Julie and Derek are scientists working in the Monterey Bay on contract. They were in the Santa Cruz area only for a short time, but fell in love with the weather and all there is to see and do here. Not surprising coming from the midwest! They wanted to get some family photos done along the coast to help them remember the area while suffering through brutally cold winters back home, so of course I was happy to help them with that.
We met along West Cliff Drive near one of their favorite trees, and then found our way down to the beach nearby. It was a relatively quick session, but Derek, Julie and their son Danny were a joy to work with. Below are some of my favorite photos from the entire shoot. Feel free to comment!