At the end of this past July I headed out to New York City for a day on my way to the Catskills for a retreat called Feminist Photo Vacay. During this retreat, an amazing group of feminist photographers all stay in a big house together and enjoy doing a styled shoot (which is kind of like a mock wedding). The shoot is only one evening so the rest of the few days is lots of eating chef-prepared food, hanging out, talking photography, drinking cocktails, enjoying the pool or the hot tub.
This was an amazing trip for me. Although the flight was a mess to get to New York City from my small town, I eventually arrived early which gave me a day to meet a few of the other attendees and explore NYC, something I’ve never had the chance to do. I rode bikes around NYC (no idea which part, sorry!), bought some things, ate amazing food (we don’t really have restaurants where I live), and headed up to the Catskills for another amazing few days. What a wonderful group and relaxing vacation it was. I brought a little bit of my knowledge about email funnels and passive income, and shared it with a few folks over small conversations. I also learned a lot from many of the other photographers there and revamped a few of my behind the scenes processes successfully (and so gratefully) because of their amazing ideas.
Our last evening ends with this shoot. You can see a handful of the photos below. I got distracted midway through with photos of the amazing garden on the property. As an avid gardener I couldn’t help but take a bunch of photos of the gardener’s beautiful work! Once we finished up I also took a couple behind the scenes photos of the group, our planner Dawn, and even one of the other attendees, Pang, who was beautifully pregnant! I can’t wait to be heading back out with this group in the Spring to a new and amazing location for another feminist photo vacay!
Planning and Design: Dawn Mauberret Event Planning
Venue/Florals: Scribner’s Lodge
Hair and Makeup: Willow House Beauty
Jewelry: Erica Weiner
Stationary: I Can Do That Design
Calligraphy: Allison Vaz Designs