“You’re Golden” was such a beautiful theme for the Maiedae Mixer. Being in a room full of women who have realized that their ideas are beautiful and unique was so inspiring. I’ve struggled through periods where I didn’t have self-confidence and wouldn’t share my ideas because I had fears like I “wasn’t as creative as so-and-so, and this is a dumb idea.” This weekend changed so much for me. Seeing so many other women be bold and have that confidence to blog and share ideas was so inspiring. I left the Maiedae Mixer with so many ideas and ways to grow my business even more. Plus, it was SUCH a fun night. Kendall Kay was my assistant (and I am forever grateful to her for that, she was amazing!) and we worked and took so many photographs, but also got to have the time of our lives. Everything was just so breath taking. The way that the light shone in through the big tall windows was my favorite. It gave me such an awesome setting to shoot in.
The florals were definitely a favorite for me. I absolutely love flowers, and the ones that Logan put together were *amazing*. The space was filled with airy neutrals, but the blooms of those flowers just made everything even more perfect and vibrant.
The interactive booths were SO much fun. Kendall and I spent so much time creating. My favorites were the Flash Tattoo’s (they were gold tattoos in the shapes of jewelry!) and the Indie Craft stamp booth. I made a little tea towel with plus signs all over it. They also had a tea booth where you could make your own bag of tea and a name-tag creating booth. It was too much fun ;)
Meeting Savannah and Jenny was another favorite. It was so fun to see someone that I have followed on Instagram for forever, and to actually meet them and get to know them better. Joy was just radiating from their faces all night, and I knew very quickly how special this event was going to be. They were so much fun to work with, and it was so amazing to see their passion for Maiedae!
And, we have to save the best for last, right?! Well the Smilebooth takes the cake. It was so great to just take hilarious pictures that capture personalities so beautifully. Im not sure what it is, but photo booths have a way of bringing people together. I think it is the carefree, be-yourself moments. I love all of our smile booth pictures. It was truly the best night ever. I can’t wait to go back! There was so much more I could’ve blogged about, but this is already the longest blog post ever, SO. That is why I just highlighted my favorite parts. I just HAD to share about this absolutely breath-taking experience I had this past weekend in Atlanta. It helped grow me and forever change who I am as a photographer.