Location: Big Sur, California

Grace and Chris are adventurers.

On my first phone call with Grace I learned that she and Chris recently relocated to San Francisco by way of NYC and we bonded over our mutual love of camping and the outdoors. I told her about Evan's and my adventure hiking down into the bottom of the Grand Canyon and she told me that the first time she met Chris was while camping with friends in Alaska. While brainstorming ideas for their engagement session I had a eureka moment when I thought of Big Sur. Within minutes of emailing them with the idea they responded with "perfect..." and didn't seem to flinch when I asked them to meet us at sunrise.

Evan and I woke at 4am in Monterey and drove down the coast in the dark to meet Grace and Chris at Big Sur Bakery. From there we headed to the beach and touched upon the sand at roughly 6:30 am, while the sand was still cool and damp, just before the sun came up. We had the beach all to ourselves. What's better than that? Perhaps seeing whales in the distance and sharing a candied bacon bow tie after the shoot come in at a close second.

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