Month: July, 2010
I do not remember a lot from my early years, but one thing I do remember is curling up with one of my parents and reading before bed. It is something that I will always look back on with fondness. Going to the Hurleys for dinner every week, I am able to re-live these memories. Every visit before the girls go to bed, we sit and read. I have even been known to end a session or two reading to one of my little clients, but only when they ask me to
A couple of weeks ago, I went up to Napa for a very special event. The organization I belong to National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) had their first Annual Retreat. NAPCP was created by the incredibly talented Alice Park and her husband Kyu. It is a wonderful resource for parents as well as photographers. They have a wonderful blog with articles ranging from how to dress for your session to recipes.
I was looking forward to the retreat, but it was above and beyond anything I accepted. I met so many lovely people during the two days that we were there. I had the chance to listen to both Tamara Lackey and Dane Sanders speak, in addition to Lisa Thomas, Brandy Anderson, Jane Johnson, and Andrea Halsey. There was just the right amount of information to take in, which was perfect, because it also allowed for us to have some fun too! Alice and Kyu set up a couple of beautiful wine tastings, and at the end of the first night, there were 15 local models who took part in a perfectly lit shooting clinic up at the vineyard next to our hotel.
Alice & Kyu, Thank you so much for everything! The amount of time, thought, and detail that you put in to this retreat came through in every aspect of the retreat. I am very glad to have you and NAPCP in my life
Before I show some photographs, I just wanted to say thank you to Whitney for making the long drive to and from Napa with me! Without you and Big Sky Cafe, I am not sure I would have made it A big thank you to Whitney and Sara Harris for all your hard work that went into helping this retreat happen!
And seriously, if you ever go to San Luis Obispo, I highly recommend stopping at Big Sky Cafe. Their food is fantastic!