Amanda and John’s Oregon coast wedding was beautiful. Even though it rained off and on during the day, the clouds parted occasionally, letting in light like this; a soft beam that managed to fall directly onto the couple. We spent about 30 minutes on the coast, after the ceremony, and the light was pretty flat until this moment. Then it was beautiful. I was very happy to see such light since it’s quite a challenge to set up off-camera lighting on the coast, where winds regularly gust up to 30 mph.
The afternoon light at this Yachats wedding along the Oregon Coast was a little flat, but it also gave off a unique yellow hue. This was due to the yellow tones of the sand being reflected by the overcast skies. I decided not to use any artificial lighting for this shoot. First off, it was extremely windy and any off-camera lights would have been difficult to sustain. Secondly, I liked the ambient light, the yellowy glow.
Oregon coast wedding photographer, Matt Emrich Photo