If you love nature, incredible ocean views, and historic coastal towns a Mendocino engagement session might just be in your future.
I met Adam and Vanessa at the iconic MacCallum House for pre-shoot cocktails and snacks (the elderflower cocktail didn’t disappoint). We spent the first hour hanging out like old friends, catching up on wedding planning, and learning more about how they came to be Adam and Vanessa.
Downtown Mendocino itself was something out of a movie; a quaint little oceanside town with small locally owned businesses, small streets that lead to more small businesses, and views that reminded you how special it is to be alive to take it all in. While we didn’t get to shoot in the downtown area it would certainly be worth noting it’s picturesque.
Our first stop was Russian Gulch Beach, which is perfect on a sunny day as well as a foggy one and the cherry on top might just be a bonfire post-sunset. After the beach, we explored the trailhead up the road and to the right of the beach where we found plenty of dead grass and a beautiful coastline view. Our next stop was Kelli Point which was one of the most cinematic locations I’ve yet to experience. The ocean framed by the cypress trees were like a living piece of art. With 40 minutes left before sunset, we made our way to the Mendocino Trailheads and shared laughter and a cool breeze as the sun set in the distance, saying goodbye to our day and hello to another.
14/10 would recommend Mendocino for a picturesque engagement session.
Now, click play, scroll slow, and enjoy!
Norah Jones – The Nearness of You
If you enjoyed this sweet engagement session be sure to head on over to Chris and Jessica’s Mill Valley Engagement.