Earlier this week I had the amazing opportunity to attend Gather California, a fabulous photography retreat that Kim Klassen and Xanthe Berkeley created together. I adore these two women and have participated in many of their online classes, so when I heard about their event (which they announced in September) I was so tempted to go. But I hesitated….I wasn’t sure if I could swing it and waffled back and forth for weeks.
With just a few weeks to go, I decided to sign up (thankfully all the logistical aspects of getting there fell into place). I can’t even tell you how happy I am that I went. Xanthe, Kim and the magic maker Myriam created the most inviting, warm, and encouraging space for each person to feed their creative soul.
The biggest gift I received was the connection I made with my fellow “gatherers.” I truly met the most amazing, creative women. It’s hard to believe that in only 2 1/2 days friendships could form so fast, but they did. I guess long walks on the beach, playing with your camera, learning from one another and chatting about hopes and dreams can do that.
I have so many photos that I’d love to share. But here is just a sample of the fun we had at Gather…….After you’ve looked through my photos, please pop over to my friend and fellow Gather participant, Laura’s blog to see photos from her experience there too.