10.27.2009

california dreamin'

remember that time I went to California for a week...

and it was so warm...

and NOT winter...

and there was NO snow??



yeah, totally wish I was there again.

boo, Utah!

you lose today.




my very talented father who can pretty much fix and create anything in this world

framed a couple of my pictures from that vaca to decorate my apartment.


city street at night/ golden gate

lifeguard tower in Oceanside



thanks, dad!

i love them.
(my personal fave is the city street)


and in honor of having over 100 followers (what the?!)

I am hosting my very first giveaway!

I will be giving away a copy of one of the photographs above (your choice).

enter by leaving a comment below

and I will choose a winner next week!!

43 comments:

Emily Ballantyne said...

Jalene,
If only I had the talent that you have in photography. It's amazing. I absolutely love the work you do. The one of you and Lincoln is my favorite. So cute! :)

Yelena R. said...

They're lovely :)

IKE said...

Jalene-
I love your blog and I love your beautiful photographs! I am looking forward to my exclusive photo shoot on Nov. 21st!
-Isaac

Whitney said...

Oh I love those. Pick me.

erin elder said...

how lovely, i have to admit the city street is my favorite too. gorgeous.

kylee said...

love your blog. & love that you're doing a giveaway! ps. i'm not digggin the snow either.

Mollie McCormick said...

what a sweet dad! love the beautiful photos!

Ashley Taylor said...

I love Cali too! Oklahoma is getting cold and my husband is telling me about how we should move there. I think I'd miss my seasons, but maybe not? Anyway, I LOVE your blog! So fun! :)

kaitlin said...

oh these are so pretty!
crossing my fingers.

Steve and Audrey said...

jalene i LOVE them! very you:) and if i had to pick a favorite i don't know if i could! but i'm pretty sure i'm in LOVE with that lifeguard tower! it makes me miss my hawaiian summer...:(

Thao said...

Yay! Awesome giveaway. Your dad did a great job framing your beautiful photos.

Carlita said...

happy 100 ms popular! awesome photos, as usual :)

allison said...

you're a talented photographer! and i love how your dad mounted them.

Lila said...

hurrah! love those photos!

Mandy said...

Congratulations on 100! And those photos are awesome! You're darling.

7upkels said...

Utah cannot lose today!!! I am so excited about the snow!! haha and ps. beautiful photos taken by a beautiful girl! lovely! and congratulations on the big 1-0-0!

Brittany said...

100! So exciting! These photos are beautiful Jalene. I would be proud to hang one at my place.

p.s. I know how you feel about the snow. Not my favorite either.

Fashionably Kate said...

Popular girl!

I want the city pic when I win! ;)

likefireworks said...

those photos are delightful! sorry about the snow - i moved away from provo to az last februrary to avoid that stuff.

Elisa Mary said...

those pics are awesome! my fave is the street scene too. love the blog, btw!

Michelle said...

woah! I was just thinking how AMAZING those pictures were! Like I live about 2.5 hours away from SF and my pictures never look like that!

My favorite is the street-view too!

California may be warmer, but we NEVER get snow-at least where I live.

Ups and downs to wherever you live I suppose. I will admit, that a TON of snow would get a bit annoying though. I prefer that dreamy idea of snow, where you don't need to get through it or move it.

CAPow said...

ooh! they are so gorgeous! whoever wins is lucky!!

aukergirl said...

These photos are amazing!! I love the black and white!

Anonymous said...

such great photos!!! well done!

best--amanda

TotallySavage said...

Op! If I win it will be wondrous because those are gorgeous. Also thanks for writing how you do, it always makes my day to get to read your blog.

Emily said...

Jalene,
How amazing your pictures are!
And how lovely of your wonderful father! Congrats on having a beautiful wall in your apartment!
I hope it makes the very very cold winter up here in Logan very worth it! Well.. probably not.. drink some hot coco!

Emily said...

p.s. that is Emily from branch 56!

jasmine said...

the weather kinda sucks in CA right now. yesterday, it was 90 and super dry. and today is cold & gloomy. it will not make up its mind! and its schizophrenia is messing with my allergies.

congratulations on your 100+ followers!! love the photos. i think my fave is city lights too. hope you're surviving the snow!

siovhan said...

oh yay oh yay! pick me!!
seriously, those are gorgeous and i'd LOVE one of them. i have the perfect spot!

Marcia said...

I live in Northern California and I would be honored to hang one of those pictures in my apartment! I love San Francisco, but I do not have the talent to take such beautiful pictures! I really really like the one of the Golden Gate Bridge;)

Chess said...

Don't be so surprised! You're gorgeous, witty, sweet, insightful, funny, and oh-so-talented, so of course you should have hundreds of followers. :)

PS. I like the street one best!

Red Boots said...

What a talented dad! I love the lifeguard tower - hope I win!!

Lindsay Kay said...

Go your Dad, they look great! It'd probably be unfair if I won, but I wouldn't complain :) You awesome photographer!

Johanna said...

Oh your photos are just lovely! My favourite of the three would have to be the lifeguard tower. There is something retro about it and it is very "California"....very far from where we live in Canada.
I would hang this in my front hall if I were chosen.

katrina said...

wooohoooo for giveaways! i love everything you touch jalene.

Jessica Leigh said...

Jessica: takes a billion pictures on trips then buys more for decorating

Jalene: takes a billion pictures on trips then uses them for decorating

You win.

Love you!

krista said...

Jalene! You are a sweetheart! Thanks for chatting with me the other night! :)

Krista & Tyler said...

I would like to say I like these pictures :)

Jessica Bodily said...

choose me!

Jessica said...

Ahhh~! "City Streets" I'm moving from my beloved SF soon and would love this as rememberance!

EJ said...

I want this. thank you.

TheCoys said...

I love those pictures! You should pick me!

hattie said...

I used to live in SLC and now live in SF! I love these photos.... and would love to see some of Utah!