Be Thou My Vision | Photographer Retreat

Last week I was out of the office for a few days. I went to Bend, Oregon for a 3-day retreat with a small group of other women photographers. The experience was not what I expected - but a definite blessing. We were pampered, prayed for and loved. Those few days changed me, and though sometimes change is not easy, this time it was necessary and good. Here are a few pictures from my new friend Patti. I took some photos (as you will see) and have yet to download them from my camera. But Patti's photos definitely do the place much more justice than mine. :)

The accommodations were shared. However, since there were an odd number of attendees, one of us got our own room. Go figure I was the one who got my own cabin. I was a little confused about why it worked out that way - since I am alone all the time anyway and there were moms on this trip seeking a place to retreat. But, I didn't complain. :) Here are a few pictures of the cabins we stayed in for the retreat:

In the second picture below, do you see the small silver circle on the ceiling above the bathtub? That is the water spout. Yes... the bath tub filled up from the ceiling. So neat!

Me, taking photos of my cabin: The group of us:

Just a glimpse of our catered meals. The resort took (very good) care of us each morning and evening.  This is our evening waitress, Emily. She was one of the best servers I've ever had. We loved her so much we left her a card at the end of the retreat. :)

Dessert was served in the sitting area and we ate it during each evening session:

This right here about sums up quiet time:

And... the beautiful view there in Bend, Oregon:

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.