Tuesday, April 15, 2008

{santa barbara weekend :part 2: jose villa workshop}

On day 2 of my trip I attended a workshop in Solvang, CA taught by one of my favorite photographers, Jose Villa. I am so inspired by the natural way he poses people, his eye and understanding of beautiful light, and the business and brand he has built. It is an amazing combination and I have admired his fine art style for a while. I have never been to a workshop before but this one was completely worth it. It turns out that Jose is just as nice as he is talented and also a great teacher. The locations and models were beautiful and I learned so much.....Jose also does week-long workshops around the world and I am extremely tempted to sign up for the one in Mexico!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:




Thank you so much to the models, stylist, florist, and Jose!
Shelbie was wearing: Melissa Sweet
Lacie was Wearing: Jenny Lee
Make - up : T.E.A.M
Flowers: Ranae's Bouquet
Jose Villa .. http://www.josevillaworkshops.com .. http://www.josevilla.com .. http://josevilla.bigfolioblog.com

6 comments:

sarah k chen said...

beautiful work heather! love the flare in shelbie + gerardo's pic! it was great finally getting to meet you! i'll see you at the party! ;)

gloria Mesa said...

Great images!!!!

Gloria Mesa

rowena said...

Everyone did such a fabulous job and yours was no exception! I love your take on the day and your processing, yummy!

Vicious Summer said...

The photo of the couple holding hands with the mountain backdrop is AMAZING. There is something about the angles that really appeals to me.

Anna said...

wow! gorgeous images, heather! it was so fun meeting you - you're so sweet and amazingly talented!

Marianne Lozano said...

awesome images heather!