The Heavy Hearted Photographer Retreat 2015

  Group photo credit: Chris Henderson

Group photo credit: Chris Henderson

There are some things in life that you just shouldn't question. I was randomly added to a Facebook group of photographers by a friend. In the beginning, I didn't pay it much attention because I get added to multiple groups on Facebook every day. However, this group is different. Once I became an active member, I realized how special this specific group of people were (and are). These talented photographers and all around amazing people (now close friends) were people that I have never met in person. Yet we've had multiple video chats and it was easy to confide in them, ask them for advice in regards to photography and personal life. The support, love, care, and talent with all of The Heavy Hearted Photographer's can not be explained by mere words. It's something that has to be experienced in order to be understood. 

2 weeks ago we all traveled to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, lived in an amazing 5 floor cabin and it was by far one of the most amazing trips/vacations/retreats I have been a part of in my life!

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  Photo Credit: Daniel Aaron Sprague 

Photo Credit: Daniel Aaron Sprague 

Remember the timeless mantra "A photo speaks a thousand words." Well imagine all of the photos I have shared here (plus more behind the scenes photos you all can't see… sorry!), than multiply that by 30 other photographers with tons of photos of their own, then you get the answer/full perspective of how amazing this retreat was! 

Next year's retreat is already in the works, but y'all won't have to wait until then for more photos from us Heavy Hearted Photographers! Follow us on Instagram @HeavyHeartedPhotographers, and on our website (http://heavyheartedcollective.tumblr.com).

Love & Coffee Beans!