Well... even after several delays on every single flight on the way home I travelled a total of 24 hours including my drive time total 36hr round trip! As exhausting as it was it was still worth the wealth of knowledge Michael's workshops were. I learned so much and I cannot wait to put what I learned to practise. Italy was amazing it was everything I could dream of and more. It was my first trip out of Canada ever and I did it alone and I made so many friends along the way... Thank you for the giant opportunity learn alongside some pretty amazing people. Im so thankful for everything I have been blessed with! Had an amazing day snuggling with my babies today... they sure did miss mommy :)
What a WEEKEND!!!!! My brain is so jam packed I feel like its gonna explode! I had the most fun I have had in a very long time and met some pretty amazing people who I can now call friends! I came to Italy to learn and I did that and so much more! Michael is the most honest teacher he doesn't sugar coat things and that is whats absolutely great... If you are doing something wrong he's gonna be honest and that is how you learn! I just loved my experience and I am so not looking forward to my long day of travel tomorrow... BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT! These aren't even all the photos that were taken :) so there will be more to see! LOVE YOU ALL GOODNIGHT OR TO MY CANADA FOLLOWERS GOOD AFTERNOON! I WILL SEE YOU ALL SO VERY SOON!
In just one day I have so much new knowledge my head feels like it is going to explode! I honestly am up at 5 am here editing and writing this to you because I am just so excited to go do this all all again today and learn about my favourite ... Maternity! This experience has been nothing short of amazing and it has been worth the 13 hour total flight in every way shape or form. I feel like I am on top of the world... and even though my computer doesn't want to leave my disk mounted to my computer I managed to sneak this one off before it dismounted only SECONDS later! I have so many pictures that I will have to share when I can get this disk to work! Have a great night all! watch my FACEBOOK @iamphotographyponoka to see updates as the day progresses! The bottom photos are all taken on my phone so low quality :)
Italy is AMAZING! I when to a little Pizzeria its in one of the pictures above... and I had the most flavourful wine, and I said surprise me with your favourite pizza... "I'm not a picky person" He brought back a pizza with Zucchini, Peppers and Cheese... It was quite literally the best pizza I HAVE EVER HAD. I just love every little thing about this beautiful place... I have had good and bad today and it was stressful getting here and everything being so different than back home... BUT I DID IT I ADAPTED! I'm so darn proud of myself. Looking forward to tomorrow! Well... Im going to bed NOW... 10pm here and 2 pm back home lets just say Im having difficulties with the time change LOL
Well I will say this... I'm definitely not in Canada anymore ... Its such a different atmosphere here, its fast paced and there is so much STREET ART. I absolutely love the architecture and the street art! I am so glad I hired a driver to pick me up though I think it would have been pretty stressful driving here. Italy so far is amazing and I can't believe I am here! I SO CANNOT WAIT until tomorrow, the flight was long but so worth it for tomorrow :)
Ok... It was super hard to say goodbye to my littles who are 3 and 1, but I want to show my babies to seize the day, never turning down growing opportunities because of fear! Am I afraid.... YES! As a lot of you know I am petrified of heights and flying... but here I sit awaiting my flight to Italy... Might I add... This is my SECOND TIME FLYING first time being a month ago! I'm freaking out GUYS but its a HUGE opportunity who so many people would kill for so I can't say NO! I can't let fear stand in my way! This girl will let nothing or no one stop her, I will achieve my wildest dreams I WILL! I will stop at nothing to get there! Missing my kids already but I will be ok! Good-bye everyone!
And so my huge adventure begins tomorrow morning I catch my flight! Like my insta page to see little video stories as well as my facebook to see all new blogs as they are posted! @iamphotographyponoka! As a lot of you know I was chosen after several tough challenges for an INTERNSHIP WITH A WORLD FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAEL STIEF!!! Still feels like a dream but I was invited to Milan, Italy for a two day workshop to improve my studio MATERNITY, PORTRAIT, and BOUDOIR! As most of you know I specialize with Newborn and maternity and this huge opportunity is something I am so thankful for! HARD WORK AND POSITIVITY PAYS OFF!!! This small town girl has HUGE dreams and this dream to work alongside my IDOL in the photography world is HUGE! Thank you for all your support! Please share my journey!
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As some of you know I was competing over the month of December for a 6 month mentorship with Michael Stief which is a very well known maternity photographer from Germany! I got it... I was chosen by him to do this 6 month mentorship... I am super proud of myself and BIG IMPORTANT things will be happening in the coming months so very excited to keep announcing new improvements as the year progresses!