Saturday, August 16, 2008

Denver, CO 8.14.08

Most people have someone that they look up to, an Idol if you will. Someone who inspires them, pushes them to be more than they thought they could and ultimately changes their life all while never knowing that they existed. We all think that if we could meet the one person that we look up to above all others that we would have something brilliant to say. It would sound perfect because you have rehearsed it over and over just in case it were to ever happen. This is where I found myself.

I was fortunate to walk up to the very man who has shaped me into the photographer that I am today and after rehearsing over and over what I would say to him I found myself at a loss for words. I felt like nothing I said would truly define what I was actually feeling. I walked up to him and I just said, "You have no idea."

I had the most incredible time in Denver! I got to meet the amazing, David Jay and the hilarious but also amazing, Becker. I flew into Denver Thursday and met my friend Dawn. Later our friend Mickie flew in from Atlanta and we all hung out before the seminar. The seminar was so much more than I thought it was going to be and we met some really cool photographers from Denver. Afterwards a few of the photographers got a personal tour of DJ's tour bus by DJ himself. Then we went across the street and had a late dinner. We didn't get home until after 2:00 and we had to get up at 4:00am to catch our flight back to Atlanta. Seriously, I had the best night of my life. I don't think that we will ever stop talking about it!!!

David Jay,

I know that I said it a million times but thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are an amazing photographer but an even more incredible person. You have completely changed the direction of my business and I can't thank you enough for your willingness to give. I promise to pay it forward and to continue to live by your example. I will share my knowledge and spirit to free others to do what they love-


Your approach to photography is such a breath of fresh air. It was so amazing to be in the same room with you after following you for so long on your blog. Thank you so much for all that you have done for other photographers and for being so open to sharing what you know. I had a blast with you in Denver and I hope that we cross paths again! Until then, Rock on!!!


This was the day after at 7:00am on our flight back to Atlanta. We got less than 2 hours sleep :)

Here we all are! Dawn, myself, Becker and Mickie

This is the moment that I have waited 4 1/2 years for.

My reaction to being on the tourbus!

These photos were taken by Vania Hardtle


Anonymous said...

It looks as though you had the most wonderful experience. I can see in your eyes and your expresions that you were where you were meant to be. I am so very proud of you and can't tell you that enough. I truly believe that one day there will other photographers going to YOUR seminars because you will one day be THE photographer to book!! I love you with all my heart, Mom

Perceptions Photography said...

Lindsey, we were on David Jays tour bus and he tried to show us how to play a Justin Timberlake game on his xbox! It could'nt have been better. You know how much we also love Justin!

[ b ] e c k e r said...

hey lindsey, thanks for coming out and for your kinds words. i had a blast hanging with the three of you crazy women! keep up the good work! [ b ]