February 24, 2011

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

There are seriously no words right now. To the photographers who came to our room today and shared your hearts & lives with us, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for being there and thank you for the love and hope you all poured out to us. I could feel every single one of you pulling for us up there, almost willing us to succeed. And I believe that it was because of that will, that everything else began to seem more possible. You make me feel like the luckiest girl on the planet right now. In the stratosphere. And Justin & I are honored that we got to close out this incredible week with a whole room full of people that we now consider friends.

With all my love & a heart full of thanks,

  1. Les

    I’m sure you guys rocked it! You always do.
    P.S. Love the one sholder Mary, LOVE IT!!!

  2. Elizabeth

    I so wish I could’ve been there to see y’all!!!!

  3. Aric Becker

    Thank you guys for sharing and raising the level of our profession!! You two are the greatest and we are lucky to learn from you!

  4. Jana Marie

    Oh Justin and Mary!! We made te blog! Yay. You both are absolutely some of the most beautiful people inside and out and you do absolutely beautiful work. I loved listening again this year… (my whole reason to visit wppi each yr). Hopefully I can join a workshop soon. Much love, Jana Marie

  5. Jen O.

    I’m sorry I had to miss it, but I’m sure you were amazing. Way to go J & M! :) (Awww – I see Jen McKen shedding a tear!)

  6. JamieY

    Your presentation was awesome!! Thanks for sharing all that you did, and bringing a tear to my eye!

  7. Robin McQuay Anderson

    My husband and I loved your WPPI program and have taken away so much great information. You are generous and so open and honest….so appreciated! AND I won a raffle prize – The Rainmaker book! My first win EVER! It is us who give YOU thanks!

  8. Alison

    Not long after I left you guys today, I get a text that my mug is on your blog! I have said it a million times but thank you. Your insight and kind hearts are changing lives on a regular basis and mine is one of them. May many many blessings return to you!

  9. Jacob Bergmeier


    Congratulations on all of your many successes. My hopes and prayers for your success at WPPI seem to be answered. Hurry home to CT.

  10. Jennifer Jar

    I wish I could have made it out to WPPI this year…if only just to attend your workshop.

  11. Alicia Candelora

    YAY!! I am SOOOO happy the room was full. Sooooo very proud of who you guys are and what you bring to tis industry!

  12. Susan Wyant

    Thank YOU for sharing – you were well spoken and had lots of inspiring things to say. It was the ‘kick in the butt’ I needed to get things moving. And yes – we will come photograph your dog!

  13. stephane lemaire

    Thank YOU, what a speech !!!! It was awesome … The best topic to finish this great week …and yes some light bulbs went off, thank you so MUCH …felt so lucky to be there…looking forward to seeing you again

  14. ashley barnett

    You guys were amazing. I am sitting in JFK airport waiting for the final flight to get me back home and I am literally bursting with ideas and just want to get home and put them into action. Thank you for inspiring and pushing us all to be better. It is NOT my lot in life to struggle :)

  15. Allie S.

    You were a brilliant, moving speaker! Thanks for ending the conference on a very high note :)

  16. Laura Gordon

    I wanted so badly to come to WPPI this year and MEET YOU!! I stalk your blog all the time, you guys are such an inspiration :)

  17. Caitlin

    My eyes instantly welled up when I got to the second photo and saw all of those people with their hands raised. Those photos of people relating to you, applauding you, standing up for you, are just so wonderful. I was thinking of you guys yesterday and knew you would be amazing! Congratulations.

  18. Jessie Emeric

    omg i’m on your blog..well, the back of my head is! LOL
    Thank you so much for everything you said and for all you do. I hope you know how much your work means to not just me, but so many others too. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  19. Alyssa Turner

    Wow! It was so amazing to hear you speak yesterday morning! You and Justin are so inspiring and I love that you have a passion to help others and share your knowledge. I had to leave 45 minutes early to catch my flight and it took everything I had to will myself out of that chair and get to the airport. I was hanging on every word, not being able to write fast enough into my notes. You were on point 5 when I left and you can be certain I will be asking for notes on the the last 5 amazing tips. I saw on twitter that you got a standing ovation at the end and even though I could not be there for that part I was jumping up and down and applauding in spirit! Thank you so much for your willingness to share!

  20. Kati

    Hey there guys! You ROCKED yesterday morning at WPPI! I booked my flight later in the day just to hear you speak…loved you last year….so now…I want WPPI to book you early in the week so more people can have the pleasure of being inspired by you both. Always a fan!

  21. David Burke

    So bummed I missed WPPI again this year :( So proud of you guys and miss you lots!!! Hope all is well and keep spreading the love ;-)

    Love ya,

  22. Columbus GA Photographer

    Looked a blast and great learning experience for everyone that attended. Would have loved to have made it.

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