couple hiking up cape kiwanda for their elopement portraits

Oregon Elopement | Cape Kiwanda

Mandy & Sheldon’s Oregon elopement was a bit last minute.  In the end though it turned out to be such a perfect day for the two of them!  They had originally planned an elopement overseas but due to Covid travel restrictions, and safety concerns, that wasn’t an option.  So they decided instead to still get married, but do it close to home at Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast. 

Tina and I already had plans to head out west for some July elopement weddings.  We were going to leave around June 26th.  But when Mandy reached out to me on June 9th about a June 20th Elopement I knew I had to be there for it!  We brought home our new camper on June 10th and were packed up and on the road June 12th! 

By the time we got to Oregon, Mandy & Sheldon’s elopement plans were in full swing.  They had picked out Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon coast as Sheldon had spent a lot of time there growing up.  The only thing we hadn’t planned for was the rain/drizzle that would be constant on June 20th.  But like they had mentioned to me on the way out, they were getting married no matter what and I was going to be there to capture that for them!

Not being from Oregon, I always envision the coastline as a mysterious mist filled landscape and their elopement didn’t disappoint!  I think that Oregon coast ambience creates a tone of green that is unique to the coast of the pacific northwest which I absolutely love! 

This is the first of many elopements for Salt & Sonder Studio.  A new brand will most likely be the home to these but I can’t tell you how excited I am to start telling elopements as entire stories, and not just a ceremony with pretty portraits in the mountains!  Stay tuned! 

Groom hangs out on the balcony with his friends before heading to the Oregon Coast and Cape Kiwanda for his elopement Bride and Groom have their first look on the Oregon Coast before heading to their elopement ceremony Portraits of the couple during their oregon coast elopement bride and groom walking up to cape kiwanda for their elopement on the oregon coast couple hiking up cape kiwanda for their elopement portraits couple posing for portraits during their elopement at cape kiwanda