This bodybuilding couple from North Dakota was visiting Los Angeles for a fitness expo and decided to stay at a beach hotel in Santa Monica. She didn't know it, but he also planned a marriage proposal on Santa Monica Pier and hired Embrace Life Photography to capture the surprise proposal. This classic proposal reaction photograph, engagement ring in hand, is one they'll cherish forever.Santa Monica Pier and Beach is located in Santa Monica, California. Phone: (310) 230-4700. Website: http://santamonicapier.org/Proposal Photography (43).