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Proposal Tips: Make Your Special Moment Unforgettable

Updated: May 17

I tell my clients, so their special moment is PERFECT for them! Having a client that listens to direction from their proposal planner and photographer have beautiful end results!


Planning the perfect proposal is an art that combines heartfelt expression, strategic planning, and a bit of guidance from professionals. As a seasoned proposal planner and photographer, I've seen countless magical moments unfold, and I can confidently say that a well-prepared proposal not only captures the essence of your love story but also creates lasting memories. Here are some expert tips to ensure your proposal is everything you dream of and more.


Speak from the Heart

Your proposal should be a reflection of your unique relationship. Speak from the heart and let your emotions guide your words. Expressing genuine feelings will make the moment even more special. Think about what makes your partner unique and why you want to spend the rest of your life with them. Authenticity is key, so let your love and admiration shine through.


Share the Moment You Knew They Were the One

One powerful way to personalize your proposal is to share the exact moment you realized your partner was "the one." This anecdote not only adds a personal touch but also shows that you cherish and remember the significant milestones in your relationship. Was it a specific event, a quiet moment, or something they did that made you feel certain they were your forever person? Sharing this story will make your proposal deeply meaningful.


Make Sure You Get Down on Your Left Knee!

Tradition plays a vital role in proposals, and getting down on one knee is a timeless gesture that signifies respect, devotion, and humility. It's a classic move that adds a touch of romance and formality to the occasion. Make sure you’re on your left knee, as this is the traditional stance, and it will make the moment feel more authentic and ceremonial.


Say the Life-Changing Four Words

The climax of your proposal is, of course, the moment you ask, "Will you marry me?" These four words carry immense weight and emotion. Take a deep breath, look into your partner’s eyes, and deliver this pivotal question with confidence and sincerity. This is the moment they’ve been waiting for, so make it count.


Listen to Your Photographer

As a proposal planner and photographer, I can't stress enough the importance of listening to your photographer during the proposal. We’re here to capture the magic of the moment and guide you through different poses and angles to ensure you have beautiful photos to cherish forever. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Trust Their Expertise: Photographers know the best angles and lighting to make your proposal look stunning. Trust their guidance and be open to their suggestions.

  2. Be Flexible: Sometimes, spontaneous moments create the best photos. If your photographer suggests a change in location or pose, go with the flow. It’s all about capturing the perfect shot.

  3. Relax and Enjoy: It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and nerves of the moment, but try to relax and enjoy the experience. Genuine smiles and laughter make for the best photos.


Bonus Proposal Tip: Plan Ahead

To ensure everything goes smoothly, plan ahead and think about the logistics of your proposal. Consider the following:

  • Location: Choose a meaningful location that holds significance for both of you. Whether it’s a favorite park, a memorable vacation spot, or a cozy spot at home, the location should reflect your relationship.

  • Timing: Think about the best time for your proposal. Whether it’s a sunrise moment, a sunset backdrop, or a special date, timing can add to the magic.

  • Details: Pay attention to the little details. From the ring to any decorations, these elements can enhance the overall experience.


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These photos captured by Kim Markgraf Photography are breathtaking!




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