Ladies, this blog post isn’t for you… It’s for your boyfriend!! leave it open on your computer. Or his computer! Share it on Facebook, just get it in front of him in one way or another!
Guys. You can go down in history for your thoughtful proposal with photos to prove it! You know she’s going to be regaling others with the story. You might as well give her some jaw dropping visual aides to go along with it so you can become known far and wide as the Proposal King of the Universe!
Read through these pros and cons to decide for yourself if hiring a photographer for your proposal will be beneficial or not.
It will not cost anything extra.
If you hire a photographer for a proposal, you’re not necessarily hiring one for an engagement session. This IS your engagement session! I would bet my socks that you could even find a photographer who includes an engagement session with a wedding booking (which is mildly risky because your lady might want to find the photographer. So only do this if you’re very confident you know what she’s going to go for).
She might appreciate the head’s up on photos so she can prep for it.
If you hike her to the top of a mountain and then pop the question, she may not dig the sweaty, hiking clothes photo vibe. Or she may love it! You know your girl! It’s just something to think about.
Relive the moment
You might want to capture her reaction so you can enjoy it for years to come. It’s hard to recreate that kind of authenticity.
She might see it coming
Let’s be honest. If you suggest going out to a field to take some photos with a photographer, she’s going to see it coming from a mile away. If you truly want it to be a surprise, you will need to be more subtle than that. Maybe have the photographer there in the background with a long lens before you even show up. Your girl doesn’t have to know that the photographer is there for the two of you! Or maybe you could arrange for the photographer to walk by and you ask him to take a photo with your phone and instead he offers to take one with his nice camera instead.
It’s a keepsake from a moment that you can’t get back
How many times have you seen an engagement announcement on Facebook with an elated couple by the car taken with a blurry cell phone selfie? The caption reads “We are just so excited! We forgot to take a photo until we got back to the car, so here it is! We are engaged!!” Nice sentiment, but what a bummer of a missed opportunity! With a high quality professional photo, your girl could print them and include them in the invitations, blow them up and put them on the wall, she could even get a comforter printed with them (hopefully not!). But at least she has the option.
Having to coordinate with one other person
This is already a lot of planning and coordinating. Especially if you want it to be one she can brag about on Facebook! Hiring a photographer means needing to deal with an extra moving part. You will need to decide if it’s worth your time and efforts.
Plenty to think about and consider, on top of everything else! Best of luck on your proposal <3