March 5, 2012

I'm Still Alive!

Wow. February was exhausting. I really haven't blogged since February 11th?! I can't believe I'm actually finding the time to blog right now! Let me just explain how busy I've been. Right before WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Convention) came along, I started to run around with my head cut off (not literally, hahaha). I had a couple events that I attended, Valentines Day was fun, then my friend from Virginia came home to visit (she's in the Navy) and my bestfriend was leaving to go into the Air Force (military sucks :( ) then WPPI happened and it changed my life! And not in just one way. I got about 4- 6 hours of sleep every night the week they were in town. It took a toll on my body. I'm still surprised I didn't end up getting sick. Especially because Ally and I did nothing but drink a whole lot of Starbucks! Anyway..

If you are a photographer or aspiring to be one, you NEED, I repeat NEED to attend next year. I am telling you.. you will walk away, mind blown. I can't wait until next year already! Here is how WPPI works. It's a 5-7 day photography convention where you attend Platform Classes where world class photographers teach, explain their stories and give you the motivation you need to become a great photographer! It is the biggest photography convention ever. Ally and I attended 2-3 classes daily. I gained SO much knowledge that I will never forget. On the second day they opened the tradeshow part of the convention, which is the most fun but the most exhausting. Thousands of vendors are there with their booths. Vendors such as printing/lab companies, videographer companies, backdrop and prop companies, and so many more. I honestly can't even go into detail because there's just SO much.

While we were there, a new 'Sugar Factory' opened up! I was so excited. If any of you are familiar with the Kardashian's, you'll know that they're like obsessed. Anyway, got me some candy which I'm currently eating still :)

After WPPI, Arica (my boss) held another workshop at the studio. Two of them actually. They took place the Saturday & Sunday after WPPI. One was a Photography 101 workshop & the second one was a workshop focused on Pet Photography and the skills you need to photograph pets! She did so good, we all had so much fun.

On top of all that, I was trying to balance school and Jimmy and both of my Etsy shops. But I managed. Just felt really crazy! My Bauble Stones Etsy shop is picking up and I couldn't be happier! It's like owning my own business and being my own boss. It's like a second job and I LOVE IT! Since the last time that I blogged, I have listed my Custom Photo Necklaces in my shop! Here are a couple examples.

I wear mine everyday! I absolutely love it. I want to make like 10 of them for myself haha. I also have a couple more of the Bird Nest Necklaces posted as well.

Now that I'm not as busy with everything, hopefully I can get back into the swing of things! I've missed Instagram Tuesdays, Oh How Pinteresting! Wednesdays, & Friday's Fancies! See you all tmrw!


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Wow you have been busy busy! That photography convention does sound like so much fun though. Glad to have you back blogging ;D


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