Every family should have beautiful, formal images of themselves – wedding day photos, engagement photos, the entire extended family at anniversary parties – but every family also deserves to have beautiful images that reflect their real, every day lives. Susanne and Fredrick are adventurers. They travel the world together, and climb mountains most of us could only dream of climbing.  But it is the story of the moments of their rest and waking that photographers Nina and Wes wanted to tell at their recent photography workshop. In a place where the Himalayan mountains are the view from the window, Fredrik and Susanne started their morning. Without saying a word, each moment was captured as it unfolded, in a quiet cottage in Nagarkot, Nepal.

A little bit about the workshop….

This shoot was captured at the Beyond Workshop, a non-profit workshop that seeks to inspire small business owners to use their success to give back to a world in need.  100% of the profits from this workshop go to orphan care and human trafficking interception in Nepal. None of the vendors take any pay, and this year we will be able to give back $6,000 to the people of Nepal! The first half of the workshop is spent in classroom sessions revolving around business and giving back, and the second half of the workshop is spent doing volunteer work in Nepal. We had an amazing group of people this year, the second year in Nepal, that gave everything they could to help this workshop succeed. Each attendee had their own part to play, and as the days unfolded, it was a joy to see each one of them fall in love with the country of Nepal.

Last year, only a month after our inaugural workshop was completed, Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake that took the lives of thousands of people.  This year has been a year of rebuilding.  To return to Nepal and see the resilient spirit of the Nepali people was awe-inspiring.  We returned to the same resort we held the workshop at last year.  It suffered vast amounts of damage, and we didn’t think we would be able to return there this year.  But just a few months before the workshop was to begin, the people at the Fort Resort assured us we had a beautiful place to share with our attendees once again.

Workshop: Beyond Workshop | Storyboard & Styling: Abany Bauer | Photography: Nina & Wes Photography | Florals:  Jaclyn Journey | Hair & Makeup: Heather Smith | Sari Blanket: Sari Bari | Venue: The Fort Resort in Nagarkot, Nepal | Models: Susanne and Fredrik of Axel & Berg | Production Lead: Marcus Patrick | Nepali In-country Logistics Coordinator: Gautam Rai | Sponsors: Finca la VidaState Film LabGoodman Film LabRichard Photo LabBrown Linen Design

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Thank you so much for sharing something so dear to our hearts!

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