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Free to Succeed tour August 19, 2008

Last night I attended the Free to Succeed tour with famed photographers David Jay and Jasmine Star. Amazing! It was probably one of the best things I’ve done for my business in the last year. I feel so encouraged, motivated and excited to keep capturing memories and making the ericamay photography experience unique, stress-free and fun! :)

I was so excited to see that the tour was making a stop in Kansas City…as soon as I found out, thanks to Melissa Jill‘s blog, I signed up. I am so thankful I did! Not only did I soak in four hours of wisdom, tips and enthusiasm for wedding photography…I also got to meet fellow Kansas City photographer Rebecca Peters, whose work I’ve admired for quite some time. I don’t know if you’re supposed to be “star struck” by your own peers, but I felt a little bit like I was talking to a celebrity. :) It’s amazing how blogging can connect you to people you would never meet otherwise — and when you do meet them, you feel like you already know too much about them (yes, I am a phantom blog stalker…).

Anyway, it was a really great night of photography-related fun. I didn’t take any photos…I was too busy taking notes! I had a headache and a hand cramp by the time I left, but it was definitely worth it. :)

This also helps me cross off #29 on my 101 in 1001 list! :)


7 Responses to “Free to Succeed tour”

  1. Melissa B Says:

    Isn’t Rebecca just the sweetest? I’m by no means a professional photog. Though I hope to one day venture out and take the plunge. But I really enjoy looking and getting inspired by other photographers. I’ve too have admired Rebecca and your work. So I guess that puts me in the “blog stalker” category? Glad to see that it was 4 hours of your time well spent.

  2. Rebecca Says:

    Hey there Erica! It was SO great to meet you as well — and I insist that we do lunch sometime soon. You do great work, and I hope to get to know you better!! :) I am truly humbled by your kind words!

  3. Hi Erica! That’s so awesome that you were able to make it to the Free to Succeed tour! So great! And Rebecca is a sweetie. You should definitely try to hang out with her more! :) Way to go on checking another one off your list!!

  4. So great to meet you there Erica! I’m glad I made the drive down from Lincoln– It’s always great to meet fellow photogs. :)

  5. girasolita Says:

    I wish I would have found your blog before the Free to Succeed night! I drove down from Omaha. I met one photog whose blog I had stalked, but it would have been nice to meet more people as well. I love the newest wedding photos that you posted. Hopefully I’ll get to meet you at the next big area event. ;-)

  6. Tim Hussey Says:

    If you have never been to one of the sessions on the tour, you’re missing out!


  7. I am really Glad i discovered this blog.Added it to my bookmark!

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