February 24, 2012

Still Motion Video: 4 People, 1 Story

So it’s Friday. And today I plan on doing absolutely nothing except hugging my dog, as Justin & I try to recover from the whirlwind that was WPPI. Next week, I will fill you in on everything. I promise. But for now, I’m just going to send you into the weekend with this video from Still Motion.

Patrick called me about a week before we left for Vegas and said they were making this film. It was going to follow an exhibitor, a first time WPPI attendee, a long time WPPI veteran, and a speaker. And he asked if we would be the speakers. I think he had only gotten to “sp…” when I had already said YES! Yes, yes, yes! And so off to Vegas we went. With miles to go before we could sleep, as it were. And Still Motion was there to capture it all. The nerves, the prep, the behind the scenes. Meeting up with Jen Jar,. the first time attendee. And walking out on stage in front of the biggest sea of faces I’ve ever seen. That moment of “whew” before you even know if the words will come out.

I was thinking on the plane ride home about how incredibly lucky I am to have Patrick in my life as a friend, a confidant, a sounding board, and someone who pushes me to dream & do bigger. Because he is someone who dreams and does bigger every. single. day. There is nothing that he is afraid to take on. And he just finds a way to make it happen. And that, that right there inspires me. To the whole crew at Still Motion. (Patrick, Amina, Joyce, Ray, Justin, Amanda, Quenna)….you guys amaze me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you do!! For making us part of the story. We love you guys! Big time!


4 people, 1 story. This is my WPPI. from stillmotion on Vimeo.

  1. Christa

    Love! I wanna go to WPPI. I wish I had seen your talk :)

  2. Bethany

    Wow. I loved watching that and am AGAIN feeling tortured about not going. NEXT YEAR IS THE YEAR!

  3. Cassandra

    Oh my goodness! How awesome!

  4. Michelle

    I’m totally going next year!!

  5. Stephanie Stewart

    CHILLS!!! Can’t wait to hear more about it! Must.Go.To.WPPI.Next.Year!!!

  6. Ashley Hawkes

    You guys really did pull it off. Your talk was inspiring as always. I attended 2 years ago and you blew my mind. This time I brought my other half and he was also inspired and touched by your class. He needed to hear what you had to say right now. Thank you so much for giving him, and us, that.

  7. Tiffany Farley

    What an AWESOME video! It made me ten times more excited to go next year.

  8. Brendon

    This made me shiver with inspiration/excitement.

  9. Sandra Fazzino

    Awesome! How in God’s name did they turn that around so quickly?! And how did you stay so poised & focused knowing the whole time you were surrounded by video cameras?!

  10. Graham

    This is FANTASTIC! Mary you look like such a rock star on that stage! LOVE IT!!!

  11. Kristi Chappell

    Looks like you rocked it! I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog from time to time and leaving your sweet comments. I think of y’all as celebrities and a big smile comes to my face when I see you have taken the time to visit!

  12. Emilia Jane

    So beautiful.

  13. Jen Jar

    Mary (and Justin), I am SO honored to be featured in the same video as you two beautiful and talented people! I’m so glad they got a shot of me during your class because you seriously moved me so much with your words. I love you both so much <3

  14. Shannon Rosan

    Wow! That was incredible!

  15. Kandise

    THANK YOU. This week you pushed me. In ways I wasn’t ready to be pushed. Or maybe in ways I didn’t know I NEEDED to be pushed. I’m so glad to have been there.

  16. ashley barnett

    We’ve watched this at least 5 times now and it still makes me laugh and cry each time. I am SO thankful to have a partner like Jen in my life and in my business. She is AMAZING and deserves everything this week gave to her. And so thankful that you were able to share your goodness with her.

  17. sharon elizabeth

    of course ya’ll are rockin’ super stylish outfits!!!! =)

  18. Kari Jeanne

    Wow! What a great video – one day I hope to go and experience WPPI in person. And hear you speak of course :)

  19. Suzy G

    love it. P.S. y’all are just so darn cute. :)

  20. Gary Cirlin

    Can I just say that I LOVE the quick scene when you guys are leaving the hotel room.. Justin has like 40lbs of boxes in his hands but still opens the door ahead of his beautiful wife.

  21. Nancy Mitchell

    OMG…Mary this just gave me chills! I so want to go and be there next year! Looks like you all had an amazing time! xoxo~nance

  22. Kaity Whitman

    Great video! Had the most fantastic time at WPPI this year and meeting you. Thats me taking a picture with Jerry Ghionis at minute 1.09! WOW!

  23. Jessie Emeric

    oh that was so awesome! It left me wanting more..love you guys!

  24. Emily

    Great video!!

  25. *Nicole B

    Love love loved the video! Makes me so sad I missed it and you guys! I heard that you were incredible {as always}. oxox

  26. Alisha Kistenmacher

    I must be pretty emotional today, but that video kinda brought tears to my eyes! It makes me so appreciative that I have found something I love with my whole body & soul. I hope to meet you and Justin someday in my lifetime. Thank You for sharing everything you do!

  27. Alison Mish

    Wow! I cannot wait to get there someday…hoping it will happen next year! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Tira J

    I still haven’t come off my high from WPPI. I walked away a changed photographer, person, and everything else I am in this world. I had tears rolling down my face so many times this week, because I couldn’t believe that I finally made it, and that because of everything that I learned, there’s no turning back. There are no longer any "someday’s" in my life. Thank you J & M for so many things! Love you both!

  29. Eran and Aubs Photography and Cinematography

    SO COOL!! I wanted to go so bad this year….but maybe next year when the baby is 1 year older!! =O)

  30. Lisa Cour

    Ever fabulous and amazing!!

  31. Jil

    what a seriously cool video!

  32. rich

    you guys are awesome! so cool to see you as a part of this wonderful video!

  33. Amanda Driver

    Love it, J&M! Maybe next year we’ll get to see you there! :)

  34. Jenn Valluzzo

    Ahh, that’s so awesome. I am planning on attending next year for the first time and I can’t WAIT!!

  35. Katelyn James

    loved this! Loved your talk, loved the video, LOVED seeing you guys! xoxo

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