Ready to propose? Keep reading to find out 3 tips to have the best proposal photography!
With the important role of documenting our lives now and displaying for the world to see online or with family, proposal photography has been more and more common. I love it because you capture it all NOT on a cell phone, it allows you to capture the moment forever and if family attends then they can enjoy the moment without being stuck in their phones. Even better is at the end I have time to capture a few portraits to use for announcements.
So before the 3 tips, a little story about this proposal of Tim and Victoria. Tim contacted me, had everything planned out to take place at their alma mater, University of Saint Thomas and family was going to be hiding and watching as well. He gave the run down of the schedule for their day and how we would lead her to this one spot and what was the best time of day. Tim didn’t mention to me of the amazing mariachis playing as well! It was perfect, soooo many tears fell (including me) and after regaining composure we got some shots of meaningful places around campus (like where he first asked her on a date on top of the parking garage!) My favorites from the day are below.
And now… 3 tips to make your proposal photography go smoothly!
1) First, pick a meaningful spot! If you don’t have a spot in mind, ask me about locations that would be a great fit for you two and maybe involves things that you both love.
2) Plan the logistics, how are you going to get her to that spot? Have a good decoy involving family and friends. Also pertaining to logistics for photos, discuss which direction is best to get down on one knee! Her reaction is key
3) Figure out the time of day to propose to have the best lighting. These hours change throughout the year and I always help with timing to work in with your plan. Then you can avoid hiccups and have beautiful photos.
Need more help than above and want to be over the top? I also have planners that help with this very type of thing. So if you want to go all out, I can refer them as well.