In August of this last year, Taylor approached me to ask about photographing the proposal he was planning for his girlfriend Rebecca at Top of the World in Laguna Beach in January, shortly after their anniversary! As January came around, the forecast predicted rain for the day we had set out, but Taylor was confident that rain or shine, it would be beautiful and so we decided to continue forward! The day for them had started out as a scavenger hunt birthday surprise for Taylor. Unbeknownst to Rebecca, Taylor had planned to hijacked the birthday scavenger hunt surprise Rebecca was doing for him. She and a friend and Taylor’s sister had been planning the scavenger hunt for Taylor’s upcoming birthday for several weeks. Taylor, on the other hand, was in communication with those two to help orchestrate the whole day so that they would end at Top of the World in Laguna Beach where he would propose and surprise Rebecca! At each location was a clue to the next spot, and Taylor went along with the whole day pretending like he had no idea what was about to happen. For the last location, I had taken the clue and the ring and hid it in the bushes in a predetermined spot Taylor and I had picked out. Rebecca had no idea, and still thought she was surprising Taylor. So when the reached Top of the World, Taylor took the clue and ring box, started his proposal speech, and got down on his knee to propose, she couldn’t believe how the tables had turned! I heard her exclaim, “Wait! You knew the whole time?” It was super cute and fun to watch and document it all as it unfolded. She of course said, “Yes!” and we took engagement photos of them with an absolutely stunning sunset surrounding us! We even had a little rainbow peek out in the distance! The night ended with a surprise engagement party for Rebecca, and it all came together beautifully! Congratulations to Taylor and Rebecca!