Let me just backtrack a little and begin by saying, the thought of even wanting to become a wedding photographer began 3 years ago by coming across DJ’s website(the content has changed since then). I was initially inspired by the wedding photos from the slideshows that were on display. But later as I read his bio and then went onto his blog, I quickly found out what he was all about. He’s all about helping other photographers become better and more efficient at what they do and making the wedding photography industry a better place. A place where we are open to help and serve each other. A win/win situation! That’s when it hit me. Cool! This is what I want to do!
From then on my whole journey of becoming a wedding photographer began and I became friends with Kenny Kim and started following the industry’s top photographers like [b]ecker, Mike Colón, Jessica Claire etc…You should see my google rss reader…I have a long list of photographer blogs that I follow…
So back to last night…Dre, Kristen and I drove down with full of excitement. It really was such a treat getting a chance to hear DJ and [b]ecker speak! They shared a lot of meaty stuff about how they got started, how they are running their businesses, making suggestions based on what works for them etc…very inspiring and encouraging at the same time.
I’ve got so used to waching [b]ecker on his [b]school blog so half way through I’m thinking, “Wait, I’m not watching one of his videos now…He’s right in front of me.” Funny…but that’s what internet and blogging is doing, isn’t it? Don’t you feel like you know me so well, you blog stalker? haha! Seriously though…if you’ve just come across my blog or have been following my blog feel free to leave comments. I’d love to hear from you.
Ok…back to last night…Without a doubt it was great to see many local photographer friends and make some new friends.
We stayed around talking to [b]ecker who’s just hilarious and had some funny wedding stories and also DJ’s girlfriend Allison about the non-profit organization she’s involved with called “Not For Sale”.
And at the end of the night some of us got to take a peak at the cool tour bus and sang happy birthday to DJ. Thanks for letting us hop on even though you were tired DJ.
Then a handful of us headed out for a midnight snack to the Kabob Palace! Good peeps + good food = Good times!