Many of you are probably aware of my recent trip to Napa. (many of you mainly because that’s slightly the reason why I’m a bit behind on things…THANK YOU for your patience!). Well, it wasn’t just a fun trip to the west coast – although that’s in large part what it ended up being. It was a photography workshop/retreat with about 40 other child photographers in the country. We all came together through an organization that we are a part of…NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers). It’s a great organization founded by the wonderful Alice and Kyu Park. Photographers – JOIN it if you aren’t already involved – Parents, check out some of their great resources!
It was so great meeting these other women (and a 2 maybe 3 men). I’m in awe of many of them from a personal standpoint as well as an artistic and business stance. Being 34 and just now getting in the business can be quite intimating, especially when paired next to these phenomenal women in their 20s! I learn so much from each of you and look forward to keeping in touch virtually and hopefully in person too!
One of the days we were there, we were able to have a shooting session with about 15 child models! As you can imagine it was a blast! These kids were amazing and I’m certain they felt like the paparazzi was on them. Enjoy a few – I’ll most likely upload a few more later. There are too many good ones not too!
PS – anyone looking for a VINEYARD Shoot!? I’m not afraid to drive to a local one in Grapevine!