Saturday was great – it’s amazing to be able to meet up with likeminded people, share tips and show my post-processing technique – all while having a great time and making new friends.
We clicked, we laughed and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. Here is what one of the participants, Wendy (a wedding photographer) wrote on her blog:
A group of likeminded women met at the beautiful ING Cafe downtown. Slava Micic is an international photographer, web designer and travels the world with her husband. What an amazing inspiration this 27 year old stunner has become to her fans. She just arrived home from Brazil, was stopping in Toronto to host the workshop and attend Fashion Week and then return to her Vancouver home. Ruby of Suite XIII specializes in P.R. but also has a thriving photography business. Kat is a knowledgeable and passionate photographer who also coordinates amazing art programs to inner city kids who could never otherwise afford such equipment.
We spent the morning in small groups discussing lighting, weddings, life, aperture and anything else that came to mind, over ING’s steeped coffee, liquid sugar and whatever else we fancied. Five directionally challenged women hopped into a compact car and tried to navigate South versus North. Hilarious. (I only lived in Toronto for 10 years!) Armed with our cameras and appetite, we headed to the stylish and beautiful Holt Renfrew Cafe on Bloor St. We traded photographer’s war stories and laughed like old friends. As someone who inherently takes responsibility for planning and ensuring people’s comfort level, it was much appreciated to have an entirely planned day that lasted until almost dinner time, breakfast and lunch and snacks, paid parking, photo adventures, knowledge sharing, and a virtual gift basket of downloads to help us with our editing, blogging and photography careers. It even had a music track list customized especially for our workshop. So wonderfully thoughtful and personable. We walked away with full bellies and even happier hearts. What an amazing day…
Thank you, Wendy, for such a lovely review! Also, a big thank you to Ruby & Kat for sharing their knowledge with the rest of us. Finally, thank you Suzy for the lovely tulips – they are prettying up my workstation, as we speak!
Til next time, wherever that may be.