Proposals are one of my favorite things to photograph! They are fun to plan and capturing the emotion and excitement makes for some beautiful memories. I'd love to help you surprise your soon to be fiance and capture the moment with photography. Here are some answers to questions you might be thinking about.
Absolutely! I'm happy to make suggestions on locations for your Colorado proposal photography after a quick phone consult with you. It helps me understand what you're envisioning for your proposal and gives me some guidance on which locations might be a good fit.
Some things we might talk about during the phone consult would be what kind of scenery would you prefer, how far would you be willing to drive, would you be open to hiking and if so, how much?
We'll work out a plan together. With some more information from you we can add some personal touches and make this moment unique and special. To give you some inspiration, here are some examples of fun things other couples have done:
• Played a favorite song from a speaker along the trail before dropping to one knee
• Set up a picnic with a personalized letter and a charcuterie board
• Surprised her with a bottle of champagne
• Incorporated family members for a secret post proposal celebration
The easiest way I've found to do this is to set up a nice dinner or brunch somewhere. Then mention you'd like to stop somewhere along the way to check out a beautiful view or go for a short walk before going to eat.
I love animals! I'm always happy to incorporate them into any type of portrait session. I understand that they are part of your family and would love to include them in this moment for you.
If do bring your dog along for the proposal, typically we'll do some portraits with them and some without. Also if you're able to bring some of their favorite treats with you, this will help encourage them to look at the camera for some of the photos.
Depending on where we go, some travel fees may be added. I charge a small amount of travel for locations more than 1.5 hours from my home base of Broomfield, Colorado.
Other fees that might apply would be special permits, like in Rocky Mountain National Park, which requires a $50 single use photography permit for portraits done in the park. After a quick phone consultation I can put together a personalized quote for you.
Check out stories by the How They Asked Blog from The Knot. They have stories and photos about proposals from all kinds of different couples getting engaged all over the world.