Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City, Oregon is the perfect spot for engagement photos! With its beautiful windswept sand dunes and rugged coastline, it creates a romantic backdrop to capture this special moment. The wind can be strong in this location, but the rocking of the ocean and howling of the wind add to its romance and make those memories even more special.
It’s no surprise that couples flock to Cape Kiwanda for their memorable engagement photos! Long romantic flowy dresses work great for windy days. Flowy dresses provide for movement and a whimsical romantic feel to the images.
Here is a great shop that sells gorgeous dresses that would be perfect for the engagement session:
Gorgeous Dress – Jen’s Pirate Booty
Free People, Nordstroms, Ba-sh.com, Scotch and Soda, all offer gorgeous attire options, especially if you are looking for a flowy dress.
It’s great to arrive to your session about 45 minutes early to find parking as this location can be busy during the ideal summer months. There is also some hiking involved so arriving early is essential to arrive at the ideal location during the best light.
Engagement sessions at Cape Kiwanda are always planned around ideal weather and light so it’s key to show up on time and even early, especially at this location.
I suggest hiring a professional hair and makeup artist as they will use the best products to help makeup and hair styles hold up during the shoot in all the weather elements. Especially for salty air, sand, oceans and wind.
A back back, towel, extra change of clothing and blanket will be helpful to have on hand for your engagement session you will do some hiking to access all the beautiful locations that Cape Kiwanda have to offer.
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