Monday, May 2, 2016

Ocean Spray

Returning back to my roots in Northern California, this shoot brought me to one of favorite beach towns, Santa Cruz. Off highway 1, is Shark Fin Cove. A steep hike down a canyon, to a private beach. Surrounded by daunting cliffs and crashing waves, this location was one of the most beautiful places I have shot in. 
Beaches especially in NorCal, are known to be unconventionally chilly. The water is icy (year round), the sky is often coated in marine-layer, and the temps drop from the ocean breeze. A big baggy cable-knit sweater is the best option, to keep warm and layer over a bathing suit. A simple maxi skirt is a perfect beach day outfit. This look can easily transition for an evening dinner or a relaxing view with drinks. 
Running away to the ocean is an aspect of California I cherish most. My body relaxes, my mind calms, and I am able to be fully present in the now. Which can become a challenge, with work, auditions, rehearsals, projects, and errands always fighting for my attention. I toss my cellphone in my bag, get my toes in the sand, and escape for a few hours. I am lucky to be a California girl. 
Brandy Melville Skirt + Sweater, Nordstrom Sunglasses.
Photo credits- Tavio Valencia Sacramento based photographer

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