It’s amazing that in this day and age of openness and businesses helping other like businesses grow, that there still exists an underlying current of jealousy, and pettiness.
I was asked by my good friend, Carissa Hoop at Flora & Fauna, to take pictures of her floral arrangements at the Tribeza Bridal Show at the very nice Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel. I spent about an hour or so taking pictures of Carissa’s super cool Pavé ball flower arrangements, I grabbed a model, from Ann Kelso Salon, named April, who was wearing a fabulous dress from Alexia Gavela, and took some shots of her holding a bouquet, and even got some shots of some tasty cupcakes at The Cupcake Bar.
After I was done shooting I decided to go around and meet some of the other photographers. I met the delightful couple behind Forever Photography, and saw my new friend Svetlana Frolova from Svetlana Photography.
As I met people there were a couple requests to see my Leather Craftsmen albums. So, when I went down to drop off my camera equipment, I grabbed my two sample albums and started to show those that were interested. Bear in mind, I was not trolling for brides… I totally respect the fact that people paid for their booth, and I was only showing vendors my albums.
At one point some little munchkin, from the magazine, harboring a Napoleon complex walks up and says that I’m going to have to leave, because vendors are complaining. I tell him that I brought it up on request from a couple of the vendors, and I wasn’t talking to any of the brides. He then puts his hand on my shoulder in an effort to usher me out. I politely back away, and say goodbye to Carissa, and leave.
Talk about rediculous.
But, I look at it as a good thing. The more publicity I have means the more visible I am. And how many people can say they’ve been kicked out of a bridal show, or made it onto the Tribeza list of banditos? I need some controversy to make it big.
This is going to be a great year!