Last month we took a trip to Ohio for the weekend. This was a meetup with some friends we’ve met through our lab. We have meetups in different cities and states every once in a while. This gives us an opportunity to brainstorm, learn new techniques, improve our skills, and meet a lot of great photographers!
This meetup’s schedule was packed full. Most of us arrived on Friday. We went out to dinner for a meet and greet, then went back to our friend Marti’s studio to share samples of books, collages and other examples of our work. This was great. We were able to see vendor’s products without having to purchase them.
Saturday we got off to an early start. We had the opportunity to eat breakfast at an amish home. There were also some photo ops at the property. We then met at Marti’s studio for some classes on babies and toddlers. This is Marti’s specialty, and she does it well! What a cute bunch of models she had there!
Next was a class on pet photography, by Ashley and Matt. They showed us how they wrangle the pets in their studio.
We broke for a little bit of lunch, then it was off to one of the local churches for some wedding photography. We had 2 models, Joy who was local, and Siri, who was a fellow photographer who graciously volunteered to model for us.
Back to Kara’s studio for some studio/senior setups. We broke for dinner, took our group photo and left for home. Whew! Tired yet? We sure were. We had to drive all night since we were vendors at a prom show here at home, the next day.
It was nice to see old friends, and make some new ones! I always have a blast and learn so much at these meetups. I can’t wait for my next one!
Of course, I have to leave you with some of my favorite images of the weekend.