This is a long one, folks, but there is quite a story here. We love it when couples choose locations for their engagement session that are particularly meaningful to the. For Hayley & Ian, it was a secluded beach just north of the town of Cannon Beach–a favorite spot of theirs for quick getaways to the coast. When they suggested the spot, including about a mile-plus hike to the beach, we were totally up for it! Having been there before, they mentioned the hike was fairly simple.
The weather was glorious the day of the shoot, but the consecutive days of rain the week before had turned the trail into a muddy mess. This was unknown to us, of course, and we all chose to wear casual beach footwear (aka: sandals). After about a quarter of a mile in, Ian rolled up his pants to forge through the mud, eventually abandoning his flip-flops all together.
After we carefully navigated the trail, with Ian carrying his bride on his back… barefoot… through the mud, we arrived at the beach and found we had the whole place to ourselves! It was definitely worth the hard work, and we love their story told through these photos. Thanks to you both for the introduction to a great beach, and being such adventurers!