I Heart Faces Photography Conference - Dallas, Texas - Amy Locurto - Angie Arthur

I am proud to be a creative entrepreneur. We think differently than the typical business entrepreneur. Wikipedia sums it up great with this statement:

Essentially, creative entrepreneurs are investors in talent – their own and/or other people’s.

If you don’t already know, I am a co-founder of a great photography community called I Heart Faces. This weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing my dreams and hard work come to reality when we hosted the first annual I Heart Faces Photography Conference in Dallas at Southfork Ranch.

It was an amazing day with around 200 women and a few men. We laughed, cried and best of all learned a lot!

I Heart Faces Photography Conference - Dallas, Texas - Sue Bryce

{Sue Bryce at her key note speech.}

I got to meet people I admire, people I have only talked to online and people I hadn’t seen in years. I got to be a part of something BIG that will be in a person’s memories forever. I got to help encourage others to realize they can dream big and do anything they set their minds to.

The conference was definitely a day of investing in other’s talents as we brought in the most amazing teachers and speakers to learn from and enjoy.

So now you know why I have been missing in action from Living Locurto since last week!

Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while and know me, I hope you will click over to I Heart Faces and see a little snippet of what happened and what it meant to my partner, Angie and me. I will do a more detailed re-cap later this week over there for those of you interested in photography and marketing your business.

I Heart Faces Photography Conference - Dallas, Texas - Southfork Ranch

I wrote this today to encourage you to step outside of your box and dream big.

I did. Even though I went with no sleep for weeks and about threw up the morning of the conference because of nerves… I did it!

***Thanks to everyone who supported me and I Heart Faces through this time. I have some wonderful friends and family. Love to you all!***


And of course, I had to throw a party for the speakers and friends who helped me!

This is what happens at a VIP Party when a bunch of creative people get together…

I Heart Faces Photography Conference - VIP Party Photo Booth

I Heart Faces Photography Conference - VIP Party Photo Booth

Thanks to A Cool Studio for the great time!

Photo credit: Amandalynn Jones

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  1. OMG, Amy, I’m so exited for you and followed the IG pictures of the event. Can’t wait to read more about it and will love to be a part of it next year. I have a food blog, but seeing your conference blossom you inspired me to try my creative side and will be blogging about it soon; with another blog named Layers Loft. Amy, you Rock!!!! Keep on inspiring other woman & men.

  2. Hi Amy, My name is Janke and I follow your blog and facebook since a year now. You inspire a lot of people! Keep up the good work and congratulations!

  3. Jodi, That means the world and makes all of the sleepless nights and stress worth it. ha!! I really do love what I do, especially having this platform to reach sweet souls like you. Yes, keep dreaming big! And thanks for your great comment.

  4. Amy, I’ve been following you for a long time now..I’ve seen you grow, listened to your words of encouragement. I’ve tried a few DIY challenges and purchased some cool stuff. But most of all what I’ve got from you and your God given talent, is INSPIRATION for way more than DIY projects..for my life. God has used you to inspire me to dream big..in many things. So thank you for what you do and more importantly for who you are.
    -Jodi in RedingtonBeach ,FL with TheJumpStartFitCamp.com

  5. Love this post and these photos and your heart!!! I can tell just from the energy that it was one amazing conference and one that I’ll have to attend soon!!!!

  6. Amy! Thank you for inviting me and allowing me to help out! What an amazing and inspirational conference–I came away with tools, inspiration, knowledge, new friends, and BIG dreams.

  7. So happy for you both!!! You’ve been an inspiration to do many for so long, sorry I couldn’t make it this year — but with any luck … I’ll be there for the next one!

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