Delight Retreat Wedding Styled Shoot!

I can’t believe this was one whole month ago!  Where does time go?!  It was such a JOY and privilege to be a speaker and teacher at the Delight and Be 2019 Annual Retreat in Leavenworth, WA.  Delight is a non-profit organization for young women pursuing photography and Jesus.  I met their leader Kristin Wall at the Pursuit retreat in 2015 – I can’t believe it, feels like so long ago!  Since then I have written for their blog and had an outlet to pursue the other dream God placed on my heart, to be a writer.  But it’s amazing that this community is full of photographers and girls with this dream that they are actively pursuing, and such a joy to be a part of their journey!

I will blog more about the retreat itself, but today, I am thrilled to post about this amazing styled shoot we did.  On one of the days of the retreat we broke into groups and had 5 styled shoots simultaneously going on that our 24 girls rotated in groups so they were able to shoot all 5!

I taught this particular styled shoot alongside the talented Callie Lindsay!  You should go look up her work, she’s phenomenal!  And just plain hilarious!  It was so cool co-teaching how we light and pose clients – and seeing that we had so many similarities!

This amazing couple Aubrey and Kyle have been married for 2 years, and agreed to model for us in the mountains of Leavenworth, WA, not far from where we stayed for the retreat!  We found this awesome family who agreed to let us use their farm to photograph.  And it was INCREDIBLE.  This particular week we were in Washington state was the same week that their pear trees were in blossom!  And the LIGHT was hitting them so gorgeously that it almost looked like snow, the pear blossoms are so white and puffy!

Anyway, Callie and I taught the girls how to shoot with a more “light and airy” style and this location and lighting was so perfect for that.  Aubrey and Kyle were the sweetest models too, they were so friendly to all of our girls, whether they were fairly new to photography or more confident and able to pose them themselves.  And they were so patient, since we had 5 different groups and Callie and I did repeat some of our content / poses from group to group!  They never stopped smiling.  Aubrey and Kyle really made an impact on all of us with their sweet spirits, love for one another and the Lord.

I am so so excited to share this gorgeous shoot!  And I hope Aubrey and Kyle love these images of themselves too – they rocked it!!

 

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delight_and_be_retreat_pacific_northwest_leavenworth_washington_styled_shoot_destination_wedding_photographer_03This doesn’t even look REAL!

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delight_and_be_retreat_pacific_northwest_leavenworth_washington_styled_shoot_destination_wedding_photographer_15Love!!  And look at those mountains!

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delight_and_be_retreat_pacific_northwest_leavenworth_washington_styled_shoot_destination_wedding_photographer_28Favorite right here!!

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Here are a few behind the scenes of the girls shooting!  So fun to be a part of the experience with them!

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Loved teaching this lighting & posing course with Callie and our models!  Such a highlight for me!

I can’t wait to share more of the retreat soon :)

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