A few weeks ago I drove up towards Yosemite (approximately 1.5 hour drive from my hometown) to collaborate with other Central Valley photographers (you can follow them on Instagram: @lifelongphotographybyamy @look.its.michelle @mr_n2u_photo @x0x0desi @jallusseeemb for a stylized engagement session with the couple that decide to model for us, Myshal and Sal (follow them on Instagram: @myyy_shell @salasiah_559). This is a meet up that was canceled a couple of times earlier this year due to weather conditions, but we finally made it happen!
We started off shooting near the lake and then slowly making our way to the top of the mountain to get shots of the gorgeous view of the lake. Both Myshal and Sal, especially Myshal, were warriors throughout this entire session. They wanted to make sure every photographer got the shot that they wanted, didn’t complain, and were reasonable throughout the entire day. Overall, great sports!
After the photo walk, we all decided to have dinner in an old vintage diner. That moment alone felt like we were all in this photography thing together as one big family. The atmosphere and the community of photographers and models that day just felt right. The whole vibe was nothing but positive. I’m looking forward to the next one!