My bags are nearly packed, business cards out and another empty notebook ready to be filled with inspiring words, plans and helpful tips of the trade…which means it must be nearly time for the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) Convention 2017.
I am very privileged to own my own studio and be in a job that I love. As well as working with the best clients I am also aware of how important all the other aspects of my job are like my own professional development as a Photographer. Working on your own allows for independence and creative freedom, however you can also miss other aspects like working in a team, idea generation and business development.
The SWPP Convention is a pyramid of knowledge. Back to back seminars by some of the worlds best UK and International speakers and photographers in the industry, presentations, awards and best of all the opportunity to meet up with other Photographers and friends from around the country.
Over the last 12 months especially, I have immersed myself in the training and social side of the business. I have made some of the best photographer friends via meet ups and training and formed lasting friendships. Our industry can be slightly isolated but these meet ups are invaluable to our development both as a person and as a business owner.
This week I shall be taking classes with two world renowned international Photographers. Ekk! I cannot wait to meet them both. I am just bursting to the brim with excitement and just know that by the end of the week my head will be full of ideas and I cannot wait to share my top highlights of the week with you.