Amber + Joe - Surprise engagement shoot

This past weekend was a particularly special one for my family. My brother Joe and his girlfriend, Amber, got engaged! I’m so thrilled and happy for them. Amber has always been such a great fit in our family and she has always brought the best out in my brother.

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Several weeks back, Joe called me to tell me he was planning to propose to Amber. We talked strategy, rings, and of course, I presented the idea of a surprise shoot. Joe was very excited at the idea of preserving such a special moment and immediately agreed.  Our plotting and planning continued for the next few weeks.

  "Will You Marry Me"

 "Will You Marry Me"

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On Saturday morning, we all headed down to the Carpinteria Bluffs. Joe walked us through his plan, and Jordan and I set up our cameras. My parents arrived with Amber's and they all walked down to the water. Shortly after, Joe arrived with Amber. He walked her out to the bluff’s edge, over looking the beach, where he had “Will You Marry Me” written in the sand. She happily said yes.

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After some champagne on the beach, we all went out for a delicious lunch. It was such a great day and I am honored to have been included in such a special moment in my brother’s and future sister-in-law's life. 

Check back for more updates on the happy couple and for a peek at their engagement video.  For more photos, check out the gallery.