last day to enter

...our wallflower friends retreat raffle. leah and i are so excited to be raffling off the last seat at our upcoming, april 27th - 29th 2012, wallflower friends retreat [a $1900 value] -- to benefit the children of tanzania and the foundation for tomorrow (TFFT).   see retreat details below and on the wallflower friends website.

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE QUICK STEPS TO ENTER THE RAFFLE: donate $10 HERE be sure to submit your first and last name when donating for every $10 donation, you will receive one raffle entry you can enter as many times as you wish

note: if you are already signed up for this retreat, you are still eligible to enter.  if randomly selected, your tuition will be refunded.

the winner will be randomly selected and announced here on monday, march 26th.


WHEN april 27th - 29th, 2012 limited to 13 photographers

WHERE located near half moon bay, california, wallflower friends has reserved the entire seal cove inn for this retreat. set amongst a meadow of wildlflowers and towering cypress trees, this serene hideaway offers a unique and unforgettable retreat setting.

WHAT wallflower friends 2-1/2 day retreat is not your standard teaching workshop; this is a unique retreat for sharing, growing and learning -- through the discussion of photography's creative process and exploration of your unique voice and vision as an artist. some of the topics that will be covered are: being inspired finding your unique style being true to yourself in your art shooting and light workflow and processing being and staying passionate exploring your portfolio

INCLUDES two nights shared-room lodging at the spectacular 14-room seal cove inn instruction by both deb and leah a wallflower friends inspiration photo book welcome appetizers and drinks daily complimentary breakfast and lunch a few fabulous surprises and giveaways

for more information, please visit the wallflower friends website.

san francisco casting call

we’re looking for a couple families to be photographed at our wallflower friends retreat -- the afternoon of saturday, april 28th.

casting call details: - will receive complimentary photo session - will take place at half moon bay, CA (exact location TBD) - families will be photographed by either myself or leah - must be willing to sign a model release - will be geared towards demonstrating client shooting to workshop participants - participating familes will receive approximately 20-30 5x7 prints (with the opportunity to order discounted enlargements)

if interested, please email us a recent photograph of your family -- be sure to include the ages of your child(ren) and the date the photo was taken.

some photos from our past wallflower friends retreats...

to see more photos from our past retreats, be sure to check out leah's photos too.

see you in april?

i'm super excited to share that leah and i are holding our fourth WALLFLOWER FRIENDS RETREAT at seal cove inn, moss beach, california [right outside half moon bay and about 40 minutes from san francisco].  the 2-1/2 day retreat will be held APRIL 27th - 29th and we have the entire inn reserved for our retreat.  limited to 14 photographers. all the details and registration information can be found here. and you can see what some of the previous guests had to say about the retreat here.

hope to see you there!

a contest | friendship

with our winter wallflower friends retreat right around the corner and *registration closing in two weeks, we thought it was a perfect time for a photo contest. and we're excited to share that the winner will receive a gift certificate from lensbaby, to select the lens of your choice.

to enter the contest:

simply, post your favorite FRIENDSHIP-themed photo to the wallfower friends facebook page and include the following link in your caption:

contest deadline is friday, january 14th at 5 PM (CST).  winner will be announced on facebook monday, january 17th.

only one entry per person.

*just a few seats remain. if interested, we encourage you to register soon.  registration closes jan 21!!

CA model(s) needed | feb 13th

our wallflower friends winter retreat is quickly approaching and i'm looking for child and family models.  optimally, i am looking for a family with two girls, who can take direction and are not shy of the camera.  or i could work with one family and then two girls, ages 5-12 (two girls could be from same family or different). the session will begin with the family and progress to lensbaby photos of the girls (see photos below) and be approximately an hour long (start time 4:30 PM).

the shoot location will be at the 29 palms inn, twentynine palms, california.  there is no session fee and models will receive complimentary high-resolution digital files of all edited images.

please email me the following information if interested: name ages of child(ren) recent photo of children and / or family (within past two months)

and feel free to email me with any and all questions.

fall retreat announcement

i'm so excited to share that leah and i have just opened registration for our fall wallflower friends retreat. it's going to be held october 1st - 3rd at the majestical sundance resort, utah.  i really can't say enough about how amazing sundance is!! get all the retreat details here register here limited to 14 photographers

we've made a few changes and have some awesome surprises for this second workshop and...we can't wait!!

read some reviews from our spring retreat here

hope to see you in october!

view larger (better) image here

exciting news

my friend, leah, and i have been talking about doing a workshop for years now.  going back and forth... should we? shouldn't we? if we do it, we have to do it right. and we want ours to be different. truly and deeply inspiring. learning and growing... together. and then things started happening. sort of falling in our lap. and so we did.

for months, we have been working to make our workshop dream a reality. and today, we officially launched wallflower friends | a photographer's retreat. we feel so very blessed and grateful to be at this point in our photography journey and we're so excited to share!!