Post # 1
So I plan on proposing soon in 2014, and was wondering how people felt regarding photos of their proposal.I plan on proposing in San Diego at La Jolla Cove (it might be cold, but i’ll tell her to bring a damn jacket lol)
On one hand, I see them pointless because your probably gonna have engagement photos, but on the other hand, it would be nice to relive this moment and get a 3 picture frame from ikea so I could do a proposal photo, engagment photo and wedding photo.
Was your proposal photographed or not? If not, would you have liked it to be photographed. If you did have pics of your proposal, can you upload them PLEASE!
Post # 3
Nope. I wouldn’t want it photographed. That is an intimate memory for us, no need to plaster it around the house.
Post # 4
I would love to have it professionally photographed. I’ve photographed other couples proposals, and I love the emotions captured, and think it’d be nice to have that as opposed to the ‘selfie showing off the ring’ shot afterwards.
Post # 5
@otto2008: Yes my proposal was photographed. We were down at Disney in Magic Kingdom when he had the photo pass photographer get me looking the opposite direction behind us and he gave the kids their signs to hold which read WILL U MARRY ME? when I turned around the photopass photographer was there snapping picture after picture. I loved that he thought about the photography aspect of such an important moment. I’m a picture fanatic though…..because most guys don’t think of things like that and MOST women would love to have pictures of their proposal. I say go for it!
Post # 6
He actually had it videotaped in HD, and we took screenshots from that for photos. My best friend was with us on vacation when he popped the question, and he proposed at sunset on the beach with literally just us out there. I love watching it back, especially because at the time, I was literally in shock, I didn’t see it coming at all (and I usually can haha) and so I wouldn’t have remembered a single word he said if it wasn’t filmed.
Post # 7
No, it was a personal moment between the 2 of us. Even if someone was there on DH’s request to photograph for us, I would feel like he was intruding. We were alone at sunset on a beach and I had my camera with me. I took a photo of DH with a wet sandy knee just after and that was just perfect for us.
Post # 8
Nope and I wouldn’t want one. That’s something between just the two of us and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone “spying” on that intimate moment
Post # 9
Yes! Yes! Yes! I would love if he thinks of pictures/video I am the type of person who always have my camera and love to document everything. It’s special to be able to look back at those memories and past them down to your kids ect (in my opinion) I think that would be special
Post # 10
@otto2008: Ours wasn’t photographed and I would’ve been disappointed if it was. I wanted it to be just me and him, which it was – we got engaged in his car on a country road.
Post # 11
@Glasgowbound: Agree 1000000 percent.
Post # 12
I didn’t have my proposal to FI photographed. Mainly because it would have been rather awkward and strange seeing how we were at his apartment to have some random photographer there. It would have been nice for sure, but I think if you’re planning your proposal to be somewhere private, having a photographer is just really strange. If it’s in public where your photographer can blend into the crowd until they’re needed, that’d be great. Otherwise it’s like, “Hey babe, why’d you drag me out here in the cold and who’s that with the camera?”
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@otto2008: No, mine wasn’t photographed, thank goodness! It would have been a trainwreck, and I’ve been thankful every day since it happened that he didn’t get a photographer, or tell anyone else before he asked me.
Post # 14
@otto2008: nope it wasn’t – I know people who had theirs photographed. I don’t care that mine wasn’t – although I do wish I’d been clearheaded enough to take a picture right after but it was effing cold out!
Post # 15
Nope, FI didn’t have our proposal photographed. We had someone take a picture of us together right after, though. It’s a private thing to us.
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
My FI did it in front of my entire family, basically, and I didn’t mind at all! My SIL filmed the whole thing, too. But there were so many kids making noise by her, and she did it on her phone, so you can’t really hear it. Which is frankly just as well. 😉
ETA: I didn’t realize this was a thing, though. I think an actual photographer, and if it was just us, would have been extremely weird.