I had a first time experience this last week in attending a photography conference. It was not only an amazing experience because of its novelty to me, but its location was truly stunning. The conference took place at The White Sparrow outside of Dallas, TX. I was so struck by the white beauty of the barn-like building and how picturesque the setting was. The striking white building was surrounded by tall, mature oak trees and manicured fields.
With travel delays I managed to roll into the parking lot 15 minutes late and was so sweetly waited on by a new friend. We walked in together to the beautiful venue filled with other photographers, florists, wedding planners, and venue owners. I admit, I was instantly feeling inferior and so small sitting amongst so many amazing other talented creatives. I kept thinking, “should I be here?” In my two days at this conference, though, I met so many friendly faces so willing not only to share their own experiences, but to share in the passion I have for photography.
I came away with so many new experiences, so many new ideas, and so much more excitement for my craft! Here are some favorites from the first styled session I had the opportunity to photograph! It was so beautifully prepared by so many talented people!
Host: Styled Shoots Across America (Instagram; @styledshootsacrossamerica)
Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events (Instagram: @heatherbengeevents)
Venue: The White Sparrow (Instagram: @thewhitesparrow)
Stationery: Brown Fox Creative (Instagram: @brownfoxcreative)
Hair & Makeup: Sunkissed & Madeup (Instagram: @sunkissedandmadeup)
Gowns: Impression Bridal (Instagram: @impressionbridalstore)
Florals: Details Dallas (Instagram: @detailsdallasflorals) | Intrique Designs (@intriquedesigns) | Flower Shack Blooms (Instagram: @flowershackblooms) | Sweet Southern Charm (Instagram: @southerncharmcolorado)
Rentals: Big D Party Rentals (Instagram: @bigdpartyrentals)
Shoes: David Tutera Footwear (Instagram: @davidtuterafootwear)
Vintage Furniture & Rentals: Love Birds Vintage (Instagram: @lovebirdsvintage) | Gold Dust Vintage (Instagram: @golddustvintagerentals)
Linens: Nuage Designs (Instagram: @nuagedesigns)
Cakes: Iced N Frosted (Instagram: @icednfrostedhouston) | Moonlight Cakes (Instagram: @moonlightcakes)
Wooden & Acrylic Signs: Blissfully Inspired (Instagram: @blissfullyinspired)
Veils: Kathryn Ann Bridal (Instagram: @kathrynannbridal)
Floral Lollipops: Flour & Fig (Instagram: @flourandfig)
Model: Rebecca Adames (redreb0211)