Cape Kiwanda is by far my favorite beach to photograph on. There are so many fun nooks and crannies to be explored, and it seems that no matter the weather, it’s always beautiful there!
This coming May, Hector & Erinn are tying the knot in an intimate elopement at Smith Rock in Bend. So, for their engagement session, we wanted to do something a little different! Enter: Cape Kiwanda. Erinn saw some of my other work there (like this anniversary session), and fell in love with the beachy vibe. I can’t wait to see the differences and similarities between their engagement photos and wedding photos! But no matter if we’re on the beach or in the high desert, these two are ADORABLE together!!
They’ve known each other for a long time, but a camping trip in 2012 changed everything for the better. Hector first noticed how pretty Erinn was, and was especially drawn to her eyes. For Erinn, it was Hector’s smile and eyebrows that caught her attention! As soon as they started dating, it just felt right and natural. They fell into any easy rhythm of deep talks, showing affection, and spending as much time as possible together.
That rhythm definitely showed up during our time together at Cape Kiwanda. They were so easy and wonderful together!! It’s obviously normal for newly engaged people to be head over heels for each other, but then there are people like Hector & Erinn.
They laugh so easily together, and then the next moment, slide into this comfy space where they seem enveloped by the knowledge that they’ve found the one their soul truly loves.
The weekend after Thanksgiving, Hector proposed to Erinn at a Christmas tree farm. Erinn says: “In the middle of our search, Hector asked my sister to take a picture of us in front of a tree. My thought – here? This is a Charlie Brown tree, this isn’t our tree. It turns out he didn’t want to do it by the one we were considering because it was near the road. (He knew I didn’t want anything super public.) After she snapped a few pics, he turned to me and told me how much he loved me, gave me a kiss and got down on one knee. I couldn’t even begin to tell you what he said after that and I don’t even remember saying “yes.” I was ecstatic, but also in disbelief that the moment had finally come.”
I’m SO DANG EXCITED that I get to photograph these two again soon! They’re truly the kindest, funniest people, and I know their intimate elopement is going to be BOMB. Only 114 days to go!!!