Photographer/Guide/Timeline/Coordinator: Me 😉
Florals: Fleurae https://www.fleurae.com/
This intimate, family elopement style vow renewal at Cannon Beach, Oregon, set the tone for the rest of my career (yes, this was my first elopement).
When Lindsay had first reached out to me, she expressed how much had changed and how much life had developed between her and her husband, along with their son, and they knew they wanted to re-married in a way that was meaningful and personal to them, and their story.
With their eyes set on the Oregon coast in mid-winter, we all got starry-eyed over all the possible locations. We had backup plans in case the weather turned sideways, but it worked out to give us the perfect PNW vibe.
On the day of, I picked up the flowers and jewelry and met up with the couple for a mini road trip from Washington, down i5 and through Portland to get just south of Cannon Beach for the perfect location.
We seriously ended up chatting about everything in that car ride. What raising a son has been like for them, their move from Colorado to Washington, familial relationships, how they met in highschool. It really felt like we skipped all the small talk and got into the good stuff.
While they got their son dressed and ready, I was able to take the dress and details to a forest meadow above the beach. Just as I was finishing up the detail photos, Will and Benaiah showed up and had some fun waiting for Lindsay to arrive for the first look.
Meanwhile, the sun started to tuck behind coastal fog and gave us all the perfect lighting.
As the evening went on, we got to explore the beach even more, found the waterfall we were looking for, and took portraits erry’where while their son played in the sand.
The sun started to set, and the two of them decided it was time for them to exchange vows. Afterwords, I took a step back and let them have a moment to themselves to soak it all in. And just before it was too dark to take anymore photos, we wrapped it all up with champagne and Lindsay’s pregnancy craving – doughnuts.
“My husband and I got married several years ago, and have gone through an incredible amount of change since then. We both have grown and become different people than when we had our wedding over 5 years ago. We wanted to do an elopement-style vow renewal, and when we saw Emett’s work, we knew we found our photographer!
From the very start of our communications to the event itself, and everything that followed, Emett has been so incredibly wonderful to work with! He made planning the day so incredibly easy and was full of helpful information that really made a difference. When the day finally came for our elopement, Emett was incredibly fun to work with and made the day go so smoothly! We were laughing and having the best time! He made us feel so relaxed and when it was time for us to say our vows, we basically forgot he was there, be captured our emotions, and everything so perfectly! We had our little boy there with us, and Emett managed to capture our quiet, intimate moments while still showcasing our little boy’s silly personality PERFECTLY!
When we received the photos back, we were laughing and crying as we looked through them! Every photo is perfect! He managed to capture and fill each image with so much emotion, joy, love, and silliness! He captured US in our truest, most real form, and the results were absolutely incredible! We are in love with the images and will cherish them forever! Every memory from that day, along with the emotions we were feeling at each moment, is so perfectly preserved! He far exceeded our expectations!
Emett has given us what we never had in our first wedding. He let this day be ours and it was perfect! We so enjoyed the process of working with him! HIGHLY recommend him if you are into adventure, fun, laughter, true love, and passion!”
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