I had been dying to go explore Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor along the southern Oregon coast for the longest time, and I finally got my chance when Chloe + Henry were looking for an awesome spot to do their adventure engagement session. This twelve-mile stretch along the southern Oregon coast has stunning viewpoints, gorgeous cliff sides, secluded beaches, and so much more. About 6 hours from Portland, Oregon, this majestic location is definitely worth the drive.
We started our session at Natural Bridges, which was absolutely breathtaking. We checked out the viewpoint from the top, then hiked down to the iconic photo spot on the cliffside. The hike can be pretty steep and a little sketchy so make sure you wear hiking shoes with good traction! Chloe was a pro and packed separate shoes for the photos. After we took some photos, we hiked back up and headed to our next location, Secret Beach. This beach is a nestled away paradise just down the road from Natural Bridges and has a gorgeous view overlooking sea stacks in the water. We only had a few minutes before it started raining on us, but it was so worth the stop. The next morning we found one more beautiful beach on our way out of town for some moody coastal photos.
We went in November and were luckily almost the only ones there! In typical PNW winter fashion, the weather was cloudy and gray the whole time, but that only added to the vibe of the photos. If you’re interested in planning your own adventure engagement or elopement along the Oregon coast, I’d love to help. You can reach out for more information here.
Every trip to the Oregon coast is an adventure and I can’t wait for the next one!
These are SO gorgeous, SO happy, and so beautiful! The South Oregon coast is something else, right?! Love all your beautiful compositions within the landscapes! Great work.
Such a cute couple, and you captured their love and joy so perfectly! The southern Oregon coast never disappoints, and these colors are unreal. Thank you for sharing these photos!
holy smokes – this oregon coast location is unreal! it’s so beautiful, and so are all their photos! it looks like you guys had such a fun weekend of taking awesome photos together!
Lauren, you already know that i’m obsessed with you and your work and this is definitely ONE of my favorite sets from you! So jealous that you got to visit Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor ! These photos are so stunning and everything about this day is just so perfect! The coolest engagement photos ever!
What a beautiful spot Samuel H. Boardman is for engagement photos! Love the cloudy, windy mood and angles. The sea grass is a lovely contrast to the earthy, beachy tones. Just epic Oregon. Thanks Lauren!