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An Avila Beach Proposal at Sunset

When did you first realize this person you’ve been into and dating is the person you want to spend eternity with? What was the moment? I love asking this during engagement sessions.

What’s funny is the answer isn’t full of sparkle and shine. It isn’t when the person was all done up to-the-nines nor was being awarded the highest honor at work or in life. It had nothing to do with achievements or where they came from.

It usually is a much simpler answer—from a much simpler moment.

It happens when nothing fancy was going on. It’s when you realize how perfect they are just being themselves, comfortable in their own skin, not proving anything to anyone. It’s in moments that you realize who they are—the whole package, even the nitty gritty parts—are absolutely beautiful. And who they are is worth everything to hold onto, forever.

You want all the highs, and all the lows… with them.

It’s when you see a future spent with them… able to see the big dreams you will, hand in hand, chase after together. But also… you are aware and can see glimpses of the most mundane moments in your future, and you know those moments will become the most fulfilling. Because you’re with them. Choosing at every turn to build a life with them. And you are aware of how immensely lucky you are.

It’s simple. It’s real. It’s true.

I know the ring always tends to take the attention when it comes to a proposal. Or being swept into the process of planning one of the most magical days of your life… but the thing that shines the most at a proposal? How perfectly and effortlessly joy, comfort and trust radiate from the two of you. As if strangers and passersby are witnessing a moment in time that was always meant to be.

Ian and Hannah—I am so ardently happy for the two of you, that you’ve found your person and that you’re on this next adventure together. And I know all the passion, joy and love will find you. Marriage is pretty rad—it’s gonna be magical. Just you wait. Here is to the two of you! Cheers and so much love to you both.

The beach views before a surprise Avila Beach Proposal of two Cal Poly Grads by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Cal Poly Grad proposes to girlfriend during Avila Beach Proposal by Pismo Beach Proposal Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Cal Poly Grad is surprised when boyfriend proposes during Avila Beach Proposal by Pismo Beach Proposal Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
A couple of Cal Poly Alumni become engaged during Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
A couple of Cal Poly Alumni become engaged during Avila Beach Proposal by Pismo Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Newly engaged at sunset during Avila Beach Proposal by Pismo Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
So much joy shared during Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Cal Poly Grads become engaged during Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Girlfriend in disbelief during Avila Beach Proposal by Pismo Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Girlfriend becomes giddy during Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Boyfriend hugs fiance during Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Simple and cute proposal at Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Checking out the engagement ring at Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Newly engaged pose for photo at Avila Beach Proposal by Pismo Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Girlfriend surprised at Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Couple walk along beach after Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Freshly engaged Cal Poly couple embrace during golden hour at Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Boyfriend proposes to girlfriend at Avila Beach Proposal by Pismo Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Girlfriend so surprised by Avila Beach Proposal by Pismo Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography
Photographer for Avila Beach Proposal by Avila Beach Wedding Photographer Austyn Elizabeth Photography

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