It is hard to put into words and properly express my appreciation to Richard + Amy…their passion for the art of photography, their kindness and generosity, completely open and willing to share the knowledge they have gained. My eyes have been opened to observe light so differently, my mind is filled with ideas, my heart is grateful. I am so glad that I was able to spend last week in Victoria at their amazing perspective workshop ~ ignite the light within. They are a BEAUTIful couple and exceptional photographic artists that I am thrilled to have met and learned from.
Thank you to the other photographers who attended…for being who you are and sharing your love for photography, I want to keep in touch…good luck to all of you in your journey!
Here are a few highlights of my week in Victoria, including a day on Salt Spring Island…it really was an experience.
The Laurel Point “Stay Different” – where I stayed and the workshop was based out of.
On the ferry to Salt Spring Island. If you love food and wine and are making a trip to Vancouver Island look up Travel With Taste ~ Cathy is a wonderful culinary tour guide!
Salt Spring Island Bread Co. “the Bread Lady”
They say you can taste the LOVE in her breads, I unfortunately couldn’t indulge because of gluten sensitivity.
A wonderful, hospitable woman.
Hastings House in Ganges Harbour ~ divine Salt Spring Island lamb and the most delicious creme brulee…mmm…
Out and around in Victoria…
Just a quick note to leave on here – I’m heading out the door to the airport, and off to Victoria for this week.
I’m attending a workshop with Richard + Amy…Red Leaf Studios.
They are amazing photographers so I know this week will be incredible for me and BEAUTI!
I wish I had a photo to post but this is my first time to Vancouver Island so there will be lots of posting when I’m back home.
I had a fantastic day assisting Dave (www.soulexposure.com) with another wedding on Saturday. They had gorgeous weather for their September wedding, which made for difficult light though too. I had my first limo ride touring around for photos at Bowness Park and in Cochrane…quite entertaining with good humor in the wedding party and the limo driver trying to push his ideas for photos. Thanks for having me assist you, Dave! He kept me busy but here are a few photos I snuck in.
I spent all day Thursday way out west. Past Waiparous village, thru the Ghost River valley, along a ridge…way out into the bush. And it’s gorgeous! My husband was working out there last week and needed an extra driver at the end of the day to bring out equipment and his pickup. However, the rough, bumpy road is NOT the highlight. Somedays it is good to just leave the to-do list…I took my camera, a book and my pedal bike. Here was me having fun with my new 50mm lens…and enjoying being close by my man all day.
I assisted Dave (www.soulexposure.com) with Stu + Kourtney’s wedding on Saturday…photos were taken in Calgary and then their afternoon ceremony was in De Winton.
Here are a couple favorites…