In February, Patrick and I were lucky enough to attend Yeah! Field Trip Mountain Edition. This was my second year attending the photo+creative conference, and Patrick’s first. It was incredible, and it’s still difficult to process and put our experience into words.
I fully intended to go to Field Trip this year, but wedding planning was making it hard to justify spending money on something other than a deposit or wedding vendor. But, back in December, (sort of on a whim) I entered an instagram contest that Field Trip was holding to give away a free ticket, and I won! What’s more, they extended the prize to include Patrick too so we both were able to attend this year, it was nuts. First of all, we never win anything. Like ever. But we did and we had a blast!
Patrick officially bought his first DSLR body in preparation for this summer of second shooting with me, and he was able to soak up so much knowledge in one weekend. I wasn’t surprised he picked it up so quickly, and he was learning from some amazing teachers. We took classes from some incredible people like Yan Palmer, Ryan Muirhead, The Parsons, Nate Kaiser, and Dallas Clayton. Between these life-altering classes, and sub-par kosher meals (mostly kidding, but our camp was Jewish-based) we had ample time to reconnect and fall deeper in love with each other and ourselves. That is something we often find ourselves doing when we have the opportunity to spend time together in this crazy long distance thing we’ve got going on, but since this trip was rooted in being an artist, it made for a much deeper and meaningful connection.
As I’m reading this back, I can tell we still aren’t doing the experience justice, but I think there’s no way to explain how special Field Trip is to us and so many others. We can’t wait to go back.
Here’s some photos of the week of Yeah! Field Trip Mountain Edition.
P.S Some of these photos (the black and white images) were shot on film. We were lucky enough to get our hands on some Leica MA cameras, and Indie Film Lab provided film, processing, and some very helpful coaching for shooting our first rolls of film. Patrick and I were both pretty impressed with how these images came out, having never used a film camera before; and we loved it so much we actually just purchased our own film camera. It’s not quite Leica quality yet, but we’re happy to be photographing our personal moments with this medium.