October 2, 2020
There is nothing more fun to me than to hop on a plane or jump in the car and head to someplace new! A new city that we’ve never been to before is so exciting! I love seeing new sights, trying new food, meeting new people, and experiencing life in a way that’s different from our norm. For us, San Francisco was magical! In the 10 years that Anthony and I have been together, this was our first trip alone that involved an airplane! I felt like a kid! Haha!
How it Happened
I was laying sick in bed one day, but still working because I have a problem putting my stuff away and just resting. I saw a post on one of my photography groups on Facebook. Another photographer posted that she would be visiting family in San Francisco soon. She was requesting to get together with a photographer there to have photos done of her and her boyfriend. She even offered to do a swap and take photos too! I thought how awesome that would be to meet up and do a photo swap with another photographer in a different state!
Then it hit me. I don’t live in San Francisco but I’m not that far away. Despite all the comments I threw my name into the ring. DeAnna messaged me back and said she would love to work with me! That’s when we began to plan our weekend photographer meet up trip. She flew in from Colorado and I flew in from Oregon and we met up in San Francisco and made magic!
We crammed so much into our short weekend stay and made the most of our time away. Just a few of the highlights:
We ran across the beach next to the Golden Gate bridge, which had quite a surprise when we arrived (read below to find out what that was!).
Of course Anthony talked me into touring Alcatraz which was as equally fascinating as it was terrifying.
I actually got on a boat! Twice! (If you know me you know that I don’t do boats well.)
Fisherman’s Wharf was incredible and I brought out my inner dare devil by coasting through the streets of downtown on a motorized scooter!
We also couldn’t leave without finding the Full House house! My life is now complete.
A Trip to Remember
I will never forget our time in San Francisco. I really felt like I left behind a small piece of my heart. There was so much laughter, so many new things, amazing new friends who we hit it off with immediately! Seriously we are like clones of each other, including Matt and Anthony! This trip filled my soul and I can’t wait to go back!! I’m thinking to plan a girls trip there soon!
Ok, so if you’ve ever struggled with your significant other being super weird and awkward in front of the camera, I can totally relate! You are not alone! Haha! Yes, even being a photographer I deal with this too. I got you.
To see more of Alcatraz and hear about it’s history, click here: https://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm
Like I mentioned, we don’t take trips together too often. This was such a fun treat for us! Between busy schedules and kiddos it can be hard to make time for each other. Take a look at what we do when we’re home!