When it comes to engagements this was quite the special one! Thomas and Christine flew to California from their home in Texas to enjoy the beautiful beaches, hike in the mountains, and enjoye each others company. Christine was completely unaware that during this fun trip her boyfriend would be popping the question! Thomas's sister reached out to me weeks before their trip and filled me in on the details of her brother's plan for a surprise engagement on beautiful Abalone Cove beach. I was so excited to capture this romantic moment and see the surprise on Christine's face. Christine was under the impression that we would be taking photos for her family while her and her boyfriend were on vacation. Her mother is very into photography so it seemed natural that they would get a few professional photos to commemorate their trip. Little did she know that we would start this seemingly innocent photoshoot off in a very special way. I was so grateful that I had my husband Allen on hand for this special moment that way we could capture their proposal from two different angles. I carefully positioned Christine so that she would face away from Thomas but holding hands all the while. Unknowingly behind her back Thomas then got down on one knee and then gently asked Christine to turn around. Christine turned around slowly to face her boyfriend and her face turned quickly from shock to love and happiness. Tears were definitely flowing, it was such a beautiful moment that I even had a difficult time keeping my composure behind the camera. Their pure happiness and joy was so contagious and beautiful. Following the proposal I captured them both enjoying each-other and the sweet intimate moments they shared as the sun set on Abalone Cove. It was so incredible how each moment was filled with so much dancing, splashing, and most of all constant smiling ear to ear. Honestly this session was so incredibly captivating and it was such a joy capturing it all on camera for them. I feel so blessed that I not only got to capture this amazing couple but witness this life changing moment of in their life. Thank you both for trusting my husband and I with capturing this important moment! We wish you both warm wishes and a blessed future!