Ladies… here is the article you need to send to your man if he doesn't know you need a photographer to capture your proposal.....
Okay, but actually, on a serious note, all of my couples that I have gotten to capture their engagement have all been overjoyed that I was there. Here are just a few reasons why you should tell your man to make sure to get a proposal photographer (even if it is not me...)to capture this special moment for you.
This sounds like a given but being able to have photo memories showing exactly the expressions and emotions you were feeling will be priceless memories. From the moment he pops down to one knee, to when he asks the question, it most likely will go by super fast and just fly by! You most likely won't remember what you or he said or what faces you made lol. From the Photographer perspective, seeing the raw and genuine reactions from the both of you is seriously so special to be able to capture.
Confession… I've never been engaged... buuuut having photographed many engagements, I can say that all my couples, once the ring is on the finger they are just so overwhelmed and so shocked at what just happened. The surprise element throws off most girls and it ends up being a blur (a super special moment, but still a blur). You will probably not even remember him saying "Will you marry me?" or whatever cute thing he comes up with, and you might even forget to say yes in the spur of the moment! Sooo, having a photographer lets you look back at "the blur".
Getting proposed to him already, in itself, is a huge surprise! Noticing there's a photographer there will just be an added surprise for her that she would sooo appreciate.
Having your proposal photographed allows you to give your family and friends a little sneak peek look into the moment. With it just being you two and a photographer, it allows for it to be an intimate moment but also the photos allows you to share it without having a whole crowd. Unless you want a whole crowd around..... then by all means do it!!
Okay guys, this is for you. I'm sure you might have a vision in your head of what to do, or she's giving you hints of what she wants, or maybe you have absolutely no clue! Hiring a photographer will help ease the load a little and help with location decisions and with the whole process!
At the end of the day, I promise you, you won't regret it. The joy it brings me to see her face light up when she realizes there is a photographer there capturing it all is priceless. I can't tell you the amount of times couples have texted me after thanking me for just being there. For me it is such a joy to capture that moment. Proposals for me are just as exciting as weddings to photograph!
All these photos from this blog post are of Ashley and Travis's engagement. Their proposal was at Sunset Cliffs and I cannot tell you how perfect it was. Here's a little snippet of what Ashley told me after receiving her photos:
"I just need to say another big thank you! The photos you captured of our engagement are simply perfect. Since it was such a surprise I obviously didn’t have poses picked but you couldn’t have done a better job at allowing us to be in the glow of the proposal while also posing us. I’m fully obsessed with every single photo! And the speedy turn around time was truly amazing, you really made my day yesterday! Thank you thank you thank you"
And this is why I do what I do:)