If you’re in California, you know there’s been a drought for over a year now. Sad for the earth and crops, but great for planning photo shoots because I didn’t have to worry about getting rained out! Well this month has been a little trickier. My first date scheduled with Susan and Brett ended up with rain in the forecast, so we rescheduled for this past weekend. But even eyeing the forecast closely, we still couldn’t avoid it! Funny enough it was bright and sunny when we showed up and within minutes, it was pouring. Lucky for us it let up, but the clouds in the sky kept taunting us with more. Susan and Brett had their sights set on Saratoga Springs for their engagement session, since they both were born and raised in Saratoga. It worked great for a December, winter back drop. Despite our cloudy skies, we were able to get just enough sunlight in to get some lovely shots of the tall Redwood forest. Once we lost our sun behind the trees, we traveled all the way to top of the hill where highway 9 meets 35 to catch the last glimpse of golden hour. We were literally chasing the light! Although even with our sun, it was freezing!! Poor Susan braved it in the cold without her jacket for our last shots in the field. We made it quick, but I’m so glad we drove up there for our final set of photos. Here’s a peek at some of my favorites below!