Back to where it all began…
Coos Bay, Oregon
Zach + Alyssa met at South Western Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Oregon when they were both a part of student activities. After months of thinking Zach was cute, Alyssa learned he was recently single and struck up conversation during a Summer student body meeting. Several months later they finally called it “official” and moved to Corvallis together so Alyssa could finish her studies at Oregon State University. While Alyssa was pursuing her career as a school teacher, Zach was pursuing his own dream of becoming a paramedic firefighter. Zach was hired in Klamath Falls, a city 200 miles away from Corvallis, which forced them into a 3 year long distance relationship which only flourished over time!
On June 17, 2018, the day after Alyssa graduated from OSU, Zach got on one knee and asked Alyssa to become his wife in front of family, friends and their new puppy Toby!
Going back to where it all begin in Coos Bay, Oregon, we started at Yeong’s Burgers where they frequented for date nights and study sessions. Zach + Alyssa shared a handmade milkshake before we visited the docks, which was a perfect node to their love for fishing and the outdoors. We finished on the cliffs and Sunset Bay and reminisced about their college days, how they met and fell in love and it was so sweet to see them back in their old stomping grounds!