When we first scheduled Amanda and Shay’s engagement session, we had no idea it would be our final session in California before our move to Nashville. The pair had decided on El Matador Beach in Malibu as the location for their photos, and that could not have been a more perfect choice for two reasons…
First, this meant that Beau and I got to say goodbye to our home state at the beach before we traded the California coastline for the rolling green hills of Tennessee (thank you, Amanda and Shay!). And second, the beach holds a special place in this couple’s hearts.
With the help of a very important person, Shay surprised Amanda and proposed at the beach! Amanda had thought they were just going on a date the evening when Shay took them on a detour around Point Dume. Amanda was so confused and had no idea what Shay was up to. It was there, right on the beach, that their precious son, Luke, helped his dad ask his mom to marry him.
So not only did we have to capture their engagement photos at the beach to memorialize their proposal story, but we also had to grab a few photos of the two of them with Luke, too. After hearing how important his part was in his parents’ engagement, we are already looking forward to seeing his role in their wedding day!
We are so excited to travel back to California for Amanda and Shay’s wedding this summer at the Camarillo Ranch House. And we can’t wait to see little Luke dressed up to celebrate his mom and dad! Amanda and Shay, we know you guys have been waiting and counting down the days till your wedding for a while. Now we are counting down the days with you! See you two in August 🙂
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