There is honestly too much to say about my time in Charleston.
The time there was inspiring, exciting, magical, exhausting, intense, and overwhelmingly wonderful.
You may or may not remember that I went there to co-teach a workshop with my dear friend, Helene Dujardin.
The workshop was 3-days/4-nights long and took place in a beautiful beach house in the Isle of Palms.
Over those few days, students participated in 5 photo shoots, visited the amazing Charleston Farmers Market, shared a dinner at the delicious restaurant, Lana, bonded over wine and cheese, laughed a lot, and worked their butts off. Everyone arrived as strangers and left as friends. It was an amazing, awesome few days.
Since Helene and I have worked together before, we were both pretty confident that our first joint workshop would go smoothly. That being said, there was still a bit of nervousness on both our parts. Luckily, we had nothing to fear-- the workshop went better than we could have ever hoped.
Not only did we luck out with an incredible group of women as students, we also found our groove as co-teachers and deepened our friendship in the process.
Meet our AMAZING chef/kitchen manager/food guru, Laura. We could NOT have done this without her!
Joe and I spent an additional few days in Charleston and were treated to a world-class tour by Helene's husband, Bill, (aka: Joe's new BFF and budding bromance.)
One of my favorite memories of the trip was walking down to the dock near Helene and Bill's house.
For those of you wondering about future workshops, Helene and I have some VERY exciting plans brewing, particularly for 2013. Stay tuned for a lot of new workshop dates.
In the meantime, though, I want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to Helene and Bill, for welcoming Joe and I into their home, (we LOVE you guys) and to the ladies of the very first Charleston 3-day workshop. We are so grateful for our time with all of you.
I'll leave you with a photo of Nina and her new boyfriend, Bailey.
Like Joe and I, Nina is missing Charleston and cannot wait to go back. :)