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Big Sur Proposal | Gaby & Mehrad

woman wiping her tears in joy of being proposed to; her fiancé is on one knee, holding her hand and red rose petals are in a circle on the ground by film photographer AGS Photo Art

A surprise proposal in Big Sur is my bread and butter as a local Big Sur photographer. What’s not to love about this coastal beauty? Especially at sunset! It’s the perfect spot to get down on one knee and pop that question, which is exactly Mehrad did for his fiancée, Gaby! This lovely couple met through one of Mehrad’s classmates in professional school. Fast forward over four years and now they’re engaged!

Big Sur landscape photograph full of mountains and cliffs; the couple reaching the surprise proposal spot

How It All Started

landscape photograph of the couple where the man comforts his overjoyed fiancée now that they're engaged

“It took a while when we first met. We both weren’t totally looking for a relationship at the very beginning. We are both very different, and compliment each other perfectly at the same time. She has the kindest, sweetest soul of anyone I have ever met. It is something that shines through from the moment you meet her. Since we are both very busy with our jobs, we always look forward to when we can travel next. I’m pretty sure she caught on to a few times when I was going to propose on some big trip we’ve taken together…

Gaby is a fashionista. She’s always dressed like she came out of a photo shoot! The way I have it in my mind now, we will take a rental car to Ventana, Big Sur to drop off our car and check in to our hotel. Once we are settled in, we would take the car down to the area Amanda mentioned, and eventually make our way to the spot for the surprisal proposal. Afterwards, we would have a little area to settle in to with a picnic blanket to watch the sunset and get some more pictures.” – Mehrad & His Master Plan

landscape couple portrait of the woman smiling and crying as her fiancé gets down on one knee
the man surprising his fiancée by proposing to her in Big Sur, CA

Ventana is easily one of my favorite venues in the area as a local Big Sur photographer- definitely in my top 5! (I’ll have a top-five list coming soon for my favorite photography spots in the area. It’ll be perfect for planning a surprise proposal in Big Sur, and any other special occasion! Stay tuned!)

man down on one knee proposing to his fiancée, the ground is decorated in red rose petals scattered in a circle by film photographer AGS Photo Art
the couple embracing each other in celebration of their engagement in Big Sur surrounded by red rose petals forming a circle on the ground by film photographer AGS Photo Art
smiling couple in a tight hug celebrating their Big Sur proposal with the beach waves crashing in the background

Kristin’s Magic Hour: The Surprise Proposal In Big Sur

the woman holding her fiancé's face in her hands and smiling as they stand near the cliffs of the beach in Big Sur CA
hand in hand, the couple explores a path leading up the rocky hill from the beach during their Surprise Proposal In Big Sur
overjoyed woman grinning over her Surprise Proposal In Big Sur as her fiancé holds her close; the greenery and blue beach waves of Big Sur are lit up by the sunset in the background by film photographer AGS Photo Art
soft focus photograph of the woman's hands wrapping around her fiancé's neck, you can see her brilliant cut Surprise Proposal In Big Sur engagement ring on her pink manicure hands

couple raising their intertwined hands up to the sky as the sun sets on their Surprise Proposal day In Big Sur by film photographer AGS Photo Art
woman looking over her shoulder and smiling at the camera as she and her fiancé walk down the shores of Big Sur beach while the sun sets by film photographer AGS Photo Art
couple hand in hand walking down the beach in Big Sur away from the camera with the sun setting before them and birds flying overhead by film photographer AGS Photo Art
black and white couple portait and full color couple portrait of the two embracing and smiling with the sun setting behind them during their Surprise Proposal In Big Sur by film photographer AGS Photo Art

Mehrad hired one of my dear associate photographers, Kristin, and she whipped up the perfect little candlelit scene on the cliffs for their surprise proposal in Big Sur! Can you think of a more darling scene? I sure can’t! Mehrad already loves taking videos of Gaby and him exploring together which is just SO cool already, right? So he convinced her to follow him up to a good lookout spot so they could do “some video”. Little did she know that there was a sweet rose petal setup waiting for her!

man on one knee proposing to his now fiancée surrounded by red rose petals; a portrait of them smiling with the sun setting behind them
the sun shining on the couple in celebration of their Surprise Proposal In Big Sur
rose petal surprise proposal in Big Sur, CA on the cliffs by film photographer AGS Photo Art

If ever I’m booked to where the timing just doesn’t seem to work out, rest assured, AGS couples are always in good hands with my associate photographers! Feel free to ask for Kristin for your special occasions through our contact here!

the couple hugging surrounded by greenery and beach waves on the cliffs of Big Sur CA

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