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photography retreat & country livin' fashion photography sneak peek

Close to two in the morning, a few empty wine glasses, and seven girls laughing and sharing away.  I just crave moments like these, moments when you are so excited to see old friends and so eager to make new ones that you just can't quite let the day end, resisting heavy eyelids for as long as possible.  I was lucky to fill two and a half days like this at the Westgate Ranch as I got as I got together with an amazing group of Central Florida Female Photographers (the CeFloFePhos).

The CeFloFePhos take a retreat together twice a year, and I cannot tell you how thankful I am to have found them!  Our weekend retreats are all about sharing and finding friends in the photography business, which, honestly, is not easy to do.  Photography can be a very isolating profession, with us spending most of our time behind computers and all.  So when there is a chance to talk photography, learn photography, and make new friends, you take it!

The girls...

Above in the center, we got the creator of the CeFlos, Sarah Bray.  Seriously one of the sweetest and most generous people you will ever meet.  She created a place for photographers to share and learn and grow, completely void of financial gain and a completely drama-free zone.  So amazing!  Also above from left to right, Brittney Miller, Erika Hopkins, Jessica Regan, and Rana MohammadianMissy Desiree and Jacqueline Lusby snuck out before the group photo, but they definitely did their part to make our weekend awesome :)

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of us CeFlo girls doin' what we do...

We may have stolen a cowboy for some faux-engagement shots with our incredible model, Sarita.  He seemed okay with it, though ;) 

Sarita rockin' it on some bales of hay...

Here is a sneak peek of some of the photos with Sarita.  Man, this girl can model!  Total rock star, and you will definitely be seeing her in some major fashion magazines some day...

P.S. Head on over to the facebook page for another sneak peek of Sarita looking oh-so-fierce and awesome :)

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