In one month....

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In one month....

In one month we'll be ready to retreat from real life for a while, in exchange for simple living and the freshest of air.  

In one month we'll be packing up our cars and heading to West Wales, checking to make sure we have the essentials and that we packed everything we need.  

In one month we'll be meeting our car pooling buddies and taking selfies in motorway service stations as we get closer to our destination.  

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In one month we'll be arriving at Fforest, full of anticipation, feeling a bit shy as we meet new people but quickly relaxing as we realise how friendly and welcoming everyone is.

In one month we'll meet our room mates, check out our glamping accommodation and get settled in for the week.  

In one month we'll explore the beautiful 200 acre Fforest Farm, on the banks of the river Teifi.  The rustic farm house, the learning barn, the tipi, the fire pits, the quarry,  the sauna and the onsite pub. 

In one month we'll be sitting down to our first home cooked, locally produced organic SNAP meal.  Long tables, new friends and maybe a glass (or two) of local ale from the on site pub.

In one month the learning and education will start with our first scheduled session and we'll all head to the Learning Barn, ready to soak up knowledge and inspiration.  

In one month we'll sit around the camp fire, toasting marshmallows.  We'll play boardgames in the lodge.  We'll hang out in the Tipi or we'll sit by the fire in the pub. 

In one month we'll get ready to turn in after a long day of travelling and discovering, ready to immerse ourselves in everything the rest of the week at SNAP has to offer including workshops, hang outs, shoots, business instruction, parties, inspiration, film night, financial advice, positive discourse about real issues, building relationships, games night, woodland walks and beach trips, karaoke, keynotes and a whole load of surprise awesomeness.  

In one month we'll see you in the Fforest.  

If you'd like to join us we have a few remaining tickets left.  Sales close on the 14th April.  

n one month we'll be SNAPsters.  

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Rylynn + Tyler's Bohemian Wedding in the California Redwoods

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Rylynn + Tyler's Bohemian Wedding in the California Redwoods

Sand Rock Farm Aptos California wedding photographer

Words and images by Catalina Jean

This is absolutely one of my favourite weddings I have ever shot. Rylynn + Tyler obviously adore each other so it was easy to direct them in a way that reflected that feeling. Also, this wedding was almost completely DIY! Rylynn designed almost everything herself. She took a watercolour calligraphy course for the signage, purchased all the vintage furniture that took over a year of shopping, and worked closely with the florist and venue to execute her design. 

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The biggest challenge of most summer weddings is shooting in mid-day bright sun. It was very sunny on the day of the wedding and most of the portraits were going to be taken around noon. I had just finished up a workshop taught by Abi Q (http://www.abiqphotography.com) and Blush by B (http://blushbyb.com) that focused on shooting in tough mid-day light so I was looking forward to trying out my newly acquired skills. I was no longer nervous of harsh light; I was actually excited by it! I purposely put my client in dappled or direct light and have done so at all my sunny weddings ever since the workshop.

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I think this wedding is one of my favorites because Rylynn + Tyler were always so relaxed and happy during every single moment of the day, even when things didn’t go as planned. For example, the cake fell on the floor and a groomsman attempted to pick it up and put it back together. This would have stressed out some couples but not them. They just laughed and continued to enjoy their party.

Gear used: Canon Mark III, Canon 6D, Canon 70-200 2.8L II, Canon 35mm 1.4L, Sigma Art 50mm 1.4, Sigma 85mm 1.8

Scroll down to the bottom for the credits. 

Wedding film by A Little Long Distance


Planning + design: The couple
venue: Sand Rock Farm - Aptos, California (http://www.sandrockfarm.com/)
florals: Amanda Connors + Jen Hagglof (http://www.sandrockfarm.com/
videography: A Little Long Distance (http://www.alittlelongdistance.com/)
wedding dress: BHLDN (http://rstyle.me/n/dsrp5qyvw)
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (http://www.nastygal.com/shoes-brands-jeffrey-campbell)
hair + makeup: StudioK (http://www.studio-k-salon.com/)
groom’s attire: J.Crew (http://rstyle.me/n/fd8hxqyvw)
officiant: Christa Mercado (http://www.honeyintheheart.net/)
paper goods: Honey Hue Paper Co. (http://rstyle.me/n/bjcsydqyvw)
catering + baked goods: Sand Rock Farm (http://www.sandrockfarm.com/)
dj: Brigido Bautista (http://www.djbrigidope.com/champion1/team/brigido-bautista/)

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