Surprise Proposal by the Ocean

Connor planned a surprise marriage proposal for his girlfriend Nicole that she would never forget. He wanted the moment to be epic yet intimate, so he chose a gorgeous hilltop overlooking Malibu beach at sunset for the two of them. We were thrilled when Connor contacted us to capture this special surprise proposal moment on video.

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Executing the Surprise

After picking Nicole up from work, Connor drove her out to what she thought was a fancy dinner date. She got dressed up beautifully in her favorite dress and heels. But instead, they ended up at the sandy shores of Malibu beach.

As they hiked hand-in-hand up to the top of the cliff, Nicole was surprised to see a sweet table set up. Only then did she realize Connor had been planning a surprise proposal bigger than she imagined.

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When they reached the perfect spot overlooking the glistening ocean, Connor suddenly dropped to one knee. As he pulled out the ring box, Nicole was utterly shocked and overjoyed. Through happy tears, she said “Yes!” and the crowd erupted into cheers for the newly engaged couple.

We captured all the emotions and excitement as they embraced and shared their first kiss. With the sunset glowing behind them, we took Connor and Nicole down to the beach for a romantic video session by the water.

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Photos by Lauren Makenna Photography

Perfect Surprise Proposal

Everything went perfectly for the surprise proposal on the beach. It was so rewarding to be a part of this journey for the lovely couple. We feel lucky they chose us to film the magic of their special day – and their upcoming wedding!

Watch the heartwarming video of Connor and Nicole’s surprise proposal  in Malibu here.

Watch their Connor and Nicole wedding film here!

Feel free to reach out to us if you would like to discover many wedding proposal ideas or set up an open, playful beach proposal session of your own. Surprise your loved ones and make it the best moment for your lives!

Warmly, Lev and Nina