A Day at the Coast

An ode to summer - long car trips to the coast, warm, windy sunsets, marshmallows by the fire, running on the beach…memories made and saved for ages to come. This summer, I had the immense pleasure of visiting the Oregon coast more than I ever dreamed I would, and each time presented an opportunity to reflect and bask in the beauty of the earth and the simplicity of nature. Being outside and taking time to capture it, enjoy good company, and adventure is such a treat!

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Last month my sweet friends Alivia and Elle and I took an evening trip to Nahalem Bay State Park and Hug Point on the Coast to enjoy a summery evening together, take photos, and savor the last few adventures of summer before September hit.

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Shirt: Aritzia — Pants: Vintage Levis — Boots: Blundstone

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I love getting behind the camera and shooting for fun once in a while, it’s so rejuvenating!

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One of my favorite photos I took all summer. :)

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This simple outfit was one of my go-to beach ‘fits this season, I am obsessed with basics and this Aritzia tee has been one of the best investment pieces I’ve purchased! So soft and perfectly cut for wearing alone or layering too.

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Alivia snuck a few photos of Elle and I towards the end of the evening, and I treasure these so much! I’ve known Elle for over 10 years and it’s so special having pictures like these to remember. Friend portraits — highly recommended!

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This was one of my favorite evenings of summer 2019 — definitely one to remember and store in my heart for ages to come. Photo/friend adventures for the win.