July 29, 2019

Creative at Heart Conference Round 9 Recap

Round 9 of the Creative at Heart Conference at the WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run, North Carolina

This summer, I headed down to North Carolina to attend and photograph the ninth Creative at Heart Conference at the gorgeous WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run.

I have been to multiple Creative at Heart events, including two conferences as an attendee, three as a photographer, and I attended the birthday bash! Each time, I have had such a blast, learned so much and walked away with new pals! You can read a few of those recaps HERE, HERE and HERE!

Round 9 was truly something special. I had the honor of serving as the official conference photographer again, and I am just so grateful that Kat Schmoyer and her team asked me to come back this year.

creative at heart conference round 9 winmock nc

Over the course of four days, we heard from truly incredible leaders in the creative industry. Women like Nancy Ray, Shanna Skidmore, Terri Baskin, Katelyn James, Lara Casey, and more have inspired me for so many years as an entrepreneur, and it truly is an honor to get to learn from them. My favorite talks at round 9 were from Nancy, Sarajane Case, Laura Foote, and Abby Grace Springmann. These women inspire so many, and during the conference, they shared their wisdom on topics like motherhood, contentment, the Enneagram, boundaries, and more.

I really loved round 9 for many reasons. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we learned, we came up with new ideas, we were vulnerable, we were inspired, and the most important thing…..we did it together. This is my last conference for the foreseeable future, so I went into it just really wanting to soak it all up and enjoy it and have an amazing time. And I am so glad to say that I did that, and it was better than I even expected. I had such an amazing experience, and it was also incredible getting to watch so many creatives have a phenomenal experience, as well.

Since 2015, Creative at Heart has been a big part of my life. I’ve made incredible friends, learned really helpful things that opened my eyes and I implemented in my business, and I am so thankful for what CAH has done for me, my business and most importantly – my life.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite images from the four day event, and I am so excited to share them on the blog today!

You can view the recap video from The Herrintons HERE!

Thank you so much to each of the incredible sponsors who loved on us all! Thank you to Kat and EVERYONE who worked so hard behind the scenes to pull off the BEST CAH YET!!! It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of it all, and I am so excited to see how CAH continues to grow throughout the years! If you’ve attended a conference before, I would love to hear all about it in the comments below! If you haven’t yet attended, I highly recommend it! Put it on your to-do list and MAKE IT HAPPEN! You will not regret it! I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about it; don’t hesitate to reach out via email or in the comments below!


  • Welcome Party: Shaundra Howard // IG: @shaundrahow
  • Sunglasses: Tara Sutton, To A T // IG: @everythingdonetoat
  • C@H Notebook: Bailey Shea Designs // IG: @baileysheadesigns
  • C@H Notebook Illustration: Simply Jessica Marie // IG: @simplyjessicamarie
  • Here’s to You Coaster: Katie Bowman, Blu3 Designs // IG: @blu3designs
  • Here’s to the Creatives Print: Nicole Miyuki Lettering + Design // IG: @nicolemiyuki

Late Night Treat: Dubsado // IG @mydubsado

Lemon Tote: The Welcoming District // IG @thewelcomingdistrict

Face Masks: Monique Hatchett, Shop Love Mo // IG @shoplovemo

Lotions: Luxe & Bloom // IG @shopluxeandbloom

Marble Phone Grips: Trena Little // IG @trena_little

Pen + Notebook Set: Dubsado // IG @mydubsado

Peppermint Lip Balm: Jenny MelickRoses and Azalea // IG @rosesandazalea

Pink Hair Clips: Chelsey Walker, Periwillow Boutique // IG @periwillowboutique

Van Gogh Print w/ Quote: Designed to Thrive Creative // IG @dmicheleperry

Winmock Print: Beloved Paper // IG @belovedpaper

  • Amy Lyn Stock Photo Discount // IG @helloamylyn
  • C@H Sticker on White Bags: Abby Woerner // IG @blair_made
  • Cait Raimondo discount // IG @cait.raimondo
  • Coco & June, Emily Kurth Prints // IG @cocoandjune
  • Gillian Sarah Discount // IG @gilliansarahdesign
  • Kari Roberts Discount // IG @karirobertscoaching
  • Katie Newberg Workbooks // IG @katiegrace_newberg
  • Lauren Perry Sticker // IG @laurenperrystudio
  • Motivational Notecards: Staccato, Kelly McTamney Harms // IG @staccatoinvites
  • Nancy Ray Discount // IG @nancyray
  • Paige Billing Discount // IG @paigebillingcreative
  • Pause With Purpose Print // IG @pause_with_purpose
  • Pepper Discount // IG @meet.pepper
  • Stickers + Coaching Discount: Alexandra Kaval // IG @gracespacechristiancoaching
  • Things Unseen Designs Stickers // IG @thingsunseendesigns


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