Summer 2017 Recap

Charuk Studios Summer 2017 Recap

Where did the summer go?! I can’t believe it’s September already. This summer has been fun and eventful, and filled with lots of travel. 

I purposely packed my schedule for July and August because this time of year I can loose motivation, so I prepared myself by booking lots of work, trips & events ahead of time. 

In case you were curious, here’s a little recap of what I’ve been up to these past couple months.

 

July

I drove up to Ottawa to visit my sister for Canada Day, and this year it was Canada’s 150th, so there was lots going on in the capital. We even lucked out and got on Parliament Hill to watch the concert and fireworks! 

I then travelled to St. Saveur, Quebec to attend the Maddy K Inspires retreat. I went last fall and had a wonderful time, and this year I sponsored the event as their photographer! Everything was amazing; the inspiring speakers, the gourmet food, the luxurious accommodations. I also met the lovely ladies that attended the event and had an impromptu photo shoot with them by the gardens.

From there I drove back to London and had my first mastermind session. Three other business owners plus myself started our own mastermind to help strategize and support each other. We meet online weekly and have had some really productive sessions so far!

A couple days later I flew to New York City to sponsor the first annual Wild Hearts Conference. This event was stunning and sooo well branded. There was a Narcisco Rodrigez perfume bar, disco balls galore, a photo booth, and during breaks attendees could help themselves to rosé, cotton candy and snow cones. How cute?!

 

August

Afterwards I flew back to London, and I had two and half weeks left in Canada before embarking on my trip to Europe. In that time I squeezed in several photo shoots. I worked with a talented team for Teased Bridal’s brand film, photographed Crown & Pride’s new collection, filmed Youtube videos for Spoof, photographed blogger Pix-elated Passion, and travelled to Montreal to photograph a personal brand photo shoot for a mother and daughter. 

I drove back to London the night before I left for Europe, so I packed furiously, had dinner with my family and called it an early night. My sister and I flew out the next evening and landed in our first stop, Iceland!

We were only in Iceland for three days, but we saw a lot in that time. We saw basically all of Reykjavik (it’s quite small, you can walk around the whole city) and we rented a car and drove across the island to see the breathtaking landscapes, waterfalls and canyons. We ended our visit in Iceland with a trip to the Blue Lagoon (classic tourist spot!), which I highly recommend as a way to relax before a flight.

After Iceland we flew to London, England and during my first week I was busy working on editing the videos for the Creative Brand Summit. My sister and I didn’t see much of the city besides our neighbourhood in which our Airbnb was located. We had a chill week, I worked mostly but we also went out to a few local restaurants and stocked up on groceries. The Creative Brand Summit was a huge success, it was a whirlwind leading up to the event, but it was super exciting to be part of it!

Now these last two weeks of August I’ve been touring the beautiful London, England! We met up with two friends that moved here recently and have been spending our afternoons lounging in parks, sipping cappuccinos at café’s and admiring all the touristy sites.  

We have 15 weeks to go on our Europe trip, I’m sure time will fly but I’ll be sure to document our travels through my blog here and over on Instagram. Be sure to follow along!