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What People Are Saying...

"Gifted photographer and excellent tour guide, April Bielefeldt, returned to the Farmhouse Inn last week as part of her annual fall photo trip. Great group of folks and we are looking forward to seeing some of their creations. You have an awesome guide with April " - Tory and Barry - Farmhouse Inn Vermont- www.farmhouseinnvt.com


"I will highly recommend the trip to every photographer I know!. It was well planned and a lot of fun." - Ken (former Colorado County Attorney)

 

I can't thank you enough April for a truly enjoyable week. You had obviously spent a lot of time preparing the trip and it payed off. I learnt a good deal about perspective and exposure and am more confident in takings shots in low light stopping down. The whole week was so interesting and I will certainly consider another trip if the finances allow. (Australia is a tad far away)---  

 - Margaret- Physician, Sydney, Australia


"April is an awesome photographer and an amazing trip leader.  Her research, prior knowledge and instincts make every trip an amazing adventure.  She knows exactly where to go to get the best pictures in the area and she makes the learning fun and the trip exciting.  You won't find a better leader and teacher for a photography trip." - Ann Hurd Educator and School Principle (30 years)Professional Photographer (10 years) San Diego, CA

"Yosemite 2011 was MAGICAL and I had a blast! Such great memories and laughter! I learned sooooo much from everyone! Thank you April! My husband could not believe all the beautiful photos I got...he was IMPRESSED! ;)" - Sharon Lobel-Donaldson Freelance Photographer and business owner Marina del Rey, CA

"April is a photographer with a creative eye for composition and color.  Her photographs reflect her understanding of the use of light and shadow to produce images that beg to be framed and exhibited. She's an energetic, knowledgeable and fun person to shoot with in a photo trip." - Sol Avelino (Washington, DC) New England Fall Foliage Trip

"The Yosemite Winter weekend was MAGICAL! An awesome group of girls and our guides were the BEST! They knew everything about Yosemite and all the right spots to help get that perfect image! Thank you to everyone that helped make this a perfect photo weekend! Wonderful company, great guiding and a lot of opportunity to learn photography from the leaders. The scenery was spectacular and lots and lots of time to try and get the perfect photo!" - Catherine Moroney - Scientific Software engineer, Pasadena, CA

"Amazing, fun, smart, and the perfect way to get together with people who love photography. Wow how lucky I found April and Lori and through them my new friends...I can't wait for the next trip!" - Nancy Amorteguy on Feb 5, 2011 -Ventura, CA
Yosemite Winter Trip 2011

"April and Lori are two of the best photo guides that I have ever been on a trip with. They took me to spots I would have never been able to find and helped with any question I had. April and Lori made my dreams of photographing Yosemite come true."

- Jeanette White - Acton, CA

"Thanks again for a FANTASTIC and MAGICAL weekend in Yosemite. New horizons have opened for me... love it!" - Diane Grupe Marshall - Frazier Park, CA

"Our Wildflower Adventure up in the mountains had all the excitement of a great scavenger hunt in search of beautiful photo opportunities!  Many "secret" locations were revealed along the way and we had freedom to roam around and explore our own perspectives, while still being within sight of the group. It seemed a new picture was always popping up around the next bend and we took time to include as many "STOP!...Gotta have it!" shots as would fit into the time schedule. Since my foot was in a walking cast at the time, it was particularly nice to be so pampered...to be driven around and have extra assistance with my camera gear or pulled up an incline. Sure glad I didn't have to miss out on all the fun and wonderful pictures! The lunch spot had a cute cozy atmosphere and the barbecue was delicious!  Visiting the art gallery was an extra treat.  April and Lori made it a fun day for all." - Christy Henry (Texas) New England Fall Foliage Trip

"The leaders efforts were excellent and tireless...The trip far exceeded my goals (photographically) I feel that I have more good usable images than I ever expected! I have told my associates the trip was fantastic, with very many HIGH POINTS and NO low points, unless we talk about the one highly recommended breakfast stop in Maine. ACCOMMODATIONS were excellent in all aspects mentioned, we had no wasted time looking for lodging and then getting back on track for shooting the next morning etc. The costs were all in line with the market and chosen dates to be there." - Milt (Los Angeles, CA) New England Fall Foliage Trip

Just had to write and thank you both for the marvelous time yesterday!  You made it so much fun, and Serena and I came home tired but happy. - Angel Burns (Los Angeles, CA) California Wildflower Trip


California Wildflower Trip

"April is a brilliant photographer with an eye for creative shots. She was an enthusiastic, knowledgeable leader for our photo tour, and I wouldn't hesitate to take another tour with her. She does her homework with advance location scouting, so her locations deliver. What a fun day!!!" - Stephanie Roberts (Los Angeles, CA) California Wildflower Trip

I've been traveling with April for over 15 years! We first met via a LinkedIn meet-up and have been close friends ever since. We traveled all over the west coast, but this was my first Fall Foliage trip with her - I've been trying to make that happen for years. It was fabulous! April always does her homework and tailors each trip to the group. She packs so much into a day that you'll sit down at the fabulous B&B at the end of each day and marvel that you were in 3 states that day! But it never feels rushed and she always takes time to see each location thoroughly. The food, the photo stops, and the company are always first-class. I can't wait for next year! - Stephanie Roberts (Los Angeles, CA) New England Fall Foliage Trip

Wow! April was the best at getting us to all the right places at the right time!  We saw such a wide variety of sights, had great food and the company was the best.  I thoroughly appreciated her expertise and knowledge of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont!  Saw and experienced things I had not done before.  Would definitely recommend her services to anyone interested in seeing Fall colors! - Patricia D. (Campbell, CA) New England Fall Foliage Trip

Just received our itinerary package from April for our New England trip, and I'm actually overwhelmed at the detailed information and maps she has provided. I'm positive we would never be able to see some of the areas, shops and restaurants she suggested on our own. Not only did she send me a detailed itinerary, but she also sent me numerous emails with recommendations for lodging and restaurants. We were able to make reservations during a busy time in New England because of April. She asked questions of us on what we wanted to experience and detailed the itinerary specifically for us. - Diane Wright (Kingston, IL) New England Fall Foliage Itinerary

Highly recommend April as a photography/travel guide! Had an incredible photography trip with her!! She planned everything perfectly... the photography outings were well thought out and researched with a lot of opportunity for creativity and flexibility built into the day. Photography advise was readily available if needed. She was always there to offer another point of view regarding composition, lighting, camera settings. Her restaurant suggestions were great, the hotel selection was excellent! I had a lot of fun, shot some great images and ate good food!! - Jane D. (Canyon Country, CA) California Coastal Trip

I participated in a photoshoot with April.  She was kind, very well organized and I found her to be quite knowledgable.  I loved her work and look forward to doing a shoot with her again soon. - Lori B. (Victorville, CA) Outdoor Portrait Shoot

I love going with April on fun day trips. She always plans the day to see and experience interesting local sights and stop and lovely places to eat and take some pictures or take in the scene. Meeting like minded women or connecting with past acquaintances make the excursions even more fun. I highly recommend April's events. - Nancy Freeman VP Business Development, Caremore (Los Angeles, CA) Vermont Trip

I love traveling with April! Enthusiastic and positive, she is knowledgeable about all sorts of locations and travel tips, generous with photography advice for those interested but welcoming of non-photographers too. April is flexible, responsive to the interests and needs of her group members, and her excitement about travel is definitely contagious. Do take a trip with her and see for yourself! - Leslie Geffen (Los Angeles, CA) California Coastal Trip

April was a great person that helped with our itinerary  for New England.she was spot on and gave some wonderful recommendations. If you are planning a trip let her help you plan. Can't wait to take a photography trip with her. She knows the area well and the sights and restaurants were perfect. Thank you April for helping us make memories. - Becky Roberts (Texas City, TX) New England Fall Foliage Itinerary

I've taken many trips with April and have never failed to have a great time.  It's not just photography (although she is a very talented photographer and can really help you learn how to use your camera and give very good tips on composition), the company and the food are always excellent.  If you're new to photography then you'll learn a lot, but she also lets you do your own thing if you want to.  She always finds interesting places to go, and you're guaranteed to come back with good pictures and have a good time getting them. - Catherine Moroney, JPL (Pasadena, CA) California Coastal Trip

April knows where to go and when to be there to capture photos of fall leaves.  She also knows where to go when it is time to eat. - Ralph McCleskey (Abilene, TX) Retired Medical Director New England Fall Foliage Trip

My trip with April was last October. We went to Vermont & New Hampshire and I had a great time. She travels with a small group and was able to take us to places where you wouldn't go with a large tour group. She did a great job organizing the trip. I am an amateur photographer but went because of the sightseeing. I ended up taking over 800 pictures with my cell phone camera! We stayed in B&B's mostly, a couple of them really great places (with unbelievably delicious breakfasts!). I have pictures and memories that I will cherish for years. If you are thinking about traveling and don't want to do a large tour group, then April is your girl. - Deb Reitz (Culver City, CA) Lighting Engineer, New England Fall Foliage Trip

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