Vienna: Tips for Planning a Surprise Proposal
Some proposals are more surprising than others. If you and your SO have been together for a while, talked over your futures and know that marriage is on the horizon (or if your sweetheart spotted you browsing for rings), then a proposal might not be the most surprising. However, a proposal caught on camera is always a surprise that never fails to delight.
When one half of this lovely couple in Vienna decided to pop the question, a Local Lens photographer was ready to capture each moment as this fairytale proposal unfolded (and all in a truly fairytale-esque setting). There’s nothing quite like asking such a monumental question in such a magical place, especially when you have the photos to keep the memories fresh for a lifetime.
So, if you think a surprise photoshoot is just the thing to take your surprise proposal to the next level, here are our tried and true tips.
Tips for Planning a Surprise Proposal and Proposal Photoshoot
Go One of Two Routes
There are two preferred ways to make this all go down. One, you can suggest a vacation photo shoot while you’re traveling, so your SO is all dressed up and ready when you get down on one knee (or, you could sneakily have a friend suggest a vacation photo shoot, so no one’s the wiser). Two, you can have the photographer hiding nearby, to take photos while your SO is unaware.
Slow Things Down
Whichever way you go, remember that there’s a photographer trying very hard to capture your special moment for all it’s worth. Take things slow. Stay on one knee for a bit longer than necessary (even if you really want to go in for that kiss!).
Work with Your Partner in Crime
Again, make your proposal photographer’s job a little easier, so you get the best photos possible. While they’ll be ready to snap photos at a second’s notice, it can be handy to work out a cue between the two of you, so they know when the big ask is about to happen, whichever one of the two routes discussed above you choose.
Go with an Experienced Photographer
This is not your Local Lens photographer’s first rodeo. You want a photographer that’s well-versed in surprise proposals, so everything goes as smoothly as possible and you come home from your trip eager to show your friends and family not only that gorgeous ring but also the beautiful photos of your memorable moment (and we bet Grandma’s going to want several copies for herself).
Whether you’re traveling to a romantic, magical locale like Vienna, or any other picturesque city around the world, there’s a Local Lens photographer in your neck of the woods that can photograph your surprise proposal with spectacular results.
All Photos Captured by Local Lens Photographer Andreas in Vienna