Cannon Beach Oregon Engagement Session

This Cannon Beach Oregon engagement session with Bob and Nicole was a blast. They were kind enough to let me stay with them during my recent trip to Portland. Truth be told I’m actually looking to move out to Portland or Denver at the end of the year. This was more or less a scouting trip which turned into a work trip. Bob and I grew up in neighboring towns back in western New York. My town was his town’s rival in high school, but once everyone graduated we all drank beer together at the same parties(cornfields, bonfires and kegs kind of thing). Funny how that changes…or doesn’t.  We took the day to drive to the coast to check out the sea lions in Astoria(sorry no photos). Then we headed south to this really awesome shipwreck sticking straight out of the sand. We were lucky to get there when there weren’t a lot of people around because apparently it’s swamped with folks. They also had these really awesome driftwood shelters built on the sand dunes ever 50 yards or so. This would be a fantastic place to camp. From the shipwreck we headed farther south along the coast to Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock which is famous for the movie The Goonies. Astoria(the town we started in) is actually where the main house in The Goonies is located. Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach was PACKED with people. We waited a bit closer to sunset and it seemed to clear out quite a bit. I can’t imagine how busy this place gets on a nice day in the summer. They had tide pools at the base of the rock you were able to walk out to but it was roped off at certain point to prevent people from damaging it. We did a few photos right there at the tide pool before walking back to the parking lot to get the wider shot of Haystack Rock which is the infamously pointed rock jutting out from the background.   I really love the west coast. It’s so dramatic and the scenery just gives giving you more and more to work with. Can’t wait to be back out to Oregon!