A few months ago, I had the unique and most wonderful opportunity to travel overseas! I have always wanted to see Paris and this trip came with the bonus of a week in Budapest with Jerry Ghionis too! How could I say no? Of course, this wasn't a simple vacation, it was to hone my skills as a photographer, but hey, if you're going to hone your photography skills, why not do it in style?!
My trip started with a week in Paris, where I was accompanied by my "assistant and body guard", aka my dad, John Kent. Bill, my business partner and husband, couldn't go with me, but didn't want me to go alone, so he sent my dad with me. I'm a total daddy's girl and didn't mind at all! We spent a week in Paris, walking EVERYWHERE! Paris is simply amazing! The city is beautiful and despite their reputation of being snooty, they were actually very helpful and nice. We did spend two days with a local photographer, Michel Planson, who took us around different parts of Paris and worked on my photography with me.
Then it was on to Budapest, Hungary where I would meet up with Jerry Ghionis and the rest of the class to spend a week of training in his Master Class. We toured Budapest and spent long hours in class and with models, practicing our skills. It was a long and exciting week. He and his wife Melissa and wonderful and amazing people, so warm and caring. We went everywhere as a class, of which there were only 9 of us, so we really got personal attention. I learned SO much! I am looking forward to this year of weddings so I can apply everything I have learned! He also gave me lots of advice on the business side as well, so be looking for the website to change a bit as well! Here are just a few of the amazing shots I got in Budapest!