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Proposals are so fun! The anticipation and anxious excitement create some of the most incredible emotions we get to photograph!

When Felix told us of his plans to propose at Santa Claus Beach we couldn’t wait to hide and capture the proposal! When the day came James and I hid on opposite ends of the beach and watched and waited for the moment!

Felix and Shelby arrived in style in a VW Bus and walked into the beach and set up chairs and blankets and started to drink classic coke and play cribbage. This was a normal weekday evening activity, so Shelby had no idea what was about to happen! (Well done Felix!) While we were hiding I turned around and saw her family hiding right behind me, and I got even more excited! We waited with excitement and a few minutes later I received a text asking when the light was best for the proposal, and since we were all in position and the golden light was absolutely perfect I said “it’s ideal right now!!” Felix stood up and asked Shelby to join him. As he dropped to one knee, I could hear happy tears and sniffles coming from the family behind me! Shelby’s reaction was precious, and when her family ran out and surprised her I started to cry happy tears too! Felix + Shelby we are thrilled for your engagement and loved capturing your special moment! Cheers!

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Pulling off a suprise proposal can be tricky and nerve racking, but John did a fantastic job! John contacted us about a family portrait sesison for him and Jenna and their adorable boxer named Wrigley! They make the cutest family and we were so excited to photograph them, and then when he told us he was going to PROPOSE halfway through the portrait session, I just about peed my pants with excitement! James and I love photographing proposalas, and this was the perfect way to capture such a special moment! And we loved that Jenna had no idea what was about to happen!!

When the day came it was pouring rain, so we started by taking photos inside the Santa Barbara Court House and then slowly moved outside. When the time came, they ditched the umbrellas, embraced the pouring rain and he took her over by the brick stairs and got down on one knee!! It was dreamy and beautiful! As you can see Jenna was surprised and so excited, and they both shed a few happy tears!! It was a perfect moment and we all had a balst! And even Wrigley (their boxer) had a fun time being part of the photoshoot too! Congrats John + Jenna! We are so excited for you to tie the knot!!

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Zach and Hannah are the definition of awesome! They are super fun and playful and it’s so clear how much they love each other! Zach wanted the proposal to be a surprise, so he blindfolded Hannah and took her to a beautiful place she had been many years before and when he took off her blindfold and showed her the beautiful location she was so excited!! It had been pouring rain all day and stopped as soon as they arrived! Once she had taken in the beauty he got down on one knee!! Then her sister, his brother, and 2 freinds came out of hiding and wished them congrats!! It was such a beautiufl moment!! Then it started pouring rain agian and we did an amazing breathtaking photoshoot of Zach and Hannah in the rain!! They are such troopers and it was so much fun to photogrpah their beautiful proposal!! We are so so so excited for these guys to tie the knot!!! Yay!

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James was a CHAMPION for this photoshoot! He dressed in this all green suit and hid deep in the bushes to get Hannah’s reaction!!! He even had to smash spiders that were on his camera mid photoshoot!! I’m so proud of my husband!!

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Here is james in his fantastic hiding spot!!  James Camo

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James and I had such a wonderful time photographing these two get engaged today!! James hid deep in the bushes to capture this amazing moment! More to come soon (including the creepy photo of James hiding) but for now, here  is a sneak peek from their gorgeous proposal in the rain!!! So excited for these dear friends to get married!! Yay!

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Kaleb planned such a a beautiful and special proposal!! He proposed at their first date spot in Ventura at sunset with an antique ring in a stunning music box!! How cool is that!?! Plus Nicole had one of the most incredible reactions we have ever seen!!! She ran away screaming “no” because she was so surprised, and then she walked back to Kaleb and said yes, of course! Then a few close friends who were hiding in the bushes came running out to say congrats!! We are SO excited for these two to tie the knot, and we couldn’t be happier!!!

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On December 12th, Jake took his Jenny on a Christmas light tour through Starlight Circle, where every house goes all out for Christmas! As they were slowly passing this house the garage door opened with a sign that read “MARRY ME JENNY?” and their parents and grandparents were next to the sign!! Jenny said YES and then turned to see 25 of their friends and family running toward them screaming congrats!! It was such a beautiful moment and James and I absolutely loved photographing it!! So excited for these two to tie the knot!! 000

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Sneak peek from the amazing proposal today!! Kaleb planned such a a beautiful and special proposal!! He proposed at their first date spot in Ventura at sunset with an antique ring in a stunning music box!! How cool is that!?! Plus Nicole had one of the most incredible reactions we have ever seen!!! She ran away screaming “no” because she was so surprised, and then she walked back to Kaleb and said yes, of course! Then a few close friends who were hiding in the bushes came running out to say congrats!! So much fun!! I am so excited to share more of these awesome photos and more of their story soon! And for now, here is a sneak peek!!

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Something that made the night even more special was that James and I went home right after the proposal and edited all the images and then showed up at their engagement party 90 minutes later with all of their images in a Pass gallery! As they told their proposal story they showed our photos on our iPad to their friends and family!! So fun!! Here is a link to their gallery: http://jessicafairchild.pass.us/kalebandnic/

Last night Jake took Jenny on a Christmas light tour through Starlight Circle, where every house goes all out for Christmas! As they were slowly passing this house the garage door opened with a sign that read “MARRY ME JENNY?” and their parents and grandparents were next to the sign!! Jenny said YES and then turned to see 25 of their friends and family running toward them screaming congrats!! It was such a beautiful moment and James and I absolutely loved photographing it!! And I am EXTRA excited because Jake is my brother in law, so now I am getting Jenny as my sister in law!! Yay! So excited for these two to tie the knot!!

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Cody + Hanna are a lovely couple!! Hanna is one of my very best friends, and it has been amazing to photograph this seaosn of her life!! James and I had the pleasure of photogrphing Cody‘s proposal to Hanna a few weeks ago, which was incredible! James and I hid deep in a cave on top of a mountain with sniper lenses and waited for Cody to drop to a knee! It was a beautiful moment (I cried a few happy tears) and the best part is Hanna didn’t even know we took photos till we showed up at her engagement party with a slideshow!!! We are super sneaky! How fun is that! Then we did an engagment shoot a few weeks later, and it was so fun!! We did their shoot on a beautiful sunny day in Santa Barbara, and it was super windy, but we used the wind to our benefit and made it look like we brought fans with us to make Hanna’s hair flow in the wind!! It was hilarious, and such a blast!! Cody and Hanna are kind and genuine, and some of the most amazing people you will ever meet! We are SO excited for these two to get hitched and we couldn’t be happier!! Congrats Cody and Hanna! We love you guys!!

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Yay! I am so excited to share this with you!

Today is National Proposal Day, and Huffington Post did an article on heart-wrenching proposal photos, and they featured this one of Max + Chelsea Ziegenhagen!!

I am so honored and excited to be on their site! Go check it out!

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