California Travel Photography: Taking the Scenic Route.


Pop quiz:  A friend calls you from California and asks if you want to shoot a wedding with him in wine country.  What do you say?  To you, my friends, I simply say... Duh.   Duh, you guys.  Of course I went! I'll share some photos from the awesome wedding with you very soon, but in the meantime, here are some shots I took along my drive up the coast as well as some shots around the vineyards in Paso Robles.

Once I got my rental car at LAX, I only had to spend about 20 minutes on I-5 to know that I wouldn't be happy stuck in traffic.  So I made a last-minute decision to take the scenic route, cutting down Santa Monica Blvd. and making a beeline for Highway 1 instead.  If you're ever making a similar trek and have some extra time, I highly recommend this route.  Crank the tunes, roll the windows down, and enjoy the drive:

Several hours later, I arrived at Paso Robles in the dark, so you can imagine my surprise when I awoke to see this area as my destination (insert happy dance here).

During my short visit, John and I managed to squeeze in a trip to the gorgeous San Miguel Mission.  Gotta love those desert colors:

Have a great weekend!