Pacific City Engagement Session near Cape Kiwanda

August 21, 2022

This is the second time I have had the pleasure of taking photos of Amy and Josh! These two are one of the sweetest couples. We ran around until the sun dropped, and stuck around for my favorite part of the session; blue hour. Couples sessions can have so many different vibes depending on location, but I have to say that a sunset session on the coast is one way to get multiple moods all within a small timeframe. My sessions range from an hour to an hour and a half typically, and if we have the right light, that’s truly more than enough time. Another reason we photogs are so picky about when we shoot – we want the best outcome.

This was a new spot I found on the Oregon coast, just outside of  Pacific City, and I am in love! There really is something valuable to me in engagement photos at the ocean at sunset.  Between the light wind and the fog coming up the coastline, this session was hands down one of my absolute favorites I have ever shot.

The Oregon Coast has so much to offer, and this experience just made me realize even more how much I truly love shooting there. We spent time up on the sand dunes, ran along the water on the beach and even sat amongst the grass. When the sun got close to dropping, we took a few moments to take it in and breathe before we continued.

I am so grateful for couples that trust the process, and allow me to try new things when we are shooting. There are so many intimate moments during engagement or couples photos and so many opportunities to capture them in ways that feel authentic to the couple. This day was filled with a multitude of them, and it continually reminds me why I love my job as a photographer.

When you’re looking into engagement photos, I’d suggest considering making the trek out of city. There are so many beautiful places on the Oregon Coast that you can utilize, and most of them are really easy to get to! A great location with wide open back drops, different areas you can utilize; whether its big and bold rocks, sand, grass or even trees.. the coast has options for all of it.