First of all, Congratulations! You’re planning to ask the love of your life to marry you, and the fact that you are here reading this page is a BIG deal. I’m really excited for you! After you decide how and when you will propose, the next step is to hire a photographer to capture it all and help make everything flow smoothly.
Working with a professional photographer will ensure you have a solid plan, will save you a lot of stress, and will give you beautiful, high-quality photos of such an important moment!
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Whether it’s just the two of you at a quiet park or you'll be horseback riding on the beach, there’s a lot that goes into this decision and a lot of details to get right. Having someone else in on your plan can calm your nerves and let you focus on the most important part; proposing!
A professional photographer (hi, there!) can make helpful suggestions on what time of day to propose, which direction to face, and can offer other ideas to turn your memories into great photographs.
Having a friend or family member take pictures of your proposal can be risky. In the moments before you propose, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is if your friend is standing in the best place for a picture. I dodge, jump, and sneak around with a camera for a job. Oh, did that sound creepy? What I meant to say is that I‘m a wedding photographer, and I’m used to photographing couples in exciting, time sensitive, and sometimes high-stress situations.
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I'll send you the simple Proposal Packages Guide, and you'll choose what works best for you. A 30% retainer is all that's needed to save the date on my calendar.
to save your date
I'll send you a questionnaire so you can fill me in our your plan. We'll form a gameplan and work out all the details together.
We'll schedule a short phone call.
You can also email me any time to discuss your plans and ideas.
You'll ask the love of your life to marry you! I'll stay hidden until just the right moment and document it all!
She'll LOVE being able to relive the moment she said "yes". Because let's face it, you'll both probably black out from excitement.
"When I decided to propose, I knew I wanted to hire a photographer to capture the moment. I was referred to Lauren by a good friend who had Lauren photograph her wedding. Working with Lauren was great from start to finish. She was easy to communicate with and quick at responding. The day of the proposal went perfect and Lauren captured the best photos for us to remember the day by. She even included a mini-engagement session at the end."
"Lauren was great with helping me plan our engagement. She helped me find the perfect spots in a location that I was unfamiliar with. Lauren got the pictures to us in a very quickly, and once we saw her work we were 100% positive that she would be the photographer for our wedding. Lauren has a great attitude and it’s very obvious that she loves what she does, we can’t thank her enough for being apart of what was an unforgettable moment for the two of us. Thanks again Lauren!"
"Leading up to the proposal, Lauren reached out to me to discuss logistics and really helped put me at ease about concerns that I had. During the proposal itself, I had no idea she was there, and yet, she was able to capture amazing photos. Shortly after the proposal, she photographed a mini-engagement session for my fiance and I, and we are absolutely in love with the results! The best part about it all was that Lauren was able to turn around all edited photos to us in less than 3 hours (what!? amazing); we were able to show our family and friends the beautiful photos she took later that night! In short, Lauren is wonderful to work with."
"Lauren was extremely helpful in planning/photographing my proposal and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer in the Austin area. She went above and beyond in helping me think through logistics for the proposal, back up plans for the weather, and providing us the full set of pictures the same day."
“Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures! You truly captured the perfect moment for us. We appreciate your work, responsiveness, and great charisma! Thank you for making it even more special for us.”
"Lauren was so unbelievably helpful with my proposal and her photos are absolutely amazing! Proposals can be stressful and she knew exactly what to do/say to calm nerves. I would strongly recommend her! She made my important moment even better."
The first two hours after SUNRISE and the last two hours before SUNSET are the best times for photos outside. This is the time of the day with the most golden and flattering light. Plus, it's usually less hot (which you'll appreciate during most months!) and she won't have to squint when looking at you down on one knee.
1. time of day
Before settling on a location, visit it to become familiar with the area and the route you'll take to get there. If you've chosen a public area, make sure that no events are scheduled. Ask me for tips, because I'm familiar with lots of great proposal spots!
2. choosing a location