I attended a wonderful photography conference a week ago. It was held in Salt Lake City, UT, where the air is dry and clear, and the sun shines in a bright blue sky among huge mountains. I loved, LOVED everything about this trip. I met up with 1200 of my closest friends-really, we were all friends! It was like a sweet dream to go to a conference where everyone thinks like you, wants to talk about the things you want to talk about, and instantly becomes your good friend just by taking a seat next to you in a workshop or excursion. Admittedly, we were all women (except for a few male photographer speakers), but we didn’t talk about women’s issues. We talked about creativity and business and how much we enjoy viewing life through the small viewfinder of a camera or processing what we imagine onto a computer monitor. The outcome of this experience promises to be better connections with my clients, more creativity in my photography; and most importantly, a deeper confidence in why God brought me to this profession as a way to glorify Him. Here are a few of my images from the trip. I was stepping out of my “comfortable place” photographing landscapes and architecture, but it was really fun! The photo on the top left was of a fellow photographer. Her face shows the joy we all felt!