Did you get pictures of him down on one knee?

posted 10 months ago in Proposals
Post # 32
127 posts
Blushing bee

We were on a hike and DH handed our dog’s leash to a friend and started leading me to a clearing by ourselves. At first I was like “FH what are you doing, friend shouldn’t have to hold our dog” and he was like come on, come on, and had a huge smile. I froze and at that moment I knew what he was about to do. Once DH had gotten me to the spot he had chosen and started saying *the things*, our friend pulled a camera out of her backpack and got photos of his proposal, me ugly crying, and all of the emotions that ensued thereafter. I am so happy to have all of this captured with photos and it makes my heart sing when I see them.  

What I would say is– it is *your* proposal! While some people need allllll of the photos and some are happy to just have a selfie, it really depends on what YOU want! After having gone through it, I would have also been happy if we just had a selfie stick or a tripod to take a photo right after. You will see the joy on your face in the photos and remember how you felt in that moment 🙂 

Post # 33
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

It was just the two of us, so we just took a selfie right after… and it was still just as wonderful! 

Post # 34
486 posts
Helper bee

I prefer to experience my life rather than photographing every second of it. I have no photos of my engagement, engagement photo sessions arent a thing where I live, and I had very minimal photo requirements for my actual wedding. I love my wedding photos but I dont need them to remind me of how amazing the day was. I was there, and my memories are perfect. 

Post # 35
914 posts
Busy bee

My husband proposed when we were ziplining in Hawaii. He ordered the photography package which was a bit shocking to me because he hates taking pictures. I was happy to he organized to have the moment captured. 



Post # 36
10 posts
  • Wedding: May 2020

My friend and her boyfriend were there so yes we have pictures of the proposal! 

Post # 37
542 posts
Busy bee

this reminds of the episode in the office where Michael hands out a list of things he would like to be surprised by…

if he had decided to do it himself that’s one thing, but requesting it seems a little awkward. 

Post # 40
593 posts
Busy bee

I think if he can figure out an easy way for it then great, but I wouldnt force it or make sure all your hair and makeup is all perfect (as it may ruin the suprise if he tells you to dress up). Just let the moment be what it is. 

We were at a movie set of my favourite movie with our best frends. I wanted to recreate some movie scenes so as we were getting into position he popped the question. Our friends had no idea he was going to but they took pics of it (which I didnt even notice). I am so glad I have them as I cannot remember what he said or the moment at all! haha

Post # 41
856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2020 - Hampton, VA

I do! He organized it with the staff of a local fine dining restaurant but I certainly would not have planned it ahead of time or required any photos. The bartender & waitress were kind enough to take photos on their phones on their own accord. I don’t think he asked them to. He just had it organized to happen there.

Here is our photo that we have on an end table in our living room:


Post # 42
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2020 - Scotland

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Katll222 :  I come at this from both sides of the issue. When my (then) boyfriend and I started to talk proposals, I told him under no circumstances did I want a big production with a bunch of people looking on.  He asked if I wanted pictures, etc since everyone we know who has gotten engaged in the past few years has had someone “lurking in the bushes”. I told him flat out NO because I wanted it to be special and intimate and between the two of us without having to immediately share our moment with someone else. Fast forward to the actual proposal… not what he planned, but he saw an opportunity to catch me off guard so he jumped at it.  AND THEN SOME RANDOM WOMAN WHO WE HAD NEVER MET BEFORE CAUGHT THE WHOLE THING ON VIDEO!  Am I super glad that I have that video to look back on and (let’s be honest) cry every time I watch it? YES. BUT.  Did that total stranger completely ruin the mood by shouting “YOU’D BETTER GET DOWN, I HAVE THIS ON VIDEO, I’LL SEND IT TO YOU” right after he proposed and we were laughing and crying and kissing? ALSO YES. 

Post # 43
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

We captured our engagement on a go pro. It wasn’t staged and was all candid! We were in Africa so I didn’t think twice about the go pro or constant pics! I’m glad we have that because the moment was a total wonderful blur.



Post # 44
57 posts
Worker bee

 Katll222 :  OP, i agree with you. As i am resding these comments, i was rather surprised at how passive aggressive some of these comments are.  I don’t think being proposed to is a minor thing at all. Just to be clear, I am not one of those people who takes a bunch of photos and post them on social media. My bf and i have less than 10 pics together in the past several years of dating. I am a very private person and most of my photos that’s in my phone gallery is of my dog for my own viewing 😂 anyways, from what i was told and from reading articles, sometimes the moment/ proposal happened so fast that after everything is said and done, it may feel like a blur. Some women don’t even remember if their SO got down on one knee. Having pictures to look back is always nice — especially if little details are important to you. 

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