This past May, I rounded up a group of local photographers and their families, and we headed to the beach! I have yet to post those fabulous photos (lots of different models and lots of photographers at the beach = LOTS of fun!!). I promise I will get back to those, .. . . and the many sessions I have yet to post! argh . ..
Well, anyways this same group of photographers has been gung ho since that first meeting, and amazingly supportive of each other. We’ve even added some people since then. I put a bit of time into planning good things for us down the road and envisioned a supportive group of local peers coming together. I can see now this dream is coming true :) Since the beach get together, we’ve had dinners, organized chats regarding photography, partnered up, helped each other with technical questions, bought supplies in bulk, and planned future meetings!
Last night was one of my personal milestones for the group. I had organized a workshop where one of my mentors, Ana Brandt, volunteered to drive down to San Diego from Tustin and bless us with her expertise in maternity photography. The group raved about the workshop and we all got some amazing captures of our gracious volunteer mom-to-be, R, who is due on August 21st! After the session, we headed to the Old Spaghetti Factory to chat more, and man did we chat up a storm!! The owner had to kick us out 1.5 hours after closing because there was no sign of us stopping HAHA!!
Here are some of the shots I was able to get from last night. A special thank you to the incredible, and ever so generous, Ana Brandt, and our lovely model, R!! Click on each photo to enlarge them to get a clearer image. Enjoy!