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3 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Photographer for Your Proposal

The day you propose is a day you will never forget. At the same time, so much happens that it’s hard to remember every little detail and preserve the moment. Here are three reasons why you should hire a photographer for your proposal, making “popping the question” a whole lot sweeter.

THIS IS A MOMENT WORTH CAPTURING

Whether you plan for something extravagant on your trip to Italy or choose to keep it simple and use your own backyard, the proposal is a special moment in time. It’s the moment you ask someone to spend the of the rest of their life with you, and that alone makes it worth capturing. Most people end up only taking photos AFTER the proposal or have a friend take a phone picture while the magic is happening. Although any photo is better than no photo, this is a good time to consider quality images that’ll stand the test of time and really preserve what should be one of the best days of your life.

PHOTOGRAPHERS HAVE EXPERIENCE

Not only do you want the images to be high quality, you’ll be all caught up in the proposal itself and that’s where your focus should be. You shouldn’t be worrying about taking photos yourself, or worse, wondering if your friend is going to get the shot. Hire a photographer that knows what they’re doing so you don’t have to worry. This doesn’t mean you need to find someone that has done 100 proposals, but knowing someone that has experience improvising and capturing fleeting moments is probably all you need. Not only can they help you plan, they can usually offer advice if you want it – like recommendations for great locations, when is a good time of day, and other logistical pieces to this beautiful puzzle. 

THE ART OF DISGUISE

The last thing you want is for your significant other to find out that you’re proposing right before you actually do. Hiring a professional is a great way to keep them off the scent. Maybe you choose to hire someone they won’t recognize so it’s easy to blend into the crowd. But if you choose someone you know to capture the big moment, they should be experienced enough to know how to disguise themselves. Kyle and I have actually gone pretty far to pull this off. When photographing a friends mountain-top proposal, we went all out with ghillie suits to make sure we were completely hidden in the woods. She didn’t suspect a thing until he got down on one knee. It was a complete success if you ask us (see photos for proof).

Girl putting hands to her face as boyfriend proposes to her on a mountaintop outside of Chattanooga TN
GiGirl gazing at boyfriend after he proposes to her on a mountaintop outside of Chattanooga TN

We hope this helps! Let us know if we can help in any way // LET’S START PLANNING

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