Ryan had planned his proposal to Leslie for a long time. Everyone around them knew it was happening but no one knew when. Being Ryan’s sister-in-law I was especially honored to be part of this special moment and capture the surprise and joy on Leslie’s face when Ryan went down on one knee and asked for her hand. I had shown up earlier to the beach, a spot that holds special meaning to the couple and to Leslie’s family, to put some writing in the sand. This ended up being a big attraction for everyone who arrived at the beach and everyone wanted a snap of the text. Luckily, Ryan texted me as he arrived at the location and I was able to ask everyone to step away and we instantly had the beach to ourselves. Under the pretense of helping me with a family session, Ryan led Leslie down to the cliffs. Nervous as he was, he barely made it to the spot before he got down on one knee, and with shaky hands pulled out a stunning diamond ring. It took Leslie a few moments before she realized what was going on and when he pointed at the text in the sand her hands flew up to cover her mouth as she screamed out in joy. A resounding YES and a few tears later they celebrated with some champagne at a spot that will always hold a dear place in their heart.