January 16, 2009
We just got back from a week in Phoenix at the Professional Photographers of America convention. It was great! I met a ton of new people and saw friends from all over the US. My head is filled with new ideas and inspiration and now I just have to sort it all out.
I received a national award this year for my marketing materials, which was a big honor. Every year the PPA puts on a marketing contest called the AN-NE awards. Last year I won for best website and this year the category that I won was called Image Marketing. Image marketing basically means how you market your entire studio image so it was a bunch of items that were all entered together. I was also a finalist for Best Individual Marketing Piece.It was my cute onesies that won that so if you have one, you have an award winning shirt! :)
I also got to see Anne Geddes speak about her life and work and get a book signed by her. Her talk was hugely inspirational for me as an artist. I'm not quite sure what I expected when I saw that she was speaking but I did not expect to be so moved, awed and inspired. She was humble, soft spoken and very eloquent. It was wonderful.
We were gone for 5 days and I was sick with missing my boys. The night that I got home we went to bed early, watched a movie and slept all snuggled up the whole night. It was perfect.
Thursday I was back at work bright and early. One of my long time clients, Karen, brought in her precious newborn twin boys. I have been really looking forward to meeting them. What a great way to start! Aren't they so sweet?
And one of my favorites from the session before I left for the convention...
Hope you all are having a good week and heading into an even better weekend!