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Carmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Carmel by the Sea, California | Carson & Lela

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Carmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez Photography

Carson planned a romantic getaway weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea, to celebrate their 5 years anniversary. It was a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of New York. Staying in a quaint bed and breakfast just up the street from Carmel Beach, they planned an evening stroll down to the oceanfront to watch the sunset before dinner. Lela was in for the surprise of her life!

Rachel and I had taken our positions on the beach, looking like your usual tourist. Carson texted us as they were leaving, now all we had to do was wait. When you’re waiting to see a couple for the first time, and know you’re about to capture something as monumental as a proposal, the waiting can feel like eternity! Then, we spotted them! Our hearts begin racing, we focus on pretending to look at the ocean, inside we’re dying to turn around and see what’s going on! As always, we have a game plan with our grooms-to-be, so he knew exactly what to do, where to go, and where we were.

Slowly they passed us hand in hand, heading to the waters edge. They stopped and watched the waves, Carson turning slightly to make eye contact with us, with a huge grin because of what was about happen. They cuddled for a few moments before Carson made his move. Next thing we knew, he was down on one knee with a ring in his hand. It was absolutely perfect! Here’s a peek into their adventure…

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Half way through the proposal, they were approached by a local dog, who just sat besides Carson, with what looked to be reassurance “Man, you got this!” face.
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I wish this was a video! Below on the right is Carson doing a few fist pump spins in celebration. Look at that smile!Carmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez PhotographyCarmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez PhotographyCarmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez PhotographyCarmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez PhotographyCarmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez PhotographyCarmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez PhotographyCarmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez PhotographyCarmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez PhotographyCarmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez PhotographyCarmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez PhotographyCarmel Beach Surprise Proposal | Laura Hernandez Photography

Congratulations you two! We can’t wait to hear about wedding plans!

If you would like to see more proposal stories, check out Daniel & Julia, Ed & Mena, and Shane & Silvina.

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