Austin + Lindsay’s Laguna Beach Proposal
Surf and Sand Resort Laguna Beach
Austin contacted me to photograph him getting down on one knee for his girlfriend of 2 years. He wanted a beach proposal and worked hard with her friends and me (the photographer) to make this a well planned day she wouldn’t forget. Austin coordinated with her best friends, who live out of state, and even flew them out here to share this moment. He made Lindsay believe she was attending a graduation celebration dinner that night at Surf and Sand Resort Laguna beach with family . (She had just graduated two days prior) When they got there, Lindsay’s little sister Paige suggested they walk down to the beach to "take a photo" in front of the water. I was hiding out in a lounge chair incognito under an umbrella only 4 feet away with my camera ready to go;)
This was Austins opportunity to get down on one knee . As he got down on one knee you could see tears fill Lindsay's eyes . She was in such shock and had SO MUCH JOY all over her face! We could all hear her family cheering her on from a distance out the windows of the restaurant. It was a magical moment . I can't even put into better words how to describe Lindsay’s reaction, but to say that she radiates with such an immense joy, its truly contagious and you can see it in almost every photo from this day. This is the part of my job I LOVE. I feel so honored to get to witness two people making a commitment of forever to each other and all the emotion from this moment made it so hard not to fog up behind my lens .
I mean, who wouldn't love a graduation and surprise proposal all in one week?
Congratulation Austin & Lindsay! Thanks for letting me be a part of one of the biggest days of your lives! xoxoxo