TGIF | Reasons To Bust A Move On A Friday Night
In a chaotic world, it’s easy to forget to be thankful for the good things that happen from day to day. Not only have Andrea and I been kicking some major booty in taking big strides in the photography world, but I’m glad the both of us have been packing our weekends with activities that stretch us a bit out of our comfort zones. Wait, did I say a bit? I mean ALOT. Here are a couple of our recent comfort zone bending – sweaty palm – make us nervy all day – activities! But hey, we did it!
1. Justin & Mary Lighting Intensive Workshop | Dallas, Texas – As wedding photographers, we have to be ready for any kind of lighting situation that may come up. Even though flash photography isn’t our style, we do need to know how to use the tool. Andrea jumped on a flight and went to Dallas for a couple days and met up with Justin and Mary and learned a few off camera flash techniques that we are very excited to put into action. Not only that, Andrea drove her first rental car in the midst of rush hour Dallas traffic. Double points for Andrea! Now you can drive me. I kid! More on this subject in a later post!
2. Wichita Photographer Meetup | The Monarch – Whoa whoa whoa. Can I just say this had me crazy in the head for a full day. I had this idea for a while to host my own photographer meetup downtown to make some connections. I’m not one to go meet with a large group of complete strangers – on purpose. One top that, I had to go in alone. In the end, we had a great response online and had about 15-20 photographers show up for some meet and mingle. With a little liquid courage, it was a home run. Met some very cool creatives that I’ll be keeping in touch with. Cheers!
Andrea Gnad and Christy Villegas are the owners of Photobox Studios. Andrea and Christy are based in Wichita, Kansas but frequently relocate to destinations worldwide. Photobox Studios specializes in lifestyle portraits and wedding photography that reflect the joys and creativity of life. To see more behind the scenes moments with Christy and Andrea, check out their Facebook www.facebook.com/photoboxstudios, Twitter @cmvillegas or Instagram @cmvillegas83 and @akgnad.