How to Capture the Moment without Ruining the Suspense

Engagements are moments in people's lives that they will never forget. It’s the beginning of a brand new life with the person they care the most about as well as the end of the life they’ve been living up to this point where they've gotten used to taking on the world alone. It’s a huge step to bring someone into your life and promise to love them for the rest of it, and it makes sense that you would want to capture this moment to look back on the day of your wedding, first anniversary, fiftieth anniversary, and beyond. How do you do that when you’re also hoping to make this proposal a surprise for your significant other?

Start with a professional photographer with a history of capturing life-changing moments such as these. Walk through your engagement location with them and talk through your plan as well as what you had in mind for this special moment. Getting to see the space will let your photographer find the perfect place to set up their equipment. They’ll be able to help you find the ideal place for you to pop the question for gorgeous pictures that are perfectly lit and staged while also getting an idea of what kind of equipment and lenses they’ll need on the day of. If you have any questions or worries about keeping the secret from your soon-to-be spouse, now’s the time to ask your photographer. Odds are, this isn’t their first surprise engagement photoshoot and they’ll have all of the tips and tricks you’ll need to capture a memory that you'll treasure as a symbol of your love for decades to come.

Marco and Stephanie 💍

Baker Beach

San Francisco California


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