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I closed Amber Wilkie Photography last week to unplug after my wedding season “wrapped”.  Not that I’m not going to photograph an intimate wedding today (I am).  Before I delve into the handful of images from my travels, I want to introduce you to my sister.  We don’t get to see each other very often, so I have a habit of thinking she and her brother are much younger than they are.  Hard to deny that she has become a very lovely young woman.

This was a challenging shoot, technically.  I didn’t bring my gear with me – just my Fuji x100 – my travel camera.  It’s a wonderful little camera and great for snapshots, street work and some architecture/landscape stuff.  But it’s challenging as a portrait lens.  Everything is big in the wrong spots and 35 is not a length I generally choose for portraits.  All-in-all, I’m very pleased with our little mini-session in the preserve.

The x100 has some seriously great flare.

This is my brother.  We hiked through the redwoods a bit.

And then we went to the beach.

On my way down south, I stopped in at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of my favorite places in California.

Finally, the very awesome Ken let me stay with him in San Luis Obispo – home of the bubble gum wall.

For some reason, I didn’t take many photos after I arrived in San Diego to hang with the rest of the clan.  Truth is, I’m a terrible travel photographer.  I end up keeping the camera in the bag the whole time.  For me, it has to be a photo expedition or not – I’m very bad at the in-between “sightseeing and take some photographs” type of excursions/trips.  This was about seeing my family and not checking Facebook.  I accomplished both, thankyouverymuch.  And now, it’s back to booking, networking, processing and getting ready for 2013.

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