Wedding Planning Tips and Inspiration

Hiring A Photographer For Your Surprise Washington D.C. Proposal

The day you ask your significant other to marry you is going to be one of the most life changing events you will ever encounter. It’s the day you go from simply dating, to starting an exciting future with the person you love. This post is going to go cover why you should hire a photographer to capture your surprise Washington D.C. proposal in photographs that you can treasure for the rest of your lives!

You’re nervous. Today is the day. You picked out the PERFECT ring (after months of stalking her Pinterest for inspiration), planned an elaborate date night and now…all you have to do is ask the question, “Will you marry me?” But–it’s not that simple. Read on for a few tips on how to plan the best possible proposal and why you will want to have a photographer there to capture it all!

1. Iphone pics just aren’t going to cut it!

Your best friend hiding in a bush with their iphone is not going to give you the results you want. You will have blurry, out of focus photos that will probably be taken from too far away. What you really want: crisp, detailed photos of the look of surprise and happiness on her face when she sees the ring you are holding out. Photos that are worthy of being framed. Hiring a photographer to capture this incredibly special moment is the perfect way to show her how much you love her and how important this moment is to you.

2. Two words: Engagement photos!

After you ask her the most important question of your life, “Will you Marry me?” and she says “YES!”, you get to CELEBRATE with an engagement session! You will both be dressed up, in a beautiful location, and smiling ear to ear! This is the perfect time to have engagement photos taken!

3. You need a PLAN

Planning a surprise D.C. proposal can be stressful. Your proposal needs to be PERFECT and she can’t have any idea that you are going to ask her to marry you. You need to plan the evening and somehow convince her to get her nails done, dress up and go with you to a pretty location. How are you going to pull all of that off!?

With help, that’s how!

Hire a photographer who can stand beside you in the planning process, recommend outfits, beautiful picture-perfect locations, and help you keep it all a surprise.

4. She will want to remember this day! Make sure you have photos reminding her of the happiest day of her life!

My husband asked me to marry him in the summer of 2017. It is still one of the happiest days of my life! I was in disbelief, shocked, and extremely happy. I love looking back at the few photos we have from that day. He certainly surprised me, BUT- he didn’t hire a professional photographer. The images we have from the day he proposed were taken by my best friend with her iphone. The photos are blurry and not something I can frame & look at every day. If I could go back in time, I would hint to him that I would like to have a photographer present when he popped the question.

Are you going to propose in Northern Virginia or D.C!? Reach out, and let’s start planning one of the happiest days of your life!

About The Author

Carly is a couples and wedding photographer serving Northern Virginia, D.C and beyond. She is most known for her bubbly personality and love for Starbucks iced coffee.

I'm a fine art wedding photographer
serving couples in Virginia, Washington D.C. and beyond.


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