You’re going to propose! You’ve got a ring in hand, a plan, and you’re ready! You’ve even hired a photographer to document the moment.
Photographing proposals is becoming more and more popular and I LOVE IT! This is such an important moment and will be a great memory in your relationship, so documenting it is a great idea. Proposals happen quickly, they are full of all the happy emotions, and then they’re over….Just. Like. That. Having your proposal photographed will allow you to cherish this moment through photographs forever.
However, having your proposal photographed can take a little bit of planning and work! Here are 3 tips to having a photographer present without spoiling the big surprise:
If you propose in a location where a photographer would naturally be then the photographer doesn’t have to hide at all. The photographer can blend into the scene and your bride-to-be will never be the wiser. Your photographer can pretend to be photographing something else entirely, and then once the big question is popped, they can move their focus over to you and get everything. Often your bride-to-be will be so involved in the moment she might not even recognize that the camera is now pointing at her.
Here are some example locations for this scenario:
This is a little tricky, but can always be done! This is always the most fun option too as the photographer! If you go with this option do a little extra planning ahead of time with your photographer. You will need to have a specific plan, good direction, and a specific hiding spot for your photographer ahead of time. If you cannot meet with your photographer beforehand, make sure you can clearly mark the photographer’s hiding spot and communicate this with them. This way your photographer can know where to hide and be ready to go!
Here are some examples for how the photographer can hide in this scenario:
This scenario allows for you all to be interacting with the photographer beforehand and pick locations with good lighting in the moment. Your bride-to-be will be camera ready and feeling good! Now guys, the ladies will appreciate this one! They want to look good in those proposal photos.
Here are some examples you could already be in with a photographer in this scenario:
P.S. – Here are some additional things to keep in mind during your proposal:
Now you’re ready to go! Good luck with your proposal!