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Point Vicente Lighthouse Engagement, Palos Verdes | Pamela + Robert

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Pam and Rob met in late 2015 and humorously refer to themselves as a “21st Century couple”.  They did not meet through mutual friends, school or work, but rather through a dating app called: “Coffee Meets Bagel”.  Now if you’ve ever been on a dating app, you’ll know that more often than not it usually requires a bit of weeding through to find the gems; but fortunately for Pam, Rob just so happened to be her first match.  Crazy right!  *cue the envious sighs*

But it wasn’t quite that simple as they had their first date (which I’m told felt more like an interview at the time than a date) at a Chinese restaurant in Arcadia.  Pam didn’t really hear from Rob again until several weeks later… luckily for Rob however, Pam did agree to a 2nd date after all that time and by their 3rd date at Descanso Gardens the two were inseparable.  According to Rob, that 3rd date was “magical” and the moment that they really started to feel something for each other.

The Proposal

Pam and Rob had taken a trip to Hawaii, to the beautiful island of Maui, back in May 2016.  They had already been ring shopping, but the ring wasn’t going to be ready in time for the trip, so Pam wasn’t expecting a proposal.  Little did she know that Rob came with a backup plan; he had brought a second ring so he could surprise her anyways.

So after dinner on their first day there, Rob suggested they take a stroll along the beaches of Kihei under the beautiful sunset.  Along their stroll he eventually found a secluded spot with a large rock and stopped there.  At this point he then whipped around (with a heartbeat of at least 100 miles an hour), pulled out the ring, got down on one knee, and stammered a proposal.  Pam was in complete shock.  After a few seconds of silence, Rob repeated his proposal and Pam of course said “Yes!”

During our first meeting these two had me in stitches with all of their stories; from their first date, to their “meeting the parents” moment and to their full proposal story (that has to be heard from both sides… because it is hilarious and completely adorable.  But I am going to wait to share Pam’s side of the story in their wedding blog next month, so stay tuned!)  They have so many fun moments between the two of them that have led them to where they are now.

I’ve had an absolute ball getting to know them and can hardly wait for their wedding!!  In the meantime, enjoy some of my favorites from their epic engagement session below!

Point Vicente Lighthouse Engagement Photos

Asian couple hugging during their Point Vicente Lighthouse Engagement Engaged couple smiling sweetly photographed by Stefani Ciotti Couple dipping in grass and kissing by tree in Palos Verdes Sweet asian couple smiling at each other at engagement shoot Girl smiling sweetly at boy during sweetheart session Newly engaged couple in greenery by ocean Asian couple dancing by tree on cliffside Engaged couple kissing by tree along cliffside in Palos Verdes Man hugging woman from behind smiling sweetly at her Asian man holding woman's hand in grass field at Point Vicente Lighthouse Man and woman standing in field of purple flowers by the ocean Cute couple leaning against fence near the Point Vicente Lighthouse couple portrait during their Point Vicente Lighthouse Engagement shoot, by Stefani Ciotti Couple gazing at each other sweetly in Palos Verdes by Lighthouse Romantic moment between man and woman during Palos Verdes engagement Asian couple strolling hand in hand and laughing Engaged couple walking down grass path holding hands Woman reaching for a kiss while strolling along a grass path Sweethearts kissing while holding hands behind bushes Cute couple laughing and holding hands at Point Vicente Lighthouse Sweet engaged couple walking hand in hand in Palos Verdes by Stefani Ciotti Engaged couple in traditional Chinese dress hugging in field of yellow flowers Sweethearts holding each other in yellow field along cliffside Engaged couple holding hands and laughing while strolling in a yellow field Couple holding hands during engagement session on Palos Verdes pathway Engaged man and woman kissing amidst yellow flowers Woman wearing traditional Chinese dress hugging man in suit Couple wrapping their arms around each other during their engagement session Couple at their Point Vicente Lighthouse Engagement Session in Palos Verdes Man dipping woman back behind yellow flowers along cliffside during sunset Traditional Chinese engagement session on cliffside photographed by Stefani Ciotti Engaged couple kissing along cliffside at sunset in California Engaged asian couple holding hands by yellow flowers on pathway in CA Traditional Asian couple gazing into each other's eyes with red umbrella Asian couple dipping and kissing on cliffside, photographed by Stefani Ciotti Sweethearts intimately kissing at sunset Man dipping woman back into a kiss on cliffside during sunset in Palos Verdes Man hugging woman on cliff edge during pink and purple sunset Engaged couple hugging sweetly on cliffside in during epic pink and blue sunset in CA

Pam & Rob are married!!  Check out their gorgeous wedding here!

Stefani Ciotti

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  1. Kayla Grey says:

    His side of the proposal story is so cute! I can’t wait to read about her side! I really love the pictures at the end in her red dress. That sunset couldn’t have been more perfect! Beautiful work!

  2. Jessica says:

    Those sunset photos at the end are my favorite!!

  3. Mahlia says:

    I can not get over the locations, so beautiful and those sunset photos are totally on point. Her dress <3!!!

  4. Mindy says:

    Wow! Beautiful, I love her red dress, and the sunset pictures are AMAZING! Fantastic job.

  5. Holly Frazier says:

    So incredibly beautiful!! The locations are to die for! I can’t wait to read her side of the story!!

  6. Kelli kamph says:

    What a beautiful shoot!!!!!

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