Wildflower Retreats for Mums and tweens

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A group of women and their young daughters sit on yoga mats in front of a facilitator during a yoga exercise at a mother and daughter workshop by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McC

More amazing mothers and daughters committing to their relationships, spending an afternoon workshop with Carmen Ganne from Wildflower Retreats.

I have found being a part of capturing imagery from these afternoons so rewarding in 2018. Carmen helps to each person to communicate more effectively, and encourage them to be truly present with one another. 
You can find links at the bottom of this post for more information about what Carmen has on offer for the coming year.

Image of a young girl seated in meditation next to her mother during a mother and daughter workshop by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell

Wildflower Retreat | Studio 202 June 3rd 2018

“The impact of connection is magnificent. It means more confidence, more trust, more love. It also means positive decisions, strong boundaries and healthy choices.

It means the difference between knowing we can and being afraid, between standing strong and giving into pressure and between loving ourselves and wishing we were someone else.

I’ve seen the devastation from the lack of a solid foundation for women and girls. Not only have I worked for years with women and youth professionally, I have been one of those young girls myself. My heart aches every time I hear another woman say they wish they had known more, better or different.”

While everyone takes a quick break before the group yoga, I do some quick candid portraits of each pair. 


We do some silly faces and twirling, then I get the girls to squeeze their Mum’s as hard as they can.

Mother and daughter portraits during a Wildflower Retreat afternoon by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell
Mother and daughter portraits during a Wildflower Retreat afternoon by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell
Mother and daughter portraits during a Wildflower Retreat afternoon by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell
A facilitator smiles at participants during an exercise at a mother and daughter workshop by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell

Wildflower Retreat | Studio 202 September 16th 2018

“In a culture that fires information and expectation at us faster than we can take it in, Wildflower delivers the most essential message we all need to hear- we are enough. 

As a lifetime lover of movement and with an understanding of the value of experiential methods, I created a program in which the activities teach the material and women and girls decide what they take from it.

Being in relationship is our single biggest tool for cultivating happiness, experiencing joy and understanding ourselves and the world around us. We grow and exist in relation to ourselves and others. Reflecting and amplifying the good, bad and everything in between.”

More mother and daughter candid portraits.

Mother and daughter portraits during a Wildflower Retreat afternoon by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell
Mother and daughter portraits during a Wildflower Retreat afternoon by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell
Mother and daughter portraits during a Wildflower Retreat afternoon by Vancouver workshop and retreat photographer Angela McConnell

Carmen is continuing to run a range of workshops catering to differing age levels in 2019, and also facilitates one on one mentoring sessions.
If you would like more information about all of Carmen’s services;  click the icons below

Image by Vancouver portrait, business and branding photographer Angela McConnell

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I serve small business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs in Vancouver, BC. My clients hire me to create images that will show a more rounded view of their business. To help them show the essence of what makes them passionate about their work, and attract jobs or clients that are aligned with their values. Business portraits | Branding for small businesses | Workshop, retreat or event coverage

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