Love for Click Away

Weeks ago I travelled to Seattle, Washington to attend the 3rd annual Click Away Conference put on by Click & Co.  This was my 3rd time attending Click Away.  I haven’t missed one and God willingly I never will. 

Each year I find this event getting even better and better!  And here are my 4 reasons why:

1.  The amount of talent brought on to speak and teach is absolutely amazing.  Each one of the Photographers, Artists, Creatives that I had the pleasure seeing speak or teach touched my heart and soul.  Not one disappointed and each and every one inspired me to go and create and to let go of perfection.   The conference offers a variety of both talks and boutique shooting sessions, and I find the talks to be just as valuable as the boutique shooting sessions.

2.  The excitement I had for getting on the plane and heading to Seattle to reconnect with the many friends I have met a long the way.  Some I didn’t even get a chance to see, it was so busy.  Many of these friends I would not have met had I not been a part of the Click & Co Forum, Clickinmoms, or conference.

3.  You can tell that Click & Co really listens to the feedback from conference goers.  Making changes each year to the schedule to allow for time to check out all the great vendors, fuel up on food, and mingle with the friends we’ve made.

4.  The conference has given me the time to explore myself as a photographer and artist.   Inspired me to push myself and to let go of imperfections, to not let fear take over.

So with all that said here is some of what I captured in Seattle. 

These photos are from a walk around the Seattle Center for the boutique session with Photographer Jennifer Carr (Uncovered Beauty).  I love Jennifer and her gorgeous work and what I especially love about her is she's from my hometown!!

These photos are from the boutique session with Jessica Thomason and Lacey Monroe on documentary photography.

A quick night trip to the Public Market.  And day trip to Bainbridge Island.

My roommate and I both left late in the day of Columbus Day.  Before we headed to the airport we thought we'd take a little trip to Chinatown.  What was supposed to be a quick 6 minute ride on the bus turned into 10 minutes and only 2 blocks.  We decided to get off the bus and see what the delay was.  A Protest by Native Americans.  We followed them for a couple of blocks, and I found myself to be moved so much by this peaceful protest, it brought tears to my eyes.