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Taylor & Matt: California Coast Adventure Session

June 26, 2022

Hi! We're Anna and Trevor.

We're a fun (and maybe a little dorky) couple of elopement photographers, traveling all over the country to help people get married in the most beautiful places mother nature has to offer.

We thrive with cameras in hand, and nothing resonates with us more than the intimacy & freedom of an elopement. We get that big events and old school traditions aren't for everyone, and that's totally cool! We're all about embracing our uniqueness and throwing tradition out the window.

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California Coast adventure session

Before we share our favorites from this awesome adventure session….a little back story. After driving across the country in our van in March, spending months in the the dry Arizona desert, and camping out in Utah and the Central Valley…it was time to see some water again. In all that time, we hadn’t even seen as much as a raindrop. As we approached the Pacific, the ocean felt more like a mirage in the distance than reality…but we made it! Much of June was spent driving up the coast, working by the ocean and exploring some bucket list areas.

Taylor & Matt joined us one night for a sunny evening exploring a true gem along the California coast. Something about adventure sessions like this leave us feeling so inspired creatively. We love low-key adventures where we can just chat, explore and have fun with the evening. The night started in a small cove with the coolest rock formations. After exploring there for a bit, we climbed back up to catch the views of the same cove from up above. From there, a walking path (more like an old rail trail), took us to another stunning and totally empty beach. Nothing can top a west coast sunset, so we found ourselves running around and soaking up every last ray of light from there.

Some general tips for west coast adventure sessions: Check the tides charts, wear comfortable clothes to run around in the sand or climb on rocks, and don’t be afraid to get your feet wet.

Check out our favorites from Taylor & Matt’s California adventure session below!

California adventure session
California engagement photos
California coast engagement
California beach cove
West coast adventure session
California engagement photos
Beach adventure session
California coast sunset
California Beach bluff adventure session
California coast photography
California sunset portraits
California coast adventure session
California golden hour adventure session
California beach adventure session
California adventure sunset
Sunset adventure session
California coast adventure session
Sunset adventure session
Beach adventure session
California beach cove
Coastal adventure session
California blue hour adventure session

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  1. Bernadeta says:

    When I read your post I can feel they had such an amazing time exploring with you the California coast! Beautiful photos!

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