"Isn't it going to be cold?" everyone asked.
"Not compared to the negative degrees we camped through last year in Arizona and Utah," we constantly replied.
As our new winter break tradition (in our efforts to combat high flight prices while still using vacation time to adventure somewhere new), we decided to take a road trip through the desert landscapes of California and Nevada. With our gear packed and our handy Pulse remote in hand, we caught the sunrises, sunsets, and cloudy days in between, while exploring my newfound love for couples photography and his newfound hobby for videography. Everyone always asks us, "Do you just have a third wheel photographer with you everywhere you go?" Nope - just our Pulse remote that allows us to not only take photos from our phone, but also set timelapses...long exposures...and more! So with our car piled high with equipment, we drove down for a week to take in that Southern California sunshine.
When your photographer gets sick and you already have the bouquet made and outfits ready...you make do with a tripod and remote! We had scheduled for a photo session with one of our favorite photographers - who happened to be in the Bay Area this week - and unfortunately had a fall through. But I couldn't bear to waste the beautiful bouquet that I designed, so instead, we woke up at 5 in the morning, drove up to SF, and shot in the (freezing cold) San Francisco Presidio. Loved the sunrise light - we definitely lost the magic once day began to break - but managed to capture some great shots with our Pulse remote!
With our national park annual pass in hand expiring in October, we knew we had to make a trip back to Yosemite. We had a good idea of what we wanted to shoot this time, having already traversed many of the main Yosemite photography spots. So this time, we went out to find unique views of this treasured park! With our new Pulse - which allowed us to remotely control our camera from our tripod - in hand and our new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens, we were super excited to share these photos!