The 5 Best Spots to Propose in Big Sur

Big Sur is magical. Proposing and getting engaged is the most magical, surreal moment in perhaps a lifetime. So, it’s no surprise so many guys choose Big Sur to propose to their partners. I shoot dozens of proposals a year here, and so I thought I would share a few of my favorite spots to pop the question. Also, it should be noted these are also great spots for Big Sur engagement photos or maternity photos also! Click on the location’s name and it will take you to google maps to see where it is! Message me for more details on how to avoid the crowds, best time of day to shoot for, etc.

1. Point Lobos State Park. Otherworldly and really close to the Monterey peninsula if you’re coming from up North.

2 . Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Redwoods! So serene, peaceful, and romantic.


3. Garrapata Beach. A gorgeous beach with rock formations and with way less crowds than others in Big Sur.

4. Ventana Big Sur’s Glass gallery for a private dinner. My favorite part about proposing here is that it will be guaranteed nobody else will be there. It feels like you are on top of the world and ALONE. Ventana Big Sur guest relations are above and beyond at thinking of every detail to make this special and go smoothly.

5 Bixby Bridge. It’s so popular for a reason. It’s stunning. The bridge is beautiful, but it also has amazing views. Message me for tips on how to avoid the crowds.

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