Photography Class


Last week I went to a photography class by Monique Pantel and it couldn't have come at a better time. I've never been the photographer behind this blog - that role was always Tyler, who is an excellent photographer. Things are changing, however, and I figured it was time to try to improve upon my very limited skills.

The workshop was designed for moms, and it was great to connect with new people without our children in tow. I find maternity leave to be a touch... I'm not sure the word for it... somewhat isolating I guess. I am around people ALL DAY, but sometimes those little people don't really stimulate my mind... you know? And sometimes 'mom friends' can get a little too... 'What time did your baby sleep last night? Are carrots better than peas as a first food? When did you switch to a bigger carseat?', etc. Not that these are bad topics, I discuss them at length, but sometimes its nice to use your brain to try something new. This workshop was exactly that.

Monique is the sweetest person, and walking into her studio felt like walking into her home. Music was playing, the light was shining into the room, and coffee and treats awaited us. She is so passionate about photography, and it shows in her pictures as well as her enthusiasm for teaching.

After three hours I walked away feeling calm and energized all at the same time, and I couldn't wait to get home and snap some photos of my little people. I'm hoping the feeling continues... I've missed having this blog as a creative outlet and I hope to get into posting more often. I would highly recommend Monique's workshops should you ever have the chance to attend one!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love this! If I still lived there I’d sign up immediately!!!