Last Easter, my family visited me in New York. It was the first time in awhile that all five of us were together in a place outside of home in Mississippi or school in Alabama. Later in the summer, we made a trip to Chicago, which was another fun family getaway.
In keeping with our travel, we chose San Francisco for this Easter. My older brother has lived there for about 18 months now, and we've been itching to get out there. In fact, I'd never been anywhere in California before. Luckily, our younger sister's spring break fell on Easter, making it easy to travel again this year.
As discovered while traveling in other parts of the country (and the world), it's hard to fully explore a city in four days. I had my list of things to hit, but ultimately I wanted my brother to show us his favorite spots and other city high points. (And man, all the hills were major high points, literally!)
The weather was amazing the entire time we were there, even with the winds. They had recently been hit with a lot of rain through El Nino, so I was glad that subsided for the entirety of our trip. Tons of folks even commented that we picked the perfect weekend to visit.
And while I was a bit surprised by how spread out things are, I wasn't surprised by the impeccable colors and great food. It certainly made my job photographing much easier. (But I'm pretty sure it annoyed my brother and sister while on our bike tour with me stopping and starting so many times, trying to get the right angle and lighting!)
Speaking of the photos (as you'll see below), I was super excited to finally find a rather consistent aesthetic that showcases more of my point of view. This is something I'd been playing around with for many months, so I consider this to be my biggest souvenir from the trip.
After this trip, I'm definitely planning a return soon, and I highly recommend that you make it a point as well to visit. It's beautiful; the people are nice; and there are so many fun activities and parks. If you need recommendations, feel free to comment below or email me directly.