california dreaming.

tara pearce | sfgirlbybay

California has me constantly amazed by how much the landscape varies – from coastal cliffs to redwood forests to urban cityscapes to rolling hills to parched desert lands – and how beautiful all of it is under the Pacific light. Tara Pearce‘s newest road trip photos capture this dreaminess that cannot be put into words.

Tara shared, “Inspired by a childhood dream of a family road trip through California listening to a mixed ‘best of 80’s’ tape, no itinerary, slabs of Dr Pepper, and sing-a-longs to Livin’ on a Prayer, when I saw I had a 10 day gap in my dairy, I couldn’t book the flights fast enough.” Seeing Tara’s family’s adventures through her lens is quite a treat, including stops in Vegas, Venise Beach, Calexico, Palm Springs, Slab City, Salton Sea + Del Mar, and her favorite, Joshua Tree National Park, to name a few.

You can view all of her adventures on her blog, SLICE,OF,PEARCE, on her gorgeous Instagram feed, or purchase these lovely limited edition prints from her new online shop.

tara pearce | sfgirlbybay

tara pearce | sfgirlbybay

tara pearce | sfgirlbybay

tara pearce | sfgirlbybay

tara pearce | sfgirlbybay

tara pearce | sfgirlbybay

tara pearce | sfgirlbybay

10 Responses to “california dreaming.”
  1. Janine says:

    Beautiful cali pics….

    Janine Maral from

  2. Leanne says:

    I’ve lived in California my whole life, but I feel like I have so much left of the state to explore. Like you said there is just so much variety! Lovely photos!

  3. barbara says:

    what a dreamy photos, so inspiring.
    that can easily use for inspiration for oil paintings, big format

  4. Julie Hoang says:

    absolutely beautiful!

  5. Mina says:

    So lovely photos!

  6. amanda says:

    oh, gorgeous. my husband and i are planning a northern california move (adios nyc!!) for next year and frankly, i can not wait. way out west we go…

  7. Gwen says:

    Born and raised in Santa Monica and Palisades many moons ago, then nomad hippie years in Santa Cruz and have been in beautiful Oregon for 18 years. These lovely photos bring back a lot of memories-lived at the beach. Yearning for a CA road trip and a warmer sea.

  8. Flick says:

    Love them!

  9. Tina says:

    gorgoous.. feels warm

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