Elyse Marks - Bloody hell guys, I'm so overwhelmingly moved by what this week has given me. It's brushed away cobwebs I didn't even know were there. It's given me the kick up the arse I have been waiting for! Each and every talk was a breath of fresh air, so varied, so relevant, so important, helpful and desperately needed. Now for some big changes towards mega-happiness, continued learning, celebrating love, immense unbelievable gratitude about the direction my life has taken and some seriously hard work. But if you love what you do, you never work another day in your life... SNAP has reminded me that I love what I do and I somehow think I'd forgotten.
Ross Harvey - What a beautiful experience; so many new friends and memories. It was a gift to be able to spend the last five days with you all, something I'll always treasure. Inspiring talks, inspiring people, hugs on tap, crackling fires, heart strings being plucked, guitar strings being plucked, brisk starry nights, warm sunsets, destroyed disco sheds, batshit-crazy-impromptu-DIY-parties, trust, home made drum kits, empty bottles of tequila (sambuca and whisky) and full hearts"
Kevin Mullins - By being cocooned with people who’s only ambitions are to be positive, the negatives that often exist in social media and “silent whippers” in my world as a professional wedding photographer were zapped at their core. Laura (SNAP's creator) is a believer, an educator, a bloody good photographer and a person that will grab an embryonic idea and nurture it into something very special. I’ve spoken at many conventions across the world; the amazing FDF in Argentina, for Fujifilm in Japan and all across the UK and Europe. My latest jaunt took me back to my homeland of Wales. And it was a wonderful experience. I’d call it F**ng EPIC.
Whitesmoke Studio - That an amazing week it was!!! It was a real honour to be part of this fantastic event. We didn't expect to meet such an amazing community who would became so dear to our hearts. We’re absolutely thrilled that we were part of it. We got lots of inspiration from all of you guys. All of you gave us great energy, wonderful vibes and simply kicked us out into the new wedding season. We had a wonderful time which we will treasure forever. We’ve got new friends and amazing memories. Thanks for such a warm welcome, endless talks and friendship! Laura and Pete you've created such an amazing and supportive community. You rock!"
Jennifer Moher -SNAP Photography Festival was easily my favourite conference I have ever attended AND was lucky enough to speak at. From the welcome swag bag to the most incredible food to the true sense of community to all the extra care that went into every last detail, I was seriously blown away. Thank you SO much Laura Babb for everything - It was such an honour to be part of this!
Kat Forsyth - This was my second year at SNAP. Last year I was a little worried that it would be "cliquey" and that I'd feel left out, which has happened to me before at photography workshops/conferences. Of course, it didn't happen, and everyone was bloody lovely, so my only worry this year was that it wouldn't live up to the awesomeness of my first one! But again, I needn't have worried. There's something special about SNAP. I think it's the fact that it feels like a holiday: part summer camp and part workshop. So when you leave you feel rejuvenated all over: your mind has relaxed because of all the fun times and happy people, and your body has relaxed because of the holiday vibe. Add to that the talks and classes, some inspiring for your mind and some full of practicalities for running your business, and it's no wonder that we all left feeling overwhelmed (in the best possible way) and full of excitement about our futures.