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!