Austin Visual Meet-Up Recap / by Tess Cagle

Using this rainy weekend—brought to us by #HurricaneHarvey— to catch up with some website updates. 

Last weekend I stepped out of my comfort zone and attended my first ever photographer meetup. Hosted by Austin Visuals, the meetup was incredibly inspiring—as have the last week as I've checked out all the other work shared by photographers I met. 

I've never actually worked with models before. I'm an event / concert photographer looking to expand my portrait work, so I thought the meet-up would help me learn a few things. It did and also left me feeling incredibly inspired and ready to focus more on growing my freelance business. 

Since graduation, my art has taken a backseat behind the financial stresses of everyday life (plus some really awful money emergencies.) I started a full-time job and felt like I lost all the time and energy I used to have to focus on my photography.

Two months into this routine, I'm ready to focus more on my true life-long passion. With that decision means I have many more hard ones to make in the next few months, but I'm really excited to dedicate myself to doing what makes me happy. 

Here's a few of my shots from the weekend. Cheers to future projects, inspired by this day.