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travel diary: bass lake, ca

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every time we ask people we meet here in fresno what they love about living here, they say that the accessibility to natural beauty is their favorite. fresno itself is an agricultural hub and definitely has a small city vibe with not a lot of city action. although the things to do around town are growing, the attractions nearby are unbeatable.

need to get out of the house every so often and have a little adventure. especially when i spend most of my week in front of a computer or lurking around my house. luckily my parents understand that my camera needs to come out every so often or i go crazy, and they are willing to take day trips with me. #threemusketeers

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this particular weekend, we ventured over to bass lake, about a two hour drive one-way. one thing you should know about me is that i LOVE driving around and listening to good music with the windows down. honestly it’s probably in my top 5 favorite things to do. i make a pretty darn good dj if i do say so myself.

so i cranked up adele, mumford & sons, billy currington … and the ‘rents got into it! mom said, very wisely, “adele has a very beautiful voice.” you heard it hear first, folks! 😉

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we headed out on a small hike but mainly just enjoyed the scenery. there is such a power to nature and even just having a couple hours in the fresh air did wonders on all of us.

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naturally i had my camera slung around my neck and stopped every five seconds to take a photo. the models were quite nice and didn’t care. 😉

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the lake was so blue and beautiful – it made me miss living in washington like crazy. my basically-twin-sister marea lived on a lake. we were born two days apart, our families went to the same church, we were inseparable at school and out, and i spent probably just as much time at her house as i did at my own. she lived on a lake and now whenever i see one, i am hit with nostalgia for those days of grass covered feet, root beer floats and “snorkeling” for fish.

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i love the lighting in forests. i would love to do an engagement shoot in there. it’s so intimate and the light comes through in the most beautiful, speckle-y way. it makes me wonder if forest fairies exist…

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it was a beautiful day. this summer has been all about taking advantage of small moments of adventure so cruising with my parents listening to good music made all well with my soul.

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vibed to out of the woods by taylor swift while writing.

 

all photography is my own. i completely don’t mind if you use it for personal use! these images have been gracing my computer desktop quite a few times.

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