Warm and cozy inside while it rains sideways outside. Surrounded by big fluffy white pillows. I am in my room at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe. I've been hired by Kia Motors USA to document the Sorento Family Winter Adventure. A lovely group of influencers (bloggers/writers) and their families were invited by Kia to drive the Kia Sorento and experience the gorgeous winter activities up in Lake Tahoe. The influencers write about their adventures - playing in the snow, skiing, snowmobiling, tubing and food! I get to photograph it all and share my photos with them and with Kia. It's quite an adventure for me too. I went snowmobiling for the first time yesterday. Wow! What an amazing experience! I feel a little intimidated by some of the great photos the influencers take themselves but I'm still happy to capture things they can't. Oh and they and their families are wonderful! Talk about a group of super people! They are all so friendly, intelligent and fun. I feel like part of their family too.
Speaking of family, I also got to photograph the fantastic attendees at Dad 2.0 Summit in San Diego last week. The conference is for dad bloggers/writers, many of them stay at home dads. Of course there are women, moms, uncles and others who attend as well. Kia hired me to provide headshots. That community is amazing - so friendly, warm, inviting. This is my 3rd year at Dad. Usually I just document the event. This was my first year taking the headshots. It was an absolute blast.
Jenn Busfield, writer
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