Ok, you are saying, where the heck did you BetterPhoto Girls go?!? Why no blog communication for days and days? Well, fortunately, I've got a good answer. We've been too darn busy!
We put on our 3rd Annual BetterPhoto Photography Summit in Chicago, and it tuckered us all out. We worked so hard, and happily it all went so smoothly. Karen was in charge of the whole event and had been working on it for many months. It all paid off too, because, as several people told me, it was "seamless".
I loved visiting with the BetterPhoto Instructors in addition to the fun and friendly BP Members who were there. There are a few instructors who I am particularly fond of... I know I shouldn't say that I have favorites... so let's just keep this between you and me. Ok? You know who I love love love? Bruce Smith. He's hilarious, charming, sweet, humble, and has a delightful English accent. I also adore Kerry Drager and Ibarionex Perello. Fellows of great character and people I just trust. Isn't nice being around people like that? I also got to know Robin Nichols, who brought his delightful wife along from Australia. Thoughtful and easy to talk to. Brenda Tharp and Lewis Kemper also come to mind. They were both so fun and such great speakers at the event, I have to include them too. Jon Canfield carried my luggage. Ok, now I'm done.
But do you know what the best part of the event was for me? It was actually hanging out one night in our room with all of the BP staff. We were so tired and hungry, waiting for a Chinese food delivery, but we just sat and talked and laughed, and even played a 20 questions game. It was just so nice to be able to connect with everyone in person again. Since we are an online company, we've hired people from all over the US. It's all fine and good until you realize you haven't seen your co-worker in person for over six months. So, it was just a delight to connect with everyone again and have so much fun doing it!