jasmine star and the fix in nashville.

Today is officially the last day of our business-focused part of the year. Tomorrow is our first wedding of the year, and we can’t wait to jump into wedding season, start shooting regularly again, and focus on our favorite part of this job – our clients! The past 3 months, Ed and I have been what I like to call regrouping. We take a step back from the business and figure out what exactly we want to get out of the coming year. We have already made some major changes, and we are so excited for what the rest of 2012 has in store!

To close out our regrouping season, we traveled to Nashville for two days to attend The Fix with Jasmine Star.ย Along with about 100 other photographers from all over the South, we spent the evening drinking wine, chatting, and listening to ways to make our business better. In that order. I have to say, the best part about this experience was the number of new friends we made. It was fantastic getting to know others who, just like us, enjoyed a night of talking about travel, weather, and yes, cameras.

And Jasmine herself said it best when she said:

The minute you make friends, everything changes.

As if we were reading her mind, we started the evening with a group of 27 others who met for dinner before the event. We walked in with strangers, but walked out with 27 new friends. It was truly awesome.

We then headed to aVenue for the event. Jasmine spoke for an hour on the importance of working together to change not only the business of photography, but the industry as a whole.

The rest of the evening was spent casually chatting with our new friends, Jasmine and JD, and inspiring others to change the world.

Ed was eager to meet JD and get his inside thoughts as a second shooter. JD seemed genuinely surprised when Ed asked him to sign his photo in Jasmine’s Exposed magazine. Jasmine and JD both were very humble, personable, and thankful people.

Overall, the night was an amazing experience, not only because of Jasmine’s energy, but because of us. All of us who came together to talk about photography and the ways we want to change it. Together.

Here’s to regrouping. And making lots of new friends. And changing the world. Together. Cheers!

 

6 Comments
  • Candy Newby
    Posted at 13:04h, 09 March

    AMEN! ;). (wink face)

  • Wendy Cunningham
    Posted at 13:10h, 09 March

    So glad you got to come to Nashville! J* was pretty awesome, huh?

  • Bethany Ann
    Posted at 13:18h, 09 March

    What a great night that was!! I am still trying to digest all of it and write my own blog. This one was great. I am excited to watch your business grow!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck on your first wedding of the season tomorrow!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Karen Lobg
    Posted at 14:23h, 09 March

    Awesome post girl!! I completely agree with every word! Friends make the world go ’roundwith in a whole new different way… its awesome to have true friends in the business that truly care for each other as people and don’t see each other as purely ‘competition’… Jasmine and JD are such awesome, down to earth people…I would’ve paid triple the price just to be near them.. Amy & Ed it was great to meet you and I can’t wait to get to do it again!!

  • Mandy
    Posted at 14:36h, 09 March

    It was a PLEASURE meeting you…thanks for not “focusing” on me at dinner…MUCH APPRECIATED… I hate being on that side of the camera ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jasmine Star
    Posted at 15:37h, 09 March

    LOVE THIS!!! thanks for being so awesome! mwah!