Tuesday

Hidden Gems.

You know those moments when you're doing laundry and find $20.00 in the pocket? Or that time you put on a coat for the first time that winter and find the missing glove you thought you had lost? That's how I felt this morning about these photos. I had completely forgotten about taking these on the top of Twin Peaks right at sunrise during my visit to San Francisco a few weeks ago.

 This sunrise trip was a bit of a whim. The night before, I had shot an engagement session and asked the couple if they knew of any good spots to watch the sunrise. After discussing a few different spots, they said Twin Peaks would probably be incredible but admitted they hadn't actually been themselves. So naturally, we all decided to go together the next morning. Once again, I'm counting my blessings to have such incredible clients. Clients that pick you up at 5:45 am to watch the sunrise, despite the fact that they have to be at work in just a few hours. Clients that you meet just the day before, and the next day you can call new friends. Photography has a way of doing that to people. Bringing together complete strangers who live thousands of miles apart, and experiencing something as beautiful as this within 24 hours of knowing one another. Maybe I read into everything a little bit more than one should. I just can't (and never will) get over the fact of how far kindness, boldness, and a love for the beautiful mundane can take you in life. 

27 comments:

  1. yes, i love when it happens!
    that's so great to make a friendship through your job. we know how tricky is that thing nowadays.
    and these photos are stunning

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  2. Ah this is so beautiful. That feeling is the best, especially with photography. Going back and finding old gems is truly a treat

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  3. love the city at night! lovely photos

    xx

    http://everydaybeginings.blogspot.com

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  4. My favorite city. Grew up there, and I miss it. Thanks for sharing such great pics.

    Sincerely,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is really amazing! I love your shots, how much more in real life? :)

    http://thewallflowersecrets.com

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  6. beautiful photos and words. they're both incredibly soothing.
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  7. Absolutely stunning! I would love to have you photograph me and my husband one day :)

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  8. it's really hard to find clients like that.

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  9. These really are beautiful. You should consider selling pictures like this, I can just see that first one hanging on someone's bedroom wall x

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  10. These are beautiful! I always tend to find myself in the most un-photogenic when the sunrise is at its best. Perhaps I just need to take advantage of less obvious locations!

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  11. These photos are so beautiful!

    www.atgatsbys.blogspot.com

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  12. These are absolutely breathtaking! I love it when new friends bring on new adventures:)

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  13. No words to say how precious are your pictures!
    Really amazing ❥

    www.thegardenofmymemories.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh gosh, what a scene. I'm going to SF next March. Very excited.
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  15. Such a beautiful serie of photos!! I love how you have captured the light and the mystery of dawn.
    x Eveline

    http://fragilityofbeauty.com/

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  16. these photos are so gorgeous! I love every one of them. You're so talented, Kinsey!

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  17. Wow, beautiful photos! especially the last. I love city lights <3

    http://dianereyes.tumblr.com

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  18. Awww, my beautiful city :) I commend you for getting up for sunrise! Crazy!!!!!! But, it was worth it. Absolutely gorgeous photos! - Leith
    http://outsidelanddiaries.blogspot.com

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  19. Such beautiful scenery. You are so good, You know!

    www.sweetswithfreaks.blogspot.com

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  20. These are beautiful! I live near SF and have been up Twin Peaks many times but not at sunrise. I need to do that :)

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  21. These are beautiful! Photography is such a beautiful thing and brings people together on a whole new level.

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  22. Photography is such a beautiful thing. It brings people closer together.

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