Stinson Beach

Nothing is better than family traditions, and our annual trip to Stinson Beach may be my absolute favorite. When my wife was just a kiddo, her grandmother lived in a cute little house right on the beach; and now Stinson offers her the sweetest nostalgia of childhood adventure and beachy memories. Brea’s grandmother is gone, as is the family property, but we still roll into town every 4th of July and embed ourselves into the beauty and culture of this coastal gem. Each year Brea’s family takes over a little hotel called the Sandpiper inn, and we dig our heels in for several days of pure joy and relaxation.

It’s always good to catch up with the people we love when there is no agenda for a couple days. Life has a way making us so busy we forget to stay connected to people. The beach has a special magic of giving us the time and space to remember how important friends and family are. This year our crew of family and friends was totally epic, and I’m so thankful for all the people that make it to the beach each year! Continue reading

Stinson Beach

Every 4th of July my family heads to Stinson Beach to take over a quiet little hotel called the Sandpiper. My partner Brea has roots in Stinson and her entire family makes the annual pilgrimage to this little hidden town on the coast. It’s a nice place to escape on the 4th, there are no fireworks or big town parties, just a casual good time. Oh yea and the big tug-o-war between the neighboring town of Bolinas. The tug-o-war happens on the morning of the fourth and the two towns pull over a 50ft wide inlet of water. We had a blast and baby Bijou was the cutest and happiest baby the whole time.



My good friend and fellow photographer Amber Brown gave us this adorable coat and bonnet combo. It was handmade by one of her freinds, we got a million compliments, thanks Amber!IMG_6332


The Stinson boys won the tug this year, it was a heavy battle but they held out. ┬áThe girls didn’t fare quite as well, next year we have to recruit some larger ladies.IMG_6430




She’s really getting comfortable with the camera.. what a show off!