This weather has kept me guessing as to whether or not to keep or postpone sessions. Last night, we threw caution to the wind and kept our family session appointment out at the bluffs in Loleta. I am so glad we did as the afternoon was gorgeous – and we had the opposite problem – too much sun!
This gorgeous momma had purchased the vintage dress she was wearing, specifically for their photo shoot. I absolutely adored her dress and she looked gorgeous – as did her kiddos and honey. It was so nice to meet their family and spend some time with them capturing important memories.
One curious thing did happen when a PG&E helicopter flew over with some equipment. We weren’t sure what it was carrying, but a quick search helped me to find this article.
A Park of a Different Name
Did you know that Table Bluff Park actually has a different name? And a really interesting history? This 5.5 acre parcel was a former Lightstation, Coast Guard Station and then the home of Lighthouse Ranch – a Gospel Outreach program. The park was purchased in 2005 by the BLM and returned back to its natural state. There is a now a walking trail but also little bits of history left in the blooming flowers, pieces of sidewalk, and leftover brick foundation from a former building. The actual current name for the park is Waluplh-Lighthouse Ranch.
What I think is super interesting is that old video and photos I located on the property, actually show a walking trail down to the beach. I’ve explored all over the park and have yet to find this trail. I suspect it’s been washed out by our harsh weather and earthquake activity. I’ve also heard rumors that you can still find old bottles and various mementos if you look close enough.
The Waluplh-Lighthouse Ranch is not only the perfect place for family photography, it’s also a great place to watch for passing migratory whales and seeing other ocean wildlife. There is a bench overlooking the ocean which allows you to take in the beautiful Humboldt coastline. Grab a cup of coffee, your favorite book and let Mother Nature do the rest.