This was the first SmugMug photographers group I have ever been to. Honestly I didn’t know what to expect or who I would meet. I am a pretty shy person and don’t handle large groups well – I mean I can take it – but I get a little introverted.
Since this took place at the majestic Lahaina Animal Farm in Launiupoko, I got to bring along Ryenne. I’m so glad she got to come with me. It was a magical experience for both of us.
I met so many wonderful, talented photographers. What was so awesome about this group is that they were 100% easygoing and encouraging. There was no “competition”. And the location, the models, the weather, the rainbows…. everything just synced up to make one amazing, gorgeous, inspiring afternoon. It was wonderful to get out of the day to day photography and really push the creative energy into amazing imagery. Hold your horses… this is image intensive!
Special mahalo’s to everyone who made the shoot possible:
Celeste Mandala Merk
(Jonah & Elijah Kim)