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Being stuck. A creative block. Taking a break. Whatever you want to call it, it seems there’s no cure like the cure that comes from hanging with a bunch of your own creative kind for a weekend.

Months ago, plans were put in place to gather on Hornby Island with eight other photographers to shoot, eat, drink and rest. It came at a good time for me: the end of a long winter, with the need for inspiration.

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When we all arrived, some of us were strangers, some acquaintances, and some friends. But it didn’t take long before we were all the latter. We were hosted by the lovely and amazing Jennifer Armstrong, her husband and their sweet babe.

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What better to do with a house full, than eat and drink and cheers. And sleep in.  And cook some more. And share some more. And eat again!

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There were potters to visit.

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Time to play.

And plenty of um…photo ops. :)

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We could have talked more shop perhaps, but instead we laughed and explored (and ate more) and talked about life.

With Deb Gale

And Jennifer Dodd

And Emily Hoskins

And Jesse Holland

And Vicki Gannon

And Emmy McMillan

And Alanna Clempson.

This shot makes me laugh, because at least three of us saw this and shot it. It was all college dorm like.

I couldn’t be more grateful to have been part of such a wonderful weekend. Here’s to Hornby. And here’s to next year! xo

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  • Adrienne Ulliac - May 1, 2011 - 10:13 pm

    Awwww love it! Your pictures are beautiful, looks like everyone had a good time. What a beautiful location and such beautiful talented ladies :)

  • Melanie - May 1, 2011 - 10:34 pm

    What gorgeous shots! Your talent always leave me with a hanging jaw.

  • Danielle - May 2, 2011 - 3:51 am

    Beautiful as always Rebecca! That shot of the potter in the mirror is breathtaking!

  • Kathy Paton - May 2, 2011 - 9:12 am

    looks like an amazing weekend! and to spend time with such like-minded people! love how you documented everything… right down to the toothbrushes!

  • Jesse Holland - May 2, 2011 - 10:53 am

    Awesome photos “roomie.” I am going to say that the ones of me sitting and standing are much more flattering then the one of me on my head, but really I love them all!

  • jennifer armstrong - May 2, 2011 - 10:39 pm

    LOVE the visual journey you take us on here, rebecca. You have such a way of capturing the feeling & detail of moments. Of noticing the unusual angles & finding beauty everywhere. It was so great to spend those days with you, with everyone, & i’m already looking forward to the next time. Thank you – for all that you are & for all that you shared with us. Such a blessing.

  • ruth - May 9, 2011 - 6:49 pm

    Beautiful Rebecca….as always! It looked like a fabulous place, new found friends and great photography. There’s nothing quite like a weekend away with the ladies.

  • Michelle Wells - July 14, 2011 - 7:07 pm

    Fun! Next time can I just come with you instead of dragging my whole family along? :) :)

  • Rebecca - July 14, 2011 - 11:35 pm

    Yes Michelle, please do!!

  • Chelsey - July 31, 2011 - 12:36 am

    OMG!!! I SOOOOOO want to come to next year’s get-together!!!!! YES! I am inviting myself!!!! LOL ;) Looks amazing! I can tell you all left feeling refreshed. Always a good thing. :)

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