I was so excited to hear from Holly and Shaun when they contact me to photograph their Oregon Coast elopement at Cape Kiwanda. I’ve been shooting weddings and elopements for almost ten years now and for some reason I’ve never had a couple contact me for this location. I’ve photographed couples up and down the Oregon Coast but Cape Kiwanda has always eluded me. Starting during my college years, I’ve also been making personal trips out to Cape Kiwanda and I’ve always loved the giant sand dune and the sand stone outcropping that the area is known for. With Holly and Shaun I’m thankful to have finally gotten the chance.
Holly and Shaun traveled all the way from Arkansas for their elopement at Cape Kiwanda. They were just in the middle of selling one of their houses when they arrived so they could fully move in together upon their return home. It was their first time visiting Oregon and its coast, which also made it a special experience for me, getting to share this special place with a couple I don’t think knew fully what was in store for them.
They originally wanted to do the full shoot on the beach, but I told them that we just had to hike up to the point of the outcropping at sunset. It’s one of the coolest lookouts along the Oregon coastline. When we finally made it out there I could tell the view blew Holly and Shaun away. So much so that I gave them a good long time to just look out and take everything in. Holly was in love with the whales that were breeching a short distance away. We only saw their backs and one tail, but it was still pretty cool! 🙂 — KC
15 replies on “Cape Kiwanda Oregon Coast Elopement Photography“
I love when elopement shoots include the whole day; such as getting ready etc! It really tells a story. These two look so in love and happy with their choice to elope on the Oregon Coast!
Wow this is absolutely stunning!
This is gorgeous! I absolutely love the Oregon coast!!
These are so lovely! And so cool you got to see whales!!!
You captured Cape Kiwanda so beautifully! Amazing work!
Wow, what a fun and gorgeous elopement. Incredible job!!
Their portraits are absolutely breathtaking. Love this Cape Kiwanda elopement so much!
That’s wild you hadn’t had a chance to be there for almost ten years!! You did such an incredible job capturing their love!
This elopement in Cape Kiwanda is just stunning! I love that we get to watch the lighting change as the sun goes down, really feels like you told the story of their whole day together.
This makes me want to move to Oregon, elope, and see whales. Each time I think I have a favourite image, the next one becomes my new favourite and so on. Your work is amazing, and you captured their love so well.
WOW, gorgeous work. the hike to the top of that dune is always worth it!!! what a special experience for them!
Ok, whaaat. This Cape Kiwanda elopement is next LEVEL. The views you got up on the Cape are insane! And the light! And your framing of your shots!! SO GOOD!! One of the best Cape Kiwanda sessions I’ve ever seen! You are so talented Kyle.
Wow, Cape Kiwanda gets me every time! The photos of this elopement are beautiful! You did a great job!
Are you kidding me?!?!?! WHALES ON AN ELOPMENT!?!? Im so glad you convinced them to make the hike up that peak! Beautiful view! Love the story…
Cape Kiwanda Oregon Coast Is such a dreamy place for an adventure!
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