Last Friday while my lovely momma and my sweet husband were setting up and doing all the hard work to put my booth together (post coming soon!) for the KFDX Bridal Market I traveled with four amazing ladies to Dallas for the What's Next Tour with Justin and Mary Marantz.  We had lunch at Pete's Cafe in Farmers Branch - you must go there, make a special trip just for the food, it was that GOOD! I had Thanksgiving dinner all over again, and I enjoyed every single calorie of it. I did juice my breakfast that morning, that helps balance out the calories right? Of course it does!

The first portion was over "What's Next" for me and my business. It was about letting go of those fears and stepping out on a limb to figure out and take the next step toward acheiving your goals. Mary talked about her story which is soooo inspiring, and the fears and steps she has taken and those her and her husband Justin are working towards.  She also shared some of what she does to make their business better and their lives. After Mary's portion Justin spoke on lighting. From the basics to the more complicated how to and it was pretty inspiring to see how easy it could be to create beautiful well lit images. I plan to add more lighting to my images to help take them to the next level, especially indoors. By the end of the night I was exhausted both mentally and physically. I'm sure it will take some time to sort out all the information we learned but I am so thankful I had the opportunity to attend.

They have a tour bus with their faces on the side! How cool is that?!

So here are the amazing photographer friends I was with. Devon, Meegan, Misty, and Kelly.

And here we are with the lovely Mary Marantz.