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nine years in the making

These days, you meet a lot of people online. You comment back and forth on and like one another's photos. You see what's going on in their lives and kind of follow along.

But how often do you actually get to meet one of those 'online' friends?

Crazy that that just happened in my life! You can read here about how Debra and I met online.

We've been saying for several years now how it would be great if we could meet. You've probably said the same thing to one of your online friends. I just didn't think it could ever be possible with us living over 1400 miles apart!

And then one day Debra told me that Brian's son was getting married ... in Washington and they would also travel down to California ...

And so we would meet.

Yay!

Carolyn (L) & Debra (R)
Carolyn (L) & Debra (R)

So, that morning, Jim and I got up early to do our 2 1/2 hour drive to Carmel. We had planned on meeting there at a Starbucks. My excitement for this meeting was surprising. We pulled into the parking lot and I looked around to see if I could spot Debra (we hadn't even talked about what kind of car we would each be in). I didn't see anyone who looked like her and then saw a text saying they were inside. Oh, the excitement ...

Moments later, we were inside and there they were! Such a feeling of joy to finally meet! (See how happy we are!) We hugged, exchanged our words of excitement to meet and then just continued on getting coffee and chatting away.

Who would've thought!? We were instantly friends. We've communicated so much through text and talked so much on the phone that actually meeting in person was a breeze!

And then our adventure down the cloud covered coast began. We stopped at several spots along the way.

I've put together a little slideshow of some of my favorite coastal shots.

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What a fun time and such a blessing to meet Debra and Brian! And now, we're both home and I just wish we could get together for some coffee or tea and to do some photography together. One day just wasn't quite enough!

If you'd like to read Debra's post about our meeting click here.

Until next time ...

Carolyn Be Bright

Comments

    • 🙂 It was such a great day! I loved meeting you and how there wasn’t any awkwardness or anything!
      It truly was a blessing!

I'd love to hear your thoughts?

She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

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2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

We are so happy!

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Fabiola & Juan

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2018-08-14T17:31:23-07:00

Fabiola & Juan

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

She is extremely talented!

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

Bailey

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2018-08-14T18:58:46-07:00

Bailey

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

I am so thrilled

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls...

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

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2018-08-15T05:08:35-07:00

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.

She has a gift …

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the...

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

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2019-09-26T18:13:48-07:00

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the right light! She is a sweet and talented soul and her still life photography and work speaks for itself!! Gorgeous!
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