So, you’ve got the engagement ring, a suitably romantic place to propose, and prepped the words that tell your partner you want to spend the rest of your life with them, all that’s left to say is those four little words, right?
Whilst those are all musts for proposals, there’s one more thing that could make your big moment even more special.
Hiring a ‘hidden’ photographer to document your proposal is a great idea for so many reasons. Here, we reveal the benefits of professional photography for your proposal.
Capture the memories
One of the biggest regrets couples have about their proposals is not having anyone there to capture the moment.
Keeping the moment private and away from the prying eyes of others (including friends and family members) is the desired way of proposing for many, which can pose a problem if you want to capture the memory on film.
By hiring a hidden photographer or videographer, you can keep the moment private and capture the memories, whilst avoiding the photobombs that every just engaged couple fears!
Share the story
Telling your proposal story is certain to fill in the gaps, but nothing is as powerful as seeing images of the moment he asked and she said “yes!”.
By hiring a hidden photographer, you can capture the story of your proposal to perfection, and share it with your nearest and dearest in the most magnificent way. Proposal pictures are also fantastic memories to look back on so you can keep sharing the story of how they asked for years to come.
Save the date
The proposal pictures your hidden photographer captures won’t just look great on your mantelpiece. They can be used to ensure the ultimate personalisation for your save the dates.
Whether cute and candid or polished and professional, you’ll get plenty of mileage out of your proposal snaps. As well as providing the most romantic imagery for your save the dates, your proposal pictures can be used on your engagement party invites, social media profiles and wedding website.
Take the pressure off
You’ll have 101 things to think about when planning and executing your perfect proposal, but with the help of a hidden photographer, you don’t have to shoulder every responsibility alone.
By choosing an experienced proposal photographer, you can leave a major part of proposal planning in their capable hands. Your hidden photographer will capture the moments leading up to that very big question to ensure all the emotion and surprise of this very special occasion is documented.
Get a head start
There are things you should and shouldn’t plan early as a newly engaged couple, but if you’ve found a photographer that has perfectly captured your proposal, why would you let them go?
The Knot explains how hiring a hidden photographer could just be your route to ticking off a very important wedding planning to-do:
“Hiring a proposal photographer is a really great opportunity to get acquainted so that, if you work together on the wedding day, the photographer’s work doesn’t come as a surprise and they know the way a couple acts behind the camera… Chemistry is the key to having great images. You also want to feel comfortable with your photographer. Your proposal photographer will also have a little insight into your love story, and that always helps for future sessions.”
You can find more early wedding planning tips for newly engaged couples here.