The time to propose to the love of your life has finally arrived. You’ve been thinking about this day for a long time. You feel like you know this is your soul mate, and you want to spend the rest of your life with this beautiful human being. But such a special moment has you wrapped in all the things that could actually go wrong the day of the proposal, but don’t worry! I got you covered. You can actually have the proposal of your dreams, and have it documented at the same time.
1. First you should decide if you want your engagement to be at a particular city, place, or it doesn’t really matter, and you’re open to suggestions?
2. After you’ve figured out what location you want, it’s a good idea to look up some photos to get some inspiration.
3. Okay! Now you’ve figured out you’ll be taking the weekend off and will drive to Chicago the last weekend of July. Now what?
4. Search for an engagement photographer in Chicago who is available the last weekend of July whose worked you like and admire.
5. Once you select the photographer of your dreams, send him/her that first e-mail to find out if he or she will be available the last weekend of July to cover your surprised engagement. Be sure to let them know the exact day you will be doing the proposal. The tentative time, and finally If you would like a specific place, make sure you tell them. And all the sweet details of the surprised proposal, and how you plan on doing it.
6. The photographer will let you know their availability and will give you some ideas on the best spots and the best times to do the engagement. It’s important to listen to the photographer about the time, if they suggest any, because that has a lot to do with what kind of lighting he or she is wanting for the shoot.
7. After you have reach an agreement with the photographer, try to listen to their suggestions on location and specific times to do the engagement. At the end they know these spots and times and are experts at it.
8. Make sure the photographer knows what you and your fiancé will be wearing, and how you’ll be arriving. I personally like to be in constant communication with my client the day of the shoot and be as accessible to them as possible. I text them once I’m on my way, what I’m wearing, and where I’ll be waiting for them.
9. If you are planning to arrive earlier to the scene and want to have some decorations, let the photographer know so he or she can help you out and the position is perfect to capture the moment once your fiancé to be arrives!
10. I know it’s a big day, but try to stay calm, and be in the moment as much as you can! Relax, and let the photographer capture those beautiful and intimate moment for you both!
If you follow these easy steps, I’m sure you had an unforgettable proposal, and your photographs came out amazing.