This past weekend my parents surprised me with a day trip to Monterey, California. I love escaping to the coast and growing up in the Central Valley made Monterey a frequent weekend getaway. There’s so much to do all over Monterey but our favorite spots include Lovers Point Park, where most of these photos were taken, Cannery Row, the tourist-y area, and Rosine’s, a family owned restaurant downtown with amazing desserts that my parents have been dining at since before I was born! Needless to say, anytime I get to visit Monterey I always have an enjoyable time.
Lovers Point Park made for a perfect backdrop for a fun Valentine’s shoot! Lovers Point Park has become Pacific Grove's best-loved spot for picnics and scenic photography. Because of its unique east-facing location, it is also one of the only spots on the West Coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water. I was surprised there wasn’t a wedding happening while we were there since it was so close to Valentine’s Day.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, my one and only thought on this day is do something you love. Whether it be spending time with someone you love or completely ignoring everyone and taking a personal you day, just do something that makes YOU happy. Since I have been single for most Valentine’s Day’s I have learned to always make the best of it and treat myself.
I hope everyone enjoys their day of love!
Happy Valentine’s Day <3