Bandon, Oregon Coast Destination Elopement on the Beach at Sunset

Do you ever meet someone and instantly feel like they’re family? That’s how I felt when I first met Tawnya over video chat. We had a lot in common and just clicked immediately. I was giddy that her and Danny chose me to photograph their intimate elopement on the Oregon Coast.

They and their families travelled from Wisconsin to have a destination wedding on the beaches of Oregon, and it was PERFECTION. The weather was fantastic, the people were so wonderful and these two got to marry their favorite person. I have realized after being a wedding photographer for 20 years now, that these tiny intimate celebrations of love are where my heart feels most at home. I love leaving with my heart full, feeling like family.

Prior to their ring exchange, they passed their wedding bands to each guest, allowing them to bless them and pray for them. Such a sweet moment! As this wedding blended two families together, Tawnya said her own vows to the three children and it was precious. After they sealed it with a kiss, we got to play on the beach as the sun was setting and it was epic! They totally rocked it and I’m so thrilled with the shots we got for them. I wish these two the happiest life together full of love and laughter and snuggles. Congrats to the newlyweds!

Florals: Rustic Barn Blossoms

Hair & makeup: Tauschia Hair Studio

Officiant: Your Pastor Dude’s Weddings, Junction City, Oregon

Guitarist: Olem Alves

  1. Olem Alves says:

    Beautiful photos of an incredible day.  It was an honor and a privilege to share in it with you all!  – Olem

  2. Colleen says:

    stunning pictures of this beautiful wedding

  3. Karen Schilt says:

    Thank you for recording this beautiful event. Your photos will be cherished for years to come. The family photos were done quickly and efficiently. You were able to captured the bride, groom, children and location beautifully. 

  4. Anna Zettle says:

    Lovely couple, lovely picture, gorgeous venue.   May you have a wonderful life together.

  5. Mary says:

    What a beautiful story of love and family!  These photos tell the story of one day, the beginning of an adventure of  becoming a family–husband and wife and precious children whose world of love just grew by one more.  Congratulations Danny, Tawnya and family!

  6. Cindy says:

    Such beautiful pictures! And the joy of everyone was captured in the shots. Congratulations Tawnya and Danny!

  7. Heather Carlson says:

    You did an amazing job capturing their love the beauty the truly wonderful joining for all of them.  Tawnya you are always beautiful but on this day in all those pictures you are absolutely radiant truly breathtaking.  Congratulations to the happy couple, to the new family, to you all.  I wish you enough love & joy together.

  8. Susan Molls says:

    Thes photos are stunning! They look like photos you see in bridal magazines. Tawnya is a beautiful woman, and the photos highlight her beauty. The setting is fantastic and the photographer captured the natural beauty of the wedding location.

  9. Denna McCleve says:

    Stunning photos of  a wonderful day. Their happiness and love was captured so perfectly. 

  10. Camilla says:

    Wonderful memories preserved forever in these beautiful photos for the lovely bride and her new family.  Congratulations sweet cousin! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness. 

  11. Kelsie Stanfill says:

    What a beautiful and special day! These pictures are amazing and captured Tawnya’s beauty so well!!! ???????????????? congrats to the lovely couple! 

  12. Sarah Sigrist says:

    Beautiful photos! Although my family sand I were unable to attend, these images capture the emotion and beauty of the day. Thank you so much for sharing. Congratulations, newlyweds! 

  13. Sarah Sigrist says:

    What beautiful pictures! Although we were unable to attend, we’re happy to see pictures that capture the emotion and beauty of the day. Congratulations, newlyweds! 

  14. Steve Lukach says:

    Beautiful couple, family & location! Thank you for sharing these stunning photos ❤️ Congratulations ???? 

  15. Sierra Walker says:

    These are so beautiful! Your photos captured it perfectly. ❤️

  16. JoAnna Maclennan says:

    What an amazing day, you have captured it beautifully.  Thank you for sharing! Congrats Danny & Tawnya ❤

  17. Tricia says:

    These photos are incredible and truly showcase the beauty of two people deserving of all the happiness. Amazing combination of still and candid shots…tough to pick my favorite!

  18. Nicole Schilt says:

    Thank you for capturing this beautiful day so completely!  Congrats Tawnya and Danny

  19. Oh my goodness! I knew from the moment I started watching you take pictures that they were going to be awesome I just didn’t know how awesome! These are beautiful in every way 🙂 as an efficient, I get to be around a lot of photographers and you are simply among the best I have been around!   

  20. Rebecca Rogers says:

    Stunning photos! You did such an excellent job capturing the emotion. Fabulous!

  21. Lisa Nellessen Savage says:

    These photos are amazing!!! They’ve captured the beautiful relationship and deep love Danny and Tawnya have for each other. I feel like I was there!

  22. Delaney Schilt says:

    These pictures are so so beautiful. Thank you for capturing such a beautiful memory for our family ❤️

  23. April Crass says:

    These pictures turned out amazing! You captured the incredible day that surrounded this beautiful wedding and amazing couple so well. Congratulations to my sister and brother-in-law on their wedding! And thank you for truly capturing the love that surrounds them ❤️

  24. Peggy Rainbow says:

    These photos are just absolutely beautiful!  Danny and Tawnya’s wedding on the beach was so lovely and touchingly meaningful.  These photos will be cherished for a lifetime!  The photographer did a great job of linking people up for the shots Tawnya requested, and she was so organized and got shots done so quickly and well.