Oregon Coast Elopement at Cannon Beach

My biggest hope for my work is that it is meaningful.

This elopement-celebratory session could not have been more so.

Kelsey and Mike had eloped and planned a ceremony with their families, which was canceled when Kelsey’s grandmother passed away unexpectedly a few weeks before. I got together with the two of them and planned a session for the same weekend that their ceremony had been scheduled, and it was such a sweet and beautiful experience.

Kelsey got to wear her dress for the first time for her husband. They got to hold each other and celebrate their marriage. It was such an incredible night with such a sweet, warm feeling in the air. The day before the session had poured rain and was super cold, but that day was perfect. The sunset was so gorgeous, and even though it was a holiday weekend, we had the whole Haystack Rock to ourselves. It was another one of those “surreal” experiences for me.

That night when I started loading their pictures onto my computer, I was amazed and so so grateful for the beauty that we had created. Kelsey and Mike’s love for each other is so easy to see.

Even though the circumstances surrounding that weekend were so sad, it felt like this session was saying, “everything’s going to turn out all right.”

Through the toughest trials come the most beautiful strength.

Thank you Kelsey + Mike for including me in such a sweet memory. This will always be a favorite session of mine.





  1. […] on where you want to get married. Some places are even more restrictive. Destinations like the Oregon Coast aren’t suitable for more than 3-6 people: the couple, the photographer, the officiant, and […]

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