January 31, 2018
I have too many good things to say about this session and this couple. These high school sweethearts, now married, are some of the most spontaneous and carefree people I’ve met. Sherri and Thomas joined me on an adventure at Wilder Ranch, Santa Cruz where we went on a hunt to find the hidden Fern Grotto. A mile into our hike, we climbed down to the beach and explored every corner until we finally spotted it. It was quite a sight to see—a perfectly discrete spot accessible only during low tide. It’s a cave carved in the sandstone cliffs with ferns growing down from a ceiling dripping with water from an underground spring.
Sherri’s dress was a perfect compliment to this scene, providing so much movement and dimension. We then hiked up to the top of the bluffs and had the most amazing view of the Santa Cruz coast and made it back just in time to catch the last golden light. This session had no shortage of laughter, running away from waves, and getting sand stuck in every place imaginable.
Sherri + Thomas: Wilder Ranch | Northern California Wedding Photographer
Irina Ventresca is an intimate wedding photographer based in Fresno, CA. Specializing in intimate weddings and elopements for unconventional and untraditional couples. Available for destinations across Central California, United States, and worldwide.
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