Who shot J.R.? I overheard the answer from one of the tour guides comfirming to a guest that it was such and such. But honestly, I don’t remember who that character was. As much as I loved Dallas in the late-70’s and early-80’s, and as much as I was thrilled by the remake earlier this year, I did not recognize the name. As fun as it was visitng a place that I grew up watching on television, the real reason I was at Southfork was to learn, and be inspired and dream BIG! And, that I did!
I started off the day listening to Kelle Hampton as she described how a simple blog about motherhood has changed her life and led to some great photographic opportunities. I attended some workshops on marketing my photoghraphy business, lighting, and posing couples. I got to listen to Amy Locurto, Angie Arthur, Stacy Reeves and Amy Karp! I finished the evening with a BANG! Not only did I get to see and hear Sue Bryce in person, I won an Epiphan!e camera bag!
It was a bit surreal seeing all these faces in person after reading their blogs for so long. NO! Who am I kidding? I was a lot surreal. I was much too intimidated and shy to approach any of them at the workshop. (I have to figure out a way to get over meeting new people!) However, even without meeting any of my mentor ladies face-to-face, I still walked away with greater knowledge, inspiration and direction than I had the day prior the workshop. The bottom line is, I am a better photographer for having attended.
Turns out it was Kristin Shepard, J.R.’s wife’s sister and his former mistress, who shot him.
Also, turns out I got to run into Sue Bryce face-to-face (Sit up straight, chin foward, shoulders, asymmetrical hourglass, connection) at the elevator as I was leaving the hotel. I did manage to say, “Hi, how are you doing?” without peeing on myself like a Daschund that’s been left home alone for the last week. My only regrets are not taking more than my 50mm lens and not networking more. Until then, it’s better to have an impossible dream than no dream at all! Thanks, Sue and I Heart Faces!
Be happy, be positive, be healthy and don’t forget to be photographed!
I started Ata-Girl Photography Co. in 2010 and I am one of the premier San Antonio wedding photographers who is available for local and destination weddings. In addition to wedding photography, I also specialize in high school seniors and family portraits in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, hiking, cycling and listening to Elvis!