Cape Kiwanda Elopement
Ya’ll. You can’t see it, but in most of these photos I’m losing my mind behind the camera because of this golden light and how dang cute these two are!! They’ve known each other since preschool, and have been dating since high school. The Oregon coast is one of those places that keeps me coming back all the time, and it never, ever gets old, and I’ve been dreaming of photographing an elopement at Cape Kiwanda for YEARS. These two were the perfect people to make this happen. They were so sweet and in love, and they didn’t mind when the waves snuck up on them and totally soaked their shoes (this happened pretty early on so they quickly to just go barefoot!), and they were just the cutest!
Elopements are so my jam. They’re such a simple, intimate way to tie the knot. Dropping all the expectations and the performative parts of a wedding, elopements really let the day be just about celebrating love, and that’s somethin’ special.
A little not-so-humble brag about what these two said about their experience:
“All I can say is WOW!!! Anna has such a warm presence around her that makes you feel so at ease and comfortable it’s like she has been apart of your lives forever! She truly captures your love story like no other. I always wondered what My SO saw when I stared at him in admiration, and she captured all of that. Even my SO who is camera shy was bursting with enthusiasm throughout our day with Anna. I can’t thank her enough for the care and love she’s puts into her work for the couples she works with. She is amazing and I can’t stress how much I recommend her as a photographer and a new life long friend! She poses her couples very naturally and walks you through it all. So no need to feel worried about being awkward in front of a camera! I loved hearing her life story and her dreams of traveling in her little orange van :) such a fun unique character who will leave a lasting impression. Thankful for Anna, and I know others will feel the same! <3 The photos are captured beautifully and the turnaround is so quick!! Would recommend her to all my loved ones”