Proposals: To photograph or Not?

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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 Smile

Post # 4
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d love if my Fiance had arranged to have it photographed. Go for it!

Post # 5
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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
9113 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would have loved if my proposal would have been photographed!

Post # 8
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would love it too!

And I think it’s romantic even if it’s raining 🙂 

Post # 9
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

It depends on the proposal and the couple. My Fiance 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
5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

My Fiance 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
44 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My Fiance 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 Fiance 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
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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 # 15
6573 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would have been thrilled. As a photographer, you can image that I find photography to be incredibly imporant. My Darling Husband 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
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 🙂

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