Last month, these two were sweet enough to come to visit me from back home in Virginia. Lily & Ethan have been friends of mine for over a decade, and I can wholeheartedly say, their friendship is one that I am so dang grateful for. These two make me laugh harder than anyone I know, and laughing is something I love to do. They had visited Seattle, Washington before, but this was their first time here in Oregon… I had a lot to show them and really wanted to do a couples session in Pacific City.
Although we are in the middle of a pandemic, our time together was nothing short of amazing. We went thrifting, ate some of the best meals, and laughed lots. Every time I have a guest from out of town, I make sure to take them to the Coast.
When I first moved to Oregon, I made it a goal to visit at least once a week. Although it’s over an hour away, there is something so whimsical and unique about it. I think it’s always worth showing off. The feeling I get on the coast is one that I will forever hold close to my heart. It reminds me of change, growth, and how beautiful this earth is.
When we got to the coast, I took some photos of them to remember their time here. I wanted to give them something special to remember, and I think these photos sum up their relationship so well. We drank ciders, talked about our goals for 2021 and all of our beautiful memories together. As we ran around the cliffs of Cape Kiwanda, the sun started to set, and the clouds cast one of the most vibrant pink hues that I never want to forget. We sat in silence next to each other as the sun went down. The surfers below came in with the tide, and the birds gawked and flew over us. After it got dark and the stars became more visible, we walked down into the ocean and grounded.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with grounding or “earthing,” it is a therapeutic technique that involved being barefoot on the ground. Your body will electrically reconnect itself with the earth. The charges have a positive effect on your body and mind. It’s genuinely one of my most favorite things and always leaves me feeling so at peace no matter what circumstances are going on in my life at the moment. We grounded for 15 minutes and just listened to the waves crash against the rocks. I felt so alive and grateful.
Lily and Ethan, I am so grateful for your friendship, and I am so glad that you guys had the chance to come to Oregon. It’s a trip that I will never forget, and I hope you move close soon! Send me a message if you would also like to do a couples session in Pacific City!
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