Surprise Engagement Proposals

Proposals are a whirl-wind of excitement, nerves and head-over-heels joy. All that mixed in with tons of action, in a few short moments - it’s no wonder professional photographers are the best choice for capturing the festivities. Having great record of this often emotionally blurry yet pivotal moment is something no couple regrets.

*This may be an article you print out and “accidentally” leave for your future fiance to find.

Photos by: Derek Chad Photography

Be sure to communicate that you want to hire a photographer that will be excited, not terrified and nervous about the proposal. Be sure the photographer is aware of as many pertinent details as possible. Date, time, location, hiding spot and back up plans are all important to discuss.

This is a high stress photo job. Having as many variables planned out and all questions answered before it all goes down will still not fully prepare your photographer. But, hiring someone confident in their skills and having a good understanding of what is about to happen will prepare them to adapt for any situation.

This isn’t about a huge social obligation for guys to spend a ton of money on a proposal. The gesture of getting down on one knee and asking to spend the rest of your days together, is epic enough. It certainly doesn’t need to be completed with a flash mob. Be simple and genuine. Go with something very intimate to you. And later share the incredible moment through your awesome pictures - like these by one of our fave photographers Derek Chad. Check out our directory of amazing San Diego wedding photographers here.