Our last full day in the San Diego area was a new adventure for us. Bailey invited us to a photo shoot of the CampIt, a product she was preparing to launch. We had never been on a photo shoot before and I looked forward to capturing behind-the-scene activity and snapping candid photos of everyone.
We arrived at San Elijo State Beach campground, where her friends, Amy, Vanessa, and Valerie were setting up the “craft services” with snacks and drinks.
Bailey had lucked out in snagging the campsite a few weeks earlier. Campsites at the beach usually sell out within hours or minutes of them opening up online six months in advance.
The large size of the campsites surprised me. They accommodate tents and RVs up to 35 feet, include picnic tables, and bushes separate the sites for a bit of privacy. Restrooms and showers are also available.
Besides the “craft services,” a group of interns shot videos, photographed still shots, and also filled in as models. They and Bailey photographed Jon and me too. One of Jon’s photos made the cut and ended up on one of the GoCampit.com website’s pages.
I had expected fast-paced activity with someone directing people to their spots for filming or photography to catch the best light and background. Instead, the scene was calm and slow-paced. Even a walk down the stairs from the cliff to the beach was more of a stroll rather than a hurry-up-before-the-tide-comes-in rush.
Too late. The tide had covered up most of the beach. A few throws of the baseball and spikes of the volleyball, was about all they could do.
Back at the campsite, we all ate lunch and sat around talking. Then the videographer filmed Bailey and the interns/models, putting contents of the CampIt in the box one at a time.
They filmed the interns assembling a tent. A truly hilarious entertainment.
Then they filmed an interview with Bailey talking about the CampIt’s origin story.
After a few takes, Jon and I took our leave in search of a dinner spot before heading back to the trailer. Brigantine in Del Mar was the perfect place to fill our bellies with fresh seafood.
It was sad to leave San Diego after a perfect week of exploring Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, and visiting a photo shoot. Our week in San Diego couldn’t have been more perfect, but it was time to move on. We had more places to go, and more people to see.
Next Up: Temecula, California