I’ve just returned from my second Engage! Summit, and thought I’d go back and revisit the trip that started it all. Nizuc! If you’ve never heard of Engage!, it’s “a luxury wedding business summit like no other, held at the world’s top resorts.” Bringing together thought leaders in the luxury event & wedding industry with vetted event professionals for three days of inspiration and opportunity.
It took me many years and hundreds of beautiful weddings to feel “worthy” of this conference, but something inside me said, this is your year! And boy am I glad I listened. Besides the obvious fun – the themed parties, food, and eye candy, it was an amazing opportunity to meet the “rock stars” of the wedding world. This group of people are confident, warm and welcoming, and just* as crazy as I am. After 12 years as a wedding photographer, I find it more important now than ever to stay inspired and find new ways to challenge myself. It was a fabulous experience to hear from speakers who travel the world planning and photographing weddings – something I’ve been working towards, and also comforting to hear from such well established artists that we’re all dealing with more or less the same struggles: how do I improve, how can I be the best at what I do and serve my clients even better? And of course the nitty gritty business info as well 😉 It re-energizes and inspires me, and how lucky am I to have met some soul sisters and brothers <3
I’ve just returned from my second Engage in Banff Canada, which I’ll also share shortly. Big thanks Gigi, Phillip, and Paul for the beautiful photos. It was a pleasure to put my camera down for once and eat the appetizers, haha.