Frivolous Friday! A Spa Vacation & King Tides

It’s Frivolous Friday!

Thought I would share some of the fun I squeezed in this week (in between all my portrait sessions and retouching work.)

Yep, this happened #1:

My camera gear just got back from a Spa Vacation! 😮  ❤️📸

Each January, I block off an entire week from photographing weddings and portrait sessions to send all my professional equipment to the Canon Factory Service Center to be cleaned, maintained and pampered.

(I always think of it as a spa Vacation for my cameras…)

Does this cost a lot?


But my clients are worth it!

Fun fact:

I have a ton of professional grade lenses and flashes as well as FIVE cameras

I’m happy to report that everything got a clean bill of health! Yay!

I consider it MONEY WELL SPENT! How about you?

So bring it on world – me and my camera gear are prepped and READY – especially for a spring filled with High School Seniors!

Yep.  This happened #2

The first adventure I took my camera on when it got home from the spa was to La Jolla — I just couldn’t resist experiencing the King Tides!

And it was spectacular!!

And….um…the seawall was closed….lol

Children’s Pool Beach was built in 1930, it was one of the many gifts that philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps gave to the community of La Jolla.

Here are a few things you may not know about this La Jolla beach:

1. It was briefly transformed into a movie set in 1977.
A World War I battlefield set, to be exact! Not many people know that the Children’s Pool Beach was the location for a 15-minute beach battle scene in the movie The Stunt Man, starring Peter O’Toole, in November of 1977.

2. The entire project took a total of ten years.
From the initial survey and design to the final changes completed by the contractor, the breakwater was truly no small feat.

3. At its highest point, the seawall stands at a whopping sixteen feet.
As it extends towards the open ocean, the wall gets gradually higher; going from ten feet to sixteen. This gradual incline was very much intentional, and was constructed in order to preserve its aesthetic look and not detract from the natural scenery surrounding the pool.

4. The breakwater required a total of almost 3,200 barrels of concrete.

And there were a few others there enjoying the waves too….  😉

Can you see how wet the lower patio is?  A few seconds before I snapped this photo, a huge wave CRASHED over the wall- drenching everyone standing there.

I was so glad I was on the upper overlook — whew!

The little sea lions were getting tossed around – we were worried for the little guys!

I highly recommend a visit next time the King Tides roll in this February ( HERE is a schedule)

What can I say:  I’m Feeling Blessed!

And do you know what else I’m blessed by?     Capturing amazing moments for you to treasure for a lifetime!



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