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February 15, 2023

Oregon Coast Elopement – Pacific Northwest Photographer

Oregon Coast and Redwood National Park elopement featuring Crook Point.

Oregon Coast Elopement

This day was just packed with intention and love! Our little vendor team loved following these two on their special day and helping them bring their vision to life.

We started our day at Crook Point for their getting ready photos. Have you heard about the update about AirBNB’s rules on events? Crook Point is privately owned and separate from AirBNB so you’re able to still use this space for events (communicate with them, of course). Their vacation rental overlooked the ocean and the amazing Meghan of Fleurt Beauty took care of hair and makeup.

We went all the way to the Redwood National Park for their first look. It was so important to them to have that moment among the giant, ancient trees so we ran interference on the trail to get them both to their ceremony location without seeing each other. My husband (our on staff officiant) married them at the base of two giant Redwood trees without another soul in sight. Sabrina and I were photographing and videoing through blurry eyes as we listened to their vow exchange. (If you want your ceremony in the Redwoods, you do need a permit! Even if it’s a very small ceremony with just vow reading.)

After the ceremony, we kicked off the adventure part of their day. We hiked the rest of the Redwood trail before going to the beach for cake and pizza. We hiked to a cliff overlook for their first dance as the sun set over the ocean. We stretched every bit of sunlight we could to get some epic blue hour and early nighttime photos of them.

The Vendors:

Photography: Venturing Vows 

Videography: Lilli Productions 

Hair and Makeup: Black Fern Beauty 

Vacation Rental: Crook Point 

Officiant: Venturing Vows Officiant 

Florals: Flora 

Cake: Delish Bakery

Pizza: Wild River Pizza

The video footage Lilli Productions captured!

Getting Ready

First Look


A reminder that all ceremonies in Redwood National Park, even very simple letter/vow exchanges require a permit. Check out the Redwood NPS website for more info!

Redwood National Park Hike

Beach Picnic

Oregon Coast Elopement
Oregon Coast Elopement

Sunset Portraits

Oregon Coast Elopement
Oregon Coast Elopement