Creigh Photography is headquartered in Mission Beach, a sunny suburb of San Diego. Mission Beach is located on the west end of the city of San Diego, snugged right in the middle of Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach. With two miles of sandy beach, it is the ideal place to be. Especially today. Mission Beach had its 100th birthday. With a BBQ tasting, concerts, and all the ambience of Belmont Park.
Jennie, Reid, and I donned our beach apparel and began the walk to wish our neighborhood a happy birthday. We arrived and walked down the center of Belmont Park and began to check out the shops. Sun Diego had a few sales going on, Wings always has a lot going on, but my nose kept drawing me to the BBQ. My nose drew me all the way to the east parking lot, where a couple dozen BBQ caterers were cooking up some beautiful meat. Pork and beef and smells of smoke filled the air. Our eyes got big and we began tasting all the flavors those little piggy’s had to offer. With our bellies full, we moved on to the north parking lot. We found a concert venue with dancing and singing, lined with vendors from surf shops to chiropractors. We had to stop at the lemonade stand for some sweet peach lemonade hydration. Walking back on the west side of the park, we passed Wavehouse, another piece of our lives. Almost three years ago, I married Jennie on the sand at Mission Bay, then walked the whole wedding party up to Wavehouse for our reception. We stopped by South Mission Beach Draft, a restaurant at the park, and bumped into our neighbors, Ty and Melissa, having breakfast. We said our hellos and we were off, down the sand, past the lifeguard tower and into the water. We love our long walks on the beach, and with camera in hand, I began to do a few portraits of Jennie and Reid.
Happy Birthday Mission Beach.