Putting on the engagement ring in front of the pier

Engagement pictures with an emotional marriage proposal on the beach

Ryan Smith Engagement Photography, State Parks 0 Comments

I had another fun couple that hired me for their engagement pictures as well as a marriage proposal on the beach. This one was a bit different than my last couple of proposals because his girlfriend knew that he was going to propose. This actually made it a bit easier for me because I didn’t have to try and be sneaky with my pictures of the proposal.  I also got to set the position of the couple up a little bit so there wouldn’t be people in the background.  We started out doing just my typical style engagement pictures around the oak trees and sea oats in the State Park in Myrtle Beach. Then he proposed to her near the end of the session before sunset.

I was just thinking about how a lot of photographers get really caught up in trying to be artistic with their pictures, things like color effects or unusual composure and tilting of the image. Something you learn after a while, just capturing a clear picture of something emotional happening is so much more important than anything else.  For example, in one of the pictures below, his ‘about to be fiance’ is starting to cry as he shows her the ring. When I put this one on Facebook it immediately got a lot of likes, more than most of my pictures that I would consider more artistic.  This is just a clear, in focus picture using a high quality lens that captures the moment.  I hope you enjoy the pictures below, please comment if you do.

Couple sitting on the oak tree Couple standing behind the dead oak in the state parkYoung couple standing together in a tree Engagement pictures in front of the sea oats at sunset - Myrtle Beach State Park Engagement pictures in front of the sea oats at sunset - Myrtle Beach State Park Guy lifting girlfriend into the air Couple walking down the beach together Couple walking down the beach together Marriage proposal in front of the ocean Putting on the engagement ring in front of the pier Girl about to cry from marriage proposal in front of the ocean Just engaged couple together in front of the ocean Just engaged couple together in front of the ocean Couple under the pier at the Myrtle Beach State Park Romantic black and white of couple leaning against the pier Couple laying in the sand in front of the ocean Piggyback ride on the beach Couple kissing in front of the setting sun Fun portraits by the pier Couple laying together on the pier at the Myrtle Beach State Park

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