Summer Vacation | Wagner Style

I know it sounds crazy, but this is the first time I've taken my real camera gear on a personal vacation. It was after our trip this time last year, I got home and downloaded all of our images from Europe and realizing "oh my gosh the quality sucks!". It was right there and then that I promised myself I would no longer 'save the good stuff' just for clients. 

I guess I had to learn the hard way that capturing my family, our trips and memories are just as important as capturing others's. I would never bring the bare minimum of equipment or my smaller camera body body to a client session, so why bring it to my highlights in life? This year on our vacation to Cali I did it up right and brought along my Mark III and a few choice lenses, and I am so glad I did. 

Ricky and I had an amazing time in Newport thanks to some good friends who let us use their beach house for a few days ( Thanks Johnny and Alyssa!!) We spent time together on the beach, boogie-boarding, ridding bikes around town and just relaxing. It was some much needed down time after a crazy spring. 
Here are some photos from our trip! 

Also, on our last day there, Ricky said we could 15 minutes of photos. "15 minutes?" you ask... my hubby hates photos, being in them, taking them, its just not his thing. ( lucky him to be married to a photographer, right? : ) 
But during our trip he agreed to take some casual photos to remember this great phase in our life. Thanks babe!

So a word of advice, bring your camera. Capture the memories you don't want to forget. 

I'm so glad I did. : ) 


  1. Awesome post, Jenn!!! Those pics are fantastic. Maybe I could just pay you to follow us along on our next vacation. Or maybe that would be weird :) Thanks for always sharing such great stuff on here!
    PS: For a dude that hates pics, your hubby looks all "sexy and I know it" in some of those...

  2. Thanks Joey! The cruisers were the best! I've actually heard of people hiring photographers on their vacation to follow them for a day, I need to figure out how to get some of those clients!! : ) Ricky is good at looking like he is having a great time for me : )