Photo Surprise Engagement Photography in Los Angeles

Surprise Engagement Photography in Los Angeles

Nathan opted to have his stunning marriage proposal on the Santa Monica Pier captured with surprise engagement photography

Nathan and Nicki love traveling, and cherish the memories of the trips they have taken together over the past 14 months. Nathan knew he wanted to propose, and felt that it was only fitting to pop the question while on vacation from their hometown of Charlotte.  Visiting the Santa Monica Pier was a first for the couple, and Nathan felt that the quaint structure and the pristine beach would serve as the perfect backdrop for some amazing engagement photography.  So as they took in the new sights, Nathan dropped to one knee and presented Nicki with a gorgeous ring.

A while before Nathan popped the question in California, he met Nicki in North Carolina.

Back to Where It Began


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Nathan knew Nicki through his sister, but wasn’t aware that she had moved back to Charlotte until he saw her running near her house.  He wanted to reconnect, and sent her a Facebook message asking if she’d like to grab a glass of wine and catch up.

She agreed, and the pair went on their first date.  Nathan was instantly attracted by her stunning beauty, and charmed by how easy she was to talk to.


How He Knew


As they spent time together, it was clear that they were very compatible.  They both lived active lifestyles and loved catching up over great food and delicious wine. But above all, he loved that she had such a great heart.

“I knew Nicki was the one after I saw how well she loved me and my daughter Stella,” he shared.





The Proposal

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While the couple planned their Los Angeles trip together, Nathan worked on a secret proposal plan that was sure to impress.  He carefully selected Nicki’s gorgeous ring from Benjamin Private Jewelers in their hometown, and reached out to us to help him decide on the best possible place to ask the love of his life to share the rest of her life with him!  Nathan and Nicki’s full photo slideshow features each magic moment discreetly captured on their big day.


Interested in planning your own proposal in Los Angeles and beyond? Reach out for a free consultation with one of our proposal experts. Paparazzi Proposals takes the stress out of planning your engagement, so all you have to do is arrive and enjoy the moment (and keep it a secret!).  We specialize in capturing that once-in-a-lifetime “Yes!” moment, allowing you to remember and relive it for years to come.