Yosemite Engagements Pt. 1

Yosemite, California. This is where everything started to make sense. Today’s topic is a little more clarity on why I continued on this photography journey.

In the beginning I was extremely unsure about all of this. The technique, the software, the social media presence, the business aspect, all of it. I guess I still am unsure about some things, but I was more even more so about six months ago. I was so intimidated with the newness of it all. There are so many moving parts and embarking on a new adventure was very out of my character.

I’m a planner… big time. I like knowing what’s going to happen. I like having a detailed plan of action (all my to-d0 list makers know what I’m sayin?). So when the opportunity to go to Yosemite National Park in California first presented itself, I didn’t take it.

I saw some information on Instagram about California Dreaming Workshops and didn’t really even consider it. Not seriously, anyway. The thought of going off to California by myself, to hike around a mountain (if you know me this is laughable) and work on my skills was absolutely not happening.

I blew it off for a few weeks and then I saw another advertisement for the workshop only now it was half-off and there were only two spots left.

Something in my brain switched. I immediately called my mom and told her I had to at least give it a shot, to which I have to thank her and my dad for being my biggest cheerleaders. This trip was so eye-opening and showed me how valuable it is to get out of your comfort zone.

Next thing I know, I booked the trip and I was on a plane to California. I knew absolutely no one, stayed in a cabin with strangers and had an absolute blast. I am so glad I went. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I learned so much, not just about photography, but also about myself and what I’m capable of doing.

I’ll elaborate more in later posts, but for now you can enjoy some goodies from the styled shoots that were coordinated for us. I’m generally a beach-goer, but thanks to this trip, the mountains have a new spot in my heart.


You’re amazing and so glad you came on this trip! I’m thrilled to see this and so happy you took the leap. When strangers turn to friends it’s the best. You’re gonna do big things love! Always keep pushing forward!

Give it to me straight


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