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July 17, 2018

Beach Proposal Photos

 Beach Proposal Photos

I love proposals, and I love photographing them

Especially when on the beach in Malibu.

The anticipation.

The surprise.

The emotions.

The excitement.

It kind of makes me feel like I am a female James Bond. Waiting for the surprise.

But, really, most of the time, I am behind the camera tearing up. It kind of makes me feel like I am living in a real-life romantic comedy.

mom and sister prepare for son's proposal

The soon to be Groom, Michael had the sweetest family. I first met with Michael’s mom, sister, and father in the parking lot in Gladstones right of the PCH overlooking the ocean. They pulled out a carload of flowers and Michael’s father was telling me how impressive the downtown flower market was.

All four of us decided to ignore the sign next to the rock that said ‘No climbing’ on the rocks and set up for the secret proposal. The three of them left and snuck away for the surprise engagement party they were hosting at Casa Del Mar.

fiance about to propose to girlfriend

Since I was hidden from sight and a distance away. Moments before they walked out onto the rocks, a family tried to set up their towels next to the flowered oasis. I ended up sending a friendly beachgoer to let the family know about the soon to be the proposal.

malibu proposal on the rocks beachfront

boyfriend goes down on one knee

couple hug

couple kiss after engagement in Malibu proposal

The whole beach applauded when she said yes! Michael triumphed in his proposal.

happy proposal on beach

First look at the engagement ring!!! EEEK He picked a great ring.

engagement ring on grooms neck

These two are all giddy as all heck and so excited to be engaged.

golden couple celebrate their engagement

black and white of couple on rocks at beach proposal

Already showing off the ring to her best friend who helped plan all the day of engagement day surprises.

bride shows off ring

Hmmm. Maybe she knew it was coming… Her nail color looks amazing.

girlfriends new engagement ring

These two look so romantic as they stroll out of the beach holding hands

fiance walk away after proposal towards the after party

I love this shot of their friend that helped Michael and his family plan their Malibu proposal. She just told her girlfriend bye for the evening as we snuck off in an Uber together ready to capture the next surprise.

After the proposal, the family planned a champagne party filled with delicious appetizers which included fruit, cheese, crackers, pickles, and meats.

champagne flutes

Mom created a sweet photo collage of the couple, who met during college in Los Angeles.

couples photo collage


delicious food at the famous

Casa Del Mar Hotel,

located steps away from the sand in Santa Monica.

full food spread for engagement party

I love this intimate moment between father and son. It seemed everyone was filled with happiness and his father was filled with pride.

father and son

Showing off the engagement ring to all the girls

bride shows off her new ring

champagne toast with friends

All laughs at the end of the night at Casa del Mar’s lounge.

best friends

The night finished off with hugs laughter and the beginning of two families coming to together for what is to be a fabulous 2019 wedding in Los Angeles


For more information on Hotel Casa Del Mar Events

Hotel Casa Del Mar

1910 Ocean Way Santa Monica, CA, 90405



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