I got a message one day a couple of months ago from my awesome fellow photog friend Heather Crosby Gionet (https://www.thisisphotography.ca). Heather explained that she was planning her second Awesome Life Retreat, and she wanted me to join her in photographing the weekend. As you can imagine I was very flattered and excited!
After learning more about the retreat I realized that this was the universe giving me what I needed just in the right moment. The retreat offered relaxation, friendship, soul searching, connectedness, creativity, and learning. What more could one ask for?!
So, on May 5-7, 2017, fourteen wonderful ladies descended on Oceanstone Seaside Resort (@oceanstoneseasideresort) in Indian Harbour, NS. The resort was a perfect location to host this event, and the staff did an amazing job of accommodating our needs, providing delicious food, and of course you can't overlook the gorgeous ocean views, despite that fact that it was a stormy wet weekend.
Heather did an amazing job of bringing the group together, making everyone feel so at ease, opening up her huge heart to us, and making every event simply beautiful with her creative touch. I ended up with over 200 finished photos, but below you will find a small selection to paint the picture of how beautiful and transformative the weekend was for all who attended.
You should really follow Heather on Instagram (@waycheerful) and stay tuned for the next retreat to be announced (I hear rumblings of another one in the Fall, perhaps?!) because it's a completely unique weekend at a very reasonable cost.