There were so many things I loved about the Renew Retreat (you can find my first recap on this post). Homemade apple cider, Needtobreathe Pandora, baby cubs outside out cabin (okay, that part was actually terrifying), driving down mountain roads, changing leaves… But one of my absolute favorite parts was our little photo adventure that we went on. There was a huge empty lot that hadn’t been cleared for a new cabin yet that was the absolute perfect setting for some blogger headshots and just a fun photo shoot in general.
I loved how naturally we all just started breaking off into groups to take photos. There was so much raw talent between all of these girls and we quickly were teaching each other pointers on using our cameras, posing, etc. It was seriously so fun. I could have been there taking photos for hours.
It is always so exciting for me to be around people who get photography. They get needing to take 100 pictures to get just one good one. And that’s okay. It was so fun getting to switch off and take turns using each others cameras or posing for each other. I was really silly and didn’t have anyone use my camera to take pictures of me, so I’m still waiting on those.
As crazy as it was that I had just met 95% of these girls, it’s even crazier to think of the possibility of not being able to see them again in real life. So I am so thankful to have these photos as lasting memories!
I’ve known since I started doing photography that I love portrait photography. Not the stuffy kind inside a studio (no offense, just personal preference), but this kind of shooting. Out in the scene itself, possibly stepping on spiders or having branches whack you in the face. It’s my way of “getting my hands dirty” for a great photo.