Amanda + Matthew || Oregon Coast Engagement Session in Black and White || Emily & Co. Photography Travels

Amanda + Matt - A Creative Session

Black & White Oregon Coast Engagement Session Photographer

Cannon Beach, Oregon Engagement Photography

Between my health the past year and a half and the amount of work I have been catching up on because of it, I have not done a creative shoot in such a long time let alone taken any time away from my desk. My husband Jason and I finally just said we needed to take a break and took a ONE DAY weekend trip to Portland, Oregon for the first time for our anniversary back in the beginning of April.

We had such an amazing time exploring downtown Portland and even made our way to a tulip festival before finally making the drive to Cannon Beach: a location that has long been on our bucket list. It took a lot out of me but I gave all I had to spend this time with someone who has been so amazing and taken care of me so well the last year. He has really proven the saying of for better or worse and I am so thankful for him every day. Seeing his face and excited reaction as we pulled up and parked on the top of the hill, looking down to the water was such an awesome memory and I am so glad this is something we got to cross off together.

If you're a photographer, a bucket list destination usually means incorporating what you love into photographing in your vacation destination to help memorialize it. While there are many photos of my darling husband on my camera roll, it was a terrific and ominous feeling finally standing there with your own two feet in the sand, staring out into the gorgeous and terrifying cold waves crashing against the Haystack on Oregon's coastline, with the silhouette of a couple ready to be photographed. It really centered me and made it such a thrilling experience to get to have a beautiful couple in front of me to help me incorporate that gorgeous scene. I especially loved the pulled back shots during this session showing the magnificence of the rocks and hazy mountains we drove through.

Being that this was a creative session for me, I chose to present my work from this session in black and white because of the moodiness of the setting. I hope that you love them even though they are not as colorful as my normal work. ;) You can also view my full in color tulip session on the blog if you're interested in seeing what the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival has to offer

And hey, if you're ever in Oregon and up to having some photos taken, I'm only a phone call away across the state, crushed under a ton of wedding albums.

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