Planning your surprise proposal photoshoot may be a daunting task. So, I decided to write a blog post to give you some ideas for your marriage proposal photography. When planning your marriage proposal photos, there are a number of different factors to consider. What environment would you like? What’s important to you? How do you want the photos to look and feel? When would you like to do your marriage proposal photoshoot? Do you want to do it with just the two of you or share the experience with your friends and family? Who will you hire for your surprise proposal photography? Brainstorm ideas and plan ahead for your special day. If photography is important to you, I recommend booking your marriage proposal photographer ahead of time. As a surprise proposal photographer, I’ve photographed so many beautiful marriage proposal pictures. Below, I will show you different ways you can propose to your lover. Looking for a proposal photographer? Get in touch here to learn more about booking your proposal photography.

Marriage Proposal Photography · Beach Proposal

Below are examples of a surprise proposal photoshoot by the ocean. W&C’s day started with a surprise proposal on Santa Monica Beach. I love the beach setting for marriage proposal photos. The ocean makes for a beautiful back drop. I also included the Santa Monica Pier in the background for some of their marriage proposal photography. After we finished with their surprise proposal photography, their family joined us for more photos. It was really sweet to document everyone together. After the family photos, I headed to their family home in the Hollywood hills for a surprise proposal after party. All of their friends were waiting for the newly engaged couple to arrive.

Marriage Proposal Photos · At Home Proposal · Pet Proposal

At home proposals are perfect if you’re looking for an intimate experience in a familiar location. Now you might be thinking how you’re going to pull off hiring a proposal photographer and keeping the proposal a surprise. One way to go about doing this is by proposing before the photographer arrives. Then once the photographer arrives, you do re-enactment marriage proposal photos. A skilled photographer will position and guide you so that the marriage proposal pictures look natural. Another idea is to tell your lover that you want to do a couple’s photoshoot and then propose during the session. Below are examples of J & B’s at home proposal. Their fur baby was a part of their special day. Pet proposal photography is another sweet idea to add to your home proposal.

Surprise Proposal Photoshoot · City Proposal

The city landscape makes for a beautiful scenery for your surprise proposal photography. For S & I, one of the most important factors was to have NYC as their background. We met in Gantry Plaza State Park for their marriage proposal photoshoot. Below are examples from their city proposal. Considering hiring a surprise proposal photographer? Want to learn more about the process? Visit here.

Marriage Proposal Photoshoot · Park Proposal

If you’re a nature lover, I’d recommend doing a park proposal. Below are examples of couple’s photography in a park setting. Some parks in the Los Angeles area to consider are Griffith Park, Runyon Canyon, Exposition Park, Tongva Park, Central Park etc. I’ve scouted around the L.A area for photoshoots and can make some recommendations. If you’d like a garden setting for your surprise proposal photography, I know a hidden gem on the west side of town.

Surprise Proposal Photography · Rooftop Proposal

Rooftop proposal photography is another favorite option for a marriage proposal photoshoot. During the below proposal photos, I was on the roof pretending to take pictures of the scenery. When the couple arrived, I made sure to snap away during their surprise proposal photoshoot. Surprise proposal photography on a roof top is a good idea if you want beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Surprise Proposal Photographer · Communication & Planning

Communication and proper planning are key for your surprise proposal photoshoot. I recommend giving yourself enough time to plan and setting up calls with your photographer. When booking your marriage proposal photography, we will set up calls to discuss all of your ideas and I will share my knowledge and give you tips. We will be in constant communication via email. On the day of your surprise proposal, you can rest assured knowing that you have hired a skilled photographer to be there to document this once in a lifetime experience. Considering booking a marriage proposal photographer? Get in touch here for more information.