It’s getting to that time of year; love is in the air and something just feels right. And, when something feels as good as this, it’s wise to enact the words of Beyoncé by putting a ring on it if you like it.
As someone who has been a part of engagements and engagement photography for years, I’ve picked up some tips and tricks from hopeful fiancé’s over the years. Things they are grateful they had planned into popping the question and others they wish they had. For example; it can often be the little things such as looking around your loved one’s jewelry to see their cut, style and color before heading off to spend the big bucks on the perfect diamond.
Tip number one is to get down and dirty (in the innocent way) about feelings and future talk. Sometimes, it can be easy to get lost in the idea of a big wedding with all the family gathering around to celebrate the union between you and your spouse. However, your other half might have other ideas.
Even if you know they want to get married in the future, make sure it is the right time for them to say ‘yes’. You can do this by dropping hints in conversation, mentioning other friends and family with recent engagements, or even seeing if a big shiny ring sparkles in their eyes when you pass a jeweler in the mall.
When you capture your engagement photography (which you should), there’s no need to be fretting about the ring. When it’s in the moment, everything is down to the question and the feeling. Sometimes, the ring isn’t right. Whether it’s the color, the fit, the size or the brilliance of the diamond. But, these are all things that can be changed.
In fact, a common trend at the moment is to pop the question and then shop together with both of your influences to find the right token of engagement the first time around.
Here are some other special options for proposals without a ring that’ll still make the perfect engagement photography mementos:
Suggesting a Tattoo
A Self-Made Bracelet
Your First Photo Together
A Love Letter
An Heirloom Engagement Ring
Naming a Star
Planting a Tree
A Hand-Whittled Wooden Token
Whatever you do, don’t jump the gun on this one. I know the excitement of making someone your fiancé can collapse all sense of time but waiting for the right day can make or break an unforgettable proposal and engagement photography.
In fact, the most popular ‘special’ day for proposals to take place is Valentine’s Day. With Christmas Eve a close second and New Year’s Eve taking third place. However, other days that could be special to both of you (while bettering your chances of hiring engagement photography) could be birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, the birth of your child, the day a business was launched and so on.
Another reason you should wait until special and unique occasions such as these is that your significant other won’t be tuned into the surprise! If you’re having a meal or heading out for an event, they could attribute it to the annual specialties.
A final top tip from your Philadelphia proposal photographer would be to capture the moment. I may be a little biased but specializing in everything extraordinary and memory- related (including the day you pop the question and the day you say; ‘I do’), I see the joy these photos can bring.
So, contact me today to arrange the capture of your special moments with your fiancé-to-be, friends and family.
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