It’s not often that I see three-digit numbers when I check the temperature before an engagement session. But for Kayla & Ray’s Carmel Valley engagement session, a heatwave was presenting us with a day hitting 109 degrees.
Kayla & Ray were troopers, barely broke a sweat and complained not once as the hazy hot air created magical glowing late afternoon light on the gardens of Bernardus Lodge. A soft breeze kept us in good spirits as we explored a field of lavender and walked through vineyards.
After a stop along Laureles Grade to get some views of the mountains, we headed to an area near Highway 68 to explore a hidden canyon and take in the beautiful sunset.
Despite the heatwave, we had an amazing day and I can’t wait for their wedding in Salinas.
See my favorites from Kayla & Ray’s Carmel Valley engagement session in the gallery below.