Beach Surprise Proposal in 30A! Heck yes! Morris reached out to me regarding the beach surprise proposal in 30A he was planning for Carolyn while the two were on vacation! He wanted to make sure we could get the shots as hidden as possible so she wouldn’t suspect anything!
They were originally headed down here for vacation with his family so this was still being done in the most discrete way! Months before, Morris contacted me to shoot the proposal. We had a few places that we thought would be beautiful but we settled on Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach! They two bodies of water within the park were named Campbell Lake (Carolyn’s last name) and Morris Lake, his first name so it seemed meant to be. I mean, how crazy is that when you read it! If you haven’t been to this state park, I highly recommend it. Grab a bike or take the tram down the beautiful journey toward the beach.
Before sunset, I headed down and waited for the two to show up. The plan was that I would wait and stalk them (creepy but true) and they would walk along the beach where they planned to have a picnic. I rode my bike down to the beach and waited on a beach bench watching the waves come in until I spotted them. Once I found them, they set their stuff down and he got down on one knee. She said yes!! She had no idea it was going to happen so the surprise was a success!!
After, they set up a little picnic with champagne, and engraved wine glasses Morris’ mom got them. They also had a few books for them to bask in on their new engagement. It was the perfect beach surprise proposal in 30A.
Congrats again to Morris and Carolyn! I’m so glad we could get this special moment captured for you!