Marla and Shawn had a stunning destination wedding at Hans Fahden Winery in Napa Valley, California. They had many of the traditional elements and celebrated in good style, but the day after their wedding, they wanted to spice things up a bit. So we did a very special newlywed session in the Marin Headlands and along the California Coast.

First stop, Point Bonita Lighthouse– so fun- everyone was cheering and so gracious, allowing the newlyweds to cross the bridge at the head of the line.


marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress- bride and groom at point bonita lighthouse in marin, ca

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-bride and groom for newlywed session at point bonita lighthouse in golden gate natnl rec area

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress- bride and groom at point bonita lighthouse bridge in marin, ca

When walking back up the hill from the lighthouse, we noticed this little path in the grasses and a fabulous view of the Golden Gate Bridge. We had to stop and enjoy the scenery.

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress- bride and groom view the golden gate bridge from marin headlands

We had parked by this old bunker. It was a great place to play around for a bit. All of the old, rusty metal provided great texture and contrast to Marla’s softness.

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-bride and groom by graffiti in bunker in golden gate national recreation area in no cali

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-bride's dress during the newlywed session at bunker in marin headlands, northern california

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-brides rings and veil during rock the dress session

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-bride and groom at a bunker in golden gate national recreation area-marin headlands

We concluded our tour at Rodeo Beach for a little wave action and an opportunity to Trash the Dress.

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-newlyweds at the ocean for portrait session

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-bride and groom kiss at pacific ocean - newlywed rock the dress session

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress- bride and groom brave the frigid pacific ocean for trash the dress session in marin ca

Yes, they got wet and yes, it was very, very cold. These two were such troopers though. I was amazed!

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress- bride and groom on rodeo beach for trash the dress portraits

We really got so lucky with the weather and the day turned out to be perfect. If you want to see more from their TTD session and their wedding, definitely take a look at their slideshow, their sneak preview, and their scoop.