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Ryan and Erin Proposal

On March 24, 2017, I was lucky enough to capture a sweet proposal between two of my dear friends. Ryan knew he wanted to propose to Erin for a long time, but he wanted to wait until he could make the proposal as nice as he thought she deserved. Ryan is Mitch’s best friend and roommate, so the three of us worked for a few weeks to plan out a thoughtful, fun, and romantic proposal. Ryan knew that Erin loved scavenger hunts and all things sentimental, so he came up with the sweet idea to make her a scavenger hunt full of sweet little notes leading her up to him, where he would be waiting with a homemade scrapbook he made encompassing all of their best memories. When deciding on a location, Ryan chose to make it in the same place where he realized he loved her on a birthday hike in Laguna Beach a few years before. Now, the tricky part was getting Erin there. Since I’m a professional photographer, our sneaky plan was to tell Erin that I needed models to use to create new content for my website. Being the great friend that Erin is, she agreed and even got her hair and nails done for the occasion (which was perfect!) The location was so beautiful, a lush green hike in the hills that also lead you down through a tunnel and onto the beach. On the day of the proposal, Mitch and I spent all day with Ryan, helping him map out the scavenger hunt, and mostly give him moral support because he was so dang nervous! (Which was very endearing!) Once Erin arrived, we spent about 30 minutes taking photos “for my website” until she stumbled upon her first clue. From then on, I was able to capture the whole experience of her finding her way to Ryan, him walking her through the scrapbook, and eventually proposing. And of course, she said “YES!” After that, we decided to have a little congratulatory double date at the Beach Comber down the road. I had so much fun capturing this beautiful day and giving this sweet couple some memorable keepsakes that will last a lifetime.


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