Engagement in Santa Monica

If you’ve ever visited Santa Monica in Los Angeles, you’ll know exactly how beautiful it is. It’s my absolutely favourite holiday destination and I can’t wait to go back. I was so thrilled when this engagement photo shoot was sent to me, I knew I had to share it with you!

Laura is a prominent florist in the East Bay area and not only that, she’s the sister of one of Randy & Ashley’s best friends in the wedding photography industry. (Such a small world this wedding industry is!) Her fiancé, Billy, surprised her with a gorgeous rose gold diamond ring last year. Laura’s favourite place is Santa Monica, so it was the obvious place to do the photo shoot. This was shot around Ocean Ave, Santa Monica pier and the whole area around Hotel California.

Big thank you to Randy and Ashley from Randy + Ashley Photography for sending this beautiful engagement shoot with us. Big congratulations to Laura and Billy!

Couple in California | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Couple walking in Santa Monica | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Standing by shrubbery | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Engaged couple standing in the street | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Engaged couple standing together | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Engaged couple near the ocean | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

How long have you been together?

Laura, “We have been together for 5 years, we met at Billys work!”

Tell us about your proposal?

“Billy proposed on my birthday. He told me we were going to have a day. Massages, manis/pedis then dinner at a Steak House. He told me to go home change and get ready and to meet him at his house before dinner. As I am getting ready to leave my house he told me his niece and nephew baked me a cake and want it to be a surprise so I have to come in with my eyes shut and acted surprised. As I get to his house, Billy meets me outside and has me shut my eyes. I walk in and he tells me to open my eyes. I scan the room and see my entire family, my friends and Billy’s entire family. Before I know it he is down on one knee and pops the question!”

Can you tell us anything about your wedding?

“It was the most magical and beautiful day. It was hands down the best day of my life. I worked with the best of the best vendors!”

Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Couple on Santa Monica beach | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Kissing on the beach | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Engagement ring on succulent | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Couple sunset silhouette | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Colourful necklace | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Night time photos on Santa Monica beach | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Couple standing on beach at night | Engagement in Santa Monica | Randy + Ashley Photography

Credits

Photography: Randy + Ashley / Jewellery: Jewelry Exchange Expo / Location: Santa Monica Pier / Jewellery:Stella and Dot