A couple of years ago I had NEVER stepped foot in Charleston! It was a magical place that I had only heard about. The last several years, I have visited Charleston at least once or twice a year and I’m loving it! The food, the old homes, the spanish moss, the shopping! It’s one of my favorite places to travel to! This time we were visiting Charleston for a very exciting purpose! Creative at Heart ROUND 3!! I seriously can’t believe C@H has only been around for less than a year!
It seems like this conference has been in existence forever! We absolutely love the community that is involved in this amazing conference!! If you’re a creative of ANY kind, this conference is a “must-attend” event to add to your list! There are so many incredible speakers that cover a ton of different topics. It’s not about photography… it’s about growing as a creative small business owner! The exciting news is that CREATIVE ROUND FOUR has been announced!! Annapolis, Maryland we’re coming for you!!!! REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 30TH!!
Creative at Heart was our last conference of the season (technically) and so I didn’t hold back during my talk. I always get self-conscious when this happens because sometimes I worry that I’m a little too intense.. or too emotional.. or too in your face… I don’t know! It’s just a vulnerable place to be in when you share your heart with a room of 100 people. Every time I feel like I share a little too much of my heart… I just have to remember that this opportunity was given to me for a reason and what I shared came from a genuine place. What I love the most about this conference is that I’m not the only one who speaks… Michael speaks too! Michael shares about some of the foundational beliefs we have about finances and while finances aren’t the most exciting thing to share about, Michael does an amazing job of making this topic relatable and impactful!!!
After the conference, we actually shared two days together with some dear friends in a quaint air B&B condo!!! It was a blast! Michael and I have struggled the last two years with the fact that we know that we’re called to speak and impact people in this way but this means that we’ve missed church at home. It breaks our heart that we can’t be as involved as we used to be because we’ve been gone so many weekends.
However, God has been so gracious to us because he’s given us such an amazing community within this industry. We’re so thankful for these amazing friends who love the Lord, who draw us closer to Him each time we’re with them and who challenge and encourage us in so many ways!! What a gift. In the midst of feeling like we’re missing out on community at home, God has given us community right where we are…. and we’re so thankful. :)
Enjoy a little peek into this sweet time in low country!!!
We took a carriage ride and it was AWESOME! I’m not even a history lover but I loved it!
Totally stole these next shots from Amy and Jordan’s NEW blog! Check it out HERE!
Then Michael and I had some afternoon fun with The Herrintons and we went to Magnolia Plantation!
Just PREPARE yourself!! These next few portraits are epic! …. If I do say so myself!
Gah!!! Obsessed! So risky, so worth it!
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Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!