Understanding the importance of planning your surprise proposal day and how your photographer can help you.

There is so much to consider when planning your proposal. Timing, location, the ring, secretly letting her friends know so they can take her to get her nails done, and let’s not forget the celebration afterward. You have a variety of things to consider, and I’m sorry but I’m going to make your list longer. You have got to add hiring a photographer to the list!

While it may not be at the top of your list of preparing for your proposal, hiring a photographer is certainly one of the most rewarding… after the “Yes!” of course! Need more convincing? Here are five reasons why you should hire a photographer for your proposal.

1. They know all the good spots

Photographers spend quite a bit of time scouting locations to use for their sessions.  They know where all the good spots are and if you are unsure about where to go, they are sure to have a plethora of options for you to choose from!  If you already have a location in mind, they can help you with how to set up and make the most of your location.

2. Your photographer can help you time your day

One of the best secrets a photographer can share is when the lighting will be its absolute best.  There is a magical time during the day, called Golden Hour. It is during this brief time that everyone and everywhere is in their best light.  Your photographer can help you determine when this time is and if it is feasible to have your proposal done during this time.  Once you know when you need to propose, you can begin to schedule the rest of your day.

3. Photographers have the best tips

Chances are your photographer has captured many proposals before.  They’ve been around the block and are ready and willing to share all their secrets with you! Ready for one of those secrets?  If you’re going to propose, do so at the beginning.  Waiting until the meal or activity is over leaves room for error and the buildup of stress.  Your partner will pick up on your nerves and will notice your mind is somewhere else. This can derail your plans, or worse, cause them to question what's happening and why you're not acting like yourself!  Don’t worry, your photographer will walk you through all of their tips and how to be best prepared!

4. Showoff those memories

Your engagement shower, bridal parties and luncheons, wedding, and reception are all wonderful occasions to display these wonderful memories.  One of the most asked questions is “How did it happen?”.  Take this opportunity to walk your guests over to show them the exact moment that you said yes!  The joy that is captured during this time, is a joy that cannot be remade.  Your photographer will capture everything in the moment, at the exact time it is happening.

5. Your partner will thank you

This is one of the biggest moments in your soon-to-be fiance’s life.  This is a moment they will talk about and remember forever.  While the proposal may still be private and intimate, having the memories to hold on to will mean so much to them.  They will thank you for being thoughtful, they will thank you for choosing them, and they will thank you for all the memories you haven’t yet made together. 

Still not convinced? 

If you’re still unsure about hiring a photographer for your proposal, I want to give you one more reason why you should.  If you choose me to be your proposal photographer, you will receive a complimentary luxury album.  That’s right, keep this moment forever alive with an album placed right next to your wedding album.  From beginning to end, your memories will last for generations.