Andrea and Maddison are getting married! - Grand Rapids, Michigan proposal
About a month and a half ago I received an inquiry about doing a proposal. I jumped all over the chance to photograph this because up until this point, I just hadn't been asked to do this sort of thing. Here is the deal... I LOVE love. So if anyone asks me if I will photograph a surprise marriage proposal, I'm going to be all over it.
Photographing a proposal can be a tricky endeavor. First Andrea had to come up with a plan of how to do it. She had told me about some ideas that she had and we worked together to come up with a way to make it happen around a certain time at a certain location. Then I had to play the part of wandering tourist taking photographs of the scenery.. haha! I had considered just hiding behind a bush, but I think that would have made me captain obvious, or even a distraction. Instead, I walked up like any tourist would and just started taking photos of the waterfall. I think Andrea was excited to get this proposal going because as soon as we made eye contact, she began to propose to Maddison - getting on one knee and everything.
I wanted to jump and clap, but I had a job to do.... haha!
After Andrea gave Maddison the ring, I approached to let Maddison know I was part of the plan. We then walked around the gardens to do some photos of the two of them together. Now I don't know if you have heard of or seen those ring boxes with the tiny video camera inside that captures the reaction of the recipient, but the video always turns out kind of blurry and the angle is super unflattering. I get it, its still kind of a cool little keepsake, but I think hiring a photographer to secretly capture the proposal is the best!
I make no secret of the fact that I love raw emotion, which is why I love photographing marriage proposals. If you are interested in having me secretly photograph you while you pop the question, get in touch using my contact page on this website.