I'm a wedding and portrait photographer living in Vancouver, BC with my husband Randy.  I photographed my first wedding when I was only 17 years old - and I've photographed over 200 weddings since! I am an avid bookworm, lover of green tea, pretty nail polish & my Labradoodle Harley. Thanks for visiting!

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A Weekend in Cannon Beach

June 24, 2014


Something Randy and I were most looking forward about being married was being able to go away for a weekend together. While we were engaged, we were hanging out with our friends Kelsey and Jon and the Oregon Coast came up. We decided to plan for a little trip in June. We picked a weekend and that was that. Back to wedding planning I went. It has been almost three months since Randy and I have been married (One year for Kelsey and Jon next month!) and it was so fun to spend a weekend away with friends.

Friday morning we were out the door around 7:15am and headed south. The drive was no problem on the way down, just over six hours. Not  including a stop in Astoria to eat at Fort George Brewery & Public House (highly recommend it!) and a stop in Seaside at Safeway to grab groceries for the next two days. Our time in Cannon Beach was much too short (it’s a really lofty goal to drive 6-8 hours on only a 3-day weekend) but we made due with the time we did have. Next time we would absolutely go for more like 5 days. Not 3.

Weekend highlights included waking up to my husband every morning (he leaves at 5am so… this is a rare occurrence), staying in bed until 10:30am the first day (!!) and 9am the second, hot-tubbing both nights, playing four games of Rook, cooking together at the cabin, taking photos on the beach at sunset. Most of all, just spending time with Randy. I miss him when he goes to work/I go to work. Is that silly? I don’t think it is. Dreaming about the day where we both can work side-by-side in the same field.

If you are in need of coffee recommendations, definitely check out the Sleepy Monk (pictured in this blog post) and Insomnia Coffee (instagrammed here.) I loved my decaf almond milk lattes at both places.

Thankful for the life we live.

Thanks to Kelsey’s husband Jon for these next two photos.

  1. Ang

    June 25th, 2014 at 8:22 am

    oh my goodness – I am actually in love! I mentioned on your IG that I’ve always wanted to go to Cannon beach, now it’s officially on the MUST GO list. :)

  2. Kayla M

    June 25th, 2014 at 8:41 am

    love this!

  3. candace

    June 25th, 2014 at 9:10 am

    that LIGHT. so beautiful!

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