We were recently contacted by Make A Wish Foundation for a family portrait session with 4 year old Owen and his family. Owen's wish was a peaceful week at the ocean. With the help of our friends from Cliffside Coffee & Sweets along with our famous Mo's Restaurant, we were able to load this kiddo up on treats and gifts so he will always remember our little coastal town.
Our first session date was too rainy so we defaulted to our backup date. Owen didn't seem to notice or mind at all...
Owen brought all his energy, running and jumping on the rocks. As a typical 5 year old, he barely sat still for more than a second or two which was a challenge I totally accepted! The rest of the session, we mostly let him run and play while we strategically placed our lights where he might stand in front of them, even if it was a for just a moment!
Halfway through the session, the sky did something I've never before been able to capture... how perfect is this?!?
It was hard to top this type of phenomenon. However, we came prepared with something we heard makes Owen's heart happy.
A bubble machine.
As the sun began to set, we scooped this family up for one last series to incorporate our beautiful coastline views.
It was a beautiful opportunity and we were privileged to photograph this family during their Oregon Coast visit. As of their trip here, Owen's scans came back clear and we're all celebrating with them! To learn more about Owen's story, you can follow his journey HERE.
To donate, visit his GOFUNDME
We did post some behind the scenes from this session on our TikTok page at Simply Design Studios!