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Surprise Coligny Beach Proposal

Surprise proposals are so much fun! I really love when my wife, Rebecca, is able to join me when I photograph one. Each time I think back on my own proposal and how nervous I was.

Greg and I spoke earlier in the week to make a plan of how he would propose to Brittany on Hilton Head’s Coligny Beach. Brittany grew up visiting Hilton Head Island with her family, so it has a special meaning for both her and Greg. The plan was to visit the Tiki Hut, which is one of their favorite Island spots, before taking a walk on the beach. Unfortunately it was closed on Saturday, so Greg improvised. After a round of mini golf and a wine tasting it was time for the big moment.

Even though the temperature was in the 50’s and there was a pretty strong breeze sweeping across Coligny beach, they strolled out to the ocean. Greg, ever the gentleman, hoisted Brittany on his back to walk through a tidal cut so her feet wouldn’t get cold in the water. As they strolled by the ocean Greg picked his moment took his love by the hand and proposed. Brittany, of course Said Yes!

Congratulations to Brittany and Greg! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of such a special moment!


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Hilton Head Island Coligny Beach Proposal

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There’s a good bit of planning that goes into a surprise proposal. You have to coordinate a time, location, and of course you need the weather to cooperate. Aaron contacted me about documenting the moment as he popped the questions to the lovely Samantha. They would be staying on Hilton Head Island over Labor Day weekend and he hoped to propose on the beach Thursday evening. As we watched the weather, Hurricane Hermine was making some waves and bad weather along the Georgia and South Carolina coast. Aaron was ready, and it looked like there would be time on Thursday before the full effects of the storm reached the area. I waited on the beach near Coligny Park for the couple. Aaron and Samantha went for a walk along the beach and during the stroll, he gave her a letter to read. I followed along, attempting to be inconspicuous. When she finished the letter he knelt down and proposed.

The timing worked out perfectly! While Hermine might have dampened the day on Friday, Thursday evening is a memory they will cherish forever.

Congratulations Aaron and Samantha!

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Hilton Head Engagement


I recently photographed one of the sweetest proposals I have ever witnessed!

Kyle contacted me a few weeks ago, and arranged for me to be on the beach behind the Westin on Hilton Head Island, where the two were vacationing. I pretended to be busily photographing my lovely wife and son as he and his girlfriend Kelly were walking past. Kyle stopped and asked me to take their photo, handing over his phone and a special card for Kelly (the card she didn’t see). Backstory: Kyle and Kelly enjoy playing “The Game of Life” so he made a special game card for the occasion. After I took a couple of pictures, I handed the phone back to Kelly with the card on top so she could see it. As she read the card and realized what was happening, Kyle dropped to one knee and proposed right there on the beautiful beach.


Congratulations Kelly and Kyle! We wish you the best that Life has to offer.




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