Fun with close friends | Road tripping | USA

Boy, looking at these photos from our recent trip to the USA makes us want to go back or just call our friends for a small chat. It was such a great and funny time. During the stay in Las Vegas we spontaneously decided to head out to the desert to do a fun shoot with all of us. You know, just everyone poses for the other one and it’s basically hanging out with our buddies and enjoying this gorgeous light in Nevada.

We love these guys so much and we cannot wait to meet them again. Also Ingo enjoyed having so much quality time with his long time buddy and best friend and all around nice guy Stefan from Stinglight Photography. He took the photos from us both. Thanks dude for everything!!

Yea, we left Vegas on the last day of WPPI to head over to San Luis Obispo to meet the guys from Cana Family to do our promo video. It was an incredible experience and we are super happy with the result. In case you have not seen this yet, here is the details story and final promo video! Check this out.

Our last trip to the Cali coast during 2011 was only half way nicely. During our TATW (here and here) trip it started raining for about 5-7 days and the only thing we saw from most of the Cali parts where flooded streets and closed roads. So we had to do Highway Number 1, Santa Barbara and Malibu as well as again up to San Francisco. We of course stopped in one of the most charming towns in Cali, Carmel by the Sea!! This is such a lovely place.

Another highlight was Malibu. Actually everything happened in one day. We spent some time at the famous beach and all of a sudden we spotted a big school of dolphins surfing the waves. That all happened about 50 to 100 meters from the beach away and was topped by a huge wale showing up about 200m away. Unfortunately, since we only wanted to check the beach for about 10 min and didn’t need a dirty sensor, we went only with a 35mm lens. This is the moment when you know you should have brought your longest lens…. But anyway the feeling this appearance of this creatures created were incredible!

Late that day we went for a walk at the beach down where all this luxury beach houses are. Little did we know, that this is going to be a 1,5h walk just next to Robbie Williams and his family. Even though he had the same way as we, it looked a bit like stalking him and we are very sure he was afraid of us, haha. Too bad we did not get a personal photo with him. Did you know that he is not well known in USA. Never been under the top 100 regarding to our researches… but still no photo.

However, Seal and other celebrities finished off our day in the one and only Sushi restaurant Nobu. If you ever make it to Malibu be sure you have an early dinner at this place. The celeb appearance is very high and you might be meeting your most fav star if you are lucky!

For us, this little escape from the cold time here in Europe helped us a lot to get the energy we need for the new season. Thinking back to those days makes us feel happy and motivated for everything that comes up now.

Have a great start into the week everyone!


Carmen and Ingo


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  • Reply
    29. April 2013 at 11:03

    wahhhh! HAMMER Bilder!!

    Besonders die von Carmen und Nadia Meli haben es mir angetan – ihr seid zwei so wunderschöne und trotzdem durch und durch natürliche Frauen (selbst VOR der kamera ;-) … das ist ja nicht so selbstverständlich für Fotografinnen ;) )

    Lieben Gruß!

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    29. April 2013 at 11:20

    lässig – einfach lässig

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    29. April 2013 at 11:53

    WoW! Coolness-Faktor sehr hoch, Lässigkeit-Faktor unglaublich hoch :), die Bilder sind soooo schön, man kann sie fast riechen! LG

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    Sarah Bogdoll
    29. April 2013 at 12:06

    Eure Bilder strahlen genau mein Gefühl aus, was ich habe, wenn ich in Kalifornien bin.
    Well done…

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    Urška Majer
    29. April 2013 at 12:14

    Beautiful images, looks like a great trip :)

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    Gabby / En Route Photography
    29. April 2013 at 15:11

    These…. are…. AHHHHAAAAAMAZING!!!! x

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    29. April 2013 at 20:21

    ahhhh, diese Bilder sind der Hammer. Ich liebe Kalifornien und ich liebe eure Bilder, die Kombi – der Wahnsinn. und Carmen, deine Frisur auf den ersten Bildern ist so toooooollllllllll.

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    29. April 2013 at 23:46

    Ich liebe eure Bilder :)

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    30. April 2013 at 8:51

    Wunderschön!!! Mich würde interessieren, wie Ihr es schafft, dass die Haut auf den Fotos so schön weich aussieht. :-)

    • Carmen and Ingo
      13. September 2013 at 13:24

      oh die frage heben wir übersehen… das ist eine mischung aus wie wir fotografieren und post produktion. in einem commentar vllt bissi schwer zu beschreiben, einfach mal vorbei kommen bei uns! –> siehe one2one workshops

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    Get in front of your own lens | Selfies | Italy | Carmen and Ingo Photography
    11. July 2013 at 17:22

    […] have talked and blogged about this topic very often already (here, here, this one, and there, and this) and some of our readers might remember, that we try to get in front of a photographers […]

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    13. September 2013 at 13:15

    Wisst ihr noch wie das Café/ Restaurant heißt bzw. wo es sich befindet? (Foto: Carmen bei Bud Light und Calamari;-))

    • Carmen and Ingo
      13. September 2013 at 13:24

      hi, ja das ding heißt rocky point restaurant südlich HWY 1 von Carmel by the Sea

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