I had this idea to plan a retreat with some photographers I admire in hopes to soak up some of their knowledge and talent. That was the plan, and that definitely happened. What I hadn't planned on was meeting lifelong friends who's instant bond didn't need explaining, a group of people who understood and accepted me. They are insanely talented, perfectly crazy, hilarious, supportive, inspiring and honest. It was an incredible experience, one that left me with loads of memories, inside jokes, photos, friends and a new annual tradition. They are my elephants, the video at the end will explain why.