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Barcamp 2011

If you want to immerse yourself in the Nashville technology scene, the best and most relaxed way to do that is at the annual Barcamp Nashville conference. It has quickly become one of my favorite yearly events. It’s free, informal, and packed with great people. The amount of information available is incredible and the exchange of ideas among the attendees is a special thing.

I’ve gone to Barcamp for the past 3 years and each time I leave I have a laundry list of new ideas. Being in that environment gets the brain pumping and shines a bright light on shortcomings in my business that I’ve been trying to ignore, and even ones I didn’t know existed. The presenters are all very open about how they cleared the hurdles they’ve faced and why it’s so important to get moving. No one hides the secrets of their success, it’s all presented free for the taking.

The amount of new ideas generated from that one day should keep me busy for a few months. I don’t know how I’ll get it all done, but I’m sure there was a session on that.

It was so good to see the great turnout this year. The amount of talent in Nashville is staggering. The community that talent has created is even more staggering. If you’ve held off on becoming a part of the conversation, I encourage you to start right now.

If you have any interest in learning more about design, marketing, programming, entrepreneurship, social media and more, make a plan to attend Barcamp in 2012. I’ll see you there.

The Start of It

Line of Leaves

Starting to see leaves collecting in the drive. The weather has been great lately and it has been nice to shoot without breaking a sweat. Hope you’re enjoying it.

 

Bailey Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing Jason and Tracy’s wedding last weekend. They were married at the Timothy Demonbreun House, a bed and breakfast near downtown Nashville.

When we sat down prior to the wedding to discuss the look they were interested in, they told me they weren’t really looking for anything stodgy or too formal. Most important of all, they wanted to have fun. I couldn’t ask for a better couple to work with: Calm, cool and relaxed. It was not only a pleasure to spend the day with them, but their families and friends as well who welcomed me so warmly. Truly brilliant people all around. They have some wonderful support.

I was filled with a lot of gratitude that day. Some of it was for the love between the lucky couple and seeing the new life they were about to embark on. I always enjoy being in the presence of a couple that truly loves one another and watching the back and forth between them. These are the kind of people to be observed and studied in the hopes of picking up a secret or two in the process of building and sustaining a healthy relationship. These things are never accidents, successful unions are on purpose.

I was also clobbered with a pleasant sense of humility about where my life is right now. I’m so grateful for the opportunities that are unfolding in front of me. Life just keeps getting better and I never thought that I would be where I am today just a few short years ago. What a ride. Such cool people I get to meet along the way.

Congratulations to Jason and Tracy. I hope you have many years of happiness together.