I’ve worked with the lovely ladies at Darling for several issues now and was so honored (and nervous!) when Rebekah asked me to teach a fashion photography day at their photo retreat weekend in San Luis Obispo. Darling went above and beyond in all the details for the whole weekend. The fires in Big Sur caused a change in location but our house in San Luis Obispo was amazing and so close to one of my favorite bluffs to shoot at. The weekend was split into 2 full days of workshops - fashion photography and still life/food, taught by myself and Chuck Willis. My day consisted of a presentation of my work/career path and a trip out to the bluffs at Montana de Oro State Park, a short drive away. Aside from the photo aspect, there were morning Yoga classes, amazing meals prepared by Kara Elise and fireside chats. Here are a few photos from the event, mostly taken by rock star Darling Intern Lauren Watt. Click images to view more.