San Francisco, in Pictures

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When I received an email at the end of November asking if I wanted to attend a Girls Photography Getaway in San Francisco with Adobe, my only hesitation was convincing myself that it was real. Of course I’d love to attend! A trip back home to California. A hotel stay. Learning from the people who make my all-time favorite photo editing software. Meeting fellow bloggers who share my passion for photography. I told CandyMan at dinner and he quickly encouraged me to go.

I left home last Wednesday, suitcase, camera, and laptop in hand, and flew to California. I had no idea who would be sharing this Adobe getaway with me. I didn’t even know how big the group would be. I was thrilled when I got on twitter after my long, tiring flight and discovered who else was coming.

Ariana from Becoming Mom
Lindsey from Café Johnsonia
Lotus from i am lotus
Gayle from Mom and Camera
Drew from Mom*tog
Donna (ie, Miz Booshay) from Quiet Life
Erika from The Ivory Hut
Arena from The Nerd’s Wife

What a fantastic group! Not only did I love shooting, gabbing, laughing, and eating with these women, but I have been so inspired as I have looked through their photos from the trip. Here are a few more of mine. You can see a few others on my two previous posts about San Francisco.















And there are 400 more where those came from…

Disclosure: I did receive an all-expense paid trip to San Francisco to hang with and learn from Adobe Lightroom. I was thrilled and honored to take part in such a wonderful group.

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  1. Seriously? What an awesome trip and opportunity!
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  2. I love it Lolli! I am sorry it took me so long to get over to visit. Glad you had the most amazing time!
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  3. Wow! Wow! Wow! You are an amazing photographer!! Seriously! I really, truly LOVE these shots! I literally cannot pick a fav. Thanks for making San Francisco come ALIVE!

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  4. I bet even I’d look beautiful in front of your camera. Btw, shared your picture of the GG bridge on my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/myparentella

    I love San Francisco. I can’t wait to go back.

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  5. i have a photo of me taken in front of that church. love SF and love your shots!
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  6. Love all the pictures! It makes me want to really learn photography now!
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  7. I’ve been to California numbers of times, but I’ve never been to San Francisco.
    Your photos definitely make me want to change that!

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  8. Took a while to browse through the photos. You’re so talented! Love that you went to an event that was centered around a specific interest – photography. Congrats!
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  9. Wow. I’ve never been to California (hoping that will change at BlogHer), but have always wanted to…these pictures…yeah, they’re gorgeous. Nice Lolli!
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  10. What a fabulous trip! I am so glad you had a great time!
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  11. Sounds so amazing! I’m so thrilled that you got to go!

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  12. Wow, what an amazing trip, experience and set of photos! I do love San Fran – such a beautiful city!!
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  13. It was a blast meeting you, so much so that I kind forgive you for posting that pic of me with that crazy chin. I look like I’m 80, what’s up with that LOL? I wonder which picture I was showing Cari?? It must have been a good one :)
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    Lolli Reply:

    Oh, girl, you are so gorgeous! I bet you are the only one who noticed the chin. That picture makes me happy. I wish I knew what you guys were looking at. Must have been good. LOL!
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  14. Absolutely beautiful shots! Looks like the trip of a lifetime!
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  15. Dude, I’m Hulk Green with jealousy right now. I hope you had an absolute blast!
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  16. I love your photos! I especially love the one of the waves crashing against the rocks. It’s so neat to go around everyone’s blogs and see all the different interpretations of the same places! So fun!
    Arena´s last blog post ..San Francisco- Grace Cathedral and Lombard Street

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  17. Awesome photos! San Francisco is such a beautiful place!
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  18. Aaaaaaamazing shots, my friend! Still jealous, still think you totally deserved to be there. :)

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  19. Love the photography..am so tempted to get a DSLR

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  20. Love your pics of San Fran! I loved visiting there this summer – just wish I had a much better camera than what I did for my pictures! :)
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  21. What a fun trip! And you took amazing shots, of course! ;)
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  22. I only have one word for you today…”JEALOUS”!

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  23. You should work for San Francisco selling the city. Seriously, these pictures make me want to book my next vacation now!
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  24. Wow! Your pictures are absolutely amazing! I really loved the photo of the person pushing the wheelchair…such a simple kindness and it was wonderful of you to notice! Thanks for sharing your amazing work :)
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  25. What a fabulous trip! Your pictures are outstanding! I really need to work on my skillz….. :-)

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  26. Loved your SF pix and so happy for you that you had that opportunity!!
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  27. wow. awesome, awesome photos. My husband and I went to San Fran on vacation quite a few years ago and it still remains our favorite trip. Love that city by the Bay!

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  28. Fabulous flare on that building of fine arts!
    How I loved getting to know you!
    Bloggers must really rock…everyone was so nice!
    And the adorable Adobe women….So Amazing!

    Thanks for sharing your pictures! LOVE em!

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  29. I love SF. Such a beautiful city!
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  30. Yeah! Thanks for featuring my hometown. :)

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  31. I can only imagine how much fun you all must be having. I am a little jealous.

    I love the photo of the honey straws
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    Lolli Reply:

    I loved the honey straw picture, too, because it was so colorful! :)
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  32. Wow! Great pics!! Makes me want to go out and take some photos.

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    Lolli Reply:

    You should! You’d be amazed at how even the most ordinary things look great in a picture. :)
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  33. holy cow what an amazing photo getaway. jealous :)
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    Lolli Reply:

    It was amazing. Literally the trip of a lifetime. Now I just need to be invited to go to Paris or something. LOL!
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  34. What a dream come true! Congratulations on such an amazing opportunity! These shots are fantastic.
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    Lolli Reply:

    It was totally a dream come true. I was shocked that I was invited. It’s going to take a lot to top that trip!!
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  35. It is so fun to see your photos!! I love Cari’s reaction while looking at the back of the camera! And the sun flare in that last one is lovely! I knew a couple that were coming but I didn’t know there were only going to be 9! It was such a fun group!

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    Lolli Reply:

    That photo of Cari’s reaction to the photo was one of my favorite people shots. Strangely, I didn’t take a lot of portraits. I was more intrigued by the birds last week. LOL! Oh, and I totally agree that it was an awesome group!
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  36. Beautiful pictures!! I live about an hour south of SF and I really need to get up there more! So glad you are hosting a WW link too! Just found it this week!

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    Lolli Reply:

    I grew up in Pleasanton and San Jose, so I know exactly what you mean about not getting to SF often enough!
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  37. I love San Francisco – my brother used to live there, so visited a few times a long time ago. Your pictures are amazing – what an awesome trip you had!
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    Lolli Reply:

    I grew up in the Bay Area, so it was kind of like going home, although we rarely made it to the city. It’s funny that there were a few locations I’d never been to before!
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  38. So jealous. That sounds like so much fun!
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    Lolli Reply:

    It was fun. FUn and exhausting and educational all mixed into one crazy weekend!
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