One of the most wonderful thing about working as a photographer the last few years has been the community I’ve been privileged to call colleagues. On Monday, Vivian Chen organized a group of lady photographers for a photo walk and hang out in Point Reyes, California. It was literally the most perfect day everrrr and we spent it outside soaking up the sunshine and inspiring each other.

I know this is such a classic view, but I absolutely swoon over that beach and those waves. Are you kidding me, California?! Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

The loveliest MaeSimone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

A snap from above of the little Point Reyes lighthouse. I did go down to the bottom…. and then back up. There’s something like 305 steps each direction and I was totally out of breath for a minute when I got back up to the top.

FYI, it’s closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, so plan thoughtfully if you go.
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Here’s cute little Vivian, framed by the lighthouse. Cutie!
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I love these of Melissa in front of the lighthouse itself.Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.comOne of the neatest things about being so high up is that we had excellent viewing for spotting whales! It was such a clear day – we could actually see all the way down to San Francisco, out to the Farallon Islands, and land as far as (perhaps!) Half Moon Bay. And the whales! So much fun to see them blowing air and showing their backs. 🙂Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

Because we are all photographers, there were SO many portraits being taken this day! It was a lot of fun to see everybody work (play!) and as people share their photos, it’s fun to see results, too. Very inspiring.Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

So many photogenic photographers!Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

Lots of wandering and walking – this image I snapped of Mae about sums it up.Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

After an hour or so at the lighthouse, we headed along to Chimney Rock and had a picnic on the grass. The view of Drakes Bay (below) is swoon worthy! So glad we got to see it on such a calm, blue day. Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

Here’s Vivian, setting up a group photo.
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And here are a couple of the photos! The image below was taken by Vivian Chen. I’m the awkward one who missed the memo and is holding her camera above her head…. haha.

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So much blue sky and open ocean is good for the heart.

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Sarah Deragon is one of the first photographers I had the pleasure of meeting offline. Since I’ve known her, her business has exploded and her beautiful personal project has blown me away. I couldn’t be more proud of and inspired by this fierce lady. Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

Erin. The light in this spot was just to die for.Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

Yellow Acacia trees were blooming everywhere, once we headed back towards Inverness. I’m obsessed with the color!Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

Right by the Point Reyes Shipwreck, which is a must stop at spot when you’re in the area. Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com Simone Anne Point Reyes Ladies Photowalk! Point Reyes Photographer // SimoneAnne.com

Thanks for a great afternoon, ladies!

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