When I first decided to become a wedding photographer, I knew exactly zero people in the industry. I truly had no idea if there were other wedding photographers like me in my area and, to be honest, it really didn’t occur to me that I should find out. All I knew was I wanted to do this and I would figure out how along the way. Hopefully.
But I quickly realized I needed help navigating through the crazy fun terrain of the wedding industry. I met a few people here and there, many of whom were helpful and kind and welcome, a few that were not. Eventually my heart lead me to several different women individually, and now we are a collective. We call ourselves The Traveling Hearts Society and the 12 other girls who make up this group are pretty much the best thing that have happened to me since I started my company.
Eleven of us spent four days in Big Bear together last month and it was exactly what I needed to recharge and re-ignite my spirit and creativity. I left Big Bear feeling different. Ready to be better. Knowing I had a very strong support group to fall back on if I failed. A group to pull me right back up, dust me off, and push me forward again. Friends like that don’t come along often. For many, they don’t come along at all. Believe me when I say we are all fully aware of how lucky we are to have found one another.
Adrienne, Ala, Amanda, Ashley, Diandra, Gladys, Heather, Jackie, Jordana, Mary, Meg and Megan: Thank you so much. For allowing me to be me. For being you. And for the love, support, laughter, tears and inspiration we’ve shared. You are all so wonderful. Love, love, love, love, love. Looking forward to July like you would not believe!