Wednesday, November 30, 2011

happy holidays!

to all my clients, colleagues, friends, family, and fans of elizabeth larson photography thank you so much for a wonderful year!  by the time the new year arrives, this season i'll have 20 weddings documented {3 of them as a second shooter, which has been a fantastic experience}, numerous portrait sessions, as well as a couple of editorial assignments AND a band promo. i've also found some time to get out my camera at several music festivals and that has been an absolute blast!  i even bought a waterproof point & shoot camera this season which has been great for taking out in our new kayaks on paddling trips this year. 

in addition, i had the wonderful experience of teaching a photography workshop this fall at the john c campbell folk school located in the beautiful north carolina mountains in a small town called brasstown. the class was called "photo essays" and my father, chiles larson, was originally going to teach it and i would've been his assistant. sadly my father can't travel anymore due to major back surgery earlier this year, and it would've been a 9 hour drive for him. it was 5 hours for me!  north carolina is spread out!

though i had a small class, we had tons of fun. i took my students on several field trips including to the nantahala gorge, joyce kilmer memorial forest, the quirky town of murphy, and of course around the folk school's campus. we were able to visit and photograph many of the classes in session including wood turning, pottery, enameling, tin smithing, blacksmithing, and many others. it was so much fun to get back from our daily assignments only to see what amazing photos they'd created... they were great! 

 terry, my partner joined me on my trip out there and so glad he did! we made some new friends while there, not to mention the kitchen staff fed us three fabulous meals a day served family style. i loved the entire experience! in the evenings they had all kinds of interesting things going on for students & staff to enjoy and one of them was contra dancing, which was so much fun!! if it weren't for terry, i would've never gone out on that dance floor. he has a way of persuading me at times!

as many will notice i will be jumping around a bit on my blog.  over the past couple of weeks, i've posted more recent work from this fall and then i'll be moving back to august to post many weddings we've covered since then. next up will be wendy and kenny's wedding, so please stay tuned!

thanks again to all and wishing everyone a very happy holiday!  from our home in the country to yours!

tobacco barn • north east guilford county, north carolina
{snow scene about a mile from my house © 2009} 

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