we had an amazing time over on vashon island at our photo workshop this spring. a few weeks prior jon and i attended a photography workshop in new orleans with keith carter . it was such a good experience to be on the other side before we taught our own workshop. during our time in new orleans we had long talks about this whole "photography thing" and what it means to each of us. we gave much thought to how we would explain our process. i planned and worried as the workshop grew closer. but the moment our group arrived i instantly felt at ease and excited! they were a wonderful and talented bunch! we did two photo sessions the day of the workshop. the first was a blustery ferry ride portrait session with the cutest couple, jen & zach . the second one was with the adorable leffel family, we shot them around the tahlequah house. we enjoyed a very special and inspiring day that lasted well into the night. Below are images of our day together and photographs that our attendees created during our photo sessions.
our goal that day was to encourage the group to slow down and to be content with creating just one good meaningful photo from the day. in a world where it's normal for people to fire off 3,000 photos at a wedding or post 40 photos on their blog from one engagement session, we encouraged everyone to move in the other direction. if you would like to see more photos and read about the experience from our attendees' point of view, please check out the follow blog posts.....
total sweetness from robyn on her blog : mbobm
great insight from the other heather on her blog : heather king
leila's take on vashon island blog : olive juice photography
many more photos of the day over on viki gannon's blog
we are planning on hosting another workshop in the winter. please email me if you would like to be added to our early registration list. the workshop will be held in the seattle/ tacoma area. please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.