Cannon Beach Elopement Guide and Packages - Courtney Lynn

Cannon Beach Elopement Guide and Packages

If you’re choosing to have a Cannon Beach Elopement then let me be the first to tell you how incredible this location is! As an elopement photographer I have documented elopement all across the U.S. and the world and documenting Cannon Beach elopements are at the top of my list. The PNW itself is one of the ultimate places to elope, because it’s filled with moss covered trees, gorgeous cliffs, stunning beaches and mountains, and the moody weather adds such a fun vibe and can be incredible for images!

Cannon Beach is one of the most accessible locations to get to as well. So, if your choosing to have your absolutely closest friends or family with you on your elopement day then eloping at Cannon Beach will be an even better choice for you! I’ve gone over some of the best places to elope on Cannon Beach, what you can expect, best time of year to elope at Cannon Beach and more!

Keep scrolling to see the full Cannon Beach Elopement Guide!

Cannon Beach Elopementbride and groom eloping at hug point on Cannon Beach

Hug Point

Hug Point is a beautiful location right near Cannon Beach that has gorgeous cliffs and an incredible waterfall right on the beach. How incredibly awesome is that?! The cliffs have caves and rocky ledges all around which make it an incredible spot to say your vows! This location does get busy during the summer, so having a sunrise or sunset elopement here would be best to help avoid crowds!

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock is definitely the most well-known ‘attraction’ to Cannon Beach and for a good reason! The massive sea stack rock is impressive as you look down the coastline. It’s an amazing location for you to say your vows and get some incredible images of adventuring around the coast! This is by far the most popular spot for tourists especially during the warmer months so again if you’re eloping during the summer a sunrise or sunset elopement would be best. If you’re having your Cannon Beach Elopement during the cooler months then you could get away with a  late morning or early afternoon elopement and not have crowds!

Chapman Point

Chapman Point is the on the northern tip of Cannon Beach and is one of the quieter spots on the coast since Haystack Rock gets most of the attention. You’ll have beautiful cliffs and rocks all along the coastline as you say your vows! When it’s low tide you’ll be able to get to the tip of the cove where you’ll have extra privacy. You can reach this spot with parking on 5th street or Oak street!

Ecola State Park

Ecola State Park is the perfect mixture of being by a forest, amazing cliffs overlooking the ocean and the beach! You can see Haystack Rock from certain points and overlook the beach. This is a great location for you to have your ceremony and go exploring through the forest and along the beach afterwards. There is a $5 parking fee for the whole day though! There has been some erosion due to the amount of rain received in the area so certain areas are currently closed. You can stay updated at the official state park website.bride and groom eloping at Cannon Beach

Best Time of Day to Have Your Cannon Beach Elopement

The absolute best time to elope at Cannon Beach is a weekday at sunrise or sunset. It’s a popular spot and the weekends can get packed especially during the summer. If you’re having a summer elopement at Cannon Beach then I can’t stress how important it is to have a weekday elopement. Plus, having your ceremony in the morning or evening will give you optimal lighting! You definitely don’t want to be squinting all a day or have harsh light beating off the sand an water.

Also, keep in mind what the tide will look like! During low tide you’ll be able to reach locations that you won’t be able to reach during high tide. It’s important to go out prepared and as informed as possible!

What Type of Weather to Expect for Your Cannon Beach Elopement

It’s super important to go into your Cannon Beach Elopement with an open mindset and ready to embrace whatever you’re dealt with! The coast isn’t lush and green for just any reason. It’s a very wet and rainy area, but that’s what makes it so beautiful and amazing! The warmest months are July through September so if you want the highest chances of having a sunny day then these are months to elope. However, they are also the busiest months and a lot of tourists will be in the area soaking up the warmer weather and enjoying the views, so just know the chances of privacy are extremely limited.

Of course the chances of rain are still high during the summer so you just have to ready to embrace whatever the weather is on your elopement day! I always say that there’s no such thing as bad weather with the right attitude.

Special Use Permits on Cannon Beach

When it comes to eloping at any state or national park it’s important to do your research on whether or not you need a permit for your elopement. You most likely don’t need a permit for your elopement on Cannon Beach, but be sure to do your own research and view the guidelines here.bride and groom share a first look on a rainy day

Oregon Elopement

If you’re searching for an Elopement Photographer in Oregon I would love to be a part of such a special day and to help guide you through planning your dream elopement! My goal for every couple I work with is to be more than just a photographer. I am here to help guide you through planning your dream elopement and to help in any way that I possibly can! I will help location scout for you so you can pick the absolute perfect place to say your vows. I will help create the perfect timeline so that you can be stress-free and enjoy every moment of your day. Being stressed out on your day is definitely NOT what I want for you. So, I am here to fix that! Most of all, I will be by your side every step of the way and I will be your friend and support. I have been a part of many elopements so I can guide you on how to plan your dream destination elopement! If you’re searching for a destination elopement photographer I would absolutely love to hear your vision for day and would be so flipping stoked to document your day! You can contact me >HERE< and I am so excited to hear from you!

Cannon Beach Elopement Packages

Starting at $3000

  •  Starting at 4 hours of coverage
  •  Personalized elopement coordination
  • Get to know your & your vision questionnaire
  • Personalized list of locations ideas
  • Vendor recommendations
  • Custom timeline so you can have a smooth and stress-free day
  • High resolution images in an online gallery to share with friends and family
  • All travel fees included to anywhere in the world are included

If you’re looking for more location recommendations in this beautiful state check out my Guide for Eloping in Oregon!


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I'm so friggin' stoked you landed here! I'm an Adventure Elopement Photographer, but my role is so much more than just an Elopement Photographer.


Getting to know you is extremely important to me so that I create the ultimate elopement experience that's crafted around you. We'll be spending a lot of time together and I want to make sure we'll be a great fit so that your elopement day can be the best it possibly can be.

I'm here to make your life SO much easier and I'm so excited to do so!! I'm here to keep your day and planning process as stress-free as possible. I'm not about stressing out and I especially don't want you losing your mind on your elopement day! I'm here to guide you through every single step.

If you're looking for an adventurous, meaningful and wild experience on your elopement day then let's friggin' do this!! 

Hey, I'm Courtney!

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"Planning for our day and the day itself would have been completely different without Courtney. We only knew that we wanted to share our vows in the Tuscan countryside and have beautiful photos, and Courtney planned the perfect agenda for that to happen. She coordinated our timing around sunset, and not only were the photos breathtaking, but the actual evening was too. I remember looking out over the vineyards as the sun set, the view becoming more and more stunning by the minute. There were no moments that felt forced or posed, every shot was comfortable and fun and full of love.

Courtney is such a sweet, kind, fun person and we truly enjoyed spending the day with her. Courtney helped us to turn our dreams into reality, and we hardly had to do a thing. She allowed us to be in control of our day but gently took all of our wants and needs into consideration while making everything happen. Lastly, our pictures are just magical. Courtney is an incredibly talented photographer, and I feel so lucky that we were able to work with her. I would recommend her over and over again to anyone eloping."

Ellie & Zac

"Let. Me. Tell. You. It's not the technical aspects of photography that are the most difficult. It's the human aspect. Remembering that as a Photographer, you may be behind the lens but you are still a human, in front of other humans, in some of the most raw and intimate of moments. Courtney balances both of these necessities (but rarities) with poise, great direction, and an overall kind calmness that just makes you breathe a sigh of relief. If you've come across Courtney's page and see what you like already, BOOK HER NOW. Don't spend another second looking for another Photographer that doesn't bring anywhere near the amazing light and spirit that this girl brings right here. Thank you again Courtney for allowing my husband and I to marry each other all over again! The images are stunning and I can't wait to blow them up and hang them in our home."

Shannon & Brandon

When my now husband and I started planning our elopement, we were confused to the max. We didn’t know where to start or how to go about planning anything. We knew we wanted to get married in Ireland, but had too many options on exactly where. After doing some research of elopements on the web, I was scrolling on Pinterest and came across some BEAUTIFUL photos taken of an elopement in Ireland. Those moments were captured by, yep you guessed it, Courtney!

Her website and Courtney herself made the process so easy. She is organized, professional, sweet, and so so funny!! Courtney does more than just photograph your day, she cares about you having the BEST day! She helped us plan EVERYTHING! Even down to the little details, like what type of shoes to wear! She helped us narrow down where, giving us her informative opinions on each of our options! She gave us cool ideas that we could incorporate into our special day. No idea was too big! When the day came, we had the absolute best time exploring and getting married! After we exchanged our vows, we went to celebrate at a local pub (Courtney’s idea ;) ). It was a blast!!

Our elopement was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE! I will never be able to thank Courtney enough for making it happen. So for anyone on the fence, swaying back and forth about whether or not work with Courtney on your big day, SWAY NO MORE! You’ve found your person!! My day couldn’t have been any better and my pictures are beautiful and capture the fun we had!!! I can’t wait to work with her again!

Taylor & andrew

"Working with Courtney was an extremely easy experience, seamless, positive and obviously fun. My wife and I went on our honeymoon and wanted to surprise her with a surprise honeymoon adventure session. Courtney worked with me to make that dream gift for my wife a reality. Meeting and posing for a photographer for the first time can be intimidating, but with Courtney it was anything but that.

Courtney is extremely positive and helpful and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She played some of our favorite songs and before we knew we were just having fun and she was catching them every second. Perhaps the best part of our session was that Courtney knew all the characteristic and peaceful places of where we were, which made our photos even more extraordinary. She kept the focus was on my wife and me. When we shared our images with friends and relatives, everyone complimented on Courtney's aesthetics and the emotion she was able to capture. I can't thank Courtney enough for exceeding all our expectations with this photo shoot!!"


"Pick her -- she's the best! Courtney is amazing! Seriously! If you're thinking about eloping you should snatch her up to capture your day. She makes the entire experience fun and relaxed plus the pictures just blew us away. I will never forget our magical time in Venice and I'm obsessed with the gorgeous photos Courtney took of us. She's so so good!"

Jami & Tim

Courtney is not only a talented photographer, but she makes you feel so comfortable even though being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking! She did such an amazing job with our day and if I had to pick my favorite photo it would take FOREVER, because I love so many! Definitely consider her if you want adventurous and beautiful photos coupled with an amazing experience!

walker & mac

What's It like having me be your elopement photographer & coordinator? 
Take it from my past couples!