Astoria Engagement in Oregon | Frances + Joel

the salty air was sweet

as the velvet sand received us

our chests ripped open

we felt fifteen again

we glimpsed beyond that moment

into an expansive sky of colour

into a place we were always together

always alive, always happy.


Frances + Joel have a barefoot, wild kind of love. They opted to run around on the sands of the Oregon Coast for their session while they were visiting the NW. Frances is herself an incredible photographer and it was truly an honor to be asked to shoot this session. F+J thank you for jumping through waves with me and for becoming dear friends. xo!


About the Author: Catalina Jean loves anything sci-fi, has little sense of direction, and spends her free time snuggling her crazy Boston Terriers. She is a wedding photographer based in Portland, OR specializing in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling moments to produce natural, emotional wedding photography.