Brooke and Jake’s Santa Cruz Boardwalk Couples Session was so much fun to shoot! As a photographer and artist I always get so inspired when I get to shoot somewhere new. There’s nothing like some fresh scenery to get the creative juices flowing! The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is one of those iconic spots to visit when you are in the San Jose/San Francisco area. When Stephen and I visited Canada for two weeks in July, we decided to end our trip with a visit to his brother in San Jose. Knowing that I was going to be there, I posted on Instagram about it and got connected with Brooke and Jake and the rest is history! Brooke and Jake are newlyweds living in California while Jake works at his new job. They were set up on a blind date by good friends and soon realized it was meant to be. I was so lucky with these two! They had that newlywed glow and were just so natural and fluid throughout my time with them. Being unfamiliar to the boardwalk, we just walked around and stopped at any spots that caught our fancies. There is something so nostalgic and Americana feeling in Santa Cruz-all the neon signs, vintage hotels, and rides had me feeling the throwback vibes. It made it all the better that I was there with two completely in love people. My job is the best!