Haley & Chad
An Oregon Coast & Cannon Beach Engagement

I had such an amazing time spending the afternoon with Hayley and Chad at their destination engagement shoot at Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. Ecola State Park was the perfect spot to catch a gorgeous sweeping seascape with perfect views of Haystack Rock. This rock was made millions of years ago and now stands tall as a majestic Oregon Coast icon. Being able to photograph this sweet couple’s engagement session on Cannon Beach was very special since this happens to be the very location where Chad proposed to Haley. I loved how playful and fun they were as we watched the sunset and played in the Pacific Ocean surf. Passersby’s thought our shoot was an wedding because of Hayley’s white dress and Chad’s suit. (Easy mistake!) Although this time around it was not a wedding I would definitely come back to photograph a Cannon Beach elopement or any Oregon Coast wedding any day for that matter! This place has captured my heart and I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to capture the connection between Hayley and Chad.

Jessica Hill PhotographyHaley & Chad | An Oregon Coast & Cannon Beach Engagement

Taylor and David
A Cannon Beach Engagement

Taylor and David live and love the Aloha spirit in the way they peacefully interact with each other and all around them. This couple is kind, endearing and oh so beautiful! Since they live in Hawaii but are planning a Portland wedding, we planned their fun engagement shoot for the beaches of the Pacific Ocean! This spring we met up at the awe-inspiring Ecola State Park and the iconic Cannon Beach! Taylor and I met back in 2007 when we worked together at the Heathman Restaurant, now called Headwaters. When she was wedding planning she found my name and reached out!!! SO fun reuniting with this lovely woman and her true love! Couldn’t be more excited for their wedding at the Lan Su Chinese Garden

Jessica Hill PhotographyTaylor and David | A Cannon Beach Engagement

Alix and Ben
Manzanita Oregon Coast Wedding

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_20.jpg Alix and Ben are a magical and artistic couple who traveled here from Louisiana to have a destination wedding on the coast!

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_28.jpg Ben=Lover

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_7.jpgCannon Beach Florist created the ahhh-mazing bouquets with stunning succulents!

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_21.jpg Both Alix and Ben have daughters. Ella, Rowan and Zoe are new sisters!

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_15.jpg Love this image of Alix walking towards her beach ceremony.

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_11.jpg The breathtaking vows on the Oregon coast. Manzanita, Oregon is one of my favorite places with Neahkahnie Mountain in the backdrop.

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_22.jpg All the guests placed sand in a ceramic vase during the sand ceremony.

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_8.jpg Alix and Ben are inspiring and beautiful. Both working artists and parents, their love and energy are poetic.


Oregon_Beach_Wedding_13.jpg Alix looked stunning! Loved her dress from JCrew and her awesome necklace from Anthropologie.

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_25.jpg Sand painting each other and their new family. One of my new favorite images of 2010.

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_24.jpg Alix=Angel

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_16.jpg Delicious and organic food, created with love from the amazing folks at Bread and Ocean.

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_10.jpg Ella was loving the camera and her false mustache!

Oregon_Beach_Wedding_17.jpg A beautiful father-daughter dance in the living room of the gorgeous private home of Ben’s aunt Nancy, where the reception took place.


Words can’t describe how incredibly intimate, and lovely this day was. Alix and Ben are wonderful individuals and they both light up the room with grace and kindness. Their daughters are all darling and they have a beautiful way with their family. I was truly inspired by them and I loved their small, cozy and stylish wedding. I’m so happy for you all and your new incredible family! Hope you love the sneak peek A&B! xo

Jessica Hill PhotographyAlix and Ben | Manzanita Oregon Coast Wedding