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November 20, 2019

surprise beach proposal rehoboth

Surprise Beach Proposal Rehoboth | DE Engagement Photographer

Proposals are easily becoming one of my favorite things to photograph. Just like weddings, they are full of real, raw emotion and there’s nothing else quite like it. Jon’s surprise beach proposal in Rehoboth is such a sweet sentiment to these two. Jon and Emily have been together for many years and everyone was eagerly awaiting this day during their vacation.

This is such a sweet surprise beach proposal in Rehoboth and I’m so happy to have documented it. One of their family members reached out to me about documenting this moment and the engagement party they had planned after. Jon took Emily along the shoreline as I hid behind a jetty rock, and eventually made my way behind a truck on the beach. As they circled back, they looked out at the water and enjoyed the nearly vacant beach around them.

Jon got down on both knees at first (he admittedly got a little nervous and didn’t know which to drop down to!). I could see Emily and Jon’s huge smiles as he slid the ring onto her finger and scooped her into an embrace. A couple nearby beachgoers let out cheers and clapped for them. Emily totally didn’t expect his proposal, but he wasn’t out of surprises yet!

Both of their families eagerly waited up at the beach club, and within moments they all came racing down to hug them. Yall, this was seriously so sweet! Jon’s mom had tears in her eyes as she wrapped them both in her embrace. Everyone was full of smiles and laughter and they soaked up this moment as one big family.

Eventually we headed off to their beach house where even more friends and family awaited them! There were toasts, tears and laughter, and sweet mementos of their years together. All in all, it was a beautiful day and I’m so happy for Jon and Emily! Wishing them lots of love and happiness!

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- Rebecca + Clayton

Rebecca somehow made us both relaxed and produced absolute magic! She instructed us while still making the photos look candid, reliably captured our "good sides," and brought her unique eye for lighting and settings (pro tip: do whatever she says even if it seems funny or in a different location; it will look utterly amazing). Photos can be an investment and I'm glad we did the research and found the perfect photographer for us.

"The best (esp if you're awkward in photos)"

- Lauren + Hunter

I can't even put into words how amazing Rebecca is. We knew from the moment our engagement photos began that we made the right choice. She is so professional, charismatic, and excited to be a part of your big day.  I would recommend her over and over again!


- Bianca + Kyle

Rebecca was such a joy to work with, our experience with her was absolute perfection from beginning to end! Even from our first conversation, I could tell that she genuinely cares about getting to know her clients and what they prioritize and want to capture on the big day. She was always so responsive and available by phone or email, communication was a total breeze. Rebecca is not only incredibly talented, but a wonderful human being, and we loved working with her. I wholeheartedly recommend her to all future brides!

"Rebecca was a dream!"

- Casey + Kofi

It was truly a pleasure working with Rebecca. She is so sweet and easy to work with, we felt so relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire process. Communication is timely, prices are reasonable. She listened to us and did such a perfect job capturing every moment on our special day. And most importantly - the pictures turned out ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! I can't recommend her enough.

"Love love love Rebecca!"

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