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The Oregon Coast by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson
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Today, we are so thrilled to feature the beautiful Oregon coast from film photographer McKenna Olson. This will definitely give you some PNW fever! Here are a few words from McKenna about her time in Florence, Oregon:

As a portrait and wedding photographer, I am a firm believer in the importance of stretching creativity with personal projects, especially during the off-season. Putting energy into projects that have a good amount of separation from my typical course of work is refreshing and inspiring!

Between Christmas and New Year’s, we were graced with a beautiful couple of days in Florence, Oregon. I feel so lucky to say I grew up in this small but tight-knit community, and it’s always exciting when we get to visit. The Oregon Coast has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to weather, but those breaks in the rain are always worth the wait – these days were no exception!

Florence is a small town right in the middle of the Oregon Coast, at the mouth of the Siuslaw River. This quaint coastal town is famous for it’s long stretches of sand dunes, surrounding lakes, the Sea Lion Caves, an exploding whale (YouTube this now… you won’t regret it), and the Hecteta Head Lighthouse- one of the most picturesque lighthouses in the world.

Capturing photos of my hometown is something I wanted to do for a while, and I love how film gives these images a timeless feel. I’m still very much in the beginning of my film journey, so I hope to keep adding to this set of images with each visit to the coast!

Analog cameras and films used: Canon EOS 3 (Find at KEH Camera) | Kodak Portra 400 (Find on Amazon) | Developed and scanned by Photovision

Connect with McKenna: Website  | Instagram | Facebook

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

Shoot It With Film The Oregon Coast on Film by McKenna Olson

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3 thoughts on “The Oregon Coast by McKenna Olson

  1. McKenna, I love your eye for the feeling of the subject matter. Also, the places you pick really do show what Oregon is all about. I love the slight grainyness as opposed to the digital pictures we have all gotten so used to. It gives the pics a time effect.
    My favorite is the lighthouse.

    1. Thank you so much Larry! I had so much fun with this set, and hope to continue adding to it. Film definitely has some unique timeless qualities that can’t quite be matched by digital- it’s a little bit of magic. 🙂

  2. So good

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