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Surprise Engagement Photography in San Diego

5 Best San Diego Proposal Places for Surprise Engagement Photography

Summertime means proposal season is in full swing. The weather is warm, the days are long and lazy, and the sunsets are incredible.

There’s no better place for an outdoor proposal than San Diego.  The coastal community’s year-round sunshine makes it one of the nation’s best proposal spots.

Whether you’re a lucky local or an out-of-town-er, we’ve come up with several different ways to take advantage of that amazing scenery when you pop the question

On the Beach


Perhaps the two of you like the ocean views but aren’t a fan of heights– or hikes!  If so, a beach engagement is a timeless classic, and San Diego delivers countless options for you to propose in style.  Upgrade your experience by arranging for a romantic picnic, or just a blanket and basket with champagne or wine to share a toast to celebrate after your partner says yes!

In the Park

The bench where you shared your first kiss.  The trails where you go on your Saturday morning runs together.  The lawns where you’ve had picnics and laughs, and the sights where you paused to share special moments.  Whether it’s where it all started or part of your daily routine, your favorite park is the perfect place to pop the question.

Choosing your favorite San Diego park as the location of your marriage proposal makes your engagement personal.  San Diego is full of amazing parks, including historic Balboa Park.  The 100 year old San Diego gem is known for  its Spanish-style architecture and stunning gardens.  All of the great scenery makes it an absolute perfect location for surprise engagement photography!

On a Cliff


Pop the question high above the swirling waves.  Asking your special someone to marry you at the La Jolla cliffs means that you are ensured privacy and an incredible view.  Sneak up here with a bottle of bubbly or arrange to have a blanket laid out with a dozen roses and your favorite wine.  As the two of you watch the sun set over the Pacific and bask in the ocean breeze, make it memorable by presenting your partner with a ring!

At the Zoo

Take your special someone on a global safari without ever leaving San Diego– by taking them to the zoo!  Maybe it was the location of your first date, or a glimpse into your future destination wedding or a dream honeymoon.  Whatever the case may be, the San Diego Zoo is a magical place to propose, and an incredible backdrop for engagement photography.

In a Vineyard


There’s a bit of sommelier in all of us!  If the two of you share a passion for wine tasting, this is the perfect proposal plan.  Have your own private wine tour before embarking on a quiet and private walk through the grapevines, where you can pop the question when the time is right.  Celebrate afterwards with a toast from a bottle of one of your favorite wines from the day’s tastings!  Or, follow John’s lead and arrange for a table complete with a dozen roses to be set up in the vineyard!

 Ready to pop the question?  Contact us for a free consultation with one of our proposal experts.  We are ready to help you plan and photograph your dream engagement in San Diego and beyond!