Recently I have been changing my main focal point of photography off of single subject portraits and gearing more towards couples. I do still love working one-on-one and creating something beautiful, but I love seeing the chemistry of working with couples. Last weekend I was able to stay at the coast for a few nights with friends, and ended the trip with a lovely couples shoot at Cape Kiwanda. This was the first sunny weekend in about 4 months. We have been so used to rainy days and overcast skies here in Oregon, so needless to say, the beach was very crowded. I've been to this location a number of times, so I was able to show Carly and Tyler a few hidden spots they haven't explored yet. Although it was sunny, it was still very cold and very windy. when we first got to the beach we noticed and ambulance and other search and rescue vehicles from the neighboring towns. They had evacuated all the surfers out of the water, and had two jet skis as well as a helicopter circling the water. We didn't find out until after the shoot, that someone had fallen off of their pontoon boat pretty far off the coast and could not climb back into it. He had been holding onto the side for more than thirty minutes while the coastguard planned a rescue operation and set it into action, towing a floatation device behind their jet ski and bringing him safely back to land.