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Getting There: Building a Business that Supports Your Dreams Friday - 1:30 pm


Graham + Ashley held hands on the first night that they met - fifteen years ago. Between then and now they’ve dreamed their way from Los Angeles to Connecticut to Atlanta to Colorado. They’ve worked on Oscar nominated films, they’ve built an internationally recognized photography studio, and they were named one of the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder Magazine. They’ve shot Weddings all over the World, they have a crazy passion for people and photojournalism and stupid big dreams, and their work has received awards such as Junebug's Best of the Best, PDN Top Knots, and Showit's Image of the Year. They have a passion for education and for helping people understand that their businesses can be a beautiful vehicle to chasing dreams that (really, really) matter.

More importantly, though, they are in constant search of ridiculous places to have dance parties and tickle fights with their two kids. Because, for them, life is all about how much fun you can have with the time you're given and the people you love.

Professionally, here’s what’s amazing about small businesses: they have the power to support people in their dreams. Healthy small business owners are free to chase purpose, give generously, and love others well. So we are incredibly passionate about helping other small business owners grow healthy businesses that allow them to be World Changers.

Personally, are passionate about marriage! We LOVE dating each other and taking time to invest in our relationship. We love taking days off of work and going hiking together and skiing together, or just heading to a brewery and play scrabble (or trivial pursuit, which Ashley is pretty epically bad at). Having a loving, fun marriage allows us to be a team in everything, and it makes all the difference in our family and our business.

It would definitely be Toto. We were kind of BORN to be in Toto. Africa is our go-to karaoke song, and we are pretty stoked to share our interpretive dance moves at the conference.