My Trip to Louisville, Kentucky – Carrollton Photographer

If you know me well, then you know that I don’t travel much. I prefer to spend my weekends photographing families and weddings. So, this “trip” all started when my husband was scheduled for an overnight business trip to Louisville. Just as we have always done in the past, I planned to stay home with our daughter and dog. Besides, it was right after my first dance school.

To my surprise, my mom called and suggested I tag along this time. I thought she was crazy, but she offered to stay with Linzy and Maggy at the house. So, what the heck, it’s only for one night.

Mike booked me a ticket and we were off to the airport. It was just like we were young again. We raced down the elevators, fought over the tempature of the air conditioner and talked non stop on the plane. Once we got to Louisville, we got a rental car and headed to the hotel. We had a few detours in between like the chocolate store and stopping to chat with some young military men. But, overall it was smooth sailing.

Once we hit our room, Mike started preparing for his presentation and I started researching Louisville, Kentucky. I was expecting a small country town, but actually, Louisville is a beautiful town with rich history. After all it is the home to the Kentucky Derby! You know… horses! Now that I’m here, I would love to stay a few extra days and explore some of the restored Victorian homes and Museums. I bet locals have beautiful weddings here.

Sometimes it takes getting away from something to be able to see the big picture. When you own a small business like I do, you own everything from marketing and taxes to taking out the trash. Even though my business is photography, photography is actually the thing I do the least of.

If I were to research Texas Tradition Photography like I just did Louisville Kentucky, I might be less impressed. But, keep in mind that I am the photographer, the Facebooker, the blogger, the web master, the business owner, the janitor (not a good one) the everything. I AM Texas Tradition Photography and I’m trying everyday to get better at everything. And today, sitting in my hotel room in Louisville, Kentucky, I realize that I need to work more on my web appearance. I need to share more with the world. I do some amazing photography for some amazing people, but get so wrapped up in the day to day business that I fail to share it with you. So, when I get back home, In between my next dance schools, weddings and senior portraits, I will take it up a notch with my web presence. But for now… I’m sitting here relaxing while Mike is giving his presentation. From my window, I see the Louisville Harley Davidson store and Hobby Lobby. Both are within walking distance… good thing since Mike took the car. I have $40 and 4 hours to spare. Which should I choose?…

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