GUEST BLOG SPOT – Becky A. Gardner Photography

Hello all and welcome to this weeks Blog spot.  This week we are featuring an amazing location session – the incredible beauty of Cambodia!  Heres Becky’s own words….




‘In october 2013, by some strange twist of fate, i learned of a wonderful adventure, appropriately named “The Raddest Photo Trip Ever,” and it so was. Bobby Earle, one of the absolute best people i have ever met (and an amazingly talented photographer), took a group of photographers at various levels in their careers on a rad and life-changing journey. amongst the crew were Mr. Nick Radrod and Miss Andria Lindquist, and holy cow, please go check out their work. incredible.

i have to admit, i was terrified. my only other trips out of the good ol’ usa were spent clinging to my other-half for guidance, and only with and alongside his encouragement, i decided this was a must-do. i was nervous to meet so many other photographers. while i feign being an extrovert, meeting so many new faces made the introvert in me shiver. so much independence and freedom. and, i’d be continents away from my babies. but, oh my, i’m so glad that i signed on.

from the moment i touched down in siem reap, cambodia, smiles were everywhere, mine and those of others, and i have never felt so absolutely overwhelmed with the world around me. i have been a lot of places. ok, maybe  not that many. regardless, this city was uniquely electric, both with an insane depth of history and humbling, impossible beauty. the beauty was everywhere. it’s almost unexplainable. the scenery was amazing. but, the people. i felt as though i was constantly surrounded by beautiful, authentic souls. i literally was falling out of my tuk-tuk, everywhere we went, trying to capture it all, as every single scene i encountered was something i wanted to capture forever. and while i hope these images represent some of the heart and life in siem reap and the surrounding areas in cambodia, they can’t tell you everything. i encourage you, if ever the opportunity presents itself–go! do it. this is a part of the world that must be experienced to be appreciated. i’ll spare you a history lesson, but life and it’s insane victories and struggles do not get more real than what i encountered here.

to the photographers and amazing people i met through this experience, thank you. so much. you have no idea. i will remember each of you forever and ever.

i literally took thousands of images, and it was impossible to pick any sort of favorites. but, here are a few, as edited down as i could get them. thank you for taking a minute to enjoy my incredible journey, through my lens.’

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2 thoughts on “GUEST BLOG SPOT – Becky A. Gardner Photography

  1. Louise says:

    What a wonderful series of photos! I also loved your description of your experience in Cambodia. You photographed and wrote about your visit to Cambodia just as I wish I could have. I had the good fortune of going there last summer and it was just as you describe! Especially the “beautiful, authentic souls” I met while visiting there. I was on a family trip and tried my best to fulfill my desire to capture every moment without making my family crazy 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sheree says:

    Wow beautiful. 🙂

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