Doug was singing in the rain after his surprise proposal to Samantha up in Big Sur this winter! And her pink rain boots were so awesome! They were on vacation driving from SF to LA and arranged with me to meet at Sand Dollar Beach across from Plasket Creek Campgrounds in Big Sur. Then the weather decided to up it’s game! Surprise proposal photography will keep you on your toes!
We were not afraid.
I am still so impressed that they departed Carmel at 7:30am to make our 9am proposal time! I was walking the grassy fields adjacent the parking lot with my clear umbrella at 8:55am, looking like a tourist, and sure enough, right at 9am they strolled by both snuggling underneath a big navy and white umbrella.
Samantha’s pure joy and excitement with Doug’s surprise proposal will make anyone elated for them, and I feel so happy for their connection. Their engagement shoot and fun photos after in the intermittent rain were adorable.
Congratulations Josh and Matt! I am so glad the rain subsided and the weather was able to clear up for your special ceremony (how lucky?!). This destination wedding on Avila Beach in Central California had a lovely color palate of white, sand and turquoise accents. It perfectly matched the fun-loving feeling of their ceremony and reception. Avila Beach made a wonderful backdrop to their ceremony! This day was a wonderful representation of their relationship, filled with love and light. Avila Beach wedding and Lighthouse Suites reception were a fantastic combination – close in proximity and very beautiful. I am so thrilled I was able to partake in this gay wedding, thank you Josh and Matt for allowing me to be apart of your special day!
Valerie hired me as her Proposal Photographer to capture her secret marriage proposal to her girlfriend Tyle. They vacationed to California from New York and Valerie proposed on a beach in Cayucos. It was entirely wonderful!!! She gave Tyler a hand written love letter and at the end it said “Now turn around” where Valerie held her ring!!!! These two brides are beautiful together, inside and out, and I am so thankful to be a part of such amazing displays of true love! Meeting couples so in love and inspiring is just a small perk of my job.