Planning For Engagement? Tips And Tricks For A Smooth, Easy & Fun Surprise Proposal

After Andrew and I chatted about a few details, a friend and I went and pretended to have a picnic near Andrew & Heavyn’s engagement proposal location. I put my telephoto zoom lens on and captured the entire proposal from a distance! Heavyn had no idea it was coming, it was so exciting to see her reaction! Surprise proposals are some of my favorites to capture! But, planning for an engagement can be stressful. So, I want to teach you how to make sure that your surprise proposal is easy, smooth and fun! Just like these two!!

So, are you also secretly planning for engagement and looking for some of the best tips and tricks on how to make your surprise proposal go as smoothly as possible? You’ve come to the right place! Let’s get into how to plan a secret proposal from a photographer who has done it all and more!

Newly engaged couple showing off engagement ring on Bakers Beach in San Francisco California after planning for proposal in secret

1. Decide On Your Proposal Location

It’s best to plan in advance where you want your proposal to be. That way you can be intentional with your proposal and ensure it goes exactly how you want it to! If you wait until the last minute, you may not be able to get the location you want or plan accordingly for reservations if necessary!

Golden Gate Bridge view from Bakers Beach in San Francisco California

2. Do Something You Enjoy Together | Planning For Engagement

Secretly planning for an engagement can leave you feeling stressed out, but don’t be! Do something you and your partner enjoy doing together. Whether that’s walking the beach, getting ice cream at your favorite spot, or even a special trip together! And, if you need help, I can always assist in the process of choosing a location, you just have to spill all the tea about your relationship! Then, I have you covered!

3. Pick Out Your Engagement Outfits

Make sure to choose outfits you’ll want to be photographed in! A lot of people choose to have a few different outfit changes or looks for their engagement photos, and many chose coordinating colors because they pair well together! It’s important that your outfit feels like you and is something you’re comfortable in! Plus!! If this is a surprise then make sure you don’t give away the secret and ensure she is dressed the way she normally would be while secretly being prepared for an epic photoshoot that she will remember for a lifetime!!

Couple posing on the beach for engagement photos

4. Capture The Moment In A Photograph!

Of course, if you’re secretly planning for an engagement and you want to be able to look back on these memories forever, you should definitely book a photographer in advance! Hiring a professional photographer will ensure that your plan won’t be figured out! Unlike a friend or family member, photographers are better at discreetly taking photos and not ruining your surprise because they won’t be recognized! You’ll also get better-quality photos that you can cherish and look back on forever!

So are you planning for engagement and prepping for your surprise proposal? Let’s plan together! I can’t wait to hear from you!!

Are you ready to start planning for engagement and looking for a photographer who will discreetly capture your most intimate and special moments? I’m up for the task and would LOVE to be a part of your special day! You can learn more about me here and if you think I’d be the perfect engagement photographer for you, then let’s have a chat!

Couple holding hands on Baker Beach in San Francisco California after planning for engagement

Alyssa Michelle Photo | Fresno Wedding Photographer

Check out more of this surprise proposal if you’re planning for an engagement and need some inspiration and want to plan a surprise proposal just like this one!!

Surprise proposal on Bakers Beach in San Francisco California
Newly engaged couples photoshoot
Newly engaged couple posing for photos on Bakers Beach in California
Newly engaged couples engagement photos after planning for engagement surprise
Newly engaged couples engagement photos after planning for engagement surprise

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