We met Domi and Ryan for a Hawaii sunrise for their Cockroach Cove engagement photos. It is a beautiful cove, also known as Eternity Beach or Halona Cove, on the southeast side of Oahu. I should also note, there are no cockroaches.
😉Domi and Ryan are Texans living life up in Austin (yeah, we’re pretty jelly about that!!). They began their vacation in Kauai and hopped over to Oahu. They were celebrating their trip with a couples session. The thing was, we didn’t know it was their engagement session. Yup, Ryan had a surprise proposal in mind. We had a great time exploring the cove and bonding over the love for our fur babies. Halfway through taking their photos, Ryan came up to me and whispered that he was proposing to Domi. I was so freakin’ excited and man it was so hard to contain my excitement and not look at [my] Ryan and be all giddy.
We walked along the cliffs to pose them with the rising sun and crashing waves behind them for that perfect proposal backdrop. Moments later, Ryan pulled a ring out of his pocket. Long story short, Domi packed their bags for the trip to Hawaii. So what did Ryan do? HE MAILED THE RING. Holy cannoli, y’all. Not only that, but he had to get in a pretend “fight” with Domi so he could leave the hotel and pick up the ring. He spent $70 worth on pineapples and treats so he could hide the ring in a grocery bag. We couldn’t believe the lengths he went to keep it a secret and man were we impressed (and extremely entertained).
These two were not afraid to have fun splashing around in the water or being super intimate and cozy together (I mean, they did just get engaged!!!) so we let them do their thing. Documenting their story and witnessing such a special moment in their lives was a beautiful reminder of why we love our job so much. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect sunrise for their Cockroach Cove engagement photos.