pasley island retreat {jinky art workshop}

You know when you are looking forward to something so much and then you worry about it not meeting your expectations?  That’s how I felt about my most recent photography retreat.  I was so looking forward to connecting up with an online friend~ but had never met her before and a weekend on a semi-remote island in a rustic cabin with 12 new friends.  It all sounds great but you just never know…..

…I had such a fantastic time, everything from the day of rain that seemed endless but recovered with a breath taking full rainbow over the ocean to the incredible meals that seemed to appear just when the first twinges of hunger were setting in.  Fresh steaming coffee in the morning to cool whiskey sours in the evening~ wonderful new friends who were so willing to share tips, tricks, & stories that I wish I could survived on no sleep just so I could have stayed up all night.

For me this was hands down my perfect weekend!

Our first glimpse of our weekend paradise:

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Wine  ::  Coffee  ::  Food :: Conversations~ perfect!!!

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From sunrise to sunset and even during the rainy day~ Pasley Island is so beautiful.

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wonderful sessions photographed with the immensely talented and equally lovely Barb Uli from Jinky Art :)





Posted on: July 24th, 2011 by Leslie 11 Comments

11 Responses

  1. melissa says:

    Ahhh…Leslie, these are breathtaking! So happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time. I wish I could’ve gone to soak up that beauty…and to meet you and Kelly, too, of course! :) Looking forward to your next post!!!

  2. Natasha says:

    These images are incredible leslie, so glad the workshop was everything you hoped it would be and more..

  3. Melissa H says:

    Oh Leslie, this looks like such an amazing retreat! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

  4. Kelly says:

    Love, love, love these Leslie. Made me miss it all over again. And so glad it was you I got to spend a few relaxing days in Vancouver with : )

  5. Amber Black says:

    Breath taking images Leslie!! I wish I could have been there too and am so glad to get a glimpse into your experience. Can’t wait for part II!

  6. Lisa Seyfried says:

    Loved looking at these Leslie! So glad to hear that it was an awesome weekend. Look forward to seeing your second post. The island looked magical. I would love to do something like that in the future. Sounds like a perfect weekend.

  7. Ingrid says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time. I love these storytelling images. What a beautiful place.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful island retreat! Love your images here, and glad you enjoyed your retreat. Sounds divine!

  9. Oh wow wow wow! What an amazing retreat this must’ve been!

  10. Kelli says:

    I was there just after you! Amazing shots you got!