Santa Monica Engagement photos are so much fun to photograph. Santa Monica is a coastal city right next to the Palisades and Venice Beach. The pier is such a fun place for a Santa Monica Beach engagement photography. Whether you want the ocean as your backdrop or the fun colors from the Pier, your photos will turn out wonderful. When Manesh contacted me to photograph their surprise marriage proposal I was delighted. This Santa Monica pier engagement photos session is one of my favorites to date.

Prior to this Santa Monica engagement photography session, Manesh and I discussed where to meet. It was a surprise marriage proposal, so we had to be strategic in planning. I made sure to arrive earlier and was all ready to go when Manesh and Siya arrived. Communication and planning are important for a surprise proposal photography.

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Below are some Santa Monica engagement photos: