My family likes to go “adventuring,” which is basically location scouting with kids in tow. When we planned this adventuring double date with our friends, who are also photographers, we had NO IDEA how much fun it was going to be! We were trying to check out Mile Square Park’s Urban Natural Area, where they have trails and really cool California native plants and cactus, but it was closed. So instead we just kind of wandered around until we came across this really cool stone bridge/wall and took turns posing and photographing each other for the better part of an hour while our kids ate snacks and played.
Jessica and Alex are some of the most joyful, sweet, and encouraging people you will ever meet! They love traveling and adventuring with their kids (a few years ago, they sold their house to buy an RV and travel around the United States!), and we feel so blessed to have been able to meet such genuine, loving people during their time in California. Jessica has this absolutely infectious smile, and she has been such a positive and uplifting presence. Even though, we’ve only known them a couple of months, it feels like we’ve been friends for years!
At the bottom, I’ve included a couple of behind the scenes photos from our time together (because I love seeing other people’s behind the scenes, and I’m excited to share some with you!). A note about Jeremy standing on the wall: there was a 10-foot drop on the other side, and he was balancing on one foot pretty precariously on top of two rocks! Luckily, we all made it home unscathed!
Jessica, thank you so much for braving the potentially awkward “blind date” feeling the first time we met! I’m so glad we both put aside our fears and went for it! You guys are so wonderful, and being around you is like being surrounded by positivity. It is so great watching you interact with each other and your kids – there is just so much love there, shining for the world to see! We love you guys immensely and feel so blessed to have you in our lives. I may be totally biased and a little selfish, but I hope you decide to put down roots here in California, because I don’t want to share you (even if I also love looking at all of your travel photography and listening to your adventuring stories)! Haha.