Raj + Khyati Surprise Proposal | Bakersfield Wedding Photographer

I love surprise proposals! They are stressful, yes, but the joy it brings is so worth it! I got to work with the very-talented and stylist designer, Jillian from To Be Designed. Isn’t her set up so beautiful?!!

How he did it:

So Raj has had the ring since October 2016. He contacted Jillian whom then referred him to me. We started planning in the beginning of March.

The planned date was April 30th, they both flew from out of state, he flew a few days earlier without telling her. She was under the impression he was still working and they were both flying into town and meeting at the airport once arrived. He had to take his luggage BACK to the airport the day she arrived and pretend to be getting his luggage once they met up (sneaky sneaky).

Jillian and I arrived at Coronado beach and she put up the set up and I placed the candles (don’t want to say I helped cause she did pretty much all the work haha she’s amazing at that)

We start to see them come walking down the board walk and onto the beach in our direction. Jillian hits play on Raj’s picked out song for when they walk up. I then walk closer to the board walk but I was like the ONLY person standing there so I pretended to photograph the rocks (I know, I know, I’m that good). Meanwhile I hear Jillian yelling at me saying “they are right there!!!” I yelled back “I KNOW!!” hahah

Beach Proposal scene setup

Couple walking on beach

Raj walks her up to the place setting and talks to her only his and her ears.

Man holding hands and talking to girlfriend

Man getting ring out of pocket in front of girlfriend

Her expression was GOLD!! I was so excited for them! She clearly had NO idea what was happening!

man on one knee proposing to his girlfriend on beachman putting engagement ring on girlfriend

And of course she said YES!!! YAY!!! The whole thing pretty much went off without a hitch and I’m so excited they got to start off their engagement with a picnick on the beach at sunset!!

man helping woman sitcouple looking at a book he madecouple looking at book he madecouple looking at book he madecouple holding each otherclose up of coupleman kissing fiances headwoman pulling her fiance in closer to her by his coat collarwomanShe looking at the camera smiling, he is looking at hercouple smiling at the camera showing off the new ring and holding a engagement sign.couple walking away and she looks back at the cameracouple walking the beach together.hands holding and showing off new engagement ring

Congratulations Raj and Khyati on your very beautiful and memorable engagement! May your wedding be as beautiful as you two are!!

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