Otter Crest Beach

The Sunset // November, 2018
Newport, Oregon

We were swept over by beauty while exploring Devils Punchbowl on the Oregon Coast this afternoon. With whale spouts on the horizon, geological wonders right in front of us, and a kitsch sunset it was all too much. An afternoon filled with warmth, color, and opulent beauty.

Cannon Beach Family Adventures

Reunion // September, 2018
Arch Cape, Oregon

Every couple of years three of my closest girlfriends and I plan a trip. We find a location near one of us and the rest pack up the families and make the trek. Over the course of a long weekend, we reconnect over food, adventure, games, sport and laughter. This time around, we chose the beautiful Oregon Coast as our destination. We made hot dogs on the beach, explored tide pools, flew Opie the octopus kite with the kiddos, read and played games. It was a perfect reunion set against the backdrop of the magnificent Oregon Coast.

Wonders of the Oregon Coast

Wonders of the Oregon Coast // Summer 2015
Newport, Oregon

Newport happens to be my favorite place on earth. It's a place I've visited since childhood with family and friends alike. It's a little beach town that has always provided me with a deep sense of comfort and happiness. I can never pinpoint exactly what I love most - perhaps it's a mixture of the salty air, calm beaches, grubby seafood, kitschy Old Town, and the barking sea lions. Or maybe my love stems from the many memories of going to the Oregon Coast Aquarium where I spent countless hours starring and smiling at Keiko; or the time spent gathering beach treasures and discovering curious life forms in tide pools.

I have visited, explored, and shared Newport with so many people in my life. Countless nights have been spent watching less than mediocre movies with my mamma, playing endless card games with relatives and international guests, and chatting with dear friends over home-cooked meals and wine. I've celebrated Easter, the Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving at the beach, and have relentlessly banged pots and pans with my grandparents on New Year's Eve while humming Imagine by John Lennon. 

I have decided to share a few recent photographs of this special place. I plan to take many more, and continue to cherish the relationship that's formed between my life and this little beach town.