Sonoma County

Quality Time with the Sea Dutchess

In mid-February I drove out to the Point Reyes National Seashore to meet Marina and company and see the daffodils in bloom. It has become a yearly tradition. (See last year's trip here.)

marina in the daffodils

She is adorable. There were more in bloom than last year, although I think the word is getting out (and writing this probably doesn't help), because while we were there, multiple parties came and picked bucketfuls.

Afterwards, we went for a walk on Limantour Beach, where the tide was very low. 

At the end of February, Marina turned 77, and Jeffery and I took her to Schoolhouse Beach on the Sonoma coast for a gluttonous picnic lunch (crab cakes, champagne, pesto lasagna, pear frangipane tart, and chocolate!). We were treated to thunderheads all day. It was a beautiful drive through the country, all the animal babies were out and frollicking and it didn't rain on us until we had had our fill. 

Afterwards we got cocktails at the Valley Ford Hotel. It was a perfect day. Feeling thankful for time with my grandmother and beautiful spring days. Now we need some rain!

Michelle & Trevor // Engagement // Jack London State Park

jack london state park engagement
jack london state park engagement
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jack london winery ruins engagement
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Sonoma County Engagement


We could not have asked for a more perfect fall day. Jack London State Historic Park is gorgeous. When Michelle and I started talking about an engagement session, she knew exactly where she wanted to do it. It was my first time visiting the park I was a little overwhelmed. It just kept getting better. 

Michelle and Trevor are amazing. I like them so much, I want to be their friend. I say it all the time, but I feel lucky that I get to photograph such incredible couples. We had a great time exploring the park with their beautiful labrador, Ash. These two bring out very fun and endearing sides of one another. At one point they were goofing around and I was standing back trying to work with the light coming through the silos, and I told them, "you guys are ruining my beautiful photo!" I was kidding. They made every photo what it is. I can't wait to photograph their wedding this summer. They're getting married in a redwood grove and it's going to be gorgeous.