My heart is so full. I could not have asked for a better start to the year. Branches and Light has changed me for the better, and I don’t want to look back.
It all started as a simple idea as Caroline and I were video-chatting one day about a year ago. Since then, we committed whole heartedly to planning a workshop that was genuine and refreshing, that empowers ladies to take their photography business full time. We met face to face via video-chat once a week for 10 months, putting every detail of this workshop together. Looking back, I am amazed at how it all came together so beautifully.
Now, as I sit here drinking my coffee, I can’t believe that it came and went so quickly. Caroline and I spent 10 days together – the first 5 in Texas, the last in Raleigh. We had not seen each other in person in over a year and a half, but as soon as she picked me up in Dallas, it was like we hadn’t missed any time! True friendship is like that I guess.
And Texas? Man do I love that place! Southern Hospitality (much like NC!), flat land, Whataburgers, NO trees, Perini’s, Self-serve Green Tea at Panera (yeaaahhh!), Pappasito’s and BBQ on every corner. The only let down was that they don’t serve sweet tea like they do in NC – some restaurants don’t even offer it! I couldn’t believe it. But it was okay, because I showed Caroline what sweet tea is supposed to taste like once we made our way back to a Bojangles in Raleigh.
The incredible Lauren Kelly was our stylist for Branches & Light : Dallas. Take a look at her beautiful site, Love, Milk & Honey.
Confession : Caroline and I went to four different Anthropologies over the course of ten days. FOUR. Amazing.
Our stylist for the Raleigh workshop was the lovely Samantha Crowder who did a stunning job. (Pictured above with the glasses!)
I think my favorite topics we covered were fear and goals. and organization. and business. oh, and workflow and branding. Oh wait… those are all the topics :]. But seriously, Caroline’s talk on fear brought lots of honesty and tears. It was the perfect way to begin an honest time together. Here are a few from our Dallas workshop at The Sanford House :
Many thanks to Caroline for grabbing a few photos of me as well!
Now a few from our Raleigh Workshop in my home studio…
I am so honored to have met each lady who attended the Branches and Light Workshop. It was such a genuine time of sharing and growth, even a few teary moments happened in each workshop. I’m especially honored to have shared the experience with Caroline, someone who I look up to tremendously. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each lady who attended – I am truly blessed to have met you. I can’t wait for the next one!
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