Annamarie & Michael | Carlsbad Cliffs Engagement Proposal

August 7, 2023

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On a sunny April afternoon, Mike and Anna arrived at Carlsbad Cliffs for their sunset couple session (but little did Anna know, this was actually her engagement proposal). The sun was slowly setting over the ocean, creating a cotton candy sky around them while the water below crashed onto the sandy shore. It was a gorgeous evening to pop life-changing question!

Anna & Mike met in high school and started dating after he asked her to homecoming. They were very in love, but the timing wasn’t right, so after a while, they took a break. They’d both always hoped they would find their way back to each other, and in spring of 2020, they finally did! This time, it was everything they’d wanted, and the pandemic allowed them to rediscover one another without distractions. Their love grew fierce, and it didn’t take long for them to realize this relationship was forever.

Last fall, they took another step and moved in together with their three dogs: Lincoln, Eli, and Marvin. They enjoy spending time at the pool at their country club, trying out new restaurants, and taking trips, especially to Disney. Their personalities mesh perfectly, and the devotion they share is really beautiful to witness.

The night of the proposal, we did most of the session as normal, hoping to throw Anna off from this being anything more, and right after the sun hid behind the ocean and the most gorgeous blue hour came out, Mike got down on one knee to ask Anna to be his wife. As she said “YES!”, the few bystanders around us cheered and there was no wiping the smiles off their faces. To celebrate, they headed to Vigilucci’s just down the street, enjoying champagne and a delicious meal. They spent the evening off of socials, enjoying the moment just the two of them before sharing the wonderful news with their loved ones!

And if you think this is where the gorgeous images end, you’ll have to see their beach engagement session, coming to the blog soon!

Congratulations, Anna & Mike! We cannot explain how happy we are for you!

Anna & Mike dancing in purple flowers at Carlsbad Cliffs in North County San Diego.
Engaged couple kissing and smiling at each other on the cliffs of Carlsbad beach photographed by Sherr Weddings.
Engagement proposal putting on ring at Carlsbad Cliffs at sunset.
Couple holding hands in grass and floral field in Carlsbad, California photographed by Sherr Weddings.
Bride and groom kissing after proposal and looking and smiling at camera by Bree Sherr.
Bride and groom laughing overlooking Carlsbad beach on the cliffs at sunset.
Groom kissing bride sitting in a grass field on a cliff in Carlsbad.
Proposal photography by Sherr Weddings in San Diego, California.
Groom kissing bride's shoulder in floral field during sunset.
Couple cuddling on cliff in Carlsbad as sun sets behind ocean by Sherr Weddings.
Bride and groom kissing before engagement proposal.
Groom kissing bride's cheek before engagement proposal at Carlsbad Cliffs.
Groom lifting bride and kissing during sunset engagement proposal photography session with Sherr Weddings.
San Diego, California engagement proposal photographed by Bree from Sherr Weddings.
Bride and groom laying on blanket in field in San Diego, California.
Mike Ginnis spinning Anna Duda in Carlsbad, California.
Engagement ring on bride's finger holding onto groom's chest at Carlsbad beach.
Annamarie Duda & Michael Ginnis kissing before engagement proposal.
Couple kissing overlooking sunset over the ocean by Sherr Weddings.
Surprise engagement proposal on the cliffs of Carlsbad Beach in North County San Diego, California.
Bride surprised by groom's proposal over the ocean by Bree Sherr.
Couple sitting in the grassy field at Carlsbad Cliffs.
Bride and groom laughing while showing off engagement ring.
Bride and groom kissing in purple flower field in San Diego.
Bride and groom overlooking ocean at Carlsbad Cliffs photographed by Sherr Weddings.

Photography: Sherr Weddings

Location: Carlsbad Cliffs

Ring: Komara Jewelers

Celebration Dinner: Vigilucci’s Seafood & Steakhouse

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