3. Make a solid plan.
There are many tricks that we have that help a photographed proposal go off without a hitch. Want to involve friends and family? Book a family portrait session with me and you’ll surprise your partner in the middle of the session. Nervous that I’ll miss the moment? That’s when we use the “ask a stranger” for a photo approach. Want to really control the scene? Charter a boat! Want to give them a puppy? Do it! But maybe check with them first.
Think about what makes your partner comfortable and excited—a walk on the beach? A nice dinner? A hike through the woods? The proposal is something they’re going to remember for the rest of their lives, so be sure it’s an easy “yes” for them by carefully planning how it’s going to go down. Once you’ve decided how the day (or evening) is going to go, make sure to inconspicuously schedule it at a time your partner is available. Then do a walk through of the entire plan.