Why you should love your photographer...

On your wedding day you will be spending about 85-90% of your entire day with your photographer by your side. They will be guiding you through every step of the day! You want someone there you trust, who is organized, and who you can have fun with!

When you love your photographer and get along with them really well you can let your guard down around them. You can crack silly jokes and laugh and have fun! In doing so, you end up with not only amazing and genuine photos, but you'll have an even better experience!

When you've taken the time to get to know the person photographing you, they will know and understand your specific needs and wants. They will know the best way to capture you and bring out your best smiles, laughs, and natural emotions. Plus who doesn't love making new friends?!

Marissa + Joshua: An Oregon Coast Engagement Session

August 24, 2021

EPIC! There really aren’t many other words to describe this day! This Oregon coast engagement session was definitely one for the books. Josh and Marissa were insanely adorable together and I had such a blast roaming along this semi-private spot on the beach with them. It was a little foggy and hazy as it is along the coast here most of the time. But that gave it a romantic feel. It was like we were in our own world.

How We Met

There is this amazing camera shop not too far from my home in the next town over that I often visit. Focal Point Photography has always taken such great care of me and my camera needs. Josh used to work there and was always so helpful! He was also a videographer and has been around the wedding scene himself. Since he got engaged they tried to think of someone to photograph their wedding and for some engagement photos along the Oregon coast. I was so honored that they both chose me! They wanted someone they felt comfortable with. I was so excited when they reached out!

They have since moved out to the coast and I had no problem driving out to meet them! I love finding new places to take photos and this was definitely and new spot. And it certainly didn’t lack in beauty. Splashing around in the cold water and climbing over giant rocks with these two was so much fun! I’d say we even had fun as we laughed at having to pick up and throw those giant seaweed onion things off the the side out of the way! Not only was it gorgeous right there on the beach, but at the end they told me about another beautiful lookout spot. Once we finished up on the beach I followed them in my car up this winding hill. Once we got to the top we walked just a very short walk to the lookout spot. My mouth instantly fell open when I saw the view! HOLY COW! The Oregon coast is so gorgeous! Be sure to scroll to the end to see for yourself! I can’t wait for Josh and Marissa’s wedding day!!

Love romantic and fun engagement sessions? Take a look at Taylor and Clayton’s session at Pittock Mansion! https://joniloraine.me/2021/08/24/a-mansion-engagement-session/

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