Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Mr. Sylvan is a photographer. Or photo-grapher, as I lovingly call him. He shoots award-winning photos that take your breath away, yet refuses to pose in front of a camera himself. Ask him to pause so that a stranger can get a cute couple shot of us, and he pouts like a toddler.

Full disclosure—Zack does let me take his headshots:

Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer
Hey boy, can I get your number?
Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer
Or invite you for a drink? 

Most of my pictures of the hubs when we go on vacation are of him taking pictures. Over the years I’ve discovered that these are actually some of my favorite shots, because he’s so comfortable in his element.

In California, I decided to play a fun game and pair my pictures with the ones he took at that exact moment, so I present to you #whatzacksees:

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

What I saw…

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Zack’s view – Golden Gate Bridge

Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

What I saw…

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Zack’s view – sunset in Monterey

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

What I saw…

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Zack’s view – Bixby Bridge

Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

What I saw…

Zack's view - Sunset at Asilomar Beach

Zack’s view – Sunset at Asilomar Beach

Point Lobos

What I saw…

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Zack’s view – waves at Point Lobos State Park

Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

What I saw…

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Zack’s view – singletrack at Garrapata

Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

What I saw…

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Zack’s view – fields of Garrapata State Park

To see more of Zack’s shots from the trip, check out his Flickr page.

Here are some fun shots from past Sylvan vacations:

Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

The very first #whatZacksees pic I took – Gulf Shores, AL

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Serenity on Lake McDonald – Glacier National Park

Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Our favorite playground – Grand Teton National Park

Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Glaciers in Canada – Jasper National Park

Photography, Canon 7D, Monterey, California, vacation, landscape photographer

Fav photo location by far – Lake Moraine, Banff National Park