Wesley Harden | Monterey and Carmel, CA Photographer

I can't say this enough... I LOVE THE BEACH! I can't be the only one where when I see the waves and the sand, my heart just beats a little faster and I feel the butterflies. I've always been a beach boy and every time I get the chance to see the coast I swear its always a highlight.

I took this wonderful trip with my good friend Alyssa Brown (a wonderful amazing San Luis Obispo wedding photographer that you should totally hire!) We spent every sunset watching the waves at Asilomar State Beach, which was the most meditative experience ever. Our trip was in early January which meant there were little crowds and even though it still defiantly got cold at night, it was perfect.

From our trip through seventeen-mile drive to running around at Carmel State Beach where we froze our toes off and saw some of the most adorable pups, every moment was one to remember. While it was January, there was one day where the sky opened up on us and it rained the entire day. We made the best of it and spent the day indoors exploring sea life at the Aquarium, only to end the day running around again in the rain and watching the waves crash to shore at Lovers Point.

Enjoy the experience and my wild laughs from these special days... Thank you, Alyssa, for these wonderful photos of me!

Wesley Harden Wedding and Elopement Photographer portraits by Alyssa Brown in Monterey + Carmel, CA On The Beach

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