Long Weekend in Charleston SC… Part One

Last Monday at this time I leaving my long weekend in gorgeous Charleston SC heading up Highway 17 towards a pit stop at Myrtle Beach on my way home to my kiddos.  I am happy to be home but I miss the cobble stone streets, sound of the horse drawn carriages going by, shrimp and grits, shopping and freshly made pecan pralines.

I was in Charleston for the Ashton Kelley Photography Retreat & a little vacation with my sweet husband too.  I had a wonderful time spending time at the retreat with old friends making new ones from all over the East Coast and even as far away as Nebraska!   These ladies are moms, wives, full time photographers, part time photographers, business owners, hobbyist, etc.   Not only did I come away with lots of exciting ideas for improvements to make to my business better, but with a reassurance that we are all doing awesome, that someone else feels the same struggles that small business owners do.

When I say it got real people, it really got REAL!!!  MANY Many Many tears were shed amongst many episodes of ugly crying.  Some of the talks by our mentors were about balancing the Motherhood/Wife/Small Business Owner Game!   Not only the Mentors but attendees, myself included, told of our fears of not being a good enough mother/wife, etc all the while getting our business off the ground and keeping clients happy.  Some of the attendee’s talked about serious situations in their personal life that they had never told anyone before.   We Talked, We Cried, We Learned, We Cried, We Ate, Learned and Cried More!  It was truly a wonderful weekend!

After returning home, I looked over my notes from the workshops and thought more about the improvements I want to make in business not only for myself, my family, but for my clients too!  Over the next month or so my blog posts will be a mix of client sessions & discussing those new business changes.  Feel Free to Email me at agreerphotography@yahoo.com any suggestions of chages you would like to see me make in my business.

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AGP Travels to Charleston SC

Remember in my very first blog about being the country girl longing for city life sometimes… I am so excited to announce that in August I can offer sessions for a few days in Charleston, South Carolina!!! Ahhhh!!!!! Can you tell I am exited?!?! I apologize now for the over use of exclamation points in this blog!!!! This will just be a dream trip!

Have you ever been to Charleston SC before? If you have you can surely understand my love for the gorgeous and historic city. If you haven’t imagine…the sound of horse drawn carriage rides down the brick streets, the sweet buttery smell of warm fresh pecan pralines from River Street Sweets, and bright and pastel colored historic homes along the streets. It’s just so wonderful and I am thrilled that I get to attend an amazing photography retreat there!

Ashton Kelley Photography is offering a “Charmed” Photography Retreat the 3rd Weekend in August. Ashton is bringing in many different creatives to help us grow our photography business, models for styled shoots and even our own personal chef to prepare our meals for us!! She puts her whole heart and soul into her retreats/workshops so you are sure to have a wonderful time and learn so much to help your business. If you are interested in attending, please follow the link on Ashton’s website to register!

I love having the opportunity to travel and shoot sessions in other cities so I am planning on arriving in Charleston a day early and possibly extending my trip an extra day to accommodate anyone that would like a session. I am so excited to already have a beautiful, recently engaged couple lined up for a session! What better place for engagement photos than Charleston SC?!?! Sessions will be limited, please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested.

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