This was an amazing day! I got to spend the morning with not one, but TWO twin families, at Cannon Beach, for some Oregon Coast Mini Sessions! SO MUCH FUN.

Trista and Kevin have been friends with Chelyn for years and years, and they both have twins. (You guys know that I have twins, and that I love twins.) They all spent Labor Day weekend together at a beach house on the coast, and had a wonderful time together playing and relaxing for a few days.

They all joined me on Cannon Beach near Haystack Rock for the morning, and I photographed each of their families as they played on the iconic beach. (There’s a handy beach entrance right behind the Wayfarer Restaurant, which was new to me.)

First up was Trista and Kevin and their fraternal twins Corinne and Sloane. This family was just awesome. Down to earth, fun, happy. The girls were not quite 2 and they were delightful toddlers. The sky was overcast and the wind was blowing, but that did not stop anyone from having a good time. (The ocean is freezing all year round, so it’s not like anyone was expecting to go swimming.)

The family brought a few toys, like shovels and pails and balls. Sloane was immediately ready to play catch with one of the balls, and she wanted me to join her. I let Kevin take over and they were too cute. Corinne was a bit more shy, staying close to Trista for awhile. She gave me some great smiles, though! These girls were delightful.

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toddler playing on the beachsmiling toddler girlNext up was Chelyn and her 4-year-old fraternal twins, Blake and Lauren. While I was with the other family, they’d already started playing and running around. So I joined in! We all ran around the whole time. These two were having an absolute BLAST–racing to and from the lapping waves, getting hands and feet in the mud, finding interesting beach specimens, giggling. It was SO fun to watch and capture as much as I could! No posing here, just real life kids. And I LOVED IT.

Is this a gorgeous family, or what? Full of personality and joy and LIFE.

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Seriously, BEST DAY EVER.

Traveling Julie loves to travel–I would absolutely love to photograph your family frolicking on the coast! Get in touch and we’ll set up a session at your favorite beach!