Short vacation to Big Sur for camping and fun with good friends

We just got home from a really fun and relaxing trip with some of our college friends from our days at Brooks. We met up with Jesse and Holly (it was Jesse’s b-day and the reason for the trip!) and met Taylor Abeel, Stephen Abbas and Peter Dawson! What a fun group and so much talent!!

My random fence shot:

Big Sur coast wedding photographer’s take on a fence

My beautiful wife flying a kite:


Cheryl flies a kite in Big Sur

Peter and Stephen chilling out on a cliff over the Big Sur Coast


Stephen and Peter on the Big Sur Coast

I borrowed Peter’s tripod and ND filter and basically copied the amazing shot I saw him taking, so beautiful!


The Big Sur Coast at 30 seconds as the sun sets

  • Wow!!! That last shot of the ocean is unreal- definitely a framer!

    Big Sur has got to be one of my most favorite places to camp out :)

  • blaine said:

    really cool shots! so bummed we couldn't be with you guys on that trip. looks like tons of fun.

  • no offense but peters shot that you stole will probably be better, just cause he kicks ass at landscapes. but your shot of peter and stephen is a wall hanger.

  • admin said:

    haha... I entirely agree! I am by no means a landscape photographer, I'm totally a wedding photographer.

    But, it was one of those shots that I just had to actually shoot for myself one time... ;-)

  • holy smokes tim! that last shot is off the hizzy! really diggin the random fence shot too! great stuff!

  • marc w. said:

    Tim, Sweet images. Amazing web site. The fog image look back south from Big Sur is breathtaking. I love that area and it makes me want to take a road trip really soon with my wife.
    best, marc-

  • I have to agree. That landscape shot incredible...maybe it's something you might want to consider experimenting with again???

  • Tim, I always like your landscape pics... and these do not disappoint! In fact, if I had wall space, I'd like that first one framed!

    And that's super sweet of Cheryl flying the kite. Kudos, Cheryl! I've never been good at getting a kite to stay up in the air! lol

  • Dude, that coastline shot is amazing! I don't care whether it's copied or not. Take me there.....

  • admin said:

    thanks for the compliments!!! I used to want to be a nature photographer, but living here in Santa Barbara, I couldn't help but fall in love with wedding photography.

    This shot and the scenery of the Big Sur Coastline really inspired me and I'm amped to go back!

    Garrett, if you guys ever wanna go, cruise on out here to Santa Barbara and I'll take you!!!

  • Hillary said:

    Awww! I miss those boys! Is Peter back in the SB, or is he still down in San Diego?