The beach is one of my happy places. I love the sound of the waves crashing, the smell of salty air and the sand between my toes. It’s so relaxing for me, just to sit and watch and listen. We prefer to go to quieter beaches and enjoy time with family. We don’t eat out, […]

ICM in the evening at Avon Beach NC

If you’ve made it to the final Magic in the Tetons blog post then Thank You! It’s been a joy to document my experience with Kristen Ryan’s Magic in the Tetons Ladies Photography Retreat. On my final morning with the retreat officially over, I had a few hours before I needed to be at the […]

TA Moulton Barn glowing at sunrise Grand Teton National Park

Our last day together in the Grand Tetons did not disappoint. I will not apologize for the number of images I included in this post! We woke early so we could enjoy sunrise at Schwabacher Landing and even though the skies were stormy, we were not deterred! As we set up on the banks of […]

Golden sunrise in rain at Schwabacher Landing Grand Teton National Park

After an epic night photographing the Milky Way in the Grand Tetons National Park we slept in before enjoying a hearty lunch and then heading out for our next adventure. The first three parts of the Magic in the Tetons Ladies Photography Retreat can be found here for Part I, Part II and Part III. […]

close up of the Grand Teton Wyoming black and white

The Magic in the Tetons Ladies Photography Retreat with Kristen Ryan was full of so much content that I couldn’t fit it all in one blog post. If you missed the first two posts you can find Part I here and Part II here. After we experienced sunrise at Oxbow Bend we headed back down […]

milky way at grand teton mountain

The June Magic in the Tetons Ladies Retreat started with a meet & greet in Kristen’s cabin. There were 8 ladies including Kristen and I was meeting them all for the first time. I had taken several online courses from Kristen so I felt like we knew each other but we had never met. It […]

storm clouds with sunset glow and reflection in water

Do you have a passion or a hobby? Isn’t it more exciting to share it with others? I’m a photographer and while typically the act of taking photos is solo, I’ve found that I need a community to share, learn and grow. It’s been 5 years since I attended a ladies photography retreat so I […]

I set my alarm for an early morning wake-up so I could drive 1 1/2 hours to Skyline Drive for sunrise. I’ll admit I’m not a fan of waking up before the sun but I’ve never regretted it once I drag myself from bed! The drive was relaxing and calming as I wound thru the […]

As I came downstairs this morning to another dreary day my eyes were drawn to the woods behind our house. The morning was layered in fog from the rain yesterday but the sun was rising and breaking thru. What a beautiful site and an inspiration that our current fog will not be here forever.

Sun burning thru morning fog

Virginia you did not disappoint in your fall color this year!