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Surprise proposal for Armay – She said YES

December 3, 2021

How To Plan A Surprise Proposal

Your surprise proposal in Hawaii can feel overwhelming but as your photographer I’m here to help you along the way. You are likely planning this all on your own as most people keep their proposal a secret from family and friends. When you work with me, rest assured I’ll help you figure out the logistics and timing so that your girlfriend or boyfriend is truly surprised. The first thing you and I will figure out is a day and time to surprise proposal. The next step is to choose your location and many people will choose a beautiful beach for their photo shoot. Ryan chose Waialae Beach Park in Kahala on the island of Oahu. The spot is ideal because it’s convenient and it has beautiful coconut trees and ocean views.

“A Simple PhotoShoot”

The final step is to decide whether or not you will tell your girlfriend or boyfriend that you have planned a photoshoot. Many of my clients decide to let their significant other know that they’ve booked a “photo shoot” but they do not tell them that they will propose. Letting your significant other know that they will be having their photo taken will allow them to plan for it. They will be able to pick a beautiful outfit and get their hair and makeup done. Once the photo shoot has begun I will treat it as any other photo shoot and keep their intention a total secret until he decides to pop the question. Oftentimes, I will tell my client to give me a visual clue when they are about to get down on one knee, this ensures that I am ready with my camera for that moment.

A local couple walking down the sand on the beach holding hands and looking at each other.
Black and white photo of the moment after he proposes to his girlfriend on the beach.
young woman looking into her boyfriends eyes while holding a bouquet of red roses.
man holding his fiance with his arms around her waist.  Coconut trees along a white sand beach.

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