After you've hired a proposal photographer, it's time for the proposal planning. Your photographer will ideally chime in on this during your meeting. When you're going to ask the big question, you need a proposal plan to get the most out of your engagement shoot. You want to make sure that it's secretive. Don't drop hints or spoil the surprise. The following are are some helpful tips to plan your proposal.
1) After you've decided on a ring, you'll need to choose the location and perfect time of day to get the best proposal photos with the right amount of natural light. Your expert in surprise proposal photography will assist you through their input. They'll help adjust and determine your chosen location and any adjustments. Before you finalize a location, make sure that the actual proposal location meets your criteria. Pick a gorgeous beach you've been to before or a vacation destination you're familiar with. You just have to make sure the exact spot is memorable, meaningful, and accessible.
2) Check the weather forecast repeatedly to help ensure optimal circumstances for both you and your photographer. Your proposal photographer should also generate a backup plan if unforeseen events force you to move.
3) Think deeply about your relationship and why you and your partner are perfect for each other. You should jot down notes and expand on each one until you can come up with a brief proposal story. Come up with your best memories that the both of you can relate and laugh to. You need to connect your meaningful location to a memory you both shared together.
4) Once you have your notes, write out your short little speech before reading it over and over again. You should rehearse it out loud during the week leading up to your big day.
5) On the day of your proposal, rip up your proposal script. Your speech may or may not be fully in your head, but that's okay. The major points should flow more naturally than in a rehearsed speech.
6) Take your partner to the proposal spot. Don't stress about a shaky voice or losing your thoughts - slow down and take your time. It's completely normal to feel anxious or nervous during the proposal. It just means you truly care for your partner.
7) Begin your speech from start to finish. In the end, ask the big question. Your photographer will already begin taking photos. Once you're ready, get down on your knee and pull out your engagement ring. Don't focus on your photographer - focus on your partner. All you have to worry about is focusing on your partner and enjoying the build up to when they say yes.
8) Take more photos. Your surprise proposal photographer can and will take more around the location if you request it. You'll be able to pick and remove the poor ones when you and your photographer sit down and look through them.