Tips for Capturing Your Proposal on Camera

Tips for Capturing Your Proposal on Camera

If you are planning to propose to your girlfriend and want to capture the special moment on camera, it’s a good idea to do a little planning ahead to ensure you will be ready to capture the memory. Conversely, if you have a feeling a proposal is on the horizon and want to prepare for the moment without giving anything away, there are a few things you can do as well. 

How to Prepare If You Suspect a Proposal is Coming

If you only do one thing to prepare for your proposal when you suspect your significant other may be getting ready to pop the big question it’s getting a manicure. Since it may be hard to lock down the actual date of the impending proposal it can be difficult to make sure your hair or outfit is perfect. This is why a manicure is the perfect way to prepare and easy to maintain for a few weekends if need be. 

Plus, you’ll be ready to capture that perfect, up-close ring selfie with your brand new, sparkling diamond on your finger!

engagement during sunset

Tips for Preparing for the Perfect Proposal

When you’re planning the proposal there are a few things you need to consider if you’re hoping to capture the moment on camera. 

Capture a Proposal on Camera

Having photos or even video of your camera will be something you’ll treasure for years to come. Some people choose to hire a professional photographer to take photos of the big moment, while others may recruit a friend to two to take on the responsibility. Whatever you decide, make sure you make a decision ahead of time and give specific instructions on where you’ll be and what time. This way you’ll be able to capture un-posed, natural photos of the moment you propose. 

If you’re getting engaged on vacation and don’t have anyone available to take the photos for you, perhaps find a staff member of a resort, a waiter in a restaurant, or even a friendly passerby to take the photos for you. 

Take the Time of Day Into Consideration

While the time of day doesn’t have to impact when you propose, it might if you are looking to capture photos of the proposal. If you want to propose at night, for example, a phone or amateur photographer may not cut it and you may want to consider hiring a professional. 

You may also want to consider proposing at a scenic time of the day like sunrise, sunset, or “golden hour”. Another thing to consider is whether you are taking photos indoors or outdoors since this can heavily impact your photos. 

proposing to girlfriend

Consider the Location of the Proposal

Location is a big factor to consider when it comes to proposing to your girlfriend. In addition to finding a place that is meaningful, you should also consider how it will photograph. A beach, for example, will provide a beautiful backdrop for your engagement photos, as will a location with a garden area or other type of scenic background. 

Don’t Overthink the Proposal

This one may be harder than it seems, but it’s important not to stress too much while planning your proposal. Things may change on the fly or circumstances may force you to change your location last minute, so try to just stay in the moment and focus on the proposal itself. Of course, if you want to hire an engagement photographer don’t forget to contact us!

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