Say hello to my new family, the group of Watkin's Glen Flickr Gathering. (Although several of whom aren't featured in this group shot, to see a more full one, go to the bottom of this post.) This meet up may have been short (three days including when everyone arrived and left) but it was incredibly life changing. I knew almost no one before driving to New York, the only people I had known in person beforehand were Valerie and Robert and half the attendants I had never even talked to before! But we all bonded so fast and got along so well, it was amazing. I will miss these crazies every single day until I see them all again.
Last thought before a bunch of pictures: go check out Robert's blog post about the meet up! He has some really cool gifs in his that are worth checking out!
Thank you, Rob, for everything you've done to make this meetup possible. It would not have happened without you, and I am very grateful for you and everyone else. You're all my little family.
Want to see all of their amazing work? Well, you should. In order, from left to right, top: Newforgestudios, Steph Pez, Barnel Photography, Vincent Minor Photo, Jeff Padgett Photography, McCheung Photography, me!, Daniel Cornelius, Robert Cornelius Photography. Bottom: Shelby Robinson Photography, Christopher J Photography, Valerie Kasinski Photography, GillyFace Photos, Zuke Photography, Aleah Michele Photography, White Sparks Photography, Marissa McPeak Photography. Not pictured: Julie Belton Photography.