CeFloFePho’s Spring Retreat

I know you’re probably saying to yourself “CeFl…..what?”  Remember?  A while back I posted about the awesometastic group I started for female photographers in Central Florida?  Well we had our second official retreat last weekend in Siesta Key, FL and it was nothing short of amazing.   Our first retreat was such a freezing huge success that I was a little worried about living up to those expectations for the next one.  But, the beach was so gorgeous, the weather so sublime….I don’t think anyone of us would have minded if we “accidentally” left our camera back at the hotel 🙂  Though we did manage to squeeze in some beach/pool/major fun time, the weekend was also packed full of fabulous photoshoots.   We shot 3 sessions all together – a family session Saturday morning, 2 bridal/trash-the-dress sessions Saturday evening and a super hot and sexy model couple Sunday afternoon.  We had so much fun and oh my gosh were all of our models awesome!  In addition to being  in a tropical paradise and shooting  just-for-fun-and-not-because-we-have-to sessions, we also built and strengthened some amazing friendships.  In an industry that often is rife with competitiveness, secrecy, exclusivity, greed,  pride and fakeness (don’t get me started) it is so refreshing to be part of a group that is open and honest, willing to share, build each other up and inspire one another.   OK, enough of my mushy jibber jabber…..since I have so many images to share from the retreat, I’m going to break them up into 3 different posts so as not to overwhelm you with the beauty of it all (ha ha)  So, here are a few of my favorite images from our family session on Saturday morning.  This family of 3 girls (2 were twins!) were sooooo sweet and the girls were so good.    We easily shot for about 4 hours and I don’t think I heard them complain once.  And little Bella….well she’s a natural born top-model, she’s even perfected her smize (or is it smeyes?) at the ripe old age of 5. Enjoy and I’ll be back tomorrow to post some amazing shots from our Trash the Dress sessions on the beach!

had to get a few of mom and dad in there too 🙂

The beach was crazy bright and crowded, so we headed over to Siesta Key Village for a few more shots:This one kinda kills me.  I mean,  really – look at those faces!

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  • Susan - Oh, Sarah, I just love these! Oh if you had only been around when you were little to photograph yourself, Katie and Marshall! You know what I mean 🙂

  • Michelle Guzman - I’m loving all the bright colors. Awesome photos.

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