The Elysian Workshop | GREECE

We were in Mykonos a couple days before the workshop began. We shopped and prepped welcome bags, foraged for flowers (which I'll get to more later...) and explored Mykonos town to find the church we were doing one of our photoshoots in.

The photos in the image below are finds from a flea market in Athens!

We went to Greece without ordering any flowers for the photoshoots. We wanted to use whatever local stuff was around. We ended up foraging everything, including olive branches from a recently cut down olive tree set out of the garbage. Gotta do what ya gotta do!

There were wild red poppies everywhere, lavender, weed looking things and all kinds of other greeneries. While I hate foraging because I really dislike the bugs, I do love how the process of it has opened my eyes to really look at the world around me. It has definitely changed my perspective on foliage, gardening and sidewalk weeds for the better.

After the dreamy shot from above, we nearly got chased by a huge dog and had to have someone come pick us up from our hiding spot. Those are the kinds of things you don't see on Instagram, haha.

Amanda and I even took a moment to put our feet in the *freezing* sea while we were out hunting for blooms.

The following three days consisted of three shoots, a lot of scouting, meal prepping and organizing. I cannot wait to share all the photos with you, but for now here are some of the behind the scenes.

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