Why Do Some Communities Thrive?


“You guys, we have a GOOD group right here.

I’ve never been so thankful for and never realized how rare it is to be loved and lifted up by my fellow photographers before today. Yesterday I posted in a local FB group looking for a second shooter and it ended up resulting in dozens upon dozens of comments and follow-up posts attacking not only business model but my heart and my character and even attacks against my fiancé, Justin. Needless to say, I was COMPLETELY taken aback and absolutely shocked… and I think I have this group to blame for that! This group where there’s been an outpouring of positivity and kindness in the name of community since I joined. Where I’ve been lifted up in the name of love and compassion and not cut down in the name of bitterness and resentment. What we have here is truly invaluable, and it’s something to be protected and cherished! If you’re ever tempted to write anything from a place of mean-spiritedness… just don’t! But I already know this group doesn’t have to be told that.

I am so thankful for the community and friends I’ve found here!!! I can’t wait to meet more of you face to face as the years go on. I hope everyone has an AMAZING a start to their wedding season!!”




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