Sarah + Andrew’s Adventurous Southern Oregon Elopement
What are two lovestruck wanderlusters to do during a pandemic? Tie the knot atop a beautiful ocean cliff, of course! and Sarah and Andrew have been together for so many years that they finally decided to take the leap – off the coast of southern Oregon.
I helped them select a location that’s a bit daring and even more beautiful. They were excited to see the place I had in mind for them along the cliffs of a deep cove. This area is part of one of Oregon’s Scenic Corridors. But it does take some exploring to find this secret spot of mine! It’s one of my favorite hidden gems with full views of the ocean. Once again, this spot did not disappoint.
As a fair warning, this secret and secluded location requires a relatively short but dangerous hike down some steep slopes. At one point, we had to use a rope to climb up and down! If you are afraid of heights this is definitely not an ideal location (unless you’re up for a challenge), but experience is more than worth it. The sunset looks surreal, just like a painting. Up there, you feel like you’re on top of the world as the waves crash into the cliffs. It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience – one you’ll never forget.
I love this location because of the rich colors, especially at sunset. A warm golden glow illuminates the tones of auburn and slate on the cliffs, and the water is strikingly blue. If you want a romantic backdrop, this is it!
If you’d like to elope here, I recommend the following:
- Bring very sturdy hiking shoes and clothes that won’t snag. You can change once we’re over there (it’s a very secluded area).
- It helps to have some hiking experience. This is a moderate to difficult hike with a few dangerous portions on the final descent down the cliffside to the awesome spot you see in these photos. (BUT you can also choose to not do the final descent for some still awesome views as the sun sets.)
- If you want the views without the hike, there are some awesome locations down the road we can explore.
- This location really shines during sunrise and sunset.
Best Oregon Elopement Spots
Oregon is a favorite spot for outdoor elopements because of the diverse landscapes. You can find oceans, forests, crystal-clear lakes, and mountain peaks all in one place. Other awesome Oregon elopement locations include:
- Crater Lake National Park
- Sand Dunes
- Multnomah Falls
- Washington Park
- Cannon Beach
- Mirror Lake Trail, Mt. Hood
- And more… all my secret spots like this one! 🙂
Get in touch to find the perfect spot for you!
Book Your Engagement or Elopement
This spot is for the experienced hikers and daredevils. Curious to find out where it is? Connect with me here, or plan your engagement or elopement session with me today! I still have a few spots available this spring and summer.
Adventure Sessions with Mariah
Do you have a big anniversary coming up, or maybe you just want to get away together? Give yourselves the gift of an epic adventure session. I would love to help you plan the perfect location! Think of me as your professional photographer who doubles as a travel and hiking guide! All you have to do is enjoy the ride.
*I have a National Park Annual Pass with hiking experience in many of the most breathtaking parks. I book sessions all over the US. Let me know where you want to go!
Photography: Mariah Treiber Photography LLC
Videography: Alec, Mariah Treiber Photography LLC
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