This past October I had the pleasure of attending the Magnolia Rouge photography workshop -Forage and Fern. It was such a wonderful get away for me nearing the end of my busiest season. A place of refreshment where I could meet other photographers and live in community with like-minded creatives while practicing and growing in my craft. Placed on Galiano Island at a hearty retreat center, Bodega Ridge hosted us with grace and kindness. We were served 5 star cuisine three times a day while learning from the greats of our industry and soaking up the last of the fall season.
Kate Holland put together a start line up of talented vendors Jacob Brooks from Brumley and Wells, Annie Brooks from The Wells Makery, Katie Davis from Ponderosa and Thyme, Jess Wilcox, Jonathan Canlas, Belinda Olsen, Chris of LOV media, Charla Storey- These individuals were skilled in transcending their talent into a teaching platform with practical and relateable content. I left Forage and Fern having grown in my photography skills as well as feeling soulfully inspired.
To Kick things off for my Forage and Fern image collections here are two of my favourite people I met on Galiano- Maja and Alex.
Island Lifestyle Session
Shoot led by Jacob Brooks of www.brumleyandwells.com | Creative direction Kate Holland of www.magnoliarouge.com | Styling by Annie Brooks www.thewellsmakery.com | H&MUA by Jess Wilcox www.jesswilcox.com | Alex www.instagram.com/alextical and Maja www.instagram.com/elderoak_and_thor… | Jewellery Rye Grass Studios www.ryegrassstudio.com | Fire built by Mark Davis with Katie Davis of www.ponderosaandthyme.com | Sponsered by The Find Lab/ Belinda Olsen www.thefindlab.com | Assistant Charla Storey www.charlastorey.com