It’s no coincidence, I think, that my parents and family and fellow compatriots are celebrating a day of thanks this very day. As far away from “home” as I may be, I feel incredibly close to them on this Thanksgiving… Somewhere in Seattle, my family is gathered around a table, stuffing their faces with my mom’s famous kimchi stuffed 27 pound turkey (along with about 20 other dishes), talking about the year that’s just past and what they’re thankful for. And call me a traditionalist, but Thanksgiving has always been a part of my identity: taking moments to really be grateful for what you have in life, and who you have in life. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful to friends new and old, for honestly, friendship, generousness, graciousness, trust, love, support.
Today we completed the two day beautiful experience that was Pobke Magic in Brisbane, Queensland. Eight wonderful ladies, two awesome guest speakers, two sets of amazing models. I’m not sure where to start with how I feel right this second… elated? Humbled? Speechless? Moved? Perhaps all of the above. These past two days have consisted of me talking about seven hours straight. (And feeding myself quite regularly.) Getting to know fellow photographers who were hungry for knowledge. An experience that I’ll never forget.
Every Pobke Magic workshop experience has been different and special in its own unique way, and this week has been no exception. It was beautiful and such a privilege to get to know these women who trusted me, asked me questions, and opened themselves up. (And were patient with my long winded monologues…) :) And I’m so thankful to my friends Todd and Alyda McGaw for taking time out on the first day of my workshop to guest speak about the importance of branding: your advice and insight was incredibly valuable to all of us and I am forever indebted to you for it! Also the hugest of thanks to Campos for hosting us ladies… you fed us, quenched our thirsts, provided SUCH amazing service, and let us use your beautiful facilities. THANK YOU!
We had so many beautiful models to photograph, so I’ve broken them up into two parts, firstly starting with the lovely Seth and Tenielle of Feather and Stone. Thanks for being hip, awesome, kind, and lovely. I’m so lucky to call you friends! :)