I will always love San Luis Obispo. Of all the years I lived in SLO while attending Cal Poly, I never tired of its charm. For a small, coastal town it was pretty amazing. The SLO area has everything from ocean to forests to dunes, everything an outdoorsman could love. I loved kayaking and hiking and rock climbing while I was going to school. Even the food was amazing. I'd want to drive the 3 hours down just for some of that food. For three years I lived downtown in cute cottages and enjoyed the quiet lure of the town.
When I went down to shoot Naomi & Nate's wedding, I wanted to show Isabell, my second shooter, Montana de Oro. The place I showed my family when they came to visit for my graduation. The place I wrote my thesis. The place my design class played dodge ball against another class. I love it for its hidden location, for its quietness, for its beauty.