I was so excited when I got a call from Ike telling me he wanted to propose to Kelsey on El Matador Beach! This beach has a really special place in my heart. I used to go there in high school before it got “instagram famous” and just relax on this peaceful, quiet beach. Even though there were 10 other photoshoots happening when I arrived yesterday, I was still SO happy to be there! Before I ramble on (too much), check out the photos below and then read the how the proposal went down, below.
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Ike had told Kelsey that he wanted to have a date night and go have a picnic on the beach in Malibu. I arrived early and pretended like I was taking pictures of some rocks around them. At one point, I thought Kelsey heard my shutter as it was pointing towards her. I decided i had to find a new tactic as to not freak her out (or have her get suspicious). So, I also asked a couple who was sitting near them if I could pretend I was photographing them, so I could actually shoot over their shoulder toward Ike and Kelsey.
Ike and I had planned that at 6:45 he would ask Kelsey to take a walk on the beach. Once the got up, promptly at 6:45pm (he set an alarm lol), I followed them as they slowly walked down the beach. They turned around about 3 minutes later and head towards the rock that Ike and I had discussed.
He got down on one knee in the perfect spot, with the perfect light, at the perfect, time (he killed our timeline!!), and asked Kelsey to marry him. After lots of tears and salty kisses she said YES!!!
Beachgoers around us all screamed congratulations! Ike then introduced me to Kelsey and she was so surprised and SO happy he had hired a photographer to capture it.
I love photographing proposals. I get so excited and sometimes I feel like I’m going to ruin it and act like Kristen Wiig a la SNL. WATCH IT! But don’t worry, I somehow keep my composure every time.
I’m SO excited for Ike + Kelsey! Congratulations, you two!
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