One of my favorite places in SoCal is Santa Monica. It is so fun to walk around the pier, ride the rides, or walk over to 3rd Street Promenade and do some shopping! This particular day I had to shoot a swimsuit on the beach for a company, so we made a little pit stop at the pier and hung out for a little bit! Leif's brother and his wife were visiting so they snapped a few photos of us. :) These are some of my favorite pictures of Leif + I. The lighting was so beautiful! One of my goals for 2017 is to make sure we get out and go on a fun date once a week. Even if it is something as simple as driving to the beach and just cuddling and watching the waves! Dates don't always have to be expensive, but they are so necessary to just relax and recharge.