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Road trip to Montana De Oro State Park & Morro Bay State Park

  • Aug 3, 2013 · 6:00 AM
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We will head out early Saturday morning, around 6 am.  Meet up in the valley to car pool, probably Woodland Hills area.  Then head to Montana De Oro State Park for a shoot, camp overnight and then on Sunday morning drive to Morro Bay State Park to shoot and then head back by 6 pm or so to LA to arrive around 9 pm or so.

Models will need to be able to do own MU and hair.

Cost will be for camping and food, we can carpool and help share gas price.  You are responsible for your own beverages of choice.  It is going to cost at least $25, so that is what it will be just to get on this trip.  This will cover camping spots and go towards food.  If there is any left over, that will go towards gas and then we will all split the rest of the gas cost.

Everyone needs to pay for the trip, models will need to share cost of camping, food, gas, etc as well

 

THE CAMPSITES ARE PRIMITIVE AT MONTANA DE ORO.. NO SHOWERS AND NO ELECTRICITY.. AT OUR SITE.. WE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO SHOWERS AND ELECTRICITY, JUST ON OTHER SIDE OF CAMP GROUND

 

DRIVER:

JAVIER - TAKING - JOHNNY & MATHIEU

JUDY - TAKING - JESSICA & ANDREA &

KAHLOY - TAKING - OSCAR &

 

MEETING AT 6 AM SATURDAY TO CARPOOL.. MEETING IN TARZANA/WOODLAND HILLS AREA.. WILL EMAIL ADDRESS TO EVERYONE

 

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  • Larry L.

    Hello happy campers! little shout-out for making such a fun trip. Thank you so much for making this happened. Kudos to Jessica, Judy and Javier who put so much of your time planning the trip. Great to meet other photogs as well. Models, I am not emailing individually, instead I posted here more pics than I usually do. Feel free to download from here. If you want full res files, please let me know.

    4 · August 7, 2013

    • Larry L.

      Imma be out of town end of August. Have fun you guys!

      August 10, 2013

    • Johnny

      This month I'm out of town 24-27

      August 10, 2013

  • Larry L.

    Anyone wants to go shoot meteor shower at joshua tree on Sunday night?

    1 · August 9, 2013

    • Larry L.

      Too bad, its happening Sunday night going into Monday morning.

      August 9, 2013

    • Leslie

      I want to go, I've never been there. Is anyone else interested in going?

      August 10, 2013

  • designdog

    1,148 camping photos. undeleted. unedited. http://sdrv.ms/14qirRf

    August 8, 2013

  • designdog

    any models please email me so I can send out photos.

    August 8, 2013

  • Leslie

    Hi everyone! Peter and I are driving there and we're about 20-30 minutes away and we're wondering where you guys are. We've called Simon and Jessica but we can't get through. Please let us know where you are! Thank you!

    August 4, 2013

    • Jessica

      Yea kin they did after we got service :)

      August 4, 2013

    • Leslie

      Yes, thank you Kin!

      August 5, 2013

  • Jessica

    Thanks for all who came out and made this camping experience so much fun :) also thank to Australian Peter for letting me use his two pretty lenses to shoot with. I had a blast and made some great memories most of them good. Just 1 bad one. Damn those bees!!! Will be posting pics later!! :)

    5 · August 5, 2013

    • Jessica

      page 1... [masked] :)

      2 · August 5, 2013

  • Larry L.

    Checking in! How can Simon be late at his own home?

    4 · August 3, 2013

    • Kin

      awesome

      1 · August 5, 2013

  • Peter

    Are we there yet ? Are we there yet ?

    let us know how it is going... I still maybe able to get up for Sunday...

    August 3, 2013

    • Peter

      Ok. I can drive from here... Thomas- if you get to Glendale Or maybe better Leslie's place in Hollywood we can set out from there... Early start I think.. 6:30 should get us there 10ish by gooleMap... Thomas - if you are good to go email me and Leslie.

      August 3, 2013

    • Kin

      pass out til afternoon..did u guy find them?

      August 4, 2013

  • Desh G.

    Have a great trip and lots of fun!!!

    I was late this time. Will join you on the next trip.

    August 3, 2013

    • Jessica

      You still have time. But see you next time

      August 3, 2013

  • Javier M.

    Picked up last guy on our way

    August 3, 2013

  • Kahloy

    Where's everybody at?!?!

    August 3, 2013

  • Jessica

    Judy forgot the bread... We had Togo back ... Be there 630.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Kin

    have a fun n safe trip

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Jessica

    please let us know who is meeting us in the am to caravan.. if you are going down for a day trip tomorrow and following along, please let us know so we know who all to wait for... but the bus is leaving at 615 at the latest :-)

    August 2, 2013

    • Oscar C.

      ok i have the location.

      August 2, 2013

    • Oscar C.

      on our way...

      August 3, 2013

  • Larry L.

    Wakeup call for happy campers!!!

    2 · August 3, 2013

    • Oscar C.

      Im up getting readyy.

      2 · August 3, 2013

    • Jessica

      getting ready also:-) heading out toward Simons house around 5:25... see you all soon

      2 · August 3, 2013

  • Kahloy

    What else do we need to bring besides tents, sleeping bags, and chairs?
    Is someone bringing cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc?

    August 2, 2013

    • Jessica

      I am bringing some cooking utensils.. metal skewers for marshmallows :-) a metal rack thing that you can cook hamburgers in over a fire.. etc..

      August 2, 2013

    • Jessica

      we only have 2 sleeping bags, bought them for this trip, so no extras here.. I guess he is going to have to snuggle with you Javier... lol

      August 2, 2013

  • Jessica

    Since our camping spots are full... if anyone is interested in doing a day trip on sat. Let me know... that is an option

    1 · July 28, 2013

    • Thomas K.

      Kin are you still going Sat night/Sun morning?

      August 2, 2013

    • Jessica

      Thomas.. I know Yehudi is driving down for the day Sat.. leaving when we leave in the am I believe... also, I think Kin is still coming down early Sun am.. email him directly if you want to find out...

      August 2, 2013

  • Rose

    Looks amazing. Unfortunately I am not going to make this one. Have a great shoot guys.

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can have three people in my car. Let me know if u have room for an armature No gas money is required :) Tony

    July 27, 2013

    • Desh G.

      I will like to go either for a day trip or overnight stay at hotel (if feasible) to come back Sunday night. I am in W Hollywood area. Tony E. Pl let me if I can go with you. Any suggestions? I am new here from Phoenix, Intermediate photographer.

      July 31, 2013

    • Leslie

      I'd like to do the same as well Desh. I called the campground to see if there was an opening for Saturday but they're sold out unfortunately!

      July 31, 2013

  • Desh G.

    I will like to go either for a day trip or overnight stay at hotel (if feasible) to come back Sunday night. I am in W Hollywood area. Tony E. Pl let me if I can go with you. Any suggestions? I am new here from Phoenix, Intermediate photographer.

    July 31, 2013

  • Jessica

    so.. drivers so far.. Judy - in our car, me and Sandy so far for sure.. Kahloy you are driving and Oscar will be in your car, how many more can you take? 2? Javier - you are driving - are you taking Johnny and Mathieu? we will be meeting at 6 am in Tarzana/Woodland hills area.. Simons House - like last year- I will email address to everyone.. Is anyone else driving there for the overnight trip?

    July 29, 2013

    • Javier M.

      That sounds about right, just need one more driver, and we should be set :)

      July 29, 2013

    • Kahloy

      I think I could take one more to ensure we have enough space for our gear and camping stuff. I'm so ready for this :)

      1 · July 30, 2013

  • Javier M.

    Does anybody on the overnight group have portable speakers, preferably with bluetooth capability? Otherwise, we'll have to make Jessica sing.

    July 29, 2013

    • Jessica

      lol... oh no.. me no sing... lol

      July 30, 2013

  • Jessica

    We need to have 4 drivers.. I think we can have 2 vehicles per spot.. so each vehicle needs to be able to take 4 people.. or 2 vehicles with 3 people and 2 vehicles with 4 people... also.. who is taking a tent besides me and Javier???

    July 17, 2013

    • Kahloy

      I think Armando is riding with me and I could take 1 or 2 more passengers. Please post a meeting location and time.

      July 29, 2013

    • Jessica

      6 am is meeting time. Will email out address later keep an eye out for it :)

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Chloe K.

    Hi, I hope I could join this meet up for modeling... but it seems like too late though T T. Thanks !

    July 28, 2013

    • Kin

      Head up there Sunday day trip

      July 28, 2013

    • Jessica

      yeah.. get up there early.. I am hoping to head to Morro Bay by 8 am, after we all get up and get moving.. hopefully we are able to get all the shots we need on Sat for Montana de Oro.. we just need to see who wants to do day trip and get people together to carpool

      July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in woodland Hills in the valley. I can pick up 5 miles radius or on the way up to Moro bay. Give me your location, then I can let you know yes or too far for me. thanks, Tony

    July 27, 2013

  • Javier M.

    Wow, it seems like forever since we were talking about taking this trip and now it's just a few weeks away.
    I'll be taking at least a couple of small tents for about 6 to 8 people, that along with Jessica's tent should house around 10 of us. I will also take 2 dual fuel lanterns, 1 or 2 coolers, a portable grill/stove along with cooking utensils, and I'll either take my civic or tundra.
    Usually when I go camping we buy all the food for the group and split the cost evenly, but due to dietary needs/preferences, I think that would be problematic on this trip. The following is what I'll be taking food wise:
    Saturday: Quick breakfast, some cereal or greek yogurt with fruit. Lunch, sandwiches and fruit. Dinner, Steaks with bake potatoes and corn on the cob.
    Sunday: Eggs and bacon, chorizo or nopales, or cereal again, maybe some menudo for the hangover :)

    So, if anybody is interested in that menu let me know and I'll buy more, and we'll split the cost.

    July 13, 2013

    • Johnny

      That's if your still going! lol

      July 24, 2013

    • Javier M.

      For sure bro, I got room for at least one, hopefully two depending on what I'll need to take. I'll go shopping for things we'll need for camping next week. Carne asada would be cool too, something tasty and easy to make, and I know of a place that sells the best ranchera meat too. Chorizo with eggs would be best, cause that way you don't have to take oil, but I'm good either way. Lets do this!

      July 25, 2013

  • SharonLeePhotography

    Gosh I saw this too late !!! Darn it !!

    July 19, 2013

  • mark david s.

    I can bring a two burner stove plus another tent for two or at the most three people.

    July 18, 2013

  • Javier M.

    WTF! had to split my post.

    For those that haven’t been camping, if you haven't bought a sleeping bag try to get one that is rated for at least 40 degree weather, the lower the better. A flashlight or headlamp will come in handy at night, but a flashlight app for your smartphone might do the trick. You will also want to take toiletries such as: toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen, soap/hand sanitizer, shampoo, towel etc. Each camping site has a bench, but you might want to take a folding chair to get close to the campfire at night. Montana de Oro has a micro climate, and each time I have gone there, it has had different weather, so wear clothes in layers. During the day it will be between the low 70s to the mid-80s; at night it should be in the low 50s but due to the proximity to the beach it might feel cooler, so take some warm comfortable clothes.

    If you have any questions regarding camping and what you should or shouldn't take hit me up.

    2 · July 13, 2013

    • Oscar C.

      Thanks for the information Helps me a lot.

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • Kahloy

    I own a Jeep, tent, and love camping. I'd be an asset on this trip :)

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • Kahloy

      I just made the payment to: [masked].

      Thank you.

      July 17, 2013

    • Jessica

      Got it :) will add you to the going list when I am home from work!

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • Oscar C.

    My name is Oscar, AKA Armando. Photography has become my passion and building friends is my goal. My other hobbies include, Driving far on road trips, music, fitness and computer science. Hope I can attend to play with my new speed lights.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Chuck

    Are there any spots left for photographers?

    1 · July 16, 2013

    • Jessica

      4 spot left. Just send me the 25 via PayPal an your in :)

      July 17, 2013

    • Jessica

      [masked]

      July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting, would everyone be carpooling in a van or something?

    July 5, 2013

    • designdog

      Ethan if you can/want to go, sign up

      July 13, 2013

    • Jessica

      yes Ethan.. 4 spots left for photographers.. just pay $25 thru paypal to [masked] and I will move you to the going list

      July 16, 2013

  • Freeman

    During the past few weekends, I notice it was extremely hot. I'm not sure I can ensure such heat now. Rather stay home and cool myself w/ AC and cold drink.

    July 14, 2013

  • Jessica

    3-4 spots open. $25 up front includes your spot on the trip and to help pay for campsite. Also includes some food we will be brining along for everyone.
    Fruit, water, hamburgers, hotdogs, all condiments and buns, paper products, pb and j, Doritos and chips, granola bars and pop tarts and any other yummy suggestions. Also were leaving early on Saturday so eat before you come or eat in the car on the road. Won't be making drive through pit stops :) And gas up before we leave or the night before

    July 13, 2013

  • Freeman

    I like to as well, but I just can't wake up early. Whoever get to go, have fun and bring us some good pics. I think multiple speedlite would be ideal to lit the subject in the wood.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Kristen

    Might be doing bridemaids stuff this weekend (bachelorette party). Not sure on the dates yet, but I'll let you know if I'll be able to make it!

    May 14, 2013

    • designdog

      "save the kinney camera carwash" he spent too much. its a bikini shoot. :-) scene 7

      1 · May 24, 2013

    • Jessica

      Kristen.. do you know if you are going or not?? I will be moving in a week or so after this trip to Montana De Oro... would love for you to come :-)

      July 7, 2013

  • Kin

    Maybe

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Jessica

    Reservations made.. booked 2 camping spots :-) The cost for this trip will be at least $25 for each person, that will include camping spots and food... any left over after that will go towards gas and then we will all split gas cost as well. This is going to cost everyone that goes, even models, etc... Everyone is responsible to bring their own drinks of choice.. We will all car pool, at least take 4 cars.. any special requests, etc.. please let me know.. even special requests for food, so we have an idea what to shop for... you can always email me at [masked]

    May 24, 2013

    • Jessica

      I know sorry peter :( We still have a month though!! So i will be able to see her before i go and when i come visit i will of course want to see her then

      1 · July 7, 2013

    • Kin

      Pete need to do salton sea early

      July 7, 2013

  • Alina0714

    Wanna go^_*

    June 9, 2013

    • designdog

      I assume you want to carpool - so put your name down and state you are looking to carpool. Only thing is it is a drive and we will be gone for whatever duration. The setting is pretty spectacular though.

      July 6, 2013

  • Ten M.

    This sounds awesome! What type of shoot/style is this one going to be?

    May 22, 2013

    • Javier M.

      Dude, I don't know what you are smoking but pass it over to me.

      May 24, 2013

    • designdog

      dispensary down the street for my bad eye. ;-)

      May 24, 2013

  • Jessica

    Got a tent today... Costco.. 4 person tent with even a little screened in front.. on sale $49 :-)

    3 · May 13, 2013

    • designdog

      hmm. 49$ I got a card. wonder if I missed that deal.

      May 20, 2013

    • Jessica

      umm.. i cannot remember how long the sale lasted

      May 21, 2013

  • designdog

    If you look at the second photo from the top you'll see the natural "pier" that is a rock that goes way into the ocean you can walk on. We got some awesome shots last time on there. This is a very nice location all the way around. Hoping we can hike down off the trails this time and onto the beaches down the road.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what campground are we staying at and what is the cost?

    May 5, 2013

    • Leslie

      I would love to go!

      May 13, 2013

    • Jessica

      this trip is going to be a very small group.. probably 4 models and 7 photographers.. we already have 4 models.. we should be all set for now.. will let you know if things change Leslie

      May 13, 2013

  • Vanessa I.

    Cant wait! :D

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Allison k.

    Heck yeah!

    May 5, 2013

  • Colleen T.

    Love that area! How about if I stay in a hotel? : )

    2 · May 5, 2013

    • Kin

      There hotel close by..sunrise should be great

      May 5, 2013

  • Peter

    Depending on baby and work, I would be up for this and to drive...

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Kin

    Would love to join you guy.. Need to :( bail out from this day wedding gig sat...8/3

    2 · May 5, 2013

    • Jessica

      Of course Kin.. u r always welcome.. bail on it and let's go!!!

      1 · May 5, 2013

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