A lot has happened in the past year. I got married, I quit my day job, my husband quit his and now this is all becoming so real. Truth be told, I fell into a bit of a rut. I wasn't really sure where I wanted to go with my photography and what my ultimate goal was with my career. This winter was a nice break and a nice reality check. As I no longer had a second job, it meant my "down time" with photography was actually some down time! I was able to step back and really look at the big picture. What do I really want to focus on? Where do I really want to go with all of this? When I saw that two of my favorite wedding photographers were hosting a workshop, I immediately jumped on board. Lauren and Tim are insanely talented and honestly, I was just excited to be able to meet them! But to sit down with them, and take in everything they had to offer was more than I ever could have asked for. It was just the boost I needed to finally step forward and embrace who and what I truly want to be and become. They are living proof that when you set the bar high and go after what you want, things will indeed fall into place. When you focus on yourself and stop worrying about what others are doing or have done, it's amazing the things you can accomplish.
On top of soaking up as much as I could from Lauren and Tim, I also had the pleasure of spending the day with 8 other fabulous photographers, who I am so excited to have met. It's amazing being around others who have the same passion and outlook on life. To feed off of each other instead of comparing was so incredibly refreshing. On top of hanging out with all these talented people, I also got to shoot a Styled Wedding that was out of this world! (Though trying to shoot with 9 others doing the same was a whole new challenge!)
So, enough rambling. Thank you to Lauren Fair Photography for the amazing workshop, amazing shoot, and for introducing me to so many wonderful ladies! With wedding season beginning in just a few weeks, it was just what I needed!