Sometimes, being spontaneous is the best thing to be. For me, this proved right again last year. It was the evening before I flew to London for a short weekend-getaway, when I read the post of a fellow photographer on Facebook who promoted a "Scandinavian Style Wedding Workshop" in Norway. I checked the website, liked what I saw and booked it right away.
November came, I got on my plane and flew to Oslo. The workshop was phenomenal. Not only did Lisa from The Norwegian Wedding Blog do a really terrific job in putting everything together (a wonderful location, lovely models, unique styles and so much more ...) but also our mentors and speakers 2 Brides Photography and Siegrid Cain Photography had so many interesting and helpful things to say and were so much fun to be with. Speaking of fun – the best part about the whole experience were the lovely and talented and passionated people I met. We were a really terrific group from all over Europe, helping each other, sharing stories and lots of laughs (I actually couldn't stop laughing on the last day until tears ran down my cheeks).
The workshop had an emphasis on film photography which I never really tried before. With some encouragement (and cameras) from the others, I jumped over my own shadow and shot my first few rolls of film. And I loved it! I am not going to switch from digital photography to analog completely (at least for the moment), but I have to say that shooting film gave me a different feeling – a feeling I really liked. It's definitely something I want to explore some more in the future. And I don't know what the guys from Carmencita Film Lab did when developing and scanning my film, but they worked their magic and so I ended up with some pretty nice shots.
A big big thank you to each and everyone who made the workshop possible, who put their work, effort and passion into it and to all the people who made it such a great experience. I hope someday we will have some sort of reunion (and if we do, I will tell the story that made me laugh so hard on the last day).