He suddenly drops to one knee during the photo session...

sunrise surprise marriage proposal oahu beach

I'm a little embarrassed to admit I'm a closet romantic. I love working with couples in love and I especially love when I get to help a guy capture that romantic special moment when he proposes and asks his girlfriend for her hand in marriage! How sweet.

Shawn and his long time girlfriend, Brie, wanted some romantic photos on the beach during their vacation in Oahu. Little did Brie know, Shawn had plans to make it even more romantic! With a little pre planning about where, when and secret code words, we made it happen.

While planning the photo session, they strongly indicated they wanted a beach location that had mountains in the background - and they liked the sunset images. That posed a problem, because the best beach/mountains location is on the wrong side of the island for direct sunset views. We solved that problem by upgrading them to the double session package - a morning sunrise session in Waimanalo to get the mountain and islands in the background, and a sunset session at Secret Cove near the Four Seasons Resort in Ko Olina.

Waimanalo Beach, just after sunrise

Secret Cove, Ko Olina Resorts

Waimanalo Beach

Four Seasons Resort, Secret Cove

We got incredibly lucky with the weather that day - the day before was wet and rainy and the following day was the same. With such great conditions, we got so many gorgeous keeper images there isn't enough room to show them all here. To see more of their couples surprise proposal photo session, visit their Photo Gallery here.

Romance blossoms at Secret Cove in Ko Olina at the Four Season's Resort Oahu