Have you seen La La Land? I’m obsessed. It’s all the things I love rolled into one giant wonder-movie burrito. Jazz, love, beauty, dreams, authentic moments, heartache (okay I don’t love that one but it’s pretty prevalent in this life-gig). There are lots of dreamlike moments in the movie with just too-good-to-be-true is-this-real-life and you can never quite be sure. That’s the closest thing I can pinpoint to how these two days felt–the workshops. The ones that ended up being back-to-back because I rolled ’em out when we were still living in California with ZERO plans to move back to utah but then we did and then I flew back for them and it felt like pouring out my soul like a giant blob of taffy on a huge tray in two fourteen hour days but ser-i-ously. It was heavenly. Because: teaching is my happy place. Photographing is my happy place. All of the happy places venn-diagrammed into one (well, two!) inexplicable gorgeous experiences. Being that gushy about it might make it seem kinda fake so I guess I’ll stop there but it is every ounce real. Here are the photos I made during the family shoot portion of the first day, where I photographed the family and talked through everything I was doin + why I was doing it, and talked less about my sweating but you will see photos of the (aftermath) of that too, cause I am very in touch with what you want HA. (behind the scenes photos by Jessica Kettle.) PS BIG thanks to The FIND Lab for sponsoring the workshop! Send em your film, peeps. If something about 2017 is calling you to learn, to push yourself and your photography
somewhere new–I’d love to be part. There will be opportunities to learn this year both in person and online–drop your email here to be notified of the details when they go live.