Mid-October I had the opportunity to fly cross country to shoot some amazing sessions in the Pacific Northwest! So to rewind a little bit, because this story is AMAZING, I got a message from Kaylin towards the end of summer about flying up to the coast to shoot her an anniversary session for her and her husband, Caleb. So over the next 3 months, we both started planning for our weekend vacation. After talking with Kaylin a little bit more, I found out she decided to keep the whole thing a secret! She told Caleb they were planning a small weekend vacation to Dallas. So then came the hiccups. A few things came up, and the only way that we could make the trip work was if Kaylin + Caleb flew in Friday morning, and back out Saturday morning. So the two of them were only in Oregon for a total of 22 hours!!!! CRAZY!!! We decided to pack in as much as we possibly could during our shoot. Especially since this would be the only thing that they would get to see. They literally woke up, came to the shoot, took a short nap, then flew back home!
I’m incredibly thankful to Kaylin and Caleb for trusting me with such an amazing experience! Traveling is one of my favorite things so being able to do this was just phenomenal! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Traveling is one of my favorite things to do! Especially with an amazing couple as these two!! If you’re interested in learning more about me traveling click here or visit my travel page!
So at this point, Kaylin surprised Caleb and pulled out her vows to him! She decided to take this time to renew her promises to him.
So after the hour drive back to Cannon Beach, we were pretty sure the sun would be gone, but we made it back just in time!!
Until next time…
Dalton Smiley is an intimate wedding and elopement photographer based out of Northwest Louisiana who specializes in raw, genuine emotion for adventurous couples. He travels often across the United States to places such as Yosemite, Oregon, Utah, Washington, New Orleans, and Dallas. His biggest goal is to create epically timeless photos to last a lifetime.