Post # 1
I asked a similar but much lengthier question a few days ago but I’ll condense it hoping I get more responses:
How do you feel about having your (surprise – obviously proposal being photographed (Candidly/ hidden)? Glad to have captured the moment? or an invasion of an intmate and private moment?
Does it make a difference if the locaton will already have a handful of people around?
Thanks for your feedback!
Post # 3
I’d love to have my reaction photographed. It’s a very special moment and one you can show your children.
But I’m not terribly private
Post # 4
I’d love if my FI had arranged to have it photographed. Go for it!
Post # 5
@FinallyHappening: I think it depends on your proposal. If you’re all dressed up and out on the town, I’d say definitely. If you were caught completely off-guard, like I was, I’d say no. However, when my guy asked me I had been packing/moving in the southern summer heat and had dust bunnies in my hair…not my best moment.
Post # 6
Maybe this needs a poll with several possible scenarios?
Don’t forget to think of us when trying to decide whether to get pics . . .
Post # 7
I would have loved if my proposal would have been photographed!
Post # 8
I would love it too!
And I think it’s romantic even if it’s raining 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
It depends on the proposal and the couple. My FI asked me on the balcony of our shared apartment while I was in my PJs. Having secret photographs of that would feel like someone was snooping on us.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
My FI set up his phone and took a video of the proposal (: I’m really glad we have that footage and it’s so funny to hear all the random talking before it happened.. and then to hear how everything changed as I realised what was happening. I’m happy that he did it.
Post # 11
My proposal was photographed — though it was a cell phone camera. I wish that I had more photos or a professional taking the photos at the time, haha!
I’m all about taking pictures for all sorts of things, though. And I live kinda far away from my parents so it was nice to send them the photos of it happening! They really appreciated it.
ETA: We had his brother, brother’s gf and another couple with us on a weekend away when he proposed. I really enjoyed having them around for the special moment because we got to celebrate right away! (They all knew it was going to happen and brought champagne for the trip)
Post # 12
My FI had his best friend hide and take pictures. I didn’t see him until after the proposal was over and I was so surprised and happy that we were going to have pictures that I ran over and hugged him before my FI could get the ring on me! I’m very close with him too, so it didn’t change the intimacy or privacy of the moment. I didn’t even know he was there!
I will always cherish those photos and every time I think of the planning and effort that went into it, my heart smiles 🙂
Post # 13
If my future husband had a surprise photographer, I would be forever grateful. I don’t want him to propose around a bunch of people, I would prefer it be just he and I. So, to be able to share that moment with our family and friends would be super!
Post # 14
Thanks for the replies everyone! The plan is to have an excuse to be all dolled up and to be in an extremely photogenic location, so I think I have the reassurance I needed! Feel free to continue to comment though, I love to hear your opinions!
Post # 15
I would have been thrilled. As a photographer, you can image that I find photography to be incredibly imporant. My DH proposed to me in our home, before a Christmas party, so it wasn’t a public propsoal that could have been easily photographed.
Post # 16
My engagement pics had a beer table, strangers, etc in the back ground. (Pictures should been from behind me to show the huge NYE ball and fireworks etc – but regardless of all this – I still love them 🙂