Where do we begin?  This was definitely an engagement session for the records.  We love when our brides and grooms come to us with passion to have their pictures taken in places that really mean something to them and not just for their wedding day experience.

Kim and Chris knew from the beginning that the Mendocino Coast was the place they wanted to have their memories captured.  They chose to start the day at the Mendocino Botanical Gardens.  Barry and I could have spent the entire day taking pictures and exploring the incredible gardens.

Next was a drive up the coast to Pacific Star Winery.  Wow.  The moment we stepped out of our cars, we heard someone shout “whales!”.   But the best part was the atmosphere of the cliffs and openness you would never have expected.  A little mist and light sprinkles started as we arrived creating an amazing look and feel to the entire surroundings.  Kim and Chris even enjoyed a great class of wine to savor the moment.

Then, we couldn’t resist making one last effort for the beach even though the rain was coming in a bit stronger.

A perfect way to spend a weekend.  The coast is always so beautiful and peaceful.  But we couldn’t imagine having more fun with a great couple.  We are so excited for Chris and Kim’s wedding coming up this September.  We hear that Kim’s smiles can actually get bigger!