Julie's last chemo treatment
Darcy totally rocked her empowering + boudoir session!
On October 22nd I traveled to Livermore, CA to the stunning Reinstein Ranch for a brilliant workshop/retreat! The first evening everyone arrived for the meet + greet and got settled into the beautiful ranch. Each day we would begin with an amazing meditation/yoga session from the lovely Christianna Kohler on her front porch!!! It was the most peaceful experience... sound of birds, wind chimes, sun on your face, etc... It was the perfect way to begin the retreat + day!
I do not want to give every amazing detail for any future retreats planned but I will say it was life changing for me! I got to meet + get to know some amazing women + we shared some laughter + many tears. Walls were broken down + learning to love yourself was key!!! We were styled from head to toe by the amazing Jennifer Skog, Maria Chang + Lindsay Skog - and then photographed one another around the ranch area!
Maria Chang spoiled us each day with her amazing homemade cooking + having the perfect sit down dinners + wonderful conversation! On the last night we had to have a dance party!!! Why the hell not?!
All and all I am very thankful and blessed I attended + met these beautiful, powerful, badass women + hope to stay connected for many years! I learned a great deal about myself as well as others + walked away truly inspired! It has encouraged me to begin the "Empowering Sessions" + I can not wait to carry over my experience to others I photograph in the future!
A big thank you to Jennifer Skog + Maria Chang + Christianna Kohler + Lindsay Skog + Joanne Encarnacion + to all the amazing ladies!!! Much love to all of you + thank you!
Here is a little preview from the retreat :)
As a photographer, my main goal for all of my shoots is to connect with each client on an emotional level and bring that to life through an image. With the Empowering Session however, we take it even further. The very definition of empowerment is to become stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights. I am here to guide you through the process to do just that—step into your authentic self and claim your power! This session isn’t just about getting a good shot (although the end result will be images that rock!), it’s about connecting with your truest self, owning it, and stepping into all that you are. My goal is to bring out the many facets of your personality and capture the essence of you on camera.
This session is for anyone who wants to feel empowered, regardless of age, race, or gender. Perhaps you’re going through a life change and want to have an outward expression of an inner transition, or maybe you simply want to take the next step toward really embracing who you are. If the idea of empowering yourself resonates with you, let’s talk! I’d love to help you feel that sense of empowerment and immortalize it in images that remind you of all that you are capable of!
This session will be offered locally + globally
It will be a full luxury experience + you will be styled from head to toe for the session