Big Sur Road Trip Engagement Session // Stephanie + Cole

Steph + Cole traveled all the way up from Arizona for their Engagement Photos in Big Sur! They had visited once, during the stretch of time that this incredible land was closed on the north side + the south side. They were able to see a little bit of all that Big Sur has to share, and their big stop was Bixby, so that was a given stop for our after! I planned a little road trip that gave them a short tour of Big Sur in just a few hours. We met in Carmel, and hit the road, chatting all about wedding planning (which is what Steph does!) First stop, the south end, this is one of my favorite areas, as it really gives you the grand feeling that Big Sur is. Standing on these cliffs, hundreds of feet above the waves, it makes you feel so small. From here we headed back North, with a stop at Big Sur Bakery, because everyone’s gotta stop there! + it’s just the cutest! Of course Bixby, and then on to a spot I’ve been dieing to shoot, Rocky Point. I’ve explored this little spot a couple times, and it just has the best view loooking back on the coastline of the mountains colliding with the ocean. We hopped in the car real quick, up the road a couple minutes, for sunset + post sunset(my favorite!) on the beach. We had the whole beach to ourselves. I told S+C that I just wanted them to play + explore on the beach, and to just take it all in together. It was almost dark and as we turned to head back up the trail, it was so cool to see the fog rolling back over the mountains towards the ocean.  It was the perfect end to our afternoon In Big Sur. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in Calistoga in just a couple months! See you soon S+C!

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