Trip to the Baby Summit: Always Learning

One of the things I pride myself in is continuing education. I work hard and reinvest in my business through going to elite educational opportunities. My very first workshop was with Laura Brett many years ago and she really helped me take my business to the next level. Since then, I've attended many workshops and most recently I attended the Baby Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

October of 2016, my husband and I made the road trip down together. Of course we had to stop in Nashville to enjoy the music and some shopping before making our way to Atlanta.

Once we got to Atalanta, we checked into our conference hotel, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis! It was a work of art itself and so many famous people were staying there! It was one of the most amazing hotels, I've ever stayed in! 

I soon found out that I was the only newborn photographer that attended from the entire state of Iowa, but I connected with other photographers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri. When I was there, I was able to learn from some of my all time favorite photographers including: Kelly Brown, Sue Bryce, Ana Brandt, Russ Jackson, Heidi Hope, and many more. It was a great conference that has helped me take my business to another level. They covered everything from posing to lighting to law and taxes. I also made a lot of new friends across the country and world that love newborn photography as much as I do. Last, I got to meet some of my fav prop and backdrop makers! That is why we drove down so we could come back with a full car! We filled the entire back seat and trunk!

Be assured that I work hard to train from the best in the business so that I can bring my A game every time I work with each client. I'm so excited to share what I've learned!

Me and my husband, Tom! This is in Nashville!

Me and my husband, Tom! This is in Nashville!

All registered and enjoying the beautiful view from our room!

All registered and enjoying the beautiful view from our room!

Oh yeah, who is on that stage? It is Kelly Brown and Sue Bryce!

Oh yeah, who is on that stage? It is Kelly Brown and Sue Bryce!

Ana Brandt and I at the huge trade show where I bought way too many baby props!

Ana Brandt and I at the huge trade show where I bought way too many baby props!

Kelly Brown doing an entire newborn session in one hour! More of Kelly Brown showing us some parent posing ideas.

Kelly Brown doing an entire newborn session in one hour! More of Kelly Brown showing us some parent posing ideas.

Kelly Brown and Russ Jackson with a model showing a baby pose. Heidi Hope...she was one of the most inspirational teachers for me. Everything Heidi said made me really think about where I wanted to take my photography business and how to push my creative level with every session!

Kelly Brown and Russ Jackson with a model showing a baby pose. Heidi Hope...she was one of the most inspirational teachers for me. Everything Heidi said made me really think about where I wanted to take my photography business and how to push my creative level with every session!