Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session: Jayden + Amanda

This month, I had the opportunity to shoot an engagement session for my cousin, Jayden and his boo Amanda!! AHH this opportunity was so so so special to me for a number of reasons. Jayden was so sweet, he kept me in the loop the WHOLE process! He told me about a month ago that he was wanting to propose, then with each little step he would text me like “I just picked out the rings” or “the ring is secured”. I loved it so much and it even built suspense and anticipation for me too, because I was SO invested!!  We got the traveling arranged and he chose a place that was special to him and Amanda. But, little did he know it was so special to me too! Every year as a little girl, my family would go to Santa Monica Pier for vacation. It felt like such a full circle moment to be there again capturing a special moment for a family member too!

Jayden sent me photos of the pier and where their “spot” was and where he exactly he was going to pop the big question. Because my family visited there so often, I knew exactly where it was too! I was so excited for him! When the time came and we made sly eye contact, I was waiting on some steps just watching him closely. She was so surprised and shocked! It was so special to witness. We got some happy and whimsical photos of them on the beach. They felt a little silly or weird at first, but honestly I believe if you feel a little silly you are doing it right. Because let me tell you the photos did not disappoint! A beach proposal was so dreamy and I hope to do more in the future 💗


Yours Truly 

Let's create some magic!

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Photo Bucket List:

-Pasadena, California

-Joshua Tree National Park

-Jackson Hole, Wyoming

-Houston, Texas

-Times Square, New York

-Phoenix, Arizona