Northern California has some of the most naturally beautiful landscape we've ever seen. The rugged coastline is lined in a sheet of fog which makes for ideal photography lighting year-round. For newlyweds, Erika and Marcus's day-after session, wedding photographer Dustin Cantrell suggested Sonoma Coast State Park, a 16-mile stretch of sand, secluded coves and natural arches that characterize most of Northern California's beaches. Dustin tells us, "The beautiful landscape and lack of tourists made for a stunning backdrop for this session." 

Searching for more gorgeous beach destinations in California for a photo shoot? Get inspired by an ethereal wedding portraits on a black sand beach in California known as "Lost Beach," a stunning bridal fashion session on a stretch of sand in Carmel Valley, and a moody engagement session in Santa Cruz.