How to Prepare for Your Surprise Engagement Session

Engagement session at the Andaz Wailea.

Engagement session at the Andaz Wailea.

Engagement photos are a wonderful way to announce your big news to friends and family, but what about capturing that exciting moment of popping the question as well? Surprise engagement photo sessions are a fabulous way to commemorate the new milestone in your relationship. With the emotion and excitement in front of our lens, allow us to capture the love and commitment behind it. Here are a few tips from the artists of Coral Weddings to ensure a successful and fun surprise engagement photo session!

Engagement session at the Andaz Wailea.

Engagement session at the Andaz Wailea.

 

Get in touch with your photographer before the session. There are typically two options to go about booking your surprise engagement photo session. You can either 1. Have the photographer hide while candidly capturing you two during the proposal or 2. Book the session as planned activity for the two of you and then surprise your partner during the photo shoot!

Engagement session at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Engagement session at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

 

There are pros and cons to either option. If you go with the candid surprise, the photographer will be able to capture an organic reaction of the proposal with an intimate setting. Make sure that you let your photographer know what you will be wearing (maybe even send them a photo of what the two of you look like) and be sure to know where the photographer will be hiding. As a planned activity, your partner will be able to be prepared for getting their photo taken. Either way, it’s a promising surprise!

Engagement session at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Engagement session at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.

Enjoy your session and have fun! Being in the moment with your loved one will provide for a natural session where you can both be comfortable in front of the camera and enjoy your memorable moment.