What do you get when you combine a “will you marry me?” with a Shell Beach Sunset, an artist & a photographer? Dan & Tanya’s Shell Beach Engagement. This is only the second time I’ve witnessed a surprise engagement ~ and thanks to Dan’s planning, this one went off without a hitch. He couldn’t have picked a better spot than the beach beneath the Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach; secluded with a stunning background of coastal hills. Dan commissioned local artist Daniel D. Martin to paint the scene ahead of time, and then reveal the painting to Tanya as she walked the beach unsuspectingly. Nice work Dan & Dan!