In 2005, while attending UC San Diego, I applied for a photography internship at the world famous Hotel Del Coronado. I was accepted, and as a senior in my final quarter of school, I was able to spend my Fridays taking photos for the public relations and marketing department. I would be sent on assignments throughout the grounds of the hotel, and when I would finish, I would kick off my shoes and spend some time on the sand. Coronado's beach was ranked #1 beach in the United States in 2012, and I enjoyed spending every second of my internship there. At the conclusion of my internship, my manager gave me a gift of their famous Sunday Brunch, for two. I invited Chanda to come with, and after enjoying our brunch, we went around taking photos on the beach.
When we got engaged in Coronado, I took her back to the Del, and we had Sunday Brunch again. I will never forget my memories of Coronado, San Diego, and the Del. We recently did a wedding at the hotel last week, which really brought me full circle. Here is a photo I shot that night, and one I shot on film back in 2005.
|Shot on film in 2005. I got to climb the valet roof in front of the hotel for this shot.|