Proposals are incredibly personal. You know your significant other better than anyone, so we encourage you to prioritize elements that make your proposal unique to you. Skip the monuments and instead opt for the place you had your first date or your favorite hiking spot. There’s beauty everywhere so don’t be afraid to go outside the Beltway. You’ve probably never done this before so we help you plan for the time of day, your ruse to get your partner there, and the spot to kneel to get the best lighting. It’s going to be amazing so don’t be surprised if we cry tears of joy for you.
Proposals = Happiness
We know that you'll want to share your news with friends and family right away, so we turn around select images within 24 hours—same day if possible. The rest arrive within a couple weeks.
• What if it rains?
Don't let a little rain deter your plans. Though, if a downpour is imminent, having a backup indoor location is ideal. Consider finding a greenhouse, record shop, or cozy café to pop the question. Avoiding big-name companies often provides more unique aesthetics, and try choosing a location that will not be too dark and prevent us from seeing their reaction.
• Any tips to get my partner to dress up a little?
Plan a dinner or show for after your proposal. It's the perfect cover to ensure your partner is dressed to impress when you bend the knee. #gameofthrones
• What if I want to propose on a hike or other activity?
Consider us in. Your proposal story should reflect who you are as a couple. If that involves us sweating a little in order to capture the moment, we're good with it.
• Do you recommend DC's monuments?
The monuments can be tricky. There are literally bus-loads of tourists, most often in the afternoon and evening, that risk stepping between you and our cameras. If one of the monuments is special to your relationship, the mornings are your best bet to reduce complications. Tell your partner you're going to a brunch, Smithsonian, or early movie date afterward to help keep your plan a secret.