"Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” Edmund Lee
April 9-12 2015 - the days where a dream became reality and magic happened.
Isabelle of 2Brides and me, Siegrid Cain had a joint vision for a gathering designed for female film photographers. Women that are likeminded, women who have passion, and dreams. Women who want to grow as persons, not just come home from a workshop with many pretty pictures but with a heart and head full of inspiration, self-love, kindness and knowledge and most of all with new friends alongside them who share all these trades.
Our Location - the beautiful B&B Aux Jardins des Thevenets literally fell into our field of vision out of nowhere. Because it simply was meant to be. We followed our gut-feeling from the get-go. Lynn and Olivier were so perfectly matched to all of us and our lifestyle, they became a part of Bohemia that we never want to miss.
And of course Lynn's cooking skills topped all our wildest dreams. A French food heaven.
Our girls - oh our girls... unfortunately one of the group could not join us in the end. But the 9 girls from all over Europe that we chose as our first attendees will be in my heart forever. Every single one so unique and special - we shared, we cried, we laughed (lots) and we photographed...
This is possibly my greatest treasure - that all these women - who did not know each other beforehand - managed to accept and love and find each other.
All because we share this one big love for photography.
Isabelle my dear friend - it's an adventure that I hope we will keep up for many years to come. To help us grow just like the women who join us along the way.
In a way it feels like we have become our own little Bohemia family.
A very deep thank you goes to Jonathan Canlas, most inspirational film shooter of our times to me, and creator of FIND. Because it's FIND that was a life-changer for me and it's where Isabelle and me met and where we started to grow and dream.
All images shot by me - except the one of me - that was shot by the massively talented Isabelle
developed and scanned by the awesome CarmencitaFilmLab in Valencia
We are currently planning the next Bohemia Gatherings in Autumn and Spring. If you would like to find out more please shoot as an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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