We absolutely LOVE photographing marriage proposals! It is so exciting to capture such an important moment in two people’s lives (especially when it is a complete surprise for one of them). It is even better when we are able to work with the awesome proposal planners, The Heart Bandits. We had such a great time photographing a proposal they planned at Walt Disney Concert Hall, that when they contacted us to shoot a surprise marriage proposal in Malibu, we were in!

James wanted to do something special when he proposed to his girlfriend. To keep it a surprise, they came up with an idea that wouldn’t raise any suspicion. James and Jing enjoy going to open houses of celebrity homes. So, renting out a beautiful Malibu home and staging an open house seemed like the perfect plan. Add in gorgeous flowers by Butterfly Floral, a tree filled with personal pictures of the couple, an a capella group singing Taylor Swift, a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean and, of course, an engagement ring. Everything went perfectly and she said yes! We are so happy for you James and Jing! Congrats!

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These cute paper stars were a gift from James to Jing on their first Valentine’s Day together. Using them as part of the proposal made it even more personal.

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To read more details about this sweet proposal story, check out The Heart Bandits blog.