Cold Mountain Workshop Recap



…And I’m back! The small pause around here was due to my trip into the Smokey Mountains for Eva and Carey’s Food & Styling Weekend workshop. I had the most wonderful time getting to know Eva from Adventures in Cooking, Carey of Reclaiming Provincial, Grace of Earthy Feast, Molly from Molly Yeh, Jordan of, Rebecca, Kelly, and Patty. We spent the whole weekend photographing, eating, and nerding out over props, natural lighting, and lens preferences.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about their workshop and anyone looking to bring their photography to a new level should check out their future classes. We covered everything from camera basics to how to make photo backdrops to the rules of the business. The amount I learned through this workshop is worth the money alone but I also found that I enjoyed being able to connect with like-minded people and meet some of my favorite blogger friends that I’ve been following for years (I’m talking about you Grace & Molly).

I’ve got a Southern style recipe planned for the next post (hey, I did just spend five days in North Carolina!) but until then I’ve got a quick photo recap for ya (I say ‘quick’ because these are just a fraction of the photos I snapped). Anyhow, below is a photo recap of endless amounts of food, playing down by the creek, and ‘smores making over the open fire:


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  • molly yeh
    March 15, 2015

    SHELLY your photos are insaaaaane!!! love these so much, especially that one of our jackets πŸ™‚ wooly prints for the win. i can’t believe it’s been an entire week since we made a cake together!!!! miss you sooo much!!!!!! xoxo

  • Tieghan
    March 15, 2015

    Shelly, such incredibly GORGEOUS photos!! Thanks so much for sharing. What an incredible workshop, jealous I could not have joined!

  • Grace
    March 16, 2015

    What a wonderful weekend and such beautiful photos to remember it all! Can we do it again soon? And can we try and make those potatoes? So good! Can’t wait for your southern style recipe! Absolutely loved meeting you in real life!

  • Eva Kosmas Flores
    March 16, 2015

    OMG Shelly these are so beautiful!!! And I agree with Molly, the jacket shot is awesome <3 I had so much fun with you and am so happy that you came, all the talk of veggies inspired me to cut down on the meat in my diet and I haven't had any since I got back to Portland (granted it's only been like 3 days, but still! Small steps.) Thank you again so much for coming!!

  • Jessie Snyder | Faring Well
    March 17, 2015

    These are GORGEOUS! I must make it to one of these workshops in the future. Sounds like so much great info plus the best friendships. Thanks for putting this together, you are one talented woman behind that lens lady.

  • olivia - Primavera Kitchen
    March 19, 2015

    Wow these pictures are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You are very talented photographer! Looks like you guys ha a wonderful weekend πŸ˜‰

  • Coco
    March 20, 2015

    Beautiful photos! I hope you had a great time!


  • Em @ the pig & quill
    March 26, 2015

    I have had so much fun catching up on all of the recaps from this weekend — I am positively swooning! The photos (and the setting, of course) are just gorgeous! So fun to live vicariously through you, Shelly. <3 Thanks for sharing!

  • Sini
    March 30, 2015

    Looks like you had the most amazing time together! But how could one not with all those people and that inspiring scenery? Thank you so much for sharing a climpse of your workshop.

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