Morgan & Justin | Carmel, California

Last year, Justin took Morgan on a weekend trip to Carmel, California. They explored 17-mile-drive and when they got to the Lone Cypress, he proposed and asked her to be his forever. When Morgan and I were discussing locations to do their engagement session, 17-mile-drive was a must. The California coast has so much to offer, and this 17-mile stretch includes Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, Monterrey, and Carmel-by-the-Sea. It has so much variety within a short driving distance and I knew it would have everything we wanted for their engagement photo shoot. 

We started their session at Pescadero Point. It had the perfect combination of ocean views, walkable paths, and dramatic boulders. Our second stop was at the Lone Cypress, where Justin proposed. Since we shot their Engagement Session on a weekday, we had the entire lookout all to ourselves. Our last and final stop we timed perfectly with sunset. Their dog, Indi, joined us for the end of it. At this point, it was getting colder and colder by the minute, so the blanket they brought (and intended to sit on) came in exceptionally handy to keep them warm. Indi looked like she'd never been happier and that, combined with the beautiful sunset at Seal Rock Beach, was the perfect end to an amazing session.  

Janine Licare