The Motherhood Society Retreat 2017
Last month I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Motherhood Society Retreat in St. Augustine, Florida. I've had the honor of being a part of this society for a couple years now, but this was the first time I was able to meet many of these women and get to know them better. Before leaving for the retreat, there were some definite nerves. What would these women be like? What if we don't like each other? What if there's drama? What if I miss home too much? There were many times I considered backing out, but the second I arrived at the airport, I met some of the ladies at the bag claim and it was an instant friendship!
Throughout the weekend, we were able to develop our friendships and form some deep meaningful bonds. Running a business can be a lonely life. Add in raising little humans and it can sometimes feel quite overwhelming. To be surrounded by like minded individuals who spent the weekend encouraging one another and giving suggestions on different areas of life (whether it was business or personal) was an amazing experience.
We spent much of the weekend doing what we do best - photographing different mamas and families. I was challenged to step out of my comfort zone and try some things I haven't tried before. Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine arranged the whole weekend for us. Faythe, Ashley & Charity went above and beyond to make the weekend spectacular for those who attended. On top of a beautiful beach house and gorgeous beach to work with, Valerie and Tara came along from Sew Trendy Accessories and styled the mamas for us.
To say the weekend was amazingly wonderful would be the biggest understatement. I am already looking forward to the next retreat in April! This post would not be complete without some pictures so I put together some fun behind the scenes images to give you a glimpse at the weekend.