Thursday, July 4, 2013

The West Coast: Coronado CA

This last week was an exciting time of traveling and working!  I was hired for the fun job of photographing Dr. Fuhrman's Summer Health Getaway near San Diego, California.  My mom works for Dr. Fuhrman so she was there as well last week (she lost 90lbs 5 years ago!), and it was fun to spend that time with her.  We arrived last Tuesday and flew out this past Tuesday night.  It's so strange to think that just the other day I was in California, and now I'm back to the flat lands of Indiana.  On the last day my mom and I went into the town of Coronado to explore.
^photo taken by my mom

The energy of San Diego is so cool and laid back.  Everyone is friendly and there's a strong sense of community, even though a lot of the people are tourists.  There are little packs of 10-year-old boys riding around on miniature skate boards everywhere; ready for any type of adventure that might be waiting next.   It made me automatically think of Rocket Power only in real life form.  The street style is brilliant as well!  Everyone either looks like they're straight out of one of the local boutiques that line Orange Street (the main hub in Coronado), or from a Vans lookbook.  The more I travel and check out the different styles the more I realize that I want to travel everywhere just so I can collect these fantastic images in my head for future references.  It's so inspiring to go into different cities and collect the different vibes from the environment and people.

During the breaks in my work schedule I took a few of my own photo shoots along the beach.  I'll be posting them all throughout the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!

I hope your summer is lovely and warm!  Also happy 4th of July!  


  1. I can't wait to see how California makes its way into your creative designs! Love the photos - look forward to more!

  2. Love your jeans and your photos are amazing

  3. I have always wanted to visit ca and see a redwood tree and dance on the beach! You look lovely :)

  4. I'm from San Diego and now live in Iowa. You captured the my hometown beautifully. I'm glad you had such a fun trip!

  5. lovely! dont stop traveling ever!!!!

  6. The tones of these photos are so lovely... Have a wonderful summer.

  7. Just got home from San Diego a couple of hours ago. We went down south for the 4th. It's a fun little city. Glad you were able to enjoy it. Your jeans are darling by the way!

  8. How did you get the sort of washed-out look in these photos? They're great!

    1. Thank you! I got the looking by playing around with the different individual color curves in photo shoot. That's mostly what I use for all my editing. I hope that helps!