My job hosts an annual staff retreat in Palm Desert for a weekend of team building and relaxing before our crazy summer season begins. My good friend and fellow photographer, Lauren Scotti, persuaded our wonderful friends/coworkers into modeling for us one afternoon. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with such lighthearted and loving people. A shoot among friends is always the best! Everyone was willing to work together and go with the flow. We dodged cars to capture images in the road, balanced atop boulders as the wind dared to push us over and made the best of harsh desert sunlight… all in all, it was a perfectly enjoyable afternoon with friends!