Taka had asked me if I would like to photograph him proposing to his girlfriend Tao in Huntington Beach.
So of course I said yes!
I’ve known Taka for about a year now, we met through mutual friends, and found out we have a few more mutual friends. Small world huh?
Taka wanted me to take these photos incognito. Good thing Tao never met me, or else she would have known something was up.
I sat on a bench taking pictures of my surroundings when they arrived so I wouldn’t be so obvious when taking pictures of them.
Here they are arriving.
Lets go towards the cliffs to take some pictures.
I’m trying to tell Taka where him and Tao should stand so I get some good facial reactions.
Crap! She’s looking straight at me!
Mom, can you take some pictures for us?
Mom slowly started walking closer and closer to them.
Scoot back! you’re getting too close!
Taking out the ring!
Will you marry me?
Strike a pose!
Putting the ring on.
Tao’s mom, Tao, and Taka.
So much happiness.
Reenacting the proposal with a beg.
I’m so glad that everything worked out and I was able to capture this moment for them.
Congratulations on the engagement Taka and Tao!