Jennifer Kulakowski » Fine Art Photography



California is one of my favorite places in the whole world. My dream is to one day end up out there on the west coast but, until then, I’ll cherish the memories we make when we visit and, of course, document each adventure on film. When my husband and I go out to California, we normally go to the Carpinteria/Santa Barbara area where his grandparents live. We go to visit with family, soak up the sun, and just relax. I’ve noticed that each time we visit this beautiful place, and get away from our hectic busy lives on the east coast, we always seem to gain a little perspective, get back to what really matters, and just reflect on us. For those of you who don’t know, my husband and I are expecting a little boy in
August and this has been such an amazing, exciting time in our lives but there’s also been so much to get caught up in. This trip really helped us step back and learn to just enjoy every moment, we may not have our nursery set up or know who our pediatrician will be yet, but ultimately we do know that this little boy is going to be the best thing that’s ever happened to us. This is what trips out here do to us. They make us grateful for this wonderful life of ours.

Here’s a compilation of some images from California that I’ve taken over the past two years. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.



Thank you, Steph, for this next picture.  It’s definitely a new favorite!






  • Carrie Geddie

    Jennifer, I always love your work but these images are just spectacular! As a native Californian, you’ve done an amazing job capturing my home state… Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Jones

    I love this post! It’s so important to take a step back from our busy lives, and acknowledge what matters most… Thank you for reminding me to do it more often!ReplyCancel

  • I absolutely love this post. Like, love. Gaahh! Beautiful pictures to go with your beautiful words! Thank you for sharing California with me and Jaeson. We absolutely loved it and experiencing it with you both! <3ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Sorge

    I love your photos Jennifer! This makes me want to run away to California. Keep them coming 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mom K.

    Love, love, love these…so beautiful! And yes, your sweet little boy will take you (and my sweet little boy!) on the most magical, wonderful adventure you could ever imagine!! You will wonder how your heart can fit in your chest so full of all the love you have for him. I can’t wait to meet him!

  • <3 california is my favorite place!!! it's the best place in the world! beautiful photos jen! <3ReplyCancel

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