I recently met a model on Instagram who was just starting out and somehow decided it would be a good idea to drive down to Oceano at the crack of dawn (I left my house at 2AM) to catch the sunrise on the dunes. It was a bit of a risk (new model) and logistics and whatever, but I felt a good vibe from here and honestly just needed a day off work. Everything went amazing. We had plenty of time to shoot on the dunes (though, she froze…and was awesome for doing so). We got some amazing shots. We then had breakfast and headed to downtown Arroyo Grande where we stealthily got some shots in under the swinging bridge. Here’s a few out-takes from the shoot. I’ll post the whole set a while later. I’m sooo glad I made the trip and a new friend! I can’t wait to shoot with her again.