwind of people, learning, and inspiration. As I mentioned last week, I was shocked and thrilled to win a seat at WPPI University in Atlanta (thank you Adorama). So, bright and early Sunday morning (well, not so bright since it was actually 4:45 IN THE A.M.), Ashley, Alicia, Lila, and myself hit the road to learn from a few of the most incredible folks in the industry. It was amazing to hear photographers like Tamara Lackey, Lindsay Adler, and Sue Bryce tell their antecdotes of success and struggle and share the wisdom they have gained through their experiences.
BUT, perhaps the best part of this trip was having the chance to hang out over dinner at Taco Mac with the lovely Jasmine Star (thanks to Ashley, who you may recognize as one of the attendees at J*'s creativeLIVE course earlier this year). Although she had trouble accepting the deep South's traditions of closing restaurants on Sundays and actually obeying crosswalk signals (they apparently do neither of these in California), we had a great time laughing, exchanging stories, and talking about the power of positivity. It's all about the golden rule, y'all. Jasmine truly is a beautiful person, inside and out, and such an inspiration to me and so many others.
And without further ado, the group picture...
Thanks to all of you ladies for being so fun, uplifting, and the best travel buddies a girl could ask for. You are all such incredible women and amazing photographers, and I can't wait to see what great things this next year brings for all of you!
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