Favorite engagement pictures of 2022 in Myrtle Beach

I can’t believe another year is already over. 2022 was one of my busiest yet, with hundreds of wedding, engagement, and family portrait sessions in the Myrtle Beach area. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I always post a few pictures from my recent sessions, but I don’t often get to add them to my website. When things slow down this time of the year, I like to look back at some of my favorite pictures and add them to my blog.

I always love to capture surprise proposals. View my previous blog post here if you want to check out my suggestions to make this a success. I like to bring a long zoom lens to be less noticeable during the proposal. Then, once I go over and say hi, I switch to my 85mm lens and big flash for the rest of the pictures. One of my recent couples had the best reaction ever. His girlfriend literally jumped in the air for joy when he pulled out the ring box. I’ve never seen a reaction quite that big. She was so happy he finally proposed.

Another groom-to-be had a fantastic idea for the proposal. He sent me a bottle with a message inside a few days before the proposal, and I took it down by the ocean and stuck it in the sand before the couple arrived at the beach. Then while they were walking down the beach together, he pretended to find the bottle with the note inside asking her to marry him. I thought this was a really fun idea. I’m always happy to help in any way I can to make the proposal unique. I had another sweet session that started as just regular family pictures. But dad and the boys knew he had a surprise for mom when they got down by the ocean.

One couple I had to include wasn’t doing engagement pictures but instead 50th-anniversary portraits. They were such a sweet older couple and had a great time with the photos. They did everything I suggested, even a piggyback ride and lying together in the sand. It was one of my favorite sessions of the year.

You might notice in the final couple featured below that we are still in Huntington Beach State Park, but there are some different views out on the marsh walkway. There was a festival at the Atalaya Castle so we couldn’t take pictures around that location. Instead, I suggested we try something different and go out on one of the marsh walkways. Even though it was super windy that day, I thought the pictures turned out great. So if you want a different look than my usual castle pictures, let me know, and we can do some on the marsh walk.

I hope you enjoy this quick look back at some of my favorite engagement pictures of 2022. Please let me know if you plan your engagement pictures or a surprise proposal in Myrtle Beach. I would love to help make it something you won’t forget.

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