When Sean wrote me and asked if I'd be there for his surprise proposal to Maren, I said uh, YES. These two have always been a role model couple for me. Their passion for each other as well as their independence within their relationship is not only admirable, it's impressive. Their love for one another is contagious and I couldn't stop smiling the entire shoot.
A little backstory, Maren's family has been coming to the cannon beach area and staying just a stones throw from Ecola State Park, since she was a little girl. Her family would spend their days playing at "Secret Beach" aka Crescent Beach, so it's always been a special place for her. When Sean and her first started dating, she brought him there and he fell in love with the place too. Fast forward 4 + years, new states, new jobs and a new life together forming. Sean decides to bring Maren back to that same beach to propose right before New Years Eve. The day was unbelievably beautiful and we had the beach to ourselves and I couldn't stop smiling at the two of them. Bursting with love, all the happy. Congratulations again, you two! You're a lovely example of love.