Garapata Beach Big Sur Engagement || Chelsea + Marcus

Garapata Beach Big Sur Engagement || Chelsea + Marcus

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Garapata Beach in Big Sur is one of my favorite spots in all of Big Sur…. heck in all of the Monterey area for that matter. It’s really nice because it’s kind of secluded. There’s a little bit of a hike to get down to the actual beach as it’s kind of located in a cove I guess you’d call it that. But, the short little five-minute walk down to the beach is SO worth it. The whole area of the beach isn’t very long but honestly, there’s not a whole of people so everyone has plenty of space to spread out and do their own thing.

The sand is so soft you’ll feel like you’re in Hawaii. And the view of the hills will honestly make you think you’ve magically been transported there. Since the beach is pretty secluded you can be sure that you won’t feel embarrassed or nervous to just freely be who you are. Garapata Beach in Big Sur also hits the little cell phone barrier so, you will have ZERO service. Everyone can unplug, have a great time, and just focus on being present.

Depending on the season sunrise or sunrise might be better here for pictures. In the summertime, the fog tends to roll over during sunset so it’s hard to get those really pretty skies. Typically sunrise works best. During the fall, however, it is so clear and still warm so it’s well worth the wait for some sunset stunners!

I loved getting to hang out with Chelsea and Marcus. They were both so fun and ready to do get down in the sand and a little dirty. Just focus on the love and everything else will come naturally. Chelsea and Marcus met in high school believe it or not and have made it through all the ups and downs of graduating twice! From proms to long-distance and everything in between their love story has been through all of it! Which makes this new chapter in their relationship all the more special.

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couple rolling in the sand at Garapata State beach California.
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Love this session at Garapata Beach in Big Sur?! Check these other posts for more inspiration – highway 1 elopement and this cliff side elopement.

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Torez Marguerite is a Californian wedding photographer specializing in shooting couples, weddings, and elopements locally where she is based in California, all around the United States, and internationally. She loves photographing weddings and elopements along the California coast to destination weddings in Hawaii, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Tulum and all around the world.

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