This past month, I had the incredible opportunity to capture the excitement and anticipation of Roy and Kasia as they embark on the journey of parenthood!! Maternity photos at Cannon Beach are always dreamy. It was an honor to document this special moment in their lives, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Cannon Beach. From the first click of the shutter to the last rays of golden sunlight, their maternity session was filled with love, laughter, and the companionship of their sweet dog Balki!
Roy was my fiancé Ryan’s roommate during their days after graduating from Oregon State. Through Roy, I had the pleasure of meeting Kasia, a vibrant soul with Polish roots. Their love story has grown and flourished, leading them to this beautiful milestone. Knowing I was a photographer, they approached me for a maternity session, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled to capture their joy.
As we planned the session, Roy and Kasia expressed their desire to include their beloved Great Pyrenees, Balki. This gentle giant quickly won my heart with his friendly demeanor. With Kasia’s Polish heritage, it was a delight to see her command Balki’s attention with the words “jum jums” – a clever way of saying treats in the form of McDonald’s chicken nuggets. Balki’s presence added an extra layer of love and charm to the photos, highlighting the bond between this growing family.
Choosing the Perfect Location: Cannon Beach
For their maternity session, Roy and Kasia had a specific request – to have their photos taken by the iconic Haystack Rock. It was a special moment for Roy, as he had never experienced the beauty of Cannon Beach before. The towering rock formation served as a stunning backdrop, symbolizing the strength and stability that Roy and Kasia carry as they prepare to embrace parenthood.
During the session, it was evident that Roy and Kasia are a couple filled with joy and excitement for the upcoming chapter of their lives. Their vibrant personalities and loving connection made every click of the camera effortless and filled with genuine emotion. As I witnessed their laughter and affection, I couldn’t help but feel privileged to capture these precious moments, which will soon become cherished memories.
As the session concluded, the setting sun cast a warm glow upon Roy, Kasia, and Balki, symbolizing the bright future that awaits them. With their love, laughter, and the anticipation of welcoming their little one, this beautiful couple is ready to embark on the incredible adventure of parenthood. I feel truly blessed to have been a part of their journey, documenting their joy and preserving the memories of this remarkable time in their lives.
Things to do near Cannon Beach
While you’re here, I’ve written a list of things to do at Cannon Beach; you might as well enjoy a few extra amazing sights and places while on the Oregon Coast!
- Explore Haystack Rock: Standing tall at 235 feet, Haystack Rock is an iconic landmark and a must-visit spot in Cannon Beach. Take a leisurely stroll along the beach and marvel at this majestic rock formation. During low tide, you can even explore the tide pools and discover fascinating marine life.
- Visit Ecola State Park: Just a short drive from Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park offers breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline. Hike along the trails, enjoy a picnic amidst nature, and keep an eye out for wildlife such as eagles and elk. The park also provides access to secluded beaches for those seeking a peaceful retreat.
- Shop and Dine in Downtown Cannon Beach: Explore the charming downtown area, filled with unique boutiques, art galleries, and local shops. Discover handcrafted treasures, exquisite artwork, and one-of-a-kind souvenirs. After a day of shopping, indulge in delicious cuisine at the cozy cafes and restaurants, savoring fresh seafood and regional specialties.
- Take a Sunset Beach Walk: Cannon Beach offers stunning sunsets, painting the sky with vibrant hues. Take a romantic stroll along the shore as the sun dips below the horizon, casting a golden glow over the waves. It’s a perfect way to unwind and soak in the natural beauty of the Oregon coast.
- Discover Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site: Located in south Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach is a serene destination for beachcombing, kite flying, or simply relaxing on the sandy shores. Enjoy a picnic with a view, build sandcastles, or take a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.
- Experience the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum: Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Cannon Beach at this fascinating museum. Learn about the area’s Native American heritage, early settlers, and maritime history through engaging exhibits and artifacts.
- Attend Local Events and Festivals: Check the calendar for upcoming events and festivals happening in Cannon Beach during your visit. From art festivals and live music performances to food and wine events, there’s always something exciting happening in this vibrant coastal community.
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