When Justine and I decided to make the trip down south I knew we had to shoot in Laguna…though there are so many beautiful and exciting places to visit in California, this is one that will always be dear to my heart, because growing up it has always felt like a second home.
I’m not from Laguna (San Clemente actually), but my mom grew up in Laguna Beach and I have been back often with her over the years. The funny thing is that it reminds me a lot of the island in Canada we moved to when I was seven (Salt Spring) in that it is a very artistic community full of hippies, musicians, and that slow-paced lifestyle. Even the touristy side to it is quite charming.
Although I narrowly missed my alarm for sunrise the day we went down to Crescent Beach (okay I didn’t miss it, I forgot to set it), I’m still super thrilled with the way these photos turned out. We took so many that I’m actually breaking them up into three different posts…I guess that just shows how inspired we really were by this location! We spent a good couple of hours walking up and down a couple of the beaches just to make sure we didn’t miss anything!
When we wrapped up our shoot we had breakfast at one of my favourite places, Zinc Cafe & Market where we warmed up with coffee and laughed over our ridiculous escapades (fyi we stripped down and went skinny dipping for our last set of photos). After a good shower and nap back at the hotel we spent the rest of the afternoon hanging around Laguna before driving out to Palm Springs. I will never forget the tacos we had for lunch (thanks mom for the suggestion), which were both cheap and legitimately spicy (something we don’t typically get in Canada haha).
Have you ever been to Laguna? If not you definitely need to make the trip, if even for a couple of hours!