February 28, 2011

Success [suhk-ses]

So while we were out in Vegas, our good friend Patrick from Still Motion had asked me to be a part of this video he was putting together. Cool. Absolutely. Not a problem. I can do that for you! So went over and hung out in his room and answered a few questions and there was Starbucks involved, so I was psyched. :) And then we went on about our merry way.

And then came the tweet. The tweet heard round the world. Well, my world at least.

Patrick tweeted that this video on “Success” would be premiering at the WPPI awards assembly (wait, really??) and featured interviews with six photographers and industry leaders Kevin Kubota, Jasmine Star, Jesh De Rox, Sarah Rhoads, Jessica Claire….and then me. :) Wait, me?? Really? Uhhh….are we just playing the world’s biggest game of “one of these things does not belong” here?! :) Because really just to be included in that group, even in just a tweet, I was shaking in my knee high boots.

Well I actually just got to see the video for the very first time (because we were still working on our talk during the awards assembly), and I have to tell you that I had tears in my eyes listening to how hard each of these people have worked to get where they are and how they each define success. And to be honest, I’m still kind of shaking in my knee high boots at the thought of being part of it.

So Patrick, thank you thank you thank you for including me in this. I don’t know how to ever thank you enough. And here I thought the Starbucks was the exciting part! :)

[suhk-ses] WPPI 2011 from stillmotion on Vimeo.

  1. Columbus GA Photographer

    Just saw this on @stillmotions vimeo page. Was awesome!

  2. Katie Jane

    This is so fantastic! Love to see all my favorite photographers in one place.

  3. Jason Thon

    Mary, I think you guys are selling yourselves a bit short :). Congrats on being involved with the cool video!

  4. em scott

    mary. you are beautiful. you belong in this video. thanks for continuing to pour out so openly in this community.

  5. Marissa Rodriguez

    Oh Mary, I love you.

  6. Anne

    The video is incredible. Thank you for sharing such an inspiration :-)

  7. ashley barnett

    This is so wonderful. In a week where there are so many ideas flying around and I want to go every direction but am so, SO scared to let myself go- this, is just a reaffirmation that I am on the right path. "Action trumps fear". Love it.

  8. Meredith

    Um . . . of course you were included- thanks for sharing this, Mary!

  9. Lara

    That was beautiful – and motivating. When the scared feeling in my gut has a bit of excitement thrown in – that’s when I know I doing something right. I’m looking forward to all of the success and failures to come.

  10. Emma Sharkey

    Honey, it’s only fitting that you are in this video! Congratulations, you very much deserve to be there too!

  11. johnna brynn

    that’s beautiful. thank you.

  12. Christa

    Wow…. Short simple but oh so to the point :)
    You did great Mary!!

  13. Rupa

    Thanks for making the leap every day Mary…you inspire me to do the same!!

  14. Sindy

    This was amazing! Congratulations J&M! :)

  15. Julia

    Always an inspiration! So awesome! :)

  16. Carissa

    ummm, you definitely deserve to be in this video. this is so great!!! you deserve it all :)

  17. Kati

    Loved it!!!

  18. Tira J

    This gave me goosebumps. I loved it!

  19. Jane Shauck

    Congrats Mary! This is so great and you guys have done an amazing job! Yay Connecticut!

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  21. Lesley

    Awww, you guys totally deserve to be in this, you’ve been such an inspiration! I got back to my notes from last years Spread the Love all the time cause it’s so good. Wish I could join you again this year. :)

  22. Ashley Mauro

    Well deserved Mary. I remember awhile ago you left a comment on my blog. Like maybe years ago. I was all "who left a comment, seriously??" It was you. I am not sure where you found me. Because of your comment I have grown to LOVE your blog, and the two of you. Thank you for reaching out. I hope to attend one of your workshops… if you are ever in OHIO let me know! Hugs!

  23. Lydia

    Love this video! Mary, you totally deserved to be a part of it! Not only are you an amazing photographer, but the way you speak and write inspires all those around you!

  24. julianna

    3 wks away from my first wedding and I was so scared and filled with doubt today, THANK YOU!!!!!! I feel better now

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