A Guide to Hiring a Proposal Photographer A Guide to Hiring a Proposal Photographer Getting engaged is a huge milestone, and you'll want to capture it for all time. Some couples prefer to keep their proposal private, while others want a photographer nearby to take photos; after given the costs of an engagement ring and a weekend away to propose the cost of a photographer is relatively insignificant. If you're considering hiring a proposal photographer, here's everything you need to know. What is a Proposal Photographer? A proposal photographer is a photographer who specializes in capturing marriage proposals. They will hide nearby and take photos of the entire proposal, from the moment you get down on one knee to the moment your partner says yes. Some photographers, like George Ross Photography, include a mini-engagement shoot in the surprise proposal package. Do I Need a Proposal Photographer? That's up to you! Some couples prefer to have the moment to themselves, while others want a memento to cherish forever. If you're thinking about hiring a photographer, here are a few things to consider: \tYour budget: Proposal photographers aren’t too expensive in the grand scheme of the process from engagement to a wedding, but their services still cost money. \tYour proposal plans: If you're planning a surprise proposal, a photographer can capture the moment without spoiling the surprise.. How Much Does a Proposal Photographer Cost? The cost of a proposal photographer will vary depending on their experience, location, and the length of your engagement. However, you can typically expect to pay between $200 and $500. George Ross Photography typically costs around $300. When Should I Book a Proposal Photographer? It's best to book your photographer as soon as you have a proposal date and location in mind. This will give them enough time to scout out the location and plan their shots. How Do I find a location for my proposal? \tWebsites: Check out photographers websites to scout locations, some photographers such as George Ross offer a Zoom meeting where locations will be reviewed and he will discuss the pros and cons of each location based on your travel circumstances. \tGoogle Images: do a google search for Rhode Island proposal spots and find a location that you like. How Do I Hire a Proposal Photographer? There are a few ways to find a proposal photographer: \tWord-of-mouth: Ask your friends and family if they have any recommendations. \tOnline Review: Use a Google Reviews to find photographers in your area. \tSocial media: Look for photographers on Instagram and Pinterest. Once you've found a few photographers you like, be sure to interview them before making a decision. Ask them about their experience, their rates, and their style. Tips for Working with a Proposal Photographer Here are a few tips for working with a proposal photographer: \tCommunicate your vision: Tell your photographer what you want the photos to look like. \tBe flexible: Things don't always go according to plan, so be prepared to be flexible with the timing and location of your proposal. \tHave fun!: This is a special moment, so relax and enjoy it! Latest Proposal Photoshoots If you would like to learn more about surprise proposal photoshoots, pop-over to the Proposal/Engagement web page for details on pricing and lots of information for planning the perfect surprise proposal. TOP TIP After photographing many, many, surprise proposals… Never do anything different. A behaviour change will give the game away!