Bootcamp with Liene Stevens of The Smart Planner

Posted by Studio222 Photography | 2:22 PM | | 5 comments » | Share on Facebook

One of the things that makes being a part of the wedding industry so much fun is joining its community of artists and business people. Since we are photographers, we are usually surrounded by other photographers, deep in photography conversations and geeking out as we talk about the new lens that we've been trying out or a new concept or idea for our businesses. Last week I (Becka) had the pleasure of branching out a bit and getting to hear some great perspective from another side of the industry: event planners.

Liene Stevens, founder of Blue Orchid Designs and whirlwind force behind The Smart Planner came to Orlando for the day for a workshop called Blogging Bootcamp. Liene, on top of being ridiculously fun to spend a day with (Not even kidding: we sat for 4 hours chatting over coffee!), is an amazing business woman. As we all typed away on our laptops, she dropped gem after gem of social media wisdom into our laps. I was able to relax and take a minute to evaluate what we are currently doing via social media and dream up ways to make it better. I am excited by all the things that I took away from the workshop and am thrilled to start implementing them in our business, especially here on our blog. One of the first of which is the new Subscriptions link in the right sidebar where you can easily add our blog to your google reader (or whichever reader you prefer). Just trying to make life simpler for ya. ;)

Twitter talk. Join us: Liene, Me, Nate

The lovely and talented Trisha Hay of Black White Bliss supplied us with these lovely custom journals and centerpieces

Business time!

The entire group. That's me third from the right. (Can you tell I prefer to be behind the camera?)


  1. Mel Watson // May 11, 2009 at 3:19 PM  

    So much fun! I see Cassie & Danielle of Flaire Events in there too. Love them! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Lisa Sears // May 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

    How funny! My friend, Ashley Daniel, was there. Small world!

    She does amazing stationary if you are ever in need. :)

  3. Liene Stevens // May 11, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

    Thanks so much for taking these and for coming to the workshop! It was so great to meet you and I can't wait to see how you take over and change the world. :)

  4. Jasmine Marie // May 12, 2009 at 12:03 AM  

    What fun! Can't wait for the SD one! :)

  5. Tira J // May 12, 2009 at 11:06 PM  

    Someday, I want to go to one of her workshops. :)