This past June, I had the privilege of volunteering behind the scenes for Creative at Heart’s Round 9 Conference. It was held at WinMock in Bermuda Run, NC and was five days of jam-packed action! I’ve been wanting to share pictures/ stories from my time there since I got back, but since I was busy I literally had *NO* pictures of my own. Thankfully, the wonderful Bethanne of Bethanne Arthur Photography came in clutch with these beautiful images I’m sharing below.

A little back story about the conference in case you didn’t know: I signed up for Creative at Heart Round 7 in February 2017, exactly one month before I found out I was pregnant. At that point, I had known that I wanted to become a wedding photographer but I was scared to actually take the leap and DO IT. And there’s nothing like finding out you’re pregnant that puts your life goals (and future time constraints) into perspective. I was five months pregnant when I attended, and I came home ready πŸ‘ toπŸ‘ goπŸ‘.

Because I’ve always seen Creative at Heart as a catalyst to growing my own business, it will forever hold a special spot in my heart. This year, as a volunteer alumni, I was able to do things like serve lunch, help arrange florals, stuff swag bags, help out attendees, and be the runner when something was needed. It was so awesome being able to serve and also listening to some amazing speakers like Sarajane Case, Nancy Ray, Vanessa Kynes, Katelyn James, and Abby Grace- to name just a few.

If you’re in the creative world and are curious about going- TALK TO ME! I would love to tell you more about it. It’s been life-changing for me and could be for you, too πŸ’–

Late night pajama- turned- dance party!

The whole volunteer team! Love these ladies!

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