“Romantic Oregon Coast Beach Elopement at Cape Kiwanda” by Oregon Elopement Photographer Black Salt Photography
There’s nothing quite like sunset on the beach for this Oregon elopement session. The cool breeze from the ocean was perfect for snuggling up close together and getting romantic.
Oregon is known as the “Iceland of America.” I think that’s a pretty apt description because it seems like every corner you turn there’s another breathtaking view. Oregon has it all. From mountains, to beaches with black sand, to desert, to moody forests. I’m honestly surprised more people don’t realize how gorgeous the state can be for weddings and elopements.
This beach at Cape Kiwanda, Oregon is situated right on the edge of the highway that runs along the coast. The parking lot was filled with cars, but we didn’t feel crowded. There’s a cute little crab shack nearby for when you’re all done playing and want something that hits the spot. We only stayed here for about 30 minutes because we were rushing to our last stop for the evening but I think there’s even more of this beach to explore than we did.
Sunset Elopement in the PNW
It was pretty easy to get Amanda and Ryan to feel playful on the beach. There’s just something about the cool sand squishing between your toes that makes you feel like a little kid again.
After they were all out of breath, we sat on the beach and waited while the sun fell below the coastline. The sky went from orange to pink to red and finally faded into a beautiful deep purple. In these slow moments, you can’t help but feel happy. You can’t help but feel completely in love with the beautiful world around you.
The Earth really is pretty amazing.
Adventure in Oregon
One of my favorite things to do while driving up the Oregon coast is to pull off at random spots on the road just to see what I could find. Unlike in other places, the views aren’t hard to get to. In our trip through Oregon we found cliffs, waterfalls, seashells, and so much more.
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Black Salt Photography is an elopement photographer and intimate wedding photographer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photographing in the surrounding West Coast areas and traveling often for destination love stories. Specializing in intimate candids and editorial portraits to craft a one-of-a-kind wedding day for every couple. Her moody photography style plays with natural light and shadow, laced with raw emotional moments, to create an authentic narrative experience. She photographs you as you so you’ll love your photos authentically.