Workshop Photos - Familiar Faces

September 15, 2010

I am still trying to catch up after my fun filled workshop weekend. The girls and I had a full day of shooting after learning the techincal side of things and then on Sunday we did a 4 hour crash course on Photoshop...but after all the tough stuff was over, we enjoyed nice meals together and had wonderful conversations about all we have experienced in our lives. Sometimes I almost forget that these are teaching weekends....I have been so lucky to have had the most amazing women sign up and I always walk away from these workshops feeling as if I just spent a weekend with some of my best friends.

The Girls and Me in Close BLOG IT
Let me start by introducing you to some truly special women.....
Bickies(that is her incognito, bloggy name), Heather, Diana, Me, Janet, Dita, and Becky.
Make sure you stop by to check out their might just get a glimpse of what they shot this weekend:)

With everything going on right now, I have only just begun to edit my photos, and I know that the other girls that attended are still in the weeds like I am...... but I couldn't wait to share some of the my favorites.

Besides, I don't have any news to report and I need to do something to keep my mind off waiting for the phone to ring. Still waiting on that travel approval:(

The Girls in action BLOG IT
A little behind the scenes shot of the girls in action.

Nick and Alicia - The Look BLOG IT
Nick and Alicia were our first models of the day. We shot in the direct sunlight which was a bit of a challenge, but it was a great learning experience as most of us try to avoid it.

Alicia split rail fence BLOG IT
As per usual, it was hard not to take a million pictures of Alicia.... she is simply beautiful and the camera loves her.

Jacket over the shoulder BLOG IT

A different perspective BLOG IT

Shelly BLOG IT
My stunning BFF Shelly came out for our afternoon session..... We were all going crazy over all of her fabulous jewels that she wears so well.

Delaney Close Up BLOG IT
Shelly's gorgeous daughter Delaney.

Dita's Darlings BLOG IT
Most of you will recognize this adorable duo.... Sweetie Pie and WonderBoy...... otherwise known as Dita's Darlings! Wonderboy is as handsome as can be and a fabulous big brother to his sweet little sis.

Sweetie on the steps2 BLOG IT
I know I posted this yesterday, but I had to post it again because I LOVE it so much. She is like a miniature Dita..... she's got her mother's beauty and personality:)

Sisters BLOG IT
A few more familiar faces....
This precious pair just melts my heart!
I had the pleasure of meeting them for the first time last Christmas...... and they won me over in an instant.
They are as cute as can kind and caring.....just like their super special Mom:)

Hannah Corner Crop BLOG IT
Look at those dimples!
I just want to reach out and squeeze her pretty little face.

WOWZA....that incredible red hair and those beautiful baby blues.
She is one gorgeous little girl.

Sisters BW2 BLOG IT
I liked this one so much, I decided to do it in B&W too:)

Hannah on the stone steps BLOG IT
This was one of the last photos I took on Saturday. We were packing up and getting ready to head out. I had actually put my camera away, but had to pull it out again to capture this cute moment.

Hope you enjoyed the little workshop preview.
I am sure I will be sneaking some more photos in here and there.

Enjoy the rest of your week~


Unknown said...

I am sad you are still waiting for that one last thing. We prayed for you at dinner tonight. Hoping you are able to go to Reagan soon.

Thankful you had another marvelous weekend. I knew that you would.

Adorable children. I love Alicia! And Dita's darlings are just as precious as can be.

Wanda said...

Wow Lisa...another fabulous workshop. I'm a little green here, just thinking about all the fun you all must have had.. How fabulous that Dita got to be there, along with her cherubs.

The pictures are stunning, the models divine - those little ones - oh, just get me a spoon. And Sweetie and WB - how lucky to have them along.

Sorry, I think I just drooled a bit. Ok, mopped up...I'm fine now. Seriously, congratulations on another hugely successful week-end.

(And bring on the ^$!!***/ TA already!!!!)Try and have a restful week. Are you packed?


ellieshine said...

It looks like you had a fun weekend - I am so glad!! Hang in there kiddo - the waiting stinks but the end result is so worth it!

Kayce said...

I would just LOVE to get to one of your workshops! Looks like you knocked it out of the park again with some great ladies, some beautiful models and of course a very talented teacher!

I know exactly where you are at right now with waiting for your TA. Hang in there and know you have so many people keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. Your girl will be in your arms before you know it and you will completely forget these torturous days. HUGS!!!!!

Donna said...

This brings back so many super fun memories! Oh how I wish I could have done two of your workshops back to back!


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Kim said...

WOW! These workshops have me wishing Hong Kong weren't so far away!
Love & Blessings,

Raymonde said...

What a very successful workshop, the models are so cute and the photos amazing. I want to be there.

It is always a pleasure to stop by.

Take care. Hoping you are all together soon. xxx

Maria Berg said...

I want to do a workshop like you did - I have a lot to learn and would like to meet people that do take as good photo as you do.

And yes the best photo you have packed down the camera but it is only to take it up again!
Maria Berg

Justine said...

these photographs are so lovely, the red hair, the dimples, all photographed and framed so well. Thanks for another great black and white wednesday week too

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

These are great, I especially love the black and white images. Nicely done!

Love Letters To China said...

It looks like you had another fabulous workshop weekend. So glad everything turned out so well. Your pictures are stunning. Love them all. So wish I could have been a part of it too.

Fingers, toes and anything else that will cross that you get your TA ASAP.


Denise said...

Pictures are great as always!! So glad the workshop went well and I am going to keep praying for that TA...hugs~

Maddy said...

These are gorgeous!! And it looks like you had a another set of gorgeous models!! So wishing I was there again!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could attend these. They look like so much fun!!! Excellent photos as always

Buckeroomama said...

Hang in there! :)

Oh, I hope I'll be able to attend one of your workshops one of these days.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I love them all!!!!! I just adore Heather and her precious angels:)

Praying for that phone to ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie said...

Those are all amazing!!! And how cute/pretty are all those kids?!?!

Gail said...

So happy the workshop went well! I can tell you had some fabulous ladies there. As always stunning pictures and love the settings!!!

Dita and Heather must be over the moon about the images you captured. :)

Sigh...hoping your TA arrives very soon!


Charmaine Poulin said...

Beautiful shots....what a wonderful way to spend a keep your mind busy. Hoping you get the call really soon! Just linked up!

These Are The Days said...

Looks like such a fun workshop. Wish I lived close by. Still thinking about you, I'll keep you in my prayers. Hang in there.

Unknown said...

I hope you hear something soon, sending good thoughts your way! Beautiful pictures, love them all!

jenbusymom said...

Such gorgeous pics Lisa! I will join your Wednesdays again eventually, just trying to get all my ducks in a row first!

Unknown said...

Wow, gorgeous shots! I'm really hoping to be able to attend your workshop next year (if you're still doing them); I'm saving my pennies! I really think that just watching you and the other ladies would help me out so much with bettering my skills.

I do hope you get that call soon! My fingers are crossed.

Dita said...

Lisa...these images are always and not just because my Darlings are in the bunch. I can't even believe how fortunate we were to have such gorgeous models that day!

Thank you for including me in the was wonderful spending the say meeting these great ladies and hangin' with you.

I am praying hard to hear that TA is in hand today.

love you,

Susan said...

Awesome photos, as always!
Thanks for hosting B&W Wednesday. It's been therapeutic for me today!

Christy said...

such beautiful pictures. I hope your waiting is no longer until you can meet your beautiful baby girl. Praying for you!

Anaiz said...

The photographs are gorgeous! The models are fantastic as well :D I LOVE B&W Wednesdays, thank you so much for hosting them!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Love all the weekend photos!! Stunning as usual. I really truely wish I could've been there but hope you know me well enough by now to know that;)

Margaret said...

Love your use of the rustic buildings for your backdrop. There are many nature scenes today - and I can see why. Fall is upon us and the weather is beautiful!

Terri said...

WOW, the pictures are so stunning & what beautiful models!!! Looks like a FABULOUS weekend!

Hang in there! I know that is not what you want to hear right now, I feel your pain & I have not waited 4 years!!! Timing can NEVER go as we plan or want it to!!!

Take care & crossing fingers you hear the good news before the weekend!

Marla said...

I love these pictures. Really, they are beautiful.

Marla @

Heather said...

What Dita said ;)

Seriously, the day was so so fun and I am over the moon thankful for the opportunity to meet some pretty incredible women and have them turn those cameras on my sweet babies, but I am more about getting lovely Reagan home, pronto!! Praying for TA and for unbelievably good news for you!

Thanks for throwing us in the ring this weekend, it was a honor and it humbles me. Wishing you a fabulous week!


Dawn said...

Hi Lisa.

This looks like so much fun. I would love to attend one of your workshops one day!

Can you give me some photo advice?? Where is the best place to start to get our of Auto?? AND is that the "key" to taking better photos?? Also, what type of lens is your favorite for a Nikon for these types of photo shoots...I have been thinking about a 50mm, but really dont know.

Looking forward to hearing all about your travel...cant wait to follow you to China!

Unknown said...

I wish I could attend this, but it's so far away from me, looks like a great weekend, the photos are just amazing

Casey said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love every one!! Looks like a great group of ladies!! Wish I was there!

paige said...

glad you had another fabulous workshop!!
so glad things are going so well sweet friend. praying you get that travel call soon!!
ps-beautiful images. YOU are amazing

Robin said...

Beautiful pictures as always!!!


fleur de lis cottage said...

Looks like another awesome workshop! Would have been fun to joing you again! Hope you hear some good news ya girly :)

Lisa said...

Holy Moly those are some great pictures!!!! Your models are all GORGEOUS!

Michelle R Photography said...

These are just beautiful, Lisa!! And what wonderful surprise models you had!! Wonderful women, a weekend of friendship, fun and learning - just a perfect weekend all around! I have thought about you much yesterday and today. I'm praying for you, Lisa!!

Jodee said...

It looks like you had another fun and successful workshop weekend! I am pretty sure Heather could easily use your picture for her Christmas card. I love it!

Marla said...

These are all just awesome!! So sorry I missed this one, but hopefully I'll be headed your way soon!!!

How do you manage to have such gorgeous models anyway? They're all just beautiful! Sorry boys, I meant handsome for y'all!

JMCS said...

Gorgeous Lisa. :)

Siobhan said...

Wow fantastic shots....and the models ohhhh so adorable....if you have another workshop please let me know as I would love to attend.

Kara said...

you guys look like you had so much fun!! The kids are darling and the pictures turned out just FABULOUS! :)

Kim said...

How fun! Great pictures and great friends what a great combo!

Krukow Family said...

I would love to take a photo workshop...just not in the budget at this time...

Jboo said...

Oh my -- what a fun and great looking group!!

Love your photos! What great models -- Heather's two are so adorable and the others are too!

Sending you a big hug and waiting and praying for that TA for you!


Brittany Godfrey said...

Beautiful pictures, and models! Love your site!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

What wonderful news!! I am so excited for you guys. I can imagine it will definately be an emotional time but in the end so well worth it! And to have it on your birthday...what a treat ;) And you can post the black and white of little Reagan as many times as you want, I think we can't stop looking at that cutie either!

Unknown said...

beautiful work! your girls are stunning!!!

Petra said...

Great photos, and a wonderful story to follow. :)