A LOVELY WORKSHOP
INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

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it is hard to put into words all of the incredible beauty & inspiration that was tucked into a few precious days at the SEA ISLAND RESORT in GEORGIA – from the stunning FLORALS by the insanely talented AMY OSABA to the stunning FASHION & SET styling by the ever gracious GINNY BRANCH to the truck load of treasure from BLUE EYED YONDER – it was literally my DREAMS coming to life before my eyes….

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the attendees were embraced by SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY that embraced us at every turn at SEA ISLAND RESORT – they learned & created side by side with each other & with ME – they finger painted with WAX from incredible artist, encaustics master & book maker LEAH MACDONALD -

elizabeth messina_a lovely workshop_instagram0003they sat with MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS photo editor, SHIRA SAVADA & soaked up her insights on publishing & got a bit of her fantastic sense of humor along the way…they enjoyed treasures from BENEFIT COSMETICS, WILEY VANETINE, ARTIFACT UPRISING, VELVET RAPTOR, MONKEYS ALWAYS LOOK, CUPCAKE VINEYARDS, CACAO, FUJI FILM, PRETTY PLUM SUGAR, TIBI, RUCHE, YOU SMELL all tucked into beautiful custom made totes by the one & only WEDDING CHICKS – & our staff wore handmade aprons by ICE MILK APRONS -

elizabeth messina_a lovely workshop_instagram0004Tthey photographed stunning fashion by CLAIRE PETTIBONE, TWIGS & HONEY, CHELSEA ROSE BRIDAL, THE SENTIMENTALIST, and IVY & ASTER which hung beautifully from the frames of five stunning models KAREN, SARAH, JESSICA, GINA & ANNA…whose beautiful hair & makeup were carefully tended to by ERIN SKIPLEY & CLAUDIA MEJERLE

elizabeth messina_a lovely workshop_instagram0005then we dined on scrumptious SEA ISLAND RESORT meals while lovely LA TAVOLA linens covered the tables – as a handmade chalkbroard sign by SOUTHERN SPROUT sat beside us & LOVE LETTERS & such were artfully written by incredible calligrapher MAYBELLE -we laughed, we cried – it was everything i LOVE about collaboration – the end result was much bigger than all of the parts -

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i think the thing that truly touched my heart the most was the incredible group of people that came to A LOVELY WORKSHOP to learn from me & my fantastic group of collaborators…all of the attendees brought something special to our group…they are all ARTISTS & it was a pleasure to share time with each & every one of them -

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websites of the 2013 LOVELY WORKSHOP attendees

MARISA HOLMES
LINDSAY MADDEN
GREER GATTUSO
DANIEL PEREZ
KATHERINE EMERY
TRICIA WHITMER
LIZ ROBERTS
JULIE PAISLEY
RABIAH KHWAJA
VERONICA RAMIREZ
NICOLE MASON
KELLY SAUER
JESSICA MORRISY
SERENA SEVERTSON
TIFFANY BENDER
LAUREN ROSENAU
REBECCA STANLEY
SARAH PIRKRYL
GINA MOORE

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  1. Apr 10-2013 , 11:49AM
    I am DYING over your instagram photos here. Omigoodness.
  2. Apr 10-2013 , 02:05PM
    Love the photo of girl about to jump off the boat! I'll definitely be spending a lot of time goggling over your workshop attendees' works!
  3. Apr 10-2013 , 05:14PM
    Oh, this is just so perfect! What a beautiful recap {& this is just your instagram images!}. I can't wait to see more. Thank you for an incredible week filled with inspiration & warm hugs. xoxo
  4. Apr 11-2013 , 05:02AM
    What an honor it was to be part of such an absolutely beautiful workshop. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and family and beauty with us :-)
  5. Apr 11-2013 , 06:17AM
    Sounds like such an incredible experience! And just look at your gorgeous photographs that prove it!
  6. Apr 12-2013 , 01:51AM
    Oooh beautiful, dreamy, evocative photos!
  7. Apr 12-2013 , 04:49PM
    Hello Elisabeth, first off thank you for sharing this lovely post. I understand you are going to be having a workshop here in California later this year, I'd love to get more information. My girlfriend/business partner would absolutely love to participate. Hope to hear back from you. Thank you.
  8. Mariana:
    Apr 12-2013 , 11:18PM
    Hello, I admire Elizabeth and her work, I'm a wedding photographer but still not too familiar with film, I was wondering if the workshop was only film, or if I shoot digital could attend too? Thank you!
  9. Apr 14-2013 , 07:44AM
    Looks like an amazing time xoxo
  10. Jun 02-2013 , 03:37PM
    Your eyes are brilliant ! I absolutely love all your instagram pictures. Camera does not make photographer... You are showing that we can take awesome pictures with a mobile and this is great !