Keven & Hannah | Hug Point Engagement Session

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I don't normally go to the coast for engagement sessions, but every time I do I always think, "why don’t I do this all the time?? Our adventure engagement session with Hannah and Kevin at Hug Point was nuts. Five minutes before I arrived, it was pouring down rain. But as soon right as I got there, the rain stopped and the weather started looking hopeful (even though the forecast had said 100% chance of rain for the next 4 hours). I ran down to the rock face to make sure the tide was far enough back to enable us to get to the water fall. It was not. When they arrived, we had a decision to make—explore the paths around the area and hope for a way down or head to another beach. To my surprise, they said let’s explore! Within minutes of walking, I totally biffed it, mud everywhere, everything was soaked, so even though it was not raining we got drenched After falling down, I asked again, “are you guys sure you wanna keep going?” They were still rarin’ to go.

Anytime there’s crazy weather (high winds, rain, freezing cold, etc) I always get the best energy and emotion out of my people. This session had it all—crazy climbing, freezing water, lots of wind, and frantically taking photos on the sand then running as fast as we can back up the rocks so we don’t get hit by the waves. I only got hit by a wave once, which came up almost to my waist. My cameras did take a beating but hey, that’s what’s insurance is for, right? ;)

Peter Mahar - Destination Wedding Photographer - Portland OR