Shuwei and Yeonkyo flew half way around the world for a California adventure. While driving down the coast they stopped off in Monterey then Half Moon Bay on their way up north to Napa. It was my first session of 2017 and also the first day of the year. The sun was out and a few fluffy clouds hovered around the horizon. It was around 34 degrees and an icy wind lifted seagulls and hawks high into the air. Shuwei proposed at a beautiful ocean view overlook in Half Moon Bay. Their complete joy was so evident that others who were walking along the beach came closer and offered their congratulations and a round of applause. The salt spray misted us as we continued into the the tall trees, and the sun dipped down below the horizon. I was so happy to photograph this proposal/engagement, congrats you guys!