EPIC OREGON COAST ELOPEMENT
This epic Oregon Coast elopement was at one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. John + Madeline met me at sunrise to shoot at this spot on the Oregon Coast. I had been wanting to go to this area for sometime. These two agreed to be a part of this elopement inspiration that I organized. We hiked down steep trails back out onto jagged rocks, and shared the landscape with no one, as the sun rose over the ocean. John + Madeline explored the area and soaked up the views.
Pro tip: if your photographer suggests doing your elopement/shoot at sunrise, trust them! It can make the world of difference in your experience. Possible benefits include: more intimate setting, less crowded, brunch afterwards, quiet surroundings, no rush to beat the sun going down, etc. After relaxing a bit, I hiked back up the trail to get the epic wide shots I’d been envisioning. And boy, were they amazing! Shots that showcase how small we are as humans are my favorite.
OREGON COAST ELOPEMENT LOCATIONS
The Oregon Coast is a truly epic place to have an elopement. This area and others along the coast offer spectacular views + intimate spaces. If eloping in a spot like this interests you, contact me here and let’s get planning. Eloping is a great way to save money, avoid the stress of planning a big wedding, enjoy the company of your partner and a select few others (or no one), and have a bunch of flexibility on how YOUR DAY looks.
ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS OF FITNESS
Don’t consider yourself adventurous? No worries! A lot of the spots I have researched are only a short walk away. You don’t need to be ultra fit or daring to enjoy the beauty of nature + elope outside! I highly enjoy weddings that don’t have a venue. There are so many excellent spots among public lands and within state/national parks. Check out my travel page for location inspiration!
UPDATE 2022: Unfortunately, this particular trail is now closed. There have been multiple deaths here. Please respect signage. There are plenty of other gems in Oregon! Let’s find your spot.
Emily Hary is an adventurous outdoor wedding + elopement photographer.
Although based in the Midwest, she is available for worldwide travel.