Maria and Guibson's Beautiful Proposal in Santa Monica

Beautiful Proposal in Santa Monica

Guibson and Maria are from Brazil and had been traveling for a month before they move to London. They stayed in LA for a couple of days and this is where Guibson planned on proposing to Maria. Right by the beach at sunset because Maria is obsessed with Pinterest and Guibson wanted The Heart Bandits to look at her Pinterest boards and make the proposal as magical as they look on her Pinterest boards with the cotton candy like sunsets by the beach, surrounded by palm trees, twinkly lights, a picnic and violinist.

Beautiful Proposal in Santa Monica

Beautiful Proposal in Santa Monica

They walked up to the proposal sight and guess what the first thing Maria said?…

“This is so Pinterest!!!” haha.

She still didn’t know it was all for her just yet, until the violinist started to play “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. Guibson got down on one knee and Maria immediately screamed with a huge smile on her face. SHE SAID YES.

Beautiful Proposal in Santa Monica

I mean how could you not? The sun was just setting and the man of your dreams just asked you to marry him in the most magical (& pinterest) way possible. They started to dance and he would dip her multiple times and they would kiss.


I usually let me clients take a few moments alone and I will take candids of them before I have them do a few poses- but this whole shoot was candids! They were so in love that I didn’t have to direct them at all. Truly the most loving couple I have ever met and photographed. Congratulations Guibson & Maria!!!




Photos by Alissa Noelle Photography | Planning by The Heart Bandits