Jasmine Star theFix-Phoenix, AZ

Last week I attended Jasmine Star’s theFix.  This was the first stop on her 12 city tour to speak to other photographers about….

Well, that’s an interesting question.  theFix website describes the event as a conversation with Jasmine Star.  Jasmine describes it as, “prom, but with better hair”.  I had pretty awesome hair at prom, so I signed-up.  Actually, I signed-up because I knew that whatever Jasmine had to say I wanted to hear.

Jasmine spoke about a new movement in the industry right now.  The idea of photographers working together to help each other grow their business.  Networking is HUGE in this industry, but historically it has only gone so far.  Get together for lunch…yes.  Tell me where you shot your last engagement session with that really cool background…no, actually hell no.  Tell you how much I charge?  I’m more likely to tell you how much I weigh.

It’s as if we invite everyone over to our house, but don’t let anyone inside and instead mingle on the front lawn.  There is an internal struggle of wanting to be open, but fearful of giving out what makes us successful.  What makes the client choose me over you.

Jasmine’s theme throughout the night was to let these fears and hesitations go.  The idea that you will be stronger as an individual by being part of a community.

It could have just been the atmosphere (or the champagne), but it feels like change is coming to the photography community.  It’s time to let each other past the front door and…gasp! let them walk on the good carpet.

And now proof that I had awesome hair at prom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Langford Love the promo hair!!! It was such an inspiring evening (The Fix… not prom) and I’m glad I got to share it with you!!!

Suzanne Melissa You weren’t inspired by prom?? It was a great evening and fun to hang out w/you…we need to do this more often!

Kari Jeanne Love this! Thanks for sharing :)

Jodi Harris Loved your blog. Well done. Loved the prom hair too. Thanks for sharing.

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