We were all set to take beach engagement photos for Edward and Alejandra. Edward and Alejandra had returned to the place where Edward popped the question for their engagement session. The location was Bodega Bay Head, a hiking trail in Bodega Bay, CA that features beautiful wild flowers, stunning bluff top vistas, beach access, and abundant wildlife viewing. There was only one problem... it was cold and windy!
Despite the uncomfortable conditions, Edward and Alejandra made a go of it in an attempt to get the engagement pictures at the exact location that they got engaged. High up on one of the cliffs, we snapped as many beautiful engagement photos as we could before it became too much to bear. With some photos in the bag, we hopped in the car and headed back toward Bodega Bay to look for more photo locations.
We had noticed a colorful candy store with a pink and white exterior on our way to Bodega head. We navigated back to this spot to see if it would provide a unique backdrop for some more engagement pictures. The store was called Patrick's Salt Water Taffy, and although we didn't buy any candy, we took some sweet photos using the pink and white striped background!
At this point, we needed some sunshine, and a better location to take more engagement pictures. The only problem was that the sun was dropping fast and we only had a few minutes before sunset! We hopped in car and raced away from the coast as fast as we could! We could see rays of sun in the distance, and we knew that it was only a matter of time before we found a location with beautiful golden hour light to finish the engagement session. Finally, after 20 minutes of driving away from the gray clouds covering the coast, we reached a place where the light was gorgeous! (It was actually a parking lot but we made it work!)
Despite the change in plans, we had an amazing day with Edward and Alejandra. Sometimes, you don't get what you bargained for, but you have to make the best of it and stay positive. This is exactly what Edward and Alejandra did! They were even so kind to send us a coffee gift in the mail after we delivered the photos! (They must have known we LOVE coffee!)