SoCal has weird weather. September and October are way more “summer” than June or July. And pretty clouds don’t happen nearly as often as I’d like them to. And rain … well, rain happens rarely. And super rarely the last three years. This one afternoon back in September, we got dramatic weather. The clouds, the dark, the wind, the threat of rain. The rain never came, but the sky put on a good show for an hour or so. Here’s hoping for some weather soon. And by “weather”, I mean clouds with rain.
I’m so very blessed to call this family Friend. My life is better for having them in it. Because I adore them so, I stretched my location “rules” for them, and we shot in a parking garage that had absolutely no special meaning to them. Despite the meaningless location – and nevermind there being a chair where no chair should be --, there was dancing, cuddling, laughter, love, music and crazy-making … all of which are very real elements of their everyday lifestyle. You will also see hints of life with their darling foster daughter (tho, for legal purposes of privacy, I will display no identifiable images of her adorable self). Note to my Dear Friend: thank you for once again letting me document the beauty that is your family. And just so you know … I’m drawing the line now: if, next time, you ask me to take portraits on a rock on the beach with your family attired in matching denim & white button down shirts … no matter how much I love you, the answer is NO.
It’s my alma mater. But it’s now distinctly The Teen’s territory. And we descended upon for it for Waves Weekend (homecoming). Clouds greeted us, which always makes my shutter-loving heart happy.
Too bad the cafeteria doesn’t have a very pretty view …
The first day included a parade/regatta. The Teen’s dorm represented as a Penguin (wings are surfboards. of course).
He’s happy there. Which makes us happy.
The end of the regatta included a friendly stuff-a-Mini competition. A girl’s dorm easily won this (count:17; campus record is 19. oy).
The regatta was followed by a free Carnival with In n Out Burger trucks. The line for food was interminably LONG (because, duh, FREE. plus college students.) A mistake we’ll not make again next year.
And the kid who has mocked this practice for years, now resembles this practice. :-/
Day two included a tour of Adamson House and AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE AWESOME concerts by Plain White T’s and Andy Grammer. Outside, on a hill overlooking the ocean, at sunset time with comfy couches for alumni (woot!). And there were LA food trucks (not free, thus much shorter lines – ha!) with delicious dinners. We had to-die-for butter curry chicken. Mmmmm, good. Can’t wait til next year. Totally going to the concert again.