When Taylor contacted me to photograph his proposal, I was beyond thrilled! I think it is such a great idea to have someone photograph this epic moment in your lives because its definitely one you'll always want to remember! Taylor had gone over and beyond to make this a memorable experience for his gorgeous girlfriend Hayley! He found a perfect secluded area on Newport Beach, where his sweet sister Whitney decorated a blanket with rose petals.
When Taylor led Hayley to the romantic spot -she resisted! She thought that they were trespassing on someone else's proposal area and pulled away -only to turn and realize that Taylor was down on his knee and this area was reserved just for her! She was completely shocked! And of course she said "YESSSS!!!"
This was definitely the most exciting photography experience that I have ever been apart of! My hands were trembling as I hid behind the rocks waiting for him to give me the cue! Im so glad that I brought along my second shooter Adam Nauta, we were able to cover every angle! Taylor & Hayley I am soooo thankful that I was able to share this amazing moment with you two! You guys are adorable! Congratulations again and enjoy the Wedding Experience!
It was sooo cute how surprised she was!
Checkout that gorgeous ring! Yellow gold is to die for!!!!
Hayley your stunning!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.