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Santa Monica Pier Engagement Photos | Matt’s Surprise Proposal to Liza

  Pulling off a surprise wedding proposal can be a challenge. Proposing at a wildly popular engagement spot and getting gorgeous photos of it? That’s a whole new level of game. But we did it! It’s no secret that the Santa Monica Pier is one of the most photographed spots in California. The seaside location is iconic, charming, and magical at night when the big ol’ Ferris Wheel is all lit up. During the daytime, the mountains are also quite a spectacle from the pier. I also knew that I would have to ask people to move. One of the unglamorous parts of being a photographer is asking small groups of people to move so you can take a photo of your clients at the spot that they want.  Honestly, I don’t have a problem doing this but of course, it’s not my favorite part of the job. And I don’t think a lot of my clients are very comfortable with it either. A lot of times, they are embarrassed to ask people to move for them, even when I do the asking.  Luckily, 9/10, people don’t mind moving at a

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