This weekend, I’ve been attending the Insta-Inspire Photography Retreat.
Hosted in my own Salt Lake City this year, I decided to toss in my coins and attend, at the mild urging of my good friend, Victoria.
On Friday night, a bunch of us drove up to Antelope Island for a family shoot, and boy were the shots alone worth the fee.
Insta-Inspire Photography Retreat 2018
I shot alongside Melissa Haugen, who gave us tips for shooting large families.
A precious family drove up from Provo (in rush hour!) just to let us climb all over each other trying to snag the prime shot.
Although the boys were the center of attention, the parents were pretty entertaining themselves. The dad gave me the whole array of Zoolander faces — even Magnum, which ended up breaking my camera, of course. That thing is fierce. Dangerous even!
While he didn’t actually crack my lens, he did crack me up.
I think his wife felt the same way.
Another group shot a romantic staged engagement nearby, and at times I found myself more fascinated with them!
If you’ve ever wondered what a gaggle of photographers looks like on a shoot-along, here it is!
I even inched out of my detail-oriented comfort zone and tried my hand at a few wider shots. They’re a lot more fun than I’ve given them credit for!
But the little boys on my shoot were too cute and playful to stay away from them for long. They ran around splashing through the shallow water and tackling each other in the mud – and generally making everyone’s day.
We caught a breathtaking sunset on our way out. I think the family is going to be so happy to have captured such a fun occasion – especially from so many different perspectives!