Sarah & David | Surprise Proposal on the Beach | Virginia Wedding Photographers

When we received an email from David saying that he wanted to surprise his girlfriend in a big way, we had no choice but to say yes. David and Sarah were planning a trip to Virginia Beach to get away for the weekend and David was planning to propose while on the trip. After some gentle prompting from Sarah earlier on in their relationship, David knew that she wanted the special moment to be captured on camera. He also knew exactly how he wanted the moment to occur and painted a great visual picture of how he wanted it to be captured. After many, many emails of discussing detail after detail about how the proposal would occur and how we could capture it for them, the big day arrived.

Although the weather forecast did not look favorable, the rain cleared up enough that David and Sarah could still take their walk along the beach on Friday evening. It wasn’t the prettiest evening and the sun didn’t set over the water like we hoped it would, but little did Sarah know, it was about to be her favorite evening to date. Our hearts were beating super fast as they walked closer to the spot that we knew David would drop down on his knee, but we were so ready to capture this sweet moment for this couple. Although I could narrate in between all of the photos, I’m pretty sure they tell the story fairly well on their own. We were so thrilled and honored to have a small part in their ongoing love story. Until next time, take a peek at this sweet proposal on the beach!




Surprise times two!


David & Sarah were kind enough to let us take a few more shots of them to help further capitalize on the moment and I’m so glad we asked. We love these sweet portraits!


David, you did a good job with picking out that ring! We think the above picture shows it 😉


Goodness, these two are adorable!

surprise-beach-proposal-engagement-virginia-beach-wedding-photographers_3292Congratulations, David & Sarah!!

We wish you a lifetime of love & more beautiful memories like these!


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  1. drjohnpatrickkeefeii

    September 21st, 2016 at 3:08 am

    So cute….

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