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Coming up this week… a few posts from GATHER – the retreat I hosted with Kim Klassen and Myriam a couple of weeks ago.

We wanted to create a space for people to play and have fun with what they love to shoot. Or try something new… use this time to practice & refine that skill.

There was plenty of time to hang out with Kim and see how she uses props to make her mindful still life photos (more of that to come in a later post)… and I was eager to capture portraits in a playful way, to show these women how amazing they are… perhaps to give them photos to use on their sites etc – but mostly to learn, by photographing each other and getting a chance behind and in front of the camera.

No one really likes having their photo taken, but it’s such gift to have. We should exist in photos, no matter how uncomfortable you think the process is. It’s about proof of us in this moment.

I think all these ladies look amazing – happy and comfortable in their own skin, having fun. They were a joy to capture.

All photos captured at GATHER California – on Canon EOS 5DmIII.


Written by xanthe

December 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  • joyfuljoyous

    Such amazing photograph. really captures the moment

  • Bella Cirovic

    Magic. You capture their beauty so well. xo

  • Jill

    This post just made me smile. You have a gift of catching their beauty.

  • Jeri Taira

    These are exquisite, Xanthe. So wonderful to see some of my classmates faces. Some of whom have become my circle of online support. So beautiful. xoxo