Rochefort Family Session | Nehalem Bay State Park, Manzanita, Oregon

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Something I haven’t done in yeeeeears and years: family portrait sessions! I’ve been focusing solely on couples and weddings over the last few years that I haven’t made family sessions a priority. I was a little nervous about photographing the Rocheforts, but it was easy as pie when its with a family as silly and kind as them. We chose the Nehalem Bay State Park beach outside of Manzanita in Oregon as our location and it was too lovely for words.

Martina contacted me to do a family session while her and Chris were on vacation in Oregon and let me know she’s from the Lake Tahoe area (so jealous!), but wanted some truly Pacific Northwest style images with the temperamental weather and killer sunset, so we got together and had a blast playing on the beach and making each other laugh the entire time.

This beach is no different than the classic foggy-but-sunny-but-also-sort-of-cold weather that’s typical to Oregon and Washington coasts, and we had such a variety of light and weather over the course of our shoot! We even got to experience a double rainbow opposite the sunset and we were all just in awe.