A secluded beach, one filled with driftwood and seashells, right at sunset. We were on the beach looking like average tourists, in position and waiting for Willie and Peony’s arrival. We spotted them along the top of the staircase, leaning against the railing taking in all that the Carmel coastline had to offer. Crashing waves as the tide slowly rose, pelicans flying by in their famous v-formation, and a barking seal off in the distance. All this going on, Peony had no idea Willie was just about to propose!
They made their way down the staircase until their feet hit the sand. Walking slowly hand in hand, they made their way close to the waters edge. We could see the excitement in Willie’s face as he chose a place to stop, held her closer as they looked out towards the ocean. He turned her in his direction, and in one clean move was down on one knee with a ring box in his hand. Perfection!
After quiet moments, happy tears, and lots of hugs later, Willie pointed us out and Peony was even more surprised! We spent time with them taking couples portraits and getting to know them a little better, before leading them out around the hidden point where her second surprise awaited. A picnic set of her favorite things, included a framed photo of their puppy from home that didn’t get to join them during this trip. She was absolutely speechless! They toasted champagne and we left them cuddling watching the sunset. Talk about a dream come true! Congratulation Willie & Peony!!!
Let us help create the proposal of her dreams! View some of our past proposals to get some ideas on what we’ve done, but skies the limit! From oceanfront sunsets, valley vineyards, to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, together we will curate your perfect setting!
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MEET LAURA & RACHEL
Together, we have worked in the wedding industry for over a decade, and make up one incredibly unique mother-daughter fine art wedding photography team. We have documented weddings from the breathtaking West Coast, to the historic East, and have had our work published internationally both in print and online. Our wanderlust hearts have taken us all over the country, capturing love stories, and visiting quaint hometown coffee shops along the way, and even though we've spent most of our lives in a nautical California town, we now call South Carolina home, expanding to the low country of Charleston. We are photographers, directors, curators, and most of all, storytellers for your wedding.
And WE can't wait to get to know you!