photographing a proposal

Planning a Photographed Proposal

Planning a Photographed Proposal

Hey hey, it’s engagement season! This is the time of year where I receive the highest volume of inquiries for weddings. My inbox is filled with the cutest engagement stories and it fills my heart with such happiness. Engagement Season lasts until after Valentine’s Day, so if you are hoping to plan a sweet and meaningful proposal, but want it to be done right, stick around. This post will outline exactly how to plan a photographed proposal without spoiling the surprise. Ladies, you have a duty to your friends to send this post to their boyfriends if this is something you know your babe would appreciate. I’m just saying ;)

So where do you start? Let's start with the obvious.

Keith + Jenny: Trillium Lake Proposal

Keith + Jenny: Trillium Lake Proposal

Shooting secret proposals is one of those session types that I wish we could shoot more of, but it's definitely NOT for everyone. But for those who opt to surprise their babe with not only a shiny ring, but also photos of the special moment, are definitely bring us photographers a lot of joy. Surprise proposals are also VERY tricky...because they're supposed to be a surprise. In our experience actually, we've never had to hide behind trees or cars to capture the event, but actually working with the couple before it even happens. The trick is, finding the RIGHT excuse to keep it a secret. Personally, I loved Keith's disguise. He promised Jenny I was just getting started in this business and needed couples to pose for me to grow my portfolio! At first, Jenny didn't believe him. But he swore up and down this wasn't the moment he would propose...whoops! 

How To Plan A Photographed Proposal

How To Plan A Photographed Proposal

As we approach 'engagement season', I find it appropriate to dedicate this blog post to those gifting a ring to their loved ones. Let's be honest, proposing is stressful. Fun too, of course! But if you're ready to pop the question, your mind is probably racing with ideas and possibilities.

So where do you start? Let's start with the obvious. 1. You want to spend the rest of your life with your person and you want to show them a sign of your commitment. 2. You have a ring or other symbol of love for your significant other to show off to their friends.