Weddings can be one of the most wonderful but busiest days, full of friends, family and all the wedding details you’ve worked so hard to pull together over the past several months. Sometimes, it’s best to forego doing some of your portraits so you get a chance to enjoy all the hard work you’ve done pulling off your wedding day. Other times, something came up that delayed the wedding so we need to get things back on track by shortening up the portrait session so we schedule a “Day After” session. In this case, it was Anthony and Corin’s “Day After” but about 5 months after.

Corin and Anthony had a beautiful wedding day full where everything was relaxed and wonderful but there were a couple of delays so we didn’t get the time to do some of the photos we had planned on. This made for the perfect opportunity to come back and do the portrait session later not to mention a chance to put on that wedding dress again! Who says you only wear it once?! We wanted to do something that would compliment the outdoor nature of their wedding so a trip into the forest seemed like a perfect fit. We wrapped the shoot to fit with the kid’s spring break so we left Bend, Oregon with expectations of warm weather, blue sky’s and open roads. After visiting friend and family in the San Franciso area we found this grove of beautiful trees near Occidental, CA. Occidental is a cool little town nestled in the West of Sonoma County that could not possibly be more quaint unless it was in a Thomas Kincade print! I really couldn’t have asked for a better location or a more awesome couple.

On the way home we headed up 101 to the Oregon Coast, stopping in every interesting little town along the way. I will share photos of that on Facebook later but have to say that I can’t wait to book a couple of Oregon Coast Weddings as the light and environment is absolutely magical there! The Bandon Dunes area would be absolutely epic and locations to the north (such as Florence, Lincoln city, Cannon Beach and Seaside) have the kind of coastline that photographers dream about! From Sea Spires (locally called Sea Stacks) protruding from the sea with photogenic trees growing on top to wind blown dunes and riparian forests, this is definitely places I will be spending a lot of time this summer! Don’t get me wrong, Central Oregon and Bend are absolutely fantastic in the summer but I love to explore new places and meet new people and the Oregon Coast just moved to the top of my list!

For those following from the previous posts, these were all shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro2.

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