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A Wife and a Wave

I shot another wedding in San Diego this weekend and since were making the trek down there we figured we would make a weekend of it. After spending some time at our favorite Seaport Village, we took in some of the ocean scene in La Jolla. It was actually kind of nice to just drive up to the edge of the water, park the car, and sit around on the huge rocks and take some snap shots. I know many other photographers feel this way, but I definitely don’t do enough pleasure photography. We’re taking the week off to be with family, so maybe I’ll have some more time this week. Anyways, here’s a few shots from our time (captions below the photos):

A Wife and a Wave
This is my bride. Though I was shooting a wedding, we were also celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary this weekend. If you’re wondering, she’s about 22 weeks pregnant with our first born.

Stay Classy California
Ahhh… Christmas in California. Side note: it was seriously 75 degrees when I took this photo. 75. In the middle of December.

Y-M-C-A
It’s always hard to for me to take pictures of guys surfing because I prefer shots of them when the photographer is in the water with them. Shooting from the shore just doesn’t do that sport justice.

Between a Rock
There were about 9 surfers out while we were there and they were catching some great waves. I caught this guy as he was heading out of the water. I felt like the rocks framed him from where I was standing.

Waving Goodbye
There was a great spot where the waves would flow right up in a huge break in the rocks. I just love the power and beauty of the ocean.

Bethany
Bethany had her camera out too–she’s cute.

Me vs Everything
This is one that Bethany took of me while I was shooting the waves crashing up against the rocks. Initially I was shooting with tight, telephoto lens, but I realized quickly I got much better results from a super wide lens.

Take the Hill
Here’s the angle that I was shooting from in the photo above. I don’t believe it’s the same wave that Bethany shot, but I just loved how this one turned out. I shot it with my super wide lens.

Don't Feed the Birds
Though I love this shot, it doesn’t do justice to what was actually going on when I took it. Bethany and I, and another couple that were walking on the boardwalk were basically running and covering our heads because a TON of seagulls were flocking around this lady that was feeding them. We thought for sure we were moving targets.

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