You guys! We had the most amazing time at the Cascade workshop led by Benj Haisch in Leavenworth Washington!
The Cascade Mountains
The workshop was held in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington. Our lodge was in the town of Leavenworth which is a small town about two hours outside of Seattle! We heard that when it snows there it’s like a winter wonderland and is completely magical, so it would be a dream to head back over there! This was our first trip to Washington so we didnt know what to really expect as we pulled up to the lodge, it was everything we had hoped for. The Na-Mu lodge, where we stayed, was built in 2015 and sits tucked right in between the mountains and has beautiful wide open rooms with killer light andincredible scenery!
The workshop was put on by one of our favorite photographers, Benj Haisch. His work is killegal, and each picture always leaves us in awe and wanting more, so when we talked about this workshop, we jumped at the chance. I have followed his woak for some time and you can see, minus the scenery, we get a lot of inspiration from him. His work is epic and the way that he incoroporates his couples in some of the most amazing locations is like no other. We got there and met up with about 15 other photographers from all over the country, they ranged from brand new photographers who havnt shot yet to seasoned vets in the industry.
The week kicked off with us all just getting to know each other. Josh Moates from Indie Film Lab (who KILLS IT) was there and he helped to bring all of the good jokes as well as showed people how to shoot the film cameras and we got our film developed by him! It was awesome. There was a wide array of cameras to learn with, from the most basic film cameras to Hasselblads and Leicas. Benj & Josh were open books, super informative and really helpful to learn from. Before this, we had sent some of our film that we previous shot to Indie Film Lab and REALLY suggest it!
During the workshop Benj was awesome! Some of you may follow his instagram, if you don’t, you are seriously missing out, straight up eye candy, so go follow him now! Dusing the workshop he know everything you think and more, his vulnerability and openness is what made the workshop Well worth it. He went through everything from the reason WHY he does what he does, to his love and desire for his family, to social media and marketing and even post production. If you are looking for an awesome workshop that will help jump start your business in the right direction, this is the workshop for you! We have been to a couple of workshops and Benj did an amazing job helping to make it fun, organized and extremely beneficial for the attendees! We are super thankful for him!
We are also really thankful for the amazing people that sponsored the workshop! There were awesome gifts given by Holdfast, Moment Lenses, Flo Themes, CloudSpot, Smart Albums, Dress Theory in Seattle, ONA Bags and Indie Film Lab! You guys are seriously Awesome and we are thankful for you! Also, thank you to the amazing Anje Haisch and Stephanie for all of their help as well, couldn’t do it without them!