I’m excited about today’s post because I finally get to rave all about the Hustle in Heels conference!!! Attending a conference was at the top of my to-do list this year and I am SO thankful that I had the opportunity to attend the Hustle in Heels at Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, VA. I had been looking forward to it for weeks and it did not disappoint!
In case you haven’t seen all of my Instagram posts, Hustle in Heels was hosted by Michelle of M Harris Studios. She put together a conference that focused on encouraging and equipping creative entrepreneurs with the tools they need to create a thriving business. For this first round, the conference was specifically focused on helping photographers! We heard from wonderful speakers like Derek from Edwin Marie, Hope of Hope Taylor Photography, and wedding planner/former Miss America Caressa Jackson. Each day, there was a styled shoot planned by the fabulous Bella Giornata Events team – wait until you see all of the gorgeous set ups below! To top it all off, we got to spend two days at Airlie which basically felt like being on a relaxing retreat in a secret garden. My photographer heart was so full walking away from this conference. I got to meet some talented new creatives and learn new ways to continue building my business.
If I haven’t talked you into this conference yet, slide into my DMs so I can tell you more about why you NEED to attend the next one. If I have already convinced you, you’re in luck because Michelle is already planning a Hustle in Heels part TWO! It’s happening this August and you can follow along for updates about registration on the Hustle in Heels Instagram. Trust me when I tell you that this conference is exactly what your heart and business needs.
Keep scrolling to see some behind the scenes photos and all of the gorgeous styled shoots from the conference. If you want to learn more about all of the vendors, you can explore the links below!
Conference Host // M Harris Studios
Venue // Airlie Conference Center Food pictured // Airlie Catering
Planning & Design, Florals // Bella Giornata Events
Rentals // Party Rentals Ltd. & Vintage is for Lovers
Hair & Make up // I Do Artistry
Bridesmaid Dresses // Love Grows Here
And of course, at a conference full of photographers, there are a ton of behind the scenes/random selfies/ impromptu headshot sessions!