The favorite things of photographer Jo Clark

  • Grover Beach photograph

My favorite things with Jo Clark!

1. We can not live without our GoPro! This little pocket sized piece of memory creating heaven is completely waterproof and nearly indestructible which comes in handy toting two toddlers around.

Go Pro camera

2. My feet hate me when I don’t choose to throw on a pair of Danskos before walking out the door. Honestly, I can easily wear these shoes for a 10 hour wedding and still skip home. They are the best piece of footwear you will never complain about.

3. Gardening would not be the same without the help of our local Green Acres Nursery. They carry everything under the sun for the avid gardener and are pet and camera friendly. Win, win!

Green Acres Nursery

4. The CM Film Art Presets are my go to for editing many of our family pictures. My favorites are Titanium and Moonstone.

5. I feel free when the wind blows through my hair while riding my Sun Cruiser. Ok that totally sounded like an infomercial. I’ve had this bike forever and it’s been such a trusty friend!

Sun Cruiser bike

6. The adorable little Lenspen is a must have in my camera bag! You can not believe how much better it cleans your lenses than the inside of your shirt!

7. Instagram! I am so completely addicted to this app it should be illegal. Photography on the go, sharing images with friends, hashtagging, inspiration galore, and the chance to follow the daily prompts of CM Glimpse. What are you waiting for?

8. Ebay is the perfect place to search for elusive records for our old Wurlitzer and our portable Crosley. We are obsessed with keeping old music alive in our house and there is always another man’s trash that becomes our treasure in this online marketplace. My personal favorite is anything by Anne Murray (especially Snowbird).

record player

9. Kodak Portra 400 is by far my favorite film to shoot with. It maintains lovely skin tones with just the right amount of color punch.

kodak portra 400 film

10. Grover Beach is our favorite getaway. My husband’s family home is within a mile of this amazing stretch of shore so we get to spend a lot of time there. You can park in the Grover Beach parking lot and walk to the Pismo Pier in 20 minutes. With the exception of major holidays, it is often free of crowds and always gorgeous.

Grover Beach photograph


About the Author:

Jo Clark of BluElla Photography is a lifestyle and wedding documentarian based out of Sacramento, Ca. She shoots both film and digital and enjoys adventuring with her hubby and their 2 kids, drinking lots and lots of coffee, and singing too loud to her LP collection.


  1. Lisa Benemelis Jun 18 2013 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I loved reading about your favorite things, Jo! I’m excited to check some of them out. 🙂 And I LOVE Green Acres!!

  2. Heather L Jun 18 2013 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    This series is so so fun! One of my favorites. I loved reading about these little details of your life, Jo, and also excited to check out some new stuff! The bike image is seriously one of my favorites!

  3. Katrina Stewart Jun 18 2013 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I love this series. That beach is quite something. Gorgeous. Our beaches are usually deserted too – mostly because you can get yourself a serious case of wind-chill there. LOL.

  4. Jill Jun 18 2013 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing, Jo! You are an inspiration!!

  5. Stacey V. Jun 18 2013 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    The Wurlitzer! I love you even more than I already did! Loved this list.

  6. Sarah Vaughn Jun 18 2013 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    I love love love this post and you!!!! What fun! <3

  7. Megan Moore Jun 18 2013 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    These are awesome, Jo, I loved reading a little bit more about you!

  8. Tara Dal Maso Jun 18 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I love the bike pic Joanna…..and I want a GoPro!

  9. Melissa Stottmann Jun 18 2013 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Sigh… now you made me want a GoPro… 😛

  10. Kerry Lake Jun 18 2013 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Aww, they all seem like fun things! So cool about the old records – my mom loved Anne Murray, so I’m familiar with her songs! ;). TFS, Jo!

  11. Adele humphries Jun 18 2013 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    An awesome collection of fun things! And stunning shots to accompany!

  12. corinne m Jun 18 2013 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    love love love <3

  13. Erica Jun 18 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Love it! Your bike shot made me think, oh, I need a gopro, but oh wait, that wasn’t shot with a gopro! Such fantastic movement. 🙂

  14. Lexie Jun 18 2013 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    This is an awesome list, Jo! 🙂

  15. Jill Jun 18 2013 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Love the bike shot! And that is an awesome camera that I want one now! 🙂

  16. Silvia Jun 18 2013 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I loved reading this and learning a little bit more about you. I also love your IG feed, you’re an inspiration!

  17. heidi Jun 18 2013 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    loved these pics!!!!! I need to go check out danskos…I am a comfy shoe gal too!

  18. Tracy Bradbury Jun 18 2013 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Loved reading this, I’m another one that loves old records too 🙂

  19. Kristin Dokoza Jun 18 2013 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Fun read Jo! I want your bike. Also the GoPro 😉

  20. Jessica Reischel Jun 18 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shots-that beach image. oh my! You are amazing Jo!

  21. Megan Dill Jun 19 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    A Wurlitzer? Get out! Loved reading this Jo!

  22. Jodi Jun 20 2013 at 1:05 am - Reply

    i want to ride my bike to cool places! what a great share, jo!!!

  23. Bonnie Jun 24 2013 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    gorgeous pictures and love your favourite things too! 😀 fun blog post.

  24. Jessica Reischel Jun 25 2013 at 2:42 am - Reply

    Jo, I totally already read this and left a comment..but you are so funny, I just read it again. I loved this! 😉

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