Our 2014 California Pacific Coast Adventure on Film

Few places have worked their way into our hearts like California. Last year we were so blessed to have a client fly us out to shoot their wedding in Maluibu and this year, our dreams came through yet again when another wonderful client asked us to shoot their destination L.A. wedding.

During Last year's trip, we stayed in and around L.A. so this year, we decided to spread our wings a bit…. okay, a lot. I wish I could bottle up the feeling of driving up California highway 1 without a care in the world, the sun shining and our hair blowing in the breeze. Okay, so no one actually lives like that everyday. But it was truly inspiring and refreshing while it lasted.

Driving up the California Coast

After leaving Los Angeles, we stopped at one of our favorite small cities, Santa Barbara. I'd recommend a stop there to pretty much anyone. Unless you're someone who really don't like beautiful things, Santa Barbara probably has something for you!

From there, we continued north along the coast, spending a day working our way along the oceanside cliffs of Big Sur. Then we drove farther into Northern California, exploring the rural beauty of the Sonoma and Napa valleys. We also spent a wonderful day in San Francisco, but I chose not bring the film camera I borrowed around the city with us, so you there aren't too many photos of San Francisco itself.

Shooting on Film

Speaking of film, every photo in this post was shot on film, thanks to the wonderful Kina Wicks who lent us one of her film cameras for this trip. Thank you again, Kina!

Tall Palm Trees along the Pacific Ocean at Laguna Brach

rocks and marine life at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach

flowering bush and agave plant in Heisler Park in Laguna Beach

Stephanie walking along the beach in Heisler Park in Laguna Beach

Stephanie in downtown Satna Barbara, California

Stephanie holding chocolate from world market in downtown Satna Barbara, California

McConnell's Ice Cream in downtown Santa Barbara, CA

tree lined streets in Santa Barbara, California

Stephanie throws her hands in the air in our convertible parked along the California coast in Big Sur

Stephanie and the cliffs along the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, CA

Beach and cliffs along the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California

rocky coastline along the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California

Stephanie sitting on a rock overlooking the the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California

McWay Falls in Julia Pfiefer Burns State Park in Big Sur, CA

Stephanie at Bixby Bridge in Big SUr, CA

rocky coastline along the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California

Mission Solano in Sonoma, California

Bartholomew Park Winery grounds in Sonoma, California

Bartholomew Park Winery grounds in Sonoma, California

wine tasting at Bartholomew Park Winery grounds in Sonoma, California

oldest winery in Sonoma, CA

Stephen walking on Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA

Stephanie on Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA

Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA