The Wondering Light | Pieces of Magic

Sometimes you have a seed of a thought, which develops into an idea, which gets shared and grows and is nurtured and evolves and eventually turns into a little piece of magic. And that happened last year for me. In the form of “The Wondering Light”, a beautiful, enriching photography retreat in Goa, India.

That seed of a photography retreat, somewhere to allow women space to grow and learn was planted years ago, through chats with my dear friend Chloe, but it started to take root prior to our move to India when I shared my dreams for that to happen here in this wonderful land.

We worked hard and brought together a group of wonderful instructors and the most incredible ladies with a thirst for learning, for friendship and for pushing themselves out of their comfort zones in Goa, India and I watched as people transformed.

I love photography, seriously, if you’ve ever seen or heard me talk about photography you’ll know – I love talking about my passions, I love if people can walk away feeling enriched by just one thing that I shared. But where I really, truly, deep inside feel the glow is when I see it happening to other people – the magic taking hold, the transformation, the butterfly evolving from their cocoon and the seed germinating. It’s magical. It’s not in the teaching that I myself grow, it’s in the watching, the observing, the hand holding, the walking alongside women who’ve trusted me. This applies to all mentoring I do, but when you spend 3 days together then it’s just taken to a whole new level.

I feel emotional about The Wondering Light. I admit there were tears as this dream came to fruition. They surprised me as these women shared from deep within and found new voices and means of expression. When I saw their work and how they embraced light, and connection and all the things I hold dear in my own work – it was magic – pure magic pouring into me and all around.

In the process of the three days I only took a few photos but they are special beyond words because of the depth of meaning behind them, behind the fact that people trusted in a new adventure, in learning, in growing, and trusted in my dreams as well as their own.

Kirsty Larmour, The Wondering Light, a creative photography retreat in Goa, India - photos from our retreat
Photos of attendees from The Wondering Light, photography retreat Goa, India
Pretty scenes captured during the Wondering Light, photography retreat in India
Beach scenes in Goa, India, at The Wondering Light photography retreat
Child models at the beach in Goa, India - The Wondering Light
Scenes from the beach at The Wondering Light, Goa photography workshop
Retreat attendees at the beach - The Wondering Light, Goa, India
Street market scenes in goa, India from The Wondering Light photography retreat
Cooking class details from the Wondering Light workshop, Goa
Scenes around the retreat villa from The Wondering Light. Goa, India
Scenes around town from The Wondering Light, Goa
Beautiful ladies in beautiful Light, fine art workshops at The Wondering Light, photography retreat in Goa, India
Photographers capture each other in beautiful window light at The Wondering Light, photography retreat in goa, India
The attendees of The wondering Light photography retreat in Goa, India

If you’re interested in joining a future retreat for your own growth and magical moments we will announce them first to our newsletter so sign up here, or check out the details on our website “The Wondering Light“. And for more information on my teaching and learning opportunities you can sign up to the Kirsty newsletter HERE!

I am so forever grateful to my friends Chloe, Emma and Caroline for believing in this dream. And mostly to the wonderful group of ladies who trusted us with their own, and helped a little piece of magic come true,

hugs always, Kirsty xx


PS Our latest retreat has been announced – 29th March to 1st April, 2019 – in beautiful Goa, India – please check The Wondering Light website for more information, and book soon as places are limited

I'm Kirsty Hello There!


Hi, I'm Kirsty, a lifestyle photographer and photography educator who lives in India. My approach to photography is to capture real life – with a little sparkle on top fueled by my obsession with pretty light. I want to treasure the moments that need to be remembered.

Grab a cup of tea and have a roam around my blog to see my photography style and ideas. (Check out the Details section up there on the menu bar, and the FAQ's for lots of info too). I post pictures on here from recent photo sessions, as well as some personal photo projects and some ramblings about life in general. Leave some love, check my page out over on Facebook to stay up to date, and come back again soon,

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