Over the summer, our family took a well-overdue trip to San Diego, California, which is where I am originally from. I have been enjoying the simplicity of Nor Cal since 2007, no regrets! It had been 6 years since I last traveled to SD and let me just say, WHAT HAPPENED!? I thought it was crazy busy then, but it just keeps getting busier! San Diego is so busy now, constant city energy, and the downtown skyline is NOT the same since gentrification has taking over! It had been so long since I've been to Coronado (since 2005 WOW!), that I thought shooting on a Saturday wouldn't be a problem, but population has BOOMED since then!
I realized "oh snap," when I was driving up and down the main road to just find a parking spot how packed it was and thought "I'm not in Kansas anymore, this is not the same place I grew up." I was so spoiled being able to taking a trip to the beach on a whim, on a weekend day, and getting a decent spot. It is just not that way anymore.
It was bright, it was VERY crowded, but we made it work! I had a great time hanging out with a dear friend of mine, capturing her glowing mama beauty, while chasing her kiddo around for some decent play shots too! Sticking my toes in the sand and in the ocean is still one of the best feelings, despite all the crowds.