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Photography Tips for your Proposal

Friday, 11 December 2015
Photography Tips for your Proposal

Never forget your proposal moment

You could spend months, weeks or days planning your perfect proposal, but what it comes down to is a perfect moment in both your lives that is fleeting. You can’t slow the moment down no matter how hard you try. It will be over in an instant. But you can of course capture that amazing moment on camera. You may be thinking, but won’t that spoil the surprise I have been planning? And the answer is no. Clever scheming is everything. You can hire someone to secretly photograph your proposal for you. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when you plan the perfect proposal shoot.

Keep it simple

You don’t have to re-enact a scene from your favourite rom com, as enticing as that may seem. No flash mob or writing in the sky will make the moment seem any more special than if it’s just kept as a simple beautiful moment between just the two of you. The more intimate the moment, the more memorable it can be. So don’t go too over-the-top and take some of the pressure off. It’s important to remember the beauty of the proposal lies in the two of you and the sweet exchange of words of love, and not so much about the location and setting.

Keep it traditional

As cliché as this may seem, you really shouldn’t avoid getting down on one knee, especially if you are having your proposal photographed professionally. It makes for great photos. If you just stand while proposing, you won’t be able to see what it is you are doing in the photo as clearly as you would by being on one knee. It’s also better to stay on one knee for as long as possible, to get as many photos as possible. You don’t want to have to retake it in a posed way after the event. A proposal isn’t something you do every day, therefore make it count.

Keep it just the two of you

When it comes to photographing your engagement, of course you want to share the moment with your friends and family if they are present. But it’s better to not let them join in your photos right away. By keeping it just the two of you, you will get more intimate photos captured. If you’ve kept the fact that your relatives are also there quiet up until the proposal, maybe only reveal it once you’ve had a chance for a few photo opportunities together. Then call the rest over and have your memory shared with all your loved ones.

Keep your photographer close-by

You don’t have to go to lengths of trying to hide your photographer in a nearby bush or anything, by doing so may just add to your nerves. There are clever ways to conceal the identity of the camera person or even the occasion itself. You can pretend to your partner that you are having just a regular photoshoot, then pop the question when they least expect it. Otherwise if you are in a public space, your photographer can pretend to just be a tourist with a camera. They will never know!

Don’t miss out on capturing one of the biggest moments in your life, hire a professional photographer to catch the fleeting moment that you will cherish forever – you’ll be able to show it to your grandchildren one day!

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