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Surprise Proposal In Carmel | Andrea & Erin

surprise proposal in Carmel portrait on the beach

Andrea’s surprise proposal in Carmel to her now-fiancée, Erin, was full of smiles and celebrating with friends! I took the two of them to a local beach that I love as a Carmel wedding photographer for a short and sweet session. These lovely ladies are SO awesome! I loved getting to spend the day with them and capture their surprise proposal in Carmel. Read on for more!

portrait of two smiling women during their surprise proposal in Carmel

How Did You Two Meet?

“We met on Bumble in June 2019 and met up in person at a Sacramento outdoor bar called Drakes the Barn. I decided in February 2021 and have been holding off to make sure she was ready. We recently decided we both were ready in August. I knew early on that Erin was the one, probably around 2 months after we were official. But the relationship has not always been easy. As we got to know each other we have had to overcome more in our relationship. But each day we learn more about each other and each day I am more sure that she is the one. She knows a proposal is coming but I am hoping to keep some elements a surprise.” – Andrea

an open ring box with a custom made ring
popping the question at the beach!

Carmel Surprise Proposal

Andrea knew she wanted to pop the question here in Carmel for a few reasons. First, she and Erin celebrated an anniversary here and love the feel of the area. Can’t argue with that! I love when my couples revisit locations that are of sentimental value to them, especially for a surprise proposal in Carmel like this one! Second, Erin’s friends will be traveling up from Southern California and Carmel is just about half-way. Third, Andrea and Erin are looking at a wedding venue here in Carmel! You already know I have so many awesome venues in mind as a local Carmel wedding photographer!

the happiest surprise proposal in Carmel portrait
two women celebrating their engagement with their friends

Isn’t Erin’s ring just GORGEOUS?! I love the oval shape and the side stones. Andrea and Erin were able to custom make their rings for their surprise proposal in Carmel, which I think is such a cool experience. And of course, you get exactly what you both want! I was really excited to hear that the two of them wanted to print some of their surprise proposal in Carmel photos for their engagement and save-the-dates. It’s so heartwarming to me when couples share the images with their families and have them printed!

Carmel engagement ring

Thinking of your own surprise proposal in Carmel? Contact me here! I’d love to be your local Carmel photographer and show you all the hidden gems in the area for your special occasion!

booping noses during their surprise proposal in Carmel

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