SF Snaps + Fun Announcement!


One of the things I’ve loved most about blogging has been that I’ve gotten much more handy with my camera.  I shoot all of my photos (except for outfits, which are shot by the talented Lydia) with my Canon Rebel T3I.  While my photography skills are still pretty basic (I shoot in manual) it is something I truly enjoy doing and really look forward to.  I’m pretty basic – I always shoot in natural light, and the only other piece of equipment I own is a macro lense (great for getting close-ups when I’m shooting my DIYs!)

For that reason, I was really excited when Adobe Photoshop Elements invited me to be part of a five month partnership.  To kick things off, they flew myself + four other bloggers out to San Francisco last weekend, where we experienced a jam-packed weekend and a day of workshops to teach us all the latest + greatest from Elements.

Anyway, I snapped these photos during the trip (and edited ’em using Elements.)  I can’t wait for the coming months, where I’ll be sharing tutorials, Elements-based DIY projects, and more!

On a side note, I fell even more in love with SF!



{tasting olive oils at the Ferry Building}



{Cowgirl Creamery = still dreaming about this place!}


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  1. Really nice pics! San Fran has some great things to capture!

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  2. Congratulations, Grace – I can’t wait to read more (& learn) from your coming posts! 🙂


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  3. COngrats!! Such fun… and hopefully you can share some of your new elements intel with us… sure know I could use it (along with photog skills!). PS: MUST learn more about Cowboy Creamery. Hello, heaven.


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    • omg. cowgirl creamery is THE BEST. i try and visit the ferry building right before my flight so i can always take cheeses home with me!!!

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  4. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities!
    Such an amazing city for shopping, food and decor.
    So jealous of your trip.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

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  5. I went to SF for the first time this spring and can’t wait to go back! Love that city!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

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  6. Great pictures, Grace! I made a brief pit-stop in SF a few months ago for a work trip, but I’d love to be able to do a real visit sometime soon. Side note: isn’t Blue Bottle Coffee the BEST?!

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  7. Looks like a fun series! I agree with Alyssa, Blue Bottle is fantastic!

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  8. Ahhhh – CONGRATS! So fab, and selfishly – SO excited for this series on S+S! XOXO

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  9. I went to SF for the first time last August and fell in loveee! Congrats on the Elements partnership, lady!

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

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  10. These photos look great! What a cool opportunity, too- congrats!

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  11. So exciting… I’m heading there soon on a work trip too. Can’t wait to go back. I love SF too!

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  12. I love photoshop, awesome opportunity! Love the photos too 🙂


    Fierce & Fashionable

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  13. It looks so beautiful, I’ve never been to SF. Such a fun partnership, I cannot WAIT to learn some Elements tips and tricks from you!
    Smart n Snazzy

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  14. congrats on the amazing opportunity – your photos are divine!

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  15. Can’t wait to see the tutorials! I’m an elements user as well, so I’m sure I’ll find them incredibly beneficial!

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  16. Some of my fav places, well captured! Next time you’re out, we’ve got to meet!

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  17. I adore SF! Your pictures really made me miss it! Glad to know that you are still learning the basics of your camera too 🙂 Hope CA was amazing.

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  18. So exciting! I would love to learn to use Elements!

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  19. So excited for my SF trip in 3 weeks. Let me know if you have any recs…cannot wait to visit Blue Bottle!

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