i know some people there and we talk every once in a while but usually my attendance is kinda sporadic so i think most people forget me. i decided on saturday that i was going to change all this. i was going to be proactive. i recognized a photographer i've met before when she waved at me from a table. she was sitting with a couple other photographers i really admire, so i decided it was my chance. i'll meet them.
i was brave enough to invite myself to sit with them and before i knew it we were all acquainted, drinking wine, and our group grew. in addition to the women at the table i also talked with a couple of the speakers at the conference, who were both super sweet and fun! from the group was born a project that i will be participating in (excited and nervous!).
THEN, i went to the two frogs grill and got a table just for myself and enjoyed a lovely lunch while pouring over my photo notes & dreaming up new shoot ideas. sounds stupid, i know. but i don't think i could have confidently gotten myself a "table for one" a few years ago!
i could float away with excitement for all the new photographer friends i made and the inspiration that i'm finding within.