In the past few years, there has been an influx of proposal photographs and videos spreading across the Internet like wildfire. And why not!? This has to be one of the greatest ideas to ever come about. I’ve created a little breakdown of how to create and execute the perfect proposal, and why picking the right person to help makes a world of difference.
Make a Plan
Spontaneity is a wonderful thing - just not necessarily in this situation. Having a clear plan as to how you want to propose is the starting block. First comes location. I can’t say it enough - location, location, location! Trust me when I say, they will remember the location! Choose a place close to your heart or a place you want to treasure forever, because, trust me, you will. Once you have the location scouted out, it is time to dive into the details. Is there a note that you are going to write, a song you are going to sing, or maybe a picnic you will set up in the woods for the two of you to enjoy? Make sure you keep in mind the weather, and have a backup plan if needed! Another important thing to decide is who you want there with you. Some people choose to enjoy this intimate moment all to themselves, while others like to include close family and friends in the festivities. Another idea is to have family and friends waiting at separate locations where you can join them after the proposal. Once the location and basic groundwork is chosen, it is time to bring in some help.
Some people choose to ask a close family member or friend to help, while others go right to the experts. Do your research! Local photographers and videographers are great resources. They can certainly help with the development of your plan - best locations, best places for natural light, and even where to stand/sit to give you the best photos or videos to look back on. There are also awesome options if you are planning an out of town proposal, such as Flytographer. They offer a variety of packages to suit your every need, and are available in many locations worldwide. Imagine having your proposal and engagement photos shot at the same time, in the very place the special moment happened! Let me tell you, years from now, these treasured moments can be looked back on, and shared with your own children one day.
Shout it from the rooftops!
Once the proposal has happened and you are a newly engaged couple (YAY!) it is time to pop the bubbly and celebrate! Make sure you take some time to enjoy the moment, as it will all happen so fast! Once you have made the most important phone calls - parents, relatives, and even the very closest of friends, it is time to share the news with the world! Those beautiful photos or videos that capture the proposal are the perfect way to let everyone know a wedding is on the horizon!