It was a cold and windy day, but that didn’t matter because that was the day that Tanner was proposing to his love Cristen on the beach at Sunset!
Tanner and Cristen first met at work and quickly became friends. Shortly after that they bonded over learned that they also attended the same church together. The friendship was 5 months in, and they were dating other people. It was during that time that Tanner realized that Cristen was the only woman who truly made him laugh and made him happy. He realized that “this is the woman I need to be with”. He is wonderful with Cristen’s daughter, and will be a great addition to her life. And as Cristen says, “He loves more fiercely and lovingly than anyone else I have seen love.” And From what I saw, I know Cristen loves him just the same. They dated for 9 months, and he knew…she was the one for him!
Tanner and I worked together to find the perfect location in San Diego to propose, and that was Pacific Beach. To make sure the day was a success, I created a video to send to him in advance outlining the best way to set himself up for the proposal. On the day of the proposal he made dinner reservations at JRDN, placing him at the right location to take a nice stroll on the beach after dinner. While I sat there waiting and hoping not to be blown away by the wind, Tanner and Cristen came down the stairs to the beach, and walking hand in hand, laughing and smiling. I could already tell how happy they were.
Once they were in the right spot, Tanner knelt down on one knee and proposed to Cristen! Her excitement was contagious. Once Tanner told her about me, I got closer to introduce myself and to congratulate both them for the new chapter of their journey together. Then we took a few moments, in the least windy location, to capture a few photos of them as a newly engaged couple. I could clearly feel that joy on their faces and their pictures were full of natural emotions! I know that they are going to have an amazing wedding in their hometown surrounded by family and friends.