How to hire a proposal photographer when you pop the question

Ideas & Inspiration

You have decided to propose to your loved one, that special person you want beside you for the rest of your life, and you are thinking about ways to make the moment unforgettable and romantic. Since you are making this grand gesture of love, you would certainly want that preserved, right? But it is not just for proposing to the right person, it is also about booking the right professional to document these meaningful memories. That is why we are here – to assist you in your quest and ease you into the process of hiring a proposal photographer who will immortalize this amazing moment of your life! Sound Originals is proud to capture surprise proposals and engagements for couples across the West!

The budget comes first

When the idea of a surprise proposal popped into your head, the first thing that came to mind was probably the engagement ring, and the look on your partner’s face, bursting with emotions. But, before going for your wonderful idea, note that the budget is the one that comes first. Adjust your finances to fit everything you need – from the most perfect ring to the setting (whether it is going to be outdoors or indoors), food, drinks, secret photographer, etc. After you have established that, it is time to start looking for a photographer!

Discuss the idea

When browsing for the perfect proposal photographer, you will probably already have an idea in mind about what you want to do and how you want to surprise your loved one. Naturally, the next step would be to talk to a few photographers and see if they understand your idea, and whether they can incorporate their style into it. Set your boundaries and expectations and make yourself clear so that there are no misunderstandings later in the process.

One thing that is advised to remember here is that before going any further, talk time frame with the photographer of your choice – it is advised to book them about a month and a half in advance, so have them check their calendar and see if they would be available.

Have a proposal route set in place

Are you thinking about taking your partner on a stroll through your favorite part of the park? Or maybe you’re taking them to a spot that means very much to the both of you. Either way, you would probably want to eat before or after that, and depending on the pan you have set in place, the proposal photographer will shadow you through the day or night to capture the most amazing moment of your life. Share the route with them and get them familiarized, maybe even walk the route together so the photographer could get a better sense of what you are after.

Getting the perfect ring shot

Surprise proposals are all about emotions and getting that perfect popping the question and ring shot! If you hire a photographer, you are guaranteed to end up with the most amazing pictures ever!

Hiring a proposal photographer, on top of everything that is going through your mind, might make you feel a bit overwhelmed, and that’s okay. If you feel like booking a professional to have this iconic moment captured, get in touch with us, we are certain we can make all of your wishes come true!