I’m not originally from SoCal, so the idea of family holiday card photos at the beach is just so perfect. I’m a little behind on my blogging because I’ve been shooting so much, but this was an October session at Paradise Cove. It is one of my favorite beaches to shoot at because of the wooden pier. The texture of the wood looks so much better in photos than some of the other local concrete piers. It’s a bit of a drive, but we made a morning of it and had a delicious breakfast at the beach cafe. Look at me complaining about the drive. Umm, yeah, I’ve been in California too long if a 45 minute drive to the beach is too much to handle.