I did work a little while on vacation in Monterey a few weeks back. I did an engagement shoot, and met up with a friend and her husband, who are expecting their first baby in just a few months! They live just 20 minutes outside of Monterey, so they joined us for dinner! Before dinner though, we headed off to Old Town Monterey. Monterey Old Town Historic District, which is a National Historic Landmark, includes buildings from the 18th-19th centuries that illustrate the Spanish colonial era of the town, including the Old Customhouse (the only customhouse north of Mexico from 1828-1845), the Thomas Larkin House, 1835, one of the first two story adobes in California, and Casa Alvarado, the home of Juan Bautista Alvarado, the governor of California from 1836 to 1842. All I can say is PERFECT for portraits! It was slightly overcast and the lighting was perfect. Here are some images from the afternoon!