It’s good to be home. Brian & I spent 7 days in San Diego, then 3 days in Long Beach. We were in Long Beach because I was fortunate enough to attend Gather California – a women’s photography retreat hosted by Kim Klassen & Xanthe Berkeley. The opportunity presented itself in September so there wasn’t a lot of time to develop a pre-conceived notion about the event, and therefore everything was a surprise. The home where the retreat took place was absolutely beautiful. Set right at the edge of the sand of Sunset Beach. Myriam Joseph (along with helping hands from Alisha Herrick) added special touches throughout the house to be discovered, including the welcome display above.
Comforting messages and playful elements were scattered about waiting to be discovered. With its many windows, the house offered wonderful natural light opportunities but one of the favorite still life places in the house was the laundry room!
Walking into this space had a calming, peaceful effect. This picture was the first still life image I took in the house.
There was fellowship,
Tips and techniques were shared,
Everywhere I turned there was something beautiful to appreciate,
and lovely models willing to pose,
We spent time on the beach talking,
and of course taking pictures,
having fun and taking more pictures,
with parasols and scarves,
and taking advantage of the golden light of sunset.
Just one more shot
This is what hearts filled with joy overflowing looks like
And then the first day came to a close.
The next day we went to Seal Beach and spent quite a bit of time in a lovely shop…
But I will save that story for Friday. See ya then!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your week is going well.