What a blur the beginning to 2013 has been. No sooner had the clock struck midnight and 2012 called it quits before Ashley and I were headed to California to help our dear friends Justin and Mary with their workshop tour. There’s so much to be said about the places we went and the 24 states of this wonderful country we got to travel through but I think the people we met trump the travel and experience ten fold.
There is an immeasurable amount of talented and amazing people in this industry all around the country and it was amazing to have the opportunity to meet and interact with so many as they chased their What’s Next. We got to see part time portrait photographers make leaps into full time, husband and wife teams launch their own workshops, talk shop with Mike Hanline from WHCC, see random concerts with our friends Liz and Ryan, watch the team from SHOWIT launch Pass v.2, celebrate birthdays in Brooklyn, and ya know, help SHOOT A FREAKING WEDDING in NYC with Justin in Mary in the middle of it all!
It’s far to easy to call this trip “once in a lifetime” but I don’t think that’s being fair to me or my lifetime. I think we all deserve to find those risks and opportunities and just ask and turn them into experiences, friendships, and memories.
Check the video below to see our experiences, friendships, and memories from The What’a Next Tour!