Planning a proposal can be an overwhelming task. But it doesn’t have to be. In today’s blog I want to share some tips with you to make your proposal go as smoothly as possible. We’ve photographed proposals all over Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego with different scenarios at each one. On our latest one we photographed a wedding proposal in Laguna Beach at the soon-to-be-groom’s aunt and uncle’s house. Prior to the proposal, we had spoken about the location and what it looked like. I agreed to show up over 40 minutes prior to go-time to get in position. After seeing what angle would work best I got into position and waited for them to come in. One thing that worked in their favor was time of day. If you do your proposal during the day, it will be a lot easier to capture a clear unobtrusive photo of the proposal. In the evening your photographer will either have to push their camera to the limit and introduce noise into the photo or use a flash which could take away from the precious moment. Keep that in mind when planning your marriage proposal
Mini Engagement Session
One thing that we like to include in our proposal packages is a mini engagement session after the proposal. While we understand that emotions are running high and tears may be flowing, we want to be able to capture some good portraits to share with your friends and family. During this mini engagement session we try to keep it simple and brief as we know you usually have plans afterwards.
In conclusion the best advice we can give you is try to keep it as simple as possible. While there will be many moving parts during the wedding planning process, during this portion, the simpler you keep it, the easier it will be for everything to flow easily. We’re always here to help if you have any questions as well!