I just got back from an amazing trip to Nashville, Tennessee for the Imaging USA convention and exposition. I spent four days at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center learning different techniques, checking out new products and networking with photography professionals from all over the country. It was truly inspiring and educational. I also got a chance to check out the city of Nashville. It’s a place full of music, delicious food, cowboys and lights. The city is alive and booming!
Some of the highlights of the convention were listening to talks by Joel Grimes, Joe Craig, Michele Celentano, Michael Anthony and Kira Derryberry, all of whom are leading photographers in their markets. I sat in on professional development courses that covered topics like wedding lighting, large group posing, portrait taking techniques, ways to stay creative and inspired and new ways to provide great service to clients. I learned so much and I’m excited to apply these skills in my own business in 2018.
After attending photography school, I decided to always make sure that my education continued. I strive to constantly learn about my field and my passion so that I can give my clients the best service and more importantly, capture their memories in a beautiful, lasting way. I believe there is always something to learn and always ways to be even better as a person and a professional. This trip was an important part of the educational responsibility I take on as a business owner and photographer.
Nashville was a great experience. I left feeling renewed, inspired and motivated. I want to thank all of my clients, friends and family for your support and for joining me on this journey. None of this would be possible without you in my life. Making your memories helps me to create my own. I am so grateful that I get to be your photographer. Thank you so much!
Here are some photos from Imaging USA. (All taken on my cellphone.)