Locations - Travel

I love to travel outside of my usual areas, and here are a few of my favorite spot within about four hours of the Bay Area. Some closer than others. There are so many beautiful locations in California that I hate to just limit to one area. While I do charge travel fees to most of these locations, they are definitely worthwhile for special occasion photo shoots.

Some of these locations are also great for half-day couples sessions (i.e. Yosemite, Big Sur, even the coast). These sessions last approx. 3-4 hours and allow us to explore a variety of locations and go through more looks. For more information on half-day sessions, feel free to contact me.  

California Coast


Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay has some incredible beaches. The beach shown - Henry Cowell State Beach - has beautiful rock formations and tide pools, though is only open on Saturday/Sundays. Sometimes just driving along the coast and picking a beach is the best way to explore HMB. This location is best at sunrise - to see awesome tide pools - or sunset to get the best lighting. 

Santa Cruz


Shark Fin Cove

Shark Fin Cove is a beach right outside Santa Cruz that features the famous 'Shark Fin'. It's a beautiful beach that has rock formations at the base and trails near grassy areas along the top of the cliffs. 


Garden of Eden 

If you want to get in the water for some pictures, this is a beautiful swimming hole in Santa Cruz. It's about a 0.5 mile hike to the area and can get busy in the afternoons, so if you're tough - it's a good ideas to go early in the morning. 


Point Reyes

Point Reyes is a beautiful location with lots of iconic spots. This is one of the best spots for a half day session. It's about a 2.5 hour drive from East Bay, but has lots of great locations including:

-Cypress Tree Tunnel

-Point Reyes Lighthouse

-National Seashore

-Chimney Rock Cliff Overlook




Yosemite is one of the most beautiful locations in California, with grand waterfalls, huge rock formations, and a beautiful valley. This location does take about 3-4 hours of driving from the Bay Area and can get busy, but is definitely one of the most picturesque backgrounds. 

Some of my favorite locations include:

-Yosemite Falls/Bridal Veil Falls

-Valley Floor

-Mirror Lake

-Taft Point


Lake Tahoe

This is an amazing half day session location. About 3-4 hours north of SF, Lake Tahoe has beautiful mountain ranges, docks, overlooks, lakes, and sometimes snow! I've seen some of the best sunsets of my life at Tahoe as well. 

Some of my favorite locations include:

-Perimeter of the Lake at the docks

-Donner Lake (surrounded by forests)

-Eagle Point Overlook

-Lots of other beautiful pull of spots