Photography Adventures | San Francisco, California

Some nights just don't go as planned...

Upon receiving an invitation to a Pilgramers Creative Connect, I grabbed some fellow photography lovers and booked it to San Francisco on a Friday night in hopes of mingling with other right-brainers. 

Needless to say, there was stand-still traffic crossing the bridge into the city and parking was limited... more limited than anticipated. After circling the block of the Castro based meet-up space four or five times, we finally ventured off and stumbled upon a park painted in golden light.

At this point, my car-full decided to say yes to spontaneity and started making our cameras useful in the inescapable beauty we discovered. As we began to ascend the heights of this appropriately named Buena Vista park, the architectural icons of the city came into epic view...

... hours later, Jenna, Victoria and I finally caught up with the folks from Pilgramers and made our ill-timed introductions. Better late than never, right? Then, we headed back to the East Bay via the Golden Gate and snapped a few fun long exposures along the way.

It's a challenge documenting your own life in moments you don't want to miss right in front of you. However, I'm so grateful I finally brought my "real camera" into the city so I could live this sweet memory again and again.

Unplanned is often unmatchable.