My favorite kind of wedding is one that I am not hired to photograph! It was nice to spend time with friends I don't see often enough and step away from the camera a little bit. I was in Southern California though, so I couldn't completely put my camera down, right? This shot was taken at a popular surf spot called Swami's, in Encinitas, CA. Swami is a Hindu term meaning religious teacher and the beach was named after Swami Paramahansa Yogananda, because the grounds and hermitage of the Self-Realization Fellowship ashram, overlook this reef point. The group states its mission is to foster a spirit of greater understanding and goodwill among the diverse people and nations of the global family and help those of all cultures and creeds to realize and express more fully in their lives the beauty, nobility, and divinity of the human spirit. I would say that if the world was this beautiful in most places, there would be a lot more understanding and goodwill amongst the people and nations of the wold.