How To Propose And Get Your Engagement Photos At The Same Time

By Hoyinmi |

Deciding you want to propose is one of the most exciting moments in a relationship! Taking the next step towards marriage is very important and the proposal is a huge part of it. Planning your proposal is essential, especially if you want to capture the moment with a photographer.


This is a good way to save time by capturing your proposal to use as your engagement photos. Plus, you’ll be able to get the surprise and happiness on their face when you ask for their hand. Here are some tips on getting down on one knee and getting her to say yes!


Hire a Professional Photographer

Working with a professional photographer will get you the best pictures possible. Choose someone with experience that matches your style. You should meet with the photographer to find out more information about their photography style and experience. Bonding with your photographer may help get better photos, as well. When you go to meet, it may help to bring inspirational photos of the style you’re looking for. Any type of picture that you love, even of decor, will help show the photographer the kind of photo shoot you want!


The Ring

When choosing a ring, knowing your partner’s style is essential! Start to notice the type of jewellery they prefer to wear and consult with their family before you buy anything. Gemstones, like amethyst or sapphire, are very popular and unique option for engagement rings. Diamonds are also a great choice, but you have to be careful of the 4 C’s (colour, clarity, cut, carat). Out of the 4, colour and cut are most important, especially if you’re concerned about price. The colour and cut of a diamond will directly affect the sparkle, and who doesn’t want a sparkling diamond engagement ring!


Treat Her to a Manicure

Before the proposal (and surprise photoshoot), make sure you pamper her and get her ready! Send her to the salon for a manicure so that her hands are ready for some pictures. While planning the big day, invite your partner to a nice occasion so that they’ll be properly dressed. They may know something is up but will be completely surprised when the photographer starts snapping some pictures. 



With all the planning going on and the nerves, it will be important to think about what you want to say when you ask for her hand. Remind her of how you met and your first date! Don’t forget to tell her about why you love her and want to spend your life with her. At the moment you may get nervous, so it’s a great idea to practice what you’ll say beforehand. This way you’ll be able to focus on the moment and the romance.


Ask for Permission

Before you propose, you should meet with your partner’s family to ask for her hand in marriage. If she’s very close to her family, then it will mean a lot that you took the time to ask. Just like the proposal, explain to her family how much you love them and what she means to you. Being respectful to her family will show your true intentions and begin a happy marriage!


Find a Beautiful Location

Finding a great location is essential for this proposal! You may be able to work with your photographer if you’re not sure where to go. It’s a great idea to go to the location before the shoot to pick the exact spot you want to get down on one knee. For the location, choose somewhere that matches your theme. Is your fiance-to-be girly or classic? The location you propose should match her personality. If you’re still unsure, find somewhere romantic!


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