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When I first met Melissa + Yaron for tea down in Ocean Beach, we talked about their wedding plans. She wanted to elope. He wanted a big, elaborate ceremony and party with all of their family and friends. In true compromise form, they settled on an intimate ceremony up in beautiful Palomar Mountain. One thing […]

March 30, 2022

Beach Engagement Session at Swami’s

urban engagement


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Most people have come to know me for my nature-y, rustic locations. Or maybe even my scenic North County beach sessions? But when this adorable bride reached out with an idea of doing something a little different for her engagement session. I jumped at the chance to take them to downtown Escondido, get some yummy Gelato, […]

March 22, 2022

Urban Chic Engagement Session

Man down on bended knee - proposing to his girlfriend up on the cliffs of San Diego's beautiful beaches


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San Diego Proposal Photographer Marie Monforte’s tried and true tips for planning a picture-perfect proposal.

February 3, 2021

Planning your picture-perfect proposal

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