C originally thought about proposing in Half Moon Bay, but I showed him some photos from Big Sur and he knew it was just the perfect place! They drove up early in the morning to avoid the crowds, and even though the fog settled into the mountains in the beginning, we still got to see a magical misty morning as we climbed down the mountain. The best part - she was so surprised, and couldn’t help but tear up when he asked her to marry him. Check out the rest of C + M's foggy Big Sur proposal below!
Big Sur has long been a perfect location for romance - with its towering redwood forests and rugged coastline, it's no wonder that so many couples choose to propose here! Its remote location and otherworldliness makes it an ideal location for proposals. If you're thinking of getting engaged in Big Sur, check out the guide below for tips on how to choose a location for your proposal and important things to consider when travelling to this area!
These two adventurous souls got engaged in Big Sur, so they just had to come back to celebrate their engagement (and also to get married right here on the cliffs next year!) When it came to choosing a spot, there were countless options along the coast of Big Sur. I took them to one of my favorite hidden gems - one that was a bit tricky to get to because of all the poison oak, as well as the steep hill to climb down. These two didn't blink an eye and happily hiked down the paths, and it was well worth it. Check out of the rest of C + B's Big Sur engagement session below!
These two were both originally from California, but moved to Texas with their families. Their parents were even friends in college, how crazy is that?! In fact, her dad was the one who set these two up. When they started planning a trip back to California to visit their extended families, C knew that this was the perfect opportunity to propose. We planned for the proposal to be right at sunset, and trekked through some poison oak trails to get to this incredible spot. Check out the rest of C + C's Big Sur proposal below!
If you're looking for a romantic place to stay in Big Sur, Alila Ventana is the place to go. This luxury resort is the perfect place for rest and relaxation, with beautiful redwood trails, views overlooking the ocean, and plenty of spots to sit or even hammock. When J decided to propose on their trip to Big Sur, I knew the perfect spot at Ventana for the proposal. Check out the rest of his Big Sur proposal below!
These two were thinking of eloping in Big Sur, so they figured why not capture their engagement photos there! Being just a few hours drive down from the Bay Area, they couldn't believe they had never come here and knew that they would have to come back. We started off climbing on the rocky cliffs and ended their session with sunset on the beach. Check out the rest of their engagement session below!
If I could ask for perfect weather, it would most definitely be fog on the beach and sunset on the coast. Though typically I like to end at the beach in case the waves get a bit too close and we end up soaked at the end of the session, I decided to switch up the order of locations for A+D's session since I knew that they loved the coast more! It was misting just as we arrived, and we got to see the fog settle into the cliffs as we ran up and down the sandy beach. When we arrived to the coast, the sun peaked out just in time out of the clouds. Check out the rest of A+D's Big Sur engagement session below!
C + C reached out to me to capture their engagement session in Big Sur. Though they were living in the San Francisco Bay Area, they couldn't resist taking advantage of being so close to a beautiful destination! Since it was on a holiday weekend, I recommended we explore one of the hidden gems in Big Sur, away from all the crowds. Check out the rest of their Big Sur engagement session below!
S + M came to Big Sur to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. The weather forecasted wind and rain, and we almost rescheduled the shoot due to the atmospheric storms that battered the coast. But we decided to stick with the plan when the rain cleared up for a bit, and ended up getting to experience the most incredible fog bank in the forest. I’ve seen a lot of sun rays in the redwoods, but rarely do I get to see a day like this. So thankful that these two trusted me to capture magic even with the rain! Check out of the rest of their session at Alila Ventana Big Sur.
M was looking for a place that felt like Lord of the Rings (since his girlfriend was a huge fan!) and I knew just the place. He originally going to propose in Portland, but he thought it might be too obvious. So instead he surprised her with an impromptu road trip to Big Sur, where he brought the PNW vibes with him to California! Though it rained, these two couldn’t stop smiling and laughing. Check out the rest of M + K's Big Sur redwoods proposal below!