Terranea Resort Proposal | Yeral & Milan

Terranea Resort Proposal

YERAL & MILAN

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Soon-to-be groom Milan reached out to me a few weeks ago about capturing a surprise proposal with his girlfriend Yeral. They met through mutual friends and been dating for around a year, but knew from pretty early on in their relationship that they were just perfect for one another. I was honored that Milan trusted and booked me straight away, and after a few emails and phone conversations, we had our tactics coordinated for this Terranea Resort proposal.

They had planned a weekend getaway at this beautiful resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, and the (pretend) story Milan and I had come up with was that I was there to do an e-session at 3PM but the couple had cancelled at short notice. So the concierge at the Terranea Resort asked Milan and Yeral if they wanted to do a couple portrait session at a heavily discounted rate and (lucky for Milan and I), Yeral agreed!

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Milan gets down on one knee for his surprise proposal to Yeral at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

 

Terranea Resort proposal photos:

So I met up with the couple in their hotel room and we started out with a couple of headshots which I said they could use for “work purposes”. Then we headed out into the beautiful landscaped gardens of the Terranea Resort to capture some natural portraits of the couple just enjoying being together, all the while Milan and I hoping that everything was going to go according to plan!

The chemistry between them was undeniable as I photographed them walking arm-in-arm along the coastal trails and captured a few playful moments as they wore their emotions on their sleeves. Then right on cue around 4:30PM, we headed down to a rocky area overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The light was starting to richen as the sun gradually set and I found a good position to capture what I knew was about to happen.

Milan had the ring inside his vest pocket and would sneak up on Yeral, and give her a hug and kiss on the cheek, which was my cue to him to propose. He turned her around and said a few words, then got down on one knee to present Yeral with the ring. It was a really beautiful moment to capture and be a part of and I’m so glad that everything ran smoothly as we had planned.

Yeral said “Ye!” and they embraced, and I grabbed a few candid shots as they celebrated this moment together. We finished off with a couple of portraits of this newly engaged couple being illuminated in the late afternoon sunshine, rounding off what was a really wonderful Terranea Resort proposal photo session.

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The soon-to-be engaged couple walk hand in hand through the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Milan and Yeral embrace, backed by the Terranea Resort, during their surprise proposal portrait session.

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A portrait of Yeral and Milan within the landscaped gardens of the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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A romantic portrait of Yeral and Milan during their sunset surprise proposal session at the Terranea Resort.

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Capturing a playful moment between Yeral and Milan during their surprise proposal session in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Milan kisses Yeral’s hand during his surprise proposal at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The soon-to-be engaged couple share a special moment on one of the coastal walking trails of the Terranea Resort.

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Milan kisses Yeral’s cheek during their sunset proposal portrait session at the Terranea Resort.

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Milan slips the ring onto Yeral’s finger after his surprise proposal at the Terranea Resort.

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The newly engaged couple embrace after Milan’s surprise proposal to Yeral in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Milan and Yeral kiss on the rocks overlooking the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes during their proposal portrait session.

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Capturing a warm embrace between Milan and Yeral following their surprise engagement at the Terranea Resort.

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Showing off their engagement ring following Milan’s surprise proposal to Yeral at the Terranea Resort.

 

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I want to thank Milan for trusting me to capture this special day with his future bride and wish them the best as they make their wedding day preparations!

November 7, 2016

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