Surprise Proposal Of Marriage Followed by Nighttime Engagement Photos
Portland Oregon Surprise Proposal of Marriage Photography
I specialize in capturing the proposal moment on camera. My goal is to capture the emotion and excitement of the proposal as well as the joy and happiness of the couple after their big day.
I am based out of Portland Oregon and travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. I am available for destination weddings, elopements, proposals, and any other occasion where you would like to share your special moments with friends and family.
I either come along with the group of friends and have my camera out the whole time or I set up with my camera at a vista before the couple arrive where I hide in plain sight. If I am tagging along with a big group, I usually have my camera out the whole time. I would be happily clicking away from the beginning. No suspicions are given by an busy camera enthusiast. It's a sight easily ignored. When the proposal happens it's easy to be ready. If the couple is arriving alone together it's a good plan to have the camera set up at our pre-determined location. Popular views and destinations usually have photographers hanging around. Taking photos the whole time when the proposal begins I begin.
After the proposal itself couples usually move into a bit of engagement photos. Engagement photos can be a different day all together. It depends on the interest of the couple. After the proposal itself couples usually move into a bit of engagement photos. Engagement photos can be a different day all together. It depends on the interest of the couple
Proposal of Marriage
Proposal of Marriage
Nighttime engagement photos are an excellent way to have your surprise proposal of marriage photos stand out!
Nighttime engagement photos are a great way to capture the magic of your special day in a unique way. They're also a fun twist on traditional engagement portraits. Here's how to make nighttime engagement photos work for you. If you've been thinking about taking engagement photos at night, here are some tips to help you make them work for you. 1) Choose a location some ambient light. You'll need enough light to see what you're doing, but not so much that you lose the shadows. Photos from nighttime shoot only have backgrounds that show from illuminated sources. Capacities or indoor locations will work well. Outdoor at night with no ambient light the photos take much longer to expose. 2) Wear whatever you like. Some clients change outfits. Some clients use just the one. 3) Bring a tripod. A tripod will allow you to take longer exposures without losing image quality. 4) Off Camera flash should be used sparingly. Two - four units will provide a studio light look in a out of studio setting. Choose a Location with A Strong Background! A view over the city. A view across the water. A private wooded hillside. Let the clients interest guide the location for the photo shoot. The best locations for engagement photos are ones where there is something interesting happening in the background. If you want to capture the couple looking at each other, then look for a location with a strong foreground. For example, if you want to show them looking into each others eyes, then choose a location with a strong background. Look for a place with lots of trees, flowers, or buildings. You might find a spot to see the beautiful sunset. Or maybe a park bench or a bridge would be a nice backdrop. Whatever the setting, make sure that the background has some kind of visual interest. Keep the posing to a minimum. Let the client be themself. Everyone looks great when they are being themself. Have fun with each other! Your photographer knows what to do. There is no reason to pose much. There is a generally a direction we want to shoot toward, a place we want to be in to collect great photos. Just being yourself will let the best photographers in Portland do their work. The key to getting great engagement photos is to keep the posing to a minimum and allow the couple to be themselves. If you are having fun, then the photos will be fun too. You will never feel uncomfortable with a great photographer by your side. The best engagement photographers have a way of making you feel like an old friend. Once comfortable the photos just flow. Choose locations that speaks to the style of your client. Location is everything when it comes to engagement photography. You need to choose a location that speaks to the style of your clients. It's also important to consider this. This helps ensure that you capture the right mood and energy for each moment. The best photographers know plenty of locations if you do not feel confidant selecting a location for your shoot. Some locations are happy to allow professional photographers with their clients but ask a fee. Some locations that would be amazing for your a photo-shoot do not allow professional photographers with their clients. A pro will help guide you to to the best results for your needs. Use natural light where possible. Use studio light on location when the light is too low. If you're taking engagement photos at night, use a tripod and set up lights so that you can control the lighting