yep, i belong in a redwood forest // santa cruz, california

if i could live in two places at once, i would certainly move back to california and set up camp among the redwoods along the coast. i'm pretty sure i left a piece of my heart there last november with two crazy special groups of people. i was invited by this beautiful family that has grown so dear to me over the years. i've photographed them several times in Los Angeles, documented their vacation in Hilton Head, SC, and most recently flew to their new home in San Francisco to document their sweet baby #3 at just 2 weeks of age. it was a crazy special time, to say the least!

the only challenge was an immense amount of rain and fog that swept through the bay area and seemed to be timed ever so ironically with my exact arrival and departure. literally. there were rainbows apparent from my airplane as i landed and again when i took off, which i now believe was the universe winking at me.. as with everything, you roll with it.

thankfully, i managed to squeeze in one good, soggy hike in the redwoods with my great friend, Jill Fox of Awear Yoga and her sweet fam, who so graciously put me up for the weekend at their home in Capitola.. the cutest little beach town. besides the newborn photo session, this was the only other time i pulled out my dSLR that weekend and i'm so glad i did..

i am already looking forward to returning to this place.. rain, fog, and all.

 Santa Cruz, CA Redwood Forest - foggy landscape photograph
 Santa Cruz, CA Redwood Forest - Hiking Photograph
 Santa Cruz, CA Redwood Forest - Fine Art Documentary Portraits
 Santa Cruz, CA Redwood Forest
 Santa Cruz, CA Redwood Forest - Fine art documentary portrait
 Santa Cruz, CA Redwood Forest - Fine Art Documentary Portraits
 Santa Cruz, CA Redwood Forest - Hiking Photograph
 Santa Cruz, CA Redwood Forest - Fine Art Documentary Portraits