I don't know if you know this, but that little AZ Blogger Conference that I helped to plan and execute was SO SO AMAZING.
But I was way too busy enjoying the company of my four fantastic friends to take photos (that's what the fabulous John Scott is for!). Also? My husband was a trooper and was so so helpful, even in the middle of finals. Thank you babe :)
It was an absolutely beautiful day and we had an amazing time eating, drinking coffee and stuffing goodie bags before the event started. The staff at The Saguaro hotel were sooo fantastic - from the bartender to MacGyver here, everyone had a smile and a helping hand.
|Hanging the Madewell backdrop - straight from Coachella!|
We all enjoyed The Coffee Chop's coffee WAY too much - the blackberry iced latte might as well be renamed the Phoenix Style Collective latte cause we are all still talking about it.
It went by so so fast. Seeing friends and meeting new faces was AWESOME! At the next event I might even be able to have time to chat with people ;)
I learned so many new things from the presentations and I was so jittery with a strange mixture of pride, anxiety, awe and excitement during the entire hour of lecture!
I LOVED Katie's tips on enjoying your own content and seeking out sponsorships that are appropriate for your blog.
I DIED over Sarah's hilarious and informative presentation on photography and how to take a great photo in the perfect light. That girl is funny, wow.
Really hoping to attend this!! Anyone else going??
And I was intensely proud of our very own Chelsea - a beautiful friend and an inspirationally well-balanced blogger! I'm the worst at blogging and she is the best.
I also loved the presentations by Local First AZ and Frances/Smeeks but was too busy trying to shut my mouth to take photos, whoops!
By the end of the evening, we were exhausted, exhilarated and dehydrated. The natural next step? Martinis.
And shots.... :/
There will be many more professional posts recapping the conference but I wanted to share some of my initial kookoo about the event. Yes, that's a noun, kookoo. Look it up.
If you were there, please post your recaps of the event in the comments section! I'd love to see your photos if you took them! And, THANK YOU :)
See professional photos by Brenda Eden Photography here.