Big Sur & San Simeon Birthday Trip (Photo Travel Diary – Part 1)

A week ago last week, Corey and I spent a few days in Big Sur (northern California). It was our official plan to celebrate my 32nd birthday at Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn, sure, but if anything it was more like a much needed mini-mid-week vacation just for the two of us. What better place to catch your breathe than Big Sur? A place where it actually gets quiet enough to hear your own thoughts.

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Gina Clyne Wedding Photography & the Kiva Loan Pledge

Starting this month, July (2015), Gina Clyne Photography pledges to make a Kiva loan for every wedding booked in the future.

This is something that has been really important to me to integrate into my wedding photography business model from early on and I feel that the time is finally right.

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Jessie & Jason’s Carpinteria Bluffs Preserve Engagement

Jessie & Jason have always been charmed by the ocean and Southern California’s coastal landscapes, so much so that they’re planning their wedding ceremony to take place on East Beach in Santa Barbara this October. So it really wasn’t unusual when Jessie & Jason told me that they wanted to meet up at one of their favorite oceanfront spots (Carpinteria Bluffs Preserve) to shoot their engagement photos. But with all our planning, one thing that was impossible for us to foresee was that an oil pipeline would burst the day before our scheduled session, just 12 miles up the coast in Santa Barbara.

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Clockshop Event: One Body of Water By Carolina Caycedo

I’m excited to share some photographs I shot for Clockshop‘s One Body of Water event last month. One Body of Water was a new performance by artist Carolina Caycedo, developed in response to the Bowtie Parcel. One Body of Water intertwines the stories of three contested rivers of the Americas: the Magdalena (Colombia), Yaqui (Mexico), and Elwha (Washington, US) rivers. Resonating with indigenous oral traditions, Caycedo and her collaborators embody the voice of the rivers around a fire, inviting us to shift the way we think about nature, and how we interact with non-human bodies. The performance began with a blessing by the Gabrielino Tongva Tribe.

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