First of all, Congratulations! You’re planning to ask the love of your life to marry you, and the fact that you're here reading this page is a BIG deal. I’m so excited for you! 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!
3 reasons >
Whether your proposal is 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 whether 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 also a wedding photographer. 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 Collections Guide, and you'll choose what works best for you. A $150 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.
questionnaire + planning
We'll schedule a short phone call. You can also email me any time to discuss your plans and ideas.
we'll talk details
You'll ask the love of your life to marry you! I'll stay hidden until the right moment. Afterward, we can take more photos during a 15 minute mini-engagement session!
You'll both LOVE being able to relive the moment she said "yes". Because let's face it, you'll both probably black out from excitement in the moment!
SAME DAY previews!
"Lauren made the entire process to propose to my girlfriend absolutely seamless. She is an expert in what she does and her insights and organization made the day go off without a flaw! I felt so comfortable knowing the entire plan was handled. Her photos captured really who we were. If you are looking for someone who knows what they are doing and someone to make the day stress free, Lauren is the one!"
"Everything. To put it simply, Lauren is the best. Reliable, professional, caring, and incredibly talented. She did an exceptional job photographing the most important moment in my life thus far. I am so thankful that I chose Lauren to capture this moment!!"
erin (bride), 2022
"Lauren captured our engagement SO perfectly! I was expecting the pictures to be good, but I was truly blown away by how perfectly she captured our emotions of the proposal and moments after. She also turned around our preview and full gallery so quickly which was very much appreciated. I couldn't be happier my fiancé hired her to capture our day and that we have these pictures forever!"
"Highly recommend Lauren as your photographer! She had excellent communication, attention to details and ultimately made our perfect proposal happen. Trang and I enjoyed our mini engagement session, she made us feel at ease and everything felt natural. She was extremely quick getting pictures out to us the same day and the full gallery the following morning. She is well detailed, organized, and responsive! We love the pictures and we're glad we chose you to capture our special moment. Thank you so much again Lauren!"
"Lauren helped make the evening of our engagement so perfect. We were shocked and so excited to already see the preview photos within only a couple of hours after the proposal happened while we were still sipping wine at Duchman's Winery. The pictures turned out beautiful. She was easy to work with, really helpful with her responses leading up to the proposal, and made the whole post-engagement photo session feel fun, light and not awkward at all. Again, thank you so much, Lauren! 😃"
"Lauren was AMAZING! She captured the most beautiful photos of our proposal and was such an incredible help throughout the whole process. From helping come up with a game plan all the way through the execution, things could not have been better! I HIGHLY recommend Lauren for any photography needs. Our experience was picture perfect!"
"Working with Lauren was a fantastic and seamless experience! From the beginning, it was evident that she is professional, well-organized, and experienced. For both my fiancée and I, as well as us with our friends/family, she knew exactly how to direct us for photos. She took candids amongst the group without us even realizing she was there. And above all, the pictures she captured of my fiancée and her reactions turned out beautiful. I keep looking back at the gallery and am so happy. Thank you, Lauren!!"
"Lauren was so incredible to work with. She helped with everything, from picking a location to offering food suggestions for after our proposal. She was so helpful throughout the entire process and I don't know what I would have done without her. She captured the feelings of the day so perfectly and I would recommend her to any one of my friends with no hesitation."
Jesenia (bride), 2022
"My fiancé hired Lauren for our surprise proposal, and let me tell you… That’s the best decision he made! She’s absolutely AMAZING! Her work is phenomenal. I don’t want to underestimate the time she took to have everything set up. The rose petals, roses, champagne, etc. Everything was more than perfect. Better than what I would have imagined. The pictures are GREAT! She made us feel comfortable and she’s super professional. Thank you Lauren!"
"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!"
"So glad I connected with Lauren to capture our proposal. Lauren was incredibly responsive and gave great advice on making sure the moment was perfect. The pictures turned out AMAZING and she was able to turn them around the same day for us to enjoy. We feel so lucky to have captured such a special moment in our lives so perfectly and are incredibly thankful to Lauren for doing so. Would highly recommend Lauren to anyone looking for an amazing photographer in Austin!!!"
"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."
nikita (bride), 2019
"Lauren is the sweetest person ever! She was so helpful throughout the entire process including helping my fiancé find the perfect location and outfit. She made us feel so comfortable and was as equally excited about our proposal as we were. She captured every moment beautifully and we are so grateful to have these amazing memories! We would recommend her to anyone without hesitation! Thank you so much, Lauren!!"
“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 proposal experience is $500 and includes:
ask lauren about your proposal >
Are you thinking about proposing somewhere really epic? A national park or in your favorite city? I love traveling to proposals and helping with all of the logistics that come with it. Contact me to get started!
Starting at $1,200 (including travel!)
The first two hours after SUNRISE and the last two hours before SUNSET are the best times for photos outside at most locations. 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).
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
Have you thought about proposing on a weekday instead of a prime time like Saturday evening? Choosing a weekday will mean smaller crowds at most locations, and it will likely catch them off guard! Plus, I'm more likely to be available and not photographing a wedding on a weekday!
3. day of the week
Planning advice. A seamless experience. Super fast photo delivery.
My goal is to make this EASY for you!
let's get started >
Let's make your big moment even more special