"We need to sit down and talk!" he said, as if he were going to burst if he waited one more second.
If you know Dane Sanders you know he is the founder/author of Fast Track Photographer, an amazing wedding photographer, a GREAT guy with such a big heart, and enough passion and enthusiasm to put a high school cheerleading squad to shame!
As we sat eating our amazing Cuban food, we listened as he told us about what's on the horizon for the wedding photography world! Not only that, but as he shared these ideas for the first time to a group of his peers, he asked us for our feedback and what we thought about his new upcoming adventures. It blew me away that he, Dane Sanders, was genuinely asking what I thought about his business and the direction it was taking. Having such an awesome approach and humble heart is one of the huge keys to his success so far...no doubt in my mind!
One of the things that really stuck with me tonight was when he was describing what separated the "rock star" photographers from your average joe. It wasn't talent, (because there are tons of talented photographers out there), it wasn't genetics, it wasn't some inane photographical genius mind....it was two things:
"They were presented an opportunity, and they worked their butt off!!"
Without spoiling what Dane shared with us tonight (sorry, no sneak peaks, we were sworn to secrecy!), what I can tell you is that WPPI is going to be INSANE this year thanks to Fast Track Photographer. Also, Dane has the creative literary juices flowing once again and is looking at authoring a couple more books! Tom Cruise has got nothing on Dane....look out Oprah...here he comes!! :)
I had the best time with these great photographers tonight! See you guys soon!