She said "Yes!"...

I know you've seen that saying a hundred times, but proposals are super exciting. There are plenty of things to love about proposals, but I think my 2 favorite things is listening to the "secret plan" of pulling it off and me blending into the scene so as not to ruin the surprise. To be honest, there have been a few times when I've blended in so much nearby photographers will jump in and take photos thinking it wasn't part of the plan. Thankfully, my super long lens keeps me inconspicuous! :)

After listening to this gentleman's story to propose to his girlfriend, location was an important aspect of his plan. It had to be grand and iconic. Somewhere gorgeous with gardens and views. The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach was the perfect spot, complete with a botanical garden, golf course, and beach access. The botanical garden was intimate enough to provide their family a secret spot to hide and witness the sweet moment.

Valentine's Day is around the corner and a very popular day to propose to your loved one. If you are interested in this gorgeous spot or a location that's more sentimental to you, I would love to hear your story and assist in planning your secret proposal! Congratulations!