Abel + johnny

adventurous couple session on the knoll

About the Session:

While visiting my friends A + J in Portland, OR, we decided to have an adventurous hike and photo session. A is one of my close friends and classmates from college, and we have stayed in close contact throughout the years. I have visited A up in Portland at least once a year since 2019! A + J have been together for 3 years and this was a really fun session. 

Since we all love hiking, A + J decided to bring me to The Knoll which is on the Oregon coast, just outside of Lincoln City. The view is supposed to be absolutely amazing, but the fog decided to roll in thick on this day! It turns out the San Francisco fog follows me wherever I go! But honestly, I think the fog created such a romantic moodiness that describes their lifestyle. A + J love to go on adventures. For this set, I wanted to make sure they both felt as comfortable and natural as possible. I love their simple white T’s, only to be dressed up with a simple chambray shirt worn by J. The best part is their super colorful hiking shoes! This really goes to show you don’t need to have a fancy outfit to have beautiful photos.

We hiked to the main viewpoint, called ‘God’s Thumb.’ I couldn’t see the ocean at all, but it was still a great hike. We started taking photos as we made our way back to the car. We went through fields of tall grass, thick temperate forests, and tall sequoia groves. The best part about fog and trees is the way the light rays come out and create the most beautiful light. Once those light rays came in, I couldn’t help but just tell A + J to soak in the moment.

At the end, we were greeted by a cloud inversion, also called “low fog.” Although I’m familiar with this phenomenon, A+J had never seen it on the Oregon coast before and were extremely excited! I love how this session was more of just me tagging along on their date more than anything. After we were done hiking, we went back to Lincoln City to grab dinner and then drove home to Portland. 

I absolutely love hiking and would love to go on more adventures with my clients! If you’re interested in an adventurous session, let’s chat!

the gallery:

Because these moments are too good to miss

I can’t wait to chat with you about your big day! Whether it’s a beach picnic, a stroll through the forest, or an intimate elopement in the mountains, I’m ready when you are.

Love is the greatest adventure of your life. Let’s capture it!


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