Alex & Zoe’s Half Moon Bay Oceano Hotel Wedding

Back at the end of 2019 when the world was still going about business as usual, we met Zoe and Alex in Half Moon Bay for their engagement photos, which remain some of our absolute favorites. As fate would have it, the pandemic shut the entire country down shortly afterwards… but unlike many of our other couples, Zoe & Alex managed to plan their Oceano Hotel wedding around the pandemic [ read more … ]

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Michael & Teresa’s Birthday Surprise Proposal in Half Moon Bay

For his birthday, Michael told his girlfriend Teresa that he had made plans for brunch (but not really) at the Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay. After a brief walk, the high school sweethearts reached a cliffside spot with a great view of the beach and ocean bluffs, but instead of Teresa giving Michael a gift for his birthday, he had one for her. He dropped to one knee and opened up a velvety purple box with a massive (I’m talking like grape-sized), sparkly, oval-cut diamond for Teresa, who, of course, responded with a yes! [ read more … ]

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Kevin & Alexa’s Half Moon Bay Surprise Proposal With Family

Kevin worked very hard to make this surprise a perfect one for Alexa: he arranged for both families, half of whom flew in from out of town, to arrive early at the spot, where we then directed them into hiding down on the beach. When he and Alexa arrived at the bluff, Kevin gave a short and sweet speech (after Alexa first called him out for “being weird” 😂 — see this super cute moment in the video below), then asked her to marry him. [ read more … ]

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Ozzy & Ashley’s Martin’s Beach Surprise Proposal in Half Moon Bay

Martin’s Beach is a hidden gem of Half Moon Bay with an interesting story (see Wikipedia). Past its very unassuming entrance is a quiet beach with calm waves, coastal cliffs, and an absolutely perfect ocean sunset view. It’s a spot that Ozzy and Ashley had stumbled upon and shared memories together in the past, and it’s where he chose to ask for her hand in marriage. Check out Ozzy & Ashley’s Martin’s Beach surprise proposal below.

This was a very exciting moment to witness, and I love the energy jumping out of their photos 🙂 As they say, “never turn your back on the ocean” — you might just get a surprise if you do!

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J&L’s Sunset Proposal at Pillar Point Bluff in Half Moon Bay

On the evening of their third anniversary, J brought L (and their very energetic golden retriever) to one of her favorite places, the Pillar Point Bluff in Half Moon Bay, for a very special question he had in mind for her. With haze from the recent wildfires giving color to the sky above them and trees and cliffs along the shoreline behind them, the setting was absolute perfection. [ read more … ]

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