Photo credit: Simply Rose Photography
It all happens so fast. Once it is all over you will be happy you hired that photographer to capture the emotions and surprise on your sweetheart’s face when you get down on one knee. Trust me!
As women, we spend our lives dreaming of happily ever after and getting engaged. When will it happen, who will it be with, how will it be done and what will I wear? When the moment does happen we want to relive it over and over again.
That being said it’s not surprising that having a photographer has become the norm when about to pop the question. Huge bonus points when you point to the photographer hiding in the distance capturing it all after she says yes. Plus the fee to have someone onsite snapping away is not a large cost.
As this is your proposal, your big moment, I am only here to share my thoughts on hiring a photographer and the benefits that come with it.
Location, Location, Location– You have the plan but perhaps you haven’t thought of where. Not to worry, your photographer will have many beautiful local suggestions for you. They will also suggest a location that is easy to navigate around and somewhere where they can blend into the background easily. Perhaps you have the location already in mind, they will be able to share a different perspective of how it should all go down to ensure the location is used to it’s full potential and that the surprise is not given away.
Ideal lighting– Lighting is key to creating beautiful photographs. The photographer will suggest a location and time of day that works beautifully for your big moment.
Plan B– Are you planning on proposing outdoors? What is your rain plan? This is a common mistake for many men about to propose as they only have one location and if they haven’t thought of a backup plan they are left scrambling last minute or postponing the proposal. Plan ahead so this doesn’t happen to you! Having a photographer on site will guarantee you a plan B to ensure the plan happens smoothly regardless of the weather.
Forever Keepsake– Photos of your proposal are a wonderful keepsake for the most cherished moment of your love story to date. What I love is using those photos for your save the date cards, your #justsaidyes social media announcement, your wedding guest book or even a slideshow for cocktail hour at your wedding. One of my couples used their proposal moment to share with guests during cocktail hour. Many of their guests had not seen the moment yet and it was so sweet witnessing family members and friends seeing the big moment for the first time.
Trial run for your wedding photographer– Find someone you click with, someone that gets your style and is part actor/spy. You need someone that can hide in bushes or pretend to be a tourist and blend in the background easily. Treat this as a trial run for hiring your wedding photographer. If you love the outcome of the photos you may have found your wedding photographer! Consider one task already crossed off the list (Yay!).
Photo credit: Kunioo
Here’s what my last two sweethearts had to say about having a photographer capture the moment:
“I’ve always wanted this moment photographed, it’s one thing I always dreamed of happening when it came to Kyle proposing. I think it’s so great to have pictures to help you relive the great memories of the day. I replay it in my head all the time but it’s even that much better to see it come to life through pictures. “ Sarah & Kyle
“Lifes’s moments pass by us so quickly. To have photographs of the day, help us record that event and we are able to relive the feelings and emotions. It’s beautiful to be able to share that with our family and friends.” Sandra & James
Any photographers agree with the above? If you love capturing proposals I would love to hear from you! Please share your company and website in the comments below or send me an email; I would love to get to know you better!
If you are looking for a photographer or proposal planner for your upcoming proposal, please reach out. I would love to be involved and guide you through the proposal and share my favourite local photographers with you!