Proposal at the Hotel Del Coronado

How would you feel if your regular business trip turns into a surprising engagement proposal? That’s what happened for Anna!


Her friends drove all the way from Los Angeles and even Scottsdale in Arizona to San Diego with beautiful handcrafted signs made with love and patience at late nights after work during the week before the special day to help Marc propose to her. The signs had meaningful phrases. They were placed at the beach with framed photos of Marc and Anna’s memories, lanterns, champagne, fire pit, and delicious s’mores in front of the historical magical Hotel Del Coronado.


The details were very well planned and surprised the beautiful Anna, who was impressed by her love and long-term friend, now her fiancé, Marc. The friends who came out to help Marc jumped out of the bushes unexpectedly and surprised Anna. The gloomy winter evening in Coronado Island became warm because of positive energy, laughs, hugs, and well wishes for this energetic, wonderful couple.


I felt so thankful and blessed to witness these magical moments and capture it. I hope you enjoy it too and feel the Happy Vibes!


Winter in LA

This is the first post in our blog, and it opens with a love story of a young, sincere, cute, and charming couple. It was a lovely Sunday in early December. What I don’t like about winters, however — not only the cold, but most important for photographers and perhaps for everyone else too — is shorter days and not enough time to shoot outside with available light. Even in California it’s getting dark so fast. So, our love story came out as “love story in the evening,” which may have worked to our advantage, capturing the magic hour and the beautiful city lights. We met with Sogol and Hamid in Westwood Village and walked around and shot photos — I love that area with the cute french style cafes, UCLA campuses, Hammer Museum, two historic movie theaters, and many more. I hope you enjoy too!