Every once in a while, the stars align and opportunities unfold in a most surprising sequence...
Two years ago I attended the engage! luxury wedding conference for the first time in Florida. There, among many amazing wedding vendors, I met a wedding planner from Costa Rica, Larissa Banting.
Four months later I hosted a raffle, gifting wedding day coverage to one lucky couple, as a fundraiser to benefit Pink Initiative. Larissa entered, and she won!
Ten months later, I was on my way to Costa Rica to document not one, but two, back-to-back weddings with Larissa. One of those couples is from South Africa, the groom a safari tour guide and the bride, a pilates instructor who met her beloved while vacationing with girlfriends from LA just a few years prior.
I was an African Studies minor in college, with plans to study for a semester in Zimbabwe but local unrest caused the program to be canceled. It's been on my bucket list since.
Imagine my surprise (really, I had to sit down), when I received an email a few months back from our new friends in South Africa asking if I would be interested in leading a photo safari with them!!! Um, yes please! And J, too! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we certainly cannot pass up.
I'm so happy to announce that it's now official! We'll be spending 9 nights in three different camps in Botswana, December 2-11, 2011 photographing the wondrous nature that surrounds us, helping a maximum of 12 guests take better photographs. Join us!
For a detailed itinerary and pricing information, please inquire with our kind host and talented photographer in his own right, Richard Coke, at africarc[at]iafrica.com or call 1.888.205.8235. You can view the amazing private camps we'll be staying at here, here and here.
Richard and his wife Kerry will be touring the States to promote the trip this fall, stopping at our studio in Portland on Wednesday, November 17th at 7p. All are invited to come and learn about this special opportunity, and view Richard's beautiful work.