Storypost | 2017.05.15


Padres Petco Park Qualcomm box panorama

Been a while since any of my teams have been to the box. It's been upgraded since the last time and, as bad as the Padres are, they rallied to win against Arizona.

Petco Park Qualcomm box Petco Park Qualcomm box Petco Park Qualcomm box game Wil Myers

Wedding photobooth instant camera Polaroid

I don't yet have the time or materials to do a big ol' effortpost on mine and Jes's wedding, but here are a few tidbits.

Alesmith brewery taster flight Decadence Wee Heavy

J took the brothers and I around to a few breweries the Thursday before. I hadn't yet seen the new Alesmith location.

Mt Soledad La Jolla rental house panorama

The parents rented a huge house on Mt. Soledad. I kind of wish I got to enjoy it more.

Surfboard vinyl application Wedding guest book surfboard Wedding guest book surfboard on mantle

The guest board was pretty fun to do. Wedding scheme paint + vinyls + clearcoat, then paint pens for everyone to write their messages.

Photobooth polaroids Photobooth polaroids Polarioids

The photobooth was a fun project that I probably didn't need to take on myself - which is to say I gathered materials and dumped it on Rob, who got the thing dialed in.

I considered digital, but the reliability of instant film made the most sense for something that I hoped wouldn't have to be babysat. The most popular format was Instax, but it seemed way too small to me. The classic Polaroid format is still available, but insanely expensive. I settled on Instax Wide with a pretty clever Lomography camera.

I thought to use continuous light umbrellas to supplement the flash, but Rob hypothesized and proved that it would result in motion blur. So he set the sb800 up to flash trigger into an umbrella.

Props were fun to shop for, I decided against a backdrop because I wanted the photobooth to shoot back at the dance floor - so that the photobooth was obviously at the event. Unfortunately, space dictated that it be in a separate room.


Kaf and Shar

The Petco Park suite and some pets at the park.


A family-friendly winery, a ballgame, and a weekend trip.

Top down

I mostly finished the vaulting: