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Carmel Surprise Proposal | Mattia and Jessica

close up shot of ring on woman's hand, holding her fiance's hand, after a surprise proposal on the beach in Carmel. The ring is an oval cut diamond

As a Carmel surprise proposal photographer, I’m so lucky to photograph some of the most romantic moments in a couple’s journey. Mattia and Jessica first met in high school and have now been together for three years. They had previously taken a trip to the beautiful Carmel area and spent a lovely week here, and Mattia knew this was the perfect spot to ask for her hand in marriage. I was so excited when Mattia reached out to me to plan the surprise proposal.

Carmel Surprise Propsal

The proposal went perfectly smoothly! After the couple had an intimate celebratory moment together, Jessica was surprised by her closest family and friends joining them at the beach to join in on the celebration! We had the chance to document the joy they shared with their family as well as some priceless group family portraits.

Surprise Proposal in Carmel

After we finished up with family portraits, we had the chance to take some engagement portraits of the bride and groom-to-be. We started off by re-creating the proposal moment to ensure we had plenty of options for sharing this moment with all of their family and friends. We then strolled down the beach and captured some fun candid moments of the couple.

What do you love most about your partner?

I love Jessica because she always looks after us as a team; she is loving, caring and always puts a smile on my face.

When did you know they were THE one?

I knew she was the one when Covid hit, and I couldn’t stop thinking about her and never wanted to leave her side, and then when she met my mom they together so well.

When did you decide you were going to propose?

I decided about a year ago I was going to propose to her.

Tell Us About the Ring!

She has an oval ring that Is 3.5 carats and I’m hoping she loves it. The ring is from Jewelers Mart in San Francisco.

Are you planning a surprise proposal in Carmel?

Are you planning a surprise proposal? Let me help you plan and photograph it! Contact me here!

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