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THE BLOG

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CANNON BEACH ENGAGEMENT

OREGON COAST ENGAGEMENT

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Hi! I'm Natasha! Your Oregon elopement photographer, dog petter and donut eater. While photography is my first love, connecting with people is my love language. You'll find me lovin' on the big moments, the quiet moments, the silly moments – but especially the in between moments. The moments that are unadulterated and unfiltered. The ones where you are the real you. Here on the blog you'll find all of my favorite tips, tricks and resources for planning an elopement that's all about those moments.

NATASHA CARDINAL

OREGON COAST PHOTOGRAPHER

THE VISION

A Cannon Beach engagement is what dreams are made of if you've been envisioning a moody, soft, cinematic Oregon Coast engagement. And why wouldn't it be?! With just about every element of what's arguably one of the most beautiful coast lines in the world (NatGeo says so, it must be true) at your fingertips you quite literally can't go wrong. What makes the Oregon Coast so unique is that in just a short drive you have access to coastal forest, soft sandy beaches, dramatic sea stacks, breath taking sunsets and ocean mist, dunes, plenty of private coastal overlooks. What more could you want?!

So for Ilham and Sanjana, it couldn't have been more perfect, and when they heard that I was going to be in the area for an elopement already, they jumped on the opportunity to take their engagement photos with me here.

Right from the start they had envisioned something elegant and timeless for their photos, with the perfect balance of romance and gentle intimacy. Having never worked with a photographer before, they were feeling a little nervous and camera shy but after assuring them that 99.999999% of the couples I work with often feel exactly the same (if you've ever been on a Meet-n-Greet call with me, you know where I'm going with this) we hit the ground running! And soon enough they were totally at ease, laughing so hard they were crying, letting every worry go as we ran on the beach together while I guided them through their movements.

Ilham + Sanjana booked me for Full Day Coverage for their elopement day and added on an engagement session to their package. You can see our full pricing here!

PLANNING YOUR CANNON BEACH ENGAGEMENT OR ELOPEMENT

Have you been thinking about planning your own Cannon Beach engagement or elopement? I've got you covered! As an Oregon elopement photographer, Cannon Beach is one of my most visited elopement locations. With tons of different locations all in the localized Cannon Beach area, there's no shortage of beautiful places to elope or take your engagement photos, and they're all just a quick drive from town! Not to mention, the town of Cannon Beach is one of the top destinations on the Oregon Coast. You'll have plenty of great food options, coffee shops like the infamous Sleepy Monk Coffee, and endless places to stay whether you're interested in something right on the beach, or something a little more private tucked away in the woods (...or both).

Our best advice for planning an engagement in Cannon Beach is to plan to visit about 2 hours before sunset and give yourself some time to explore the beach right after sunset itself! About 10 minutes after the sun sets, the mist rolls off the Pacific Ocean and surrounds Haystack Rock for the most cinematic, dreamy photos you can imagine.

Thinking of having an Oregon Coast elopement? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Eloping on the Oregon Coast here!

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