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April 10 on 10 | Photo Fling Retreat

Starting this month our 10 on 10 circle is actually going to post photos on the 10th.  In the past we ran it a little differently but this way makes more sense and gives us a little more creative freedom.  🙂 

Anyway, in March I joined  9 other photographers at a lovely home in Santa Cruz for a weekend of photo fun. Many of us had met before at Camp Shutter Sisters and it was so great to reconnect as well as meet new photography lovers.

We had a great time capturing sunsets, photographing the colors  and excitement at the board walk and just hanging out talking about our shared passion.   Below are just a few photos from this fabulous weekend.   After you’ve had a chance to look through these images, please click over to see what Bonnie (another fellow Shutter Sister) has been up to…her images are always gorgeous.


  • […] projects! Be sure to continue the 10 on 10 circle and head on over to be inspired by the amazing Kristina Rust – she’s an incredibly talented photographer with a beautiful eye for details, and she’s […]ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen

    I love these collaborative adventures you take! Such a beautiful place, the light, the color…amazing. The b&w of the woman in the grass is wonderful.ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Thank you so much Kathleen. I hope to do a photo adventure with you one day too. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Luca

    I bet it was a lovely weekend, girlfriends and photography! Pictures are awesome, a have a lot of faves, specially the BW! Have you seen Drew Barrymore’s picture book? It’s all about heart shapes she finds in things, the tree image reminded me of that. Did you do the rides? 😉ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Thanks so much for the kind words. We had a great time. I have seen that book and it is amazing to see where all these hearts pop up. TReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous Kristina! Looks like a perfect retreat – especially love that second to last shot, so beautiful and interesting. xoxoReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      Thanks Suzanne. Liz brought that cool little glass ball along. I think I’m going to have to add one to my collection of photo props. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kim Bajorek

    Hi Kristina! I so wish I could have been there. Looks like an amazing time with so much to photograph and great people! Thank you for sharing such lovely images of your experience!ReplyCancel

    • Kristina

      I wish you could have been there too. We’ll have to plan another one!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin

    Oh my goodness, those photos are all so amazing. It looks like a fantastic experience. I love all the colors and compositions in every single photo. I especially love the photos of the succulents–such interesting and amazing perspectives on those.ReplyCancel

  • What a fun way to spend a weekend! Thanks for sharing your images. The reflection one really caught my eye.ReplyCancel

  • I am totally swooning over all of your gorgeous images and the mere thought of getting away for such a wonderful, inspiring, relaxing, invigorating kind of weekend! Lucky girl! Thanks so much for sharing with us… you really are a blessing and inspiration to the photography community! xoxoReplyCancel