Post # 1
A few weeks ago, I went ring shopping with boyfriend, and he ended up purchasing a ring and a new setting while I was there. That wasn’t the plan, but we both fell in love with a specific setting, and wanted to change out the main stone size. When we were leaving, the sales person indicated it would take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to have the ring finalized. So, I know my boyfriend will have the ring very soon.
His sister is a professional photographer, and mentioned that their mom wants family photos done next month, and planned a date for the photos to be taken. I’m thinking that my boyfriend is going to propose this day..because his sister is the one taking the pictures. If it was actual family photos, I would think there would be another photographer so she could be included! There’s also several other indicators, but this is my biggest supporting thought!
I wanted to ask for some advice regarding the photos! If you had photos taken of your proposal, what are some things that you loved? Anything you would change? Is there anything you would do differently?
In preparation for the photos, should I be doing something extra? Meaning, would you consider getting a spray tan, getting your nails done, or even getting your hair cut a week or two prior? I know this all comes down to preference on each individual person, but I’m just looking for some general advice! I’m a huge planner so I’m trying to exert my energy into this.
For anyone looking for any background information on us as a couple, we are both 25 and have been together for over 8.5 years. We met the first day of high school, and started dating when we were juniors (so when we were 16)! I wanted to include this bit of informationb because I always love reading the background information on couples on all the threads that I’ve already read!
Post # 2
Congrats!! I knew a proposal was coming so I had a few preparations:
– Went to the salon to get my hair touched up
– Got my nails done
– Started using fake tan
– Did my makeup every day
– Got eyelash extensions
My fiancé got a photographer for the proposal and it was amazing! The only thing I regret is not having more pictures, in all the cute poses like showing the ring, etc. I was just so excited and emotional and it went by so fast!
Post # 3
We are planning for our engagement/proposal photos to be taken the day after the proposal itself. I don’t want the stress of a shoot/timings to take away from the day itself. We are planning to go for a private dinner the evening of.
Come the next day, I won’t do much differently as I’m not a fan of posed photos so will be skipping makeup/fake tan/hair done etc. but that’s just me.
Post # 4
If I knew I was getting proposed to I’d definitely make sure to have my hair and makeup nicely done – a tan isn’t something I really care about so that wouldn’t bother me. I’d also make sure I was in an outfit I liked.
As a photographer who photograph’s a lot of proposals I’d say it’s about 75/25 as to who is “done up” and who isn’t. A lot of my clients will pop the question before or after a nice dinner out, so by default they’re dressed nicely. Sometimes I have couples just taking a casual walk on the beach and in those cases they aren’t really dressed up. I always spend a few minutes after the proposal taking some engagement-style photos of the couple, so I do try to suggest (to the person doing the proposing) that if they think their partner would want to look “put together” consider doing it during a time they’d be dressed nicely – like before or after a nice dinner.
I do actually have a family session coming up where a proposal will be happening during it! I love when that happens!