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rose parade {san diego family photographer}

What better way to celebrate the new year than a curb side seat at the Rose Parade!

Thank you so much to the Newman family for inviting us to join the fun with their friends and family!

Brooks and I got off to an early start by leaving Santa Barbara at 4:00 am. … and no, Brooks didn’t fall back asleep for the drive.  It only took 1 1/2 hours to get to Pasadena, but more than an hour to go just a few miles to our meeting spot.  Extra thanks to Rich who spent 2 chilly nights curbside to save a great spot for the viewing crew.

As you can see by the photos, the marching bands were my favorite part of the parade … especially the bagpipes toward the end.  Brooks loved the snowboarding bulldogs!

These photos show just a bit of the spectacular parade and they also show that I don’t have much of a future in parade photography!  🙂

Brooks was mesmerized by the knights waiting for the parade to start!

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Love the flippers these duck fans were wearing!

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OK … he was not as happy with the marching bands as I was near the end

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These photos were done in Lightroom using my new ‘one willow retro candy  raw presets’ … I lOVE them!  I especially love that I didn’t need to do a thing in Photoshop except for resize and watermark!  🙂

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January 3, 2010 - 11:25 am

Christine - Fantastic photos! Brooks is such a ham! Cute!

January 3, 2010 - 11:59 am

Jessica Paige - These are gorgeous photos! Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the link. You work is fantastic… can’t wait to browse more of your site. 🙂

JP

January 3, 2010 - 12:04 pm

Christina - Awesome pictures! I think I need Lightroom!!!!

January 3, 2010 - 12:07 pm

tina m - such a nice job of capturing the morning! we saw the Rose Parade in pasadena for the 1st time last year. We had bleacher seats across from the Getty but I like your curbside perspective, so cool!!

January 4, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Tamara - Beautiful Job Jules. We thought of you as we watched the parade from home. Dogsled was a favorite here too!