To propose to your partner isn’t that easy, especially if you want to do something particular. But as a photographer I’ll be more than happy to cheerlead you through the wedding proposal planning and give you some adive and inputs.
Here you can find some to-go tips in order not to make any mistakes for your perfect wedding proposal in the Dolomites.
Tell The Photographer About your plans to propose during the photoshoot
This is the first rule to make the proposal as smooth as possible!
If I know that you want to propose in the Dolomites during the photoshoot, I can help you with the planning and be your ally when it comes to location, ideas, excuses and other plans you might have.
If you decide to do it on your own, it’s harder for me to catch the moment. This could leat to less nice photographs.
Tell your partner about the photoshoot
This point is really crucial. Whilst many people think it’s less suspicious to NOT tell the partner about the photoshoot, it can totally backfire.
Whether you tell your partner the day of the shoot or right after having taken a decision is up to you. Don’t make it too important, keep it sweet and natural. (more in the second point)
If you tell your partner that you have planned a photoshoot together during your stay in the Dolomites, he/she can have the chance to dress nice or put on some lipstick.
Also, it builds trust with the photographer (me), and he/she won’t be distracted by a foreigner taking pictures whilst they’re proposing.
Besides this, I can be more prepared for the moment and the photographs are generally better since I can put you in the best light to make it all perfect.
I fear my partner will be too suspicious if I say I have booked a couple photoshoot in the Dolomites
This is a true issue – it can have a lot of reasons indeed. If you’re too sure your partner is going to suspect a proposal during a photoshoot, I highly recommend having a closer look at your situation first in order to be on the safe side. I have some aces up my sleeves to keep everything as low key as possible. Contact me and tell me more about your situation!
How to not sound suspicious when telling your partner about the photoshoot for the secret Wedding proposal you planned
Keep it casual. A good way not to make your partner suspect you’re going to propose is to really act chill and usual. Don’t do as it was super important, you just had a nice idea, since you would love to have some pics of you on vacay for example.
If you like to hike, you could tell your partner you organized a small hike with a photographer you got in touch with on social media for example.
Partners often make their own research too if they get excited or suspicious, so don’t make it up too much and keep it all as natural as possible.
Have a secret word or phrase with your photographer for the Wedding proposal itself
As a master of pranks, I have loads of ideas on how to make your partner stay exactly as you want it. Believe me, I’ve said the most creative things to keep partners frozen. They just trust me and won’t move. 😉
This is something I always LOVE to discuss and it is where the magic happens.
Avoid proposing where your partner is expecting it
Generally, stay away from too well-known locations. Partners are smart and will always be hoping for the moment to happen at one of those spots. Having a photographer with you won’t make it less suspicious I guess.
Only choose well-known locations just if you’re 100% sure your partner isn’t expecting a proposal. Partners smell from miles away when you’re having plans.
Eugene has chosen Lago di Braies for the proposal, but he was 10000% sure Taeler wasn’t expecting it at all. We’ve been planning the proposal for a few months. Also, read the next point about locations.
Romantic Locations to propose in the Dolomites
The Dolomites have so many beautiful places to propose to your partner. As I wrote in the last point, better stay away from famous spots to propose. They aren’t as romantic as you think they are unless you visit them at the right time. Famous locations in the Dolomites are pretty crowded, especially in the summer months (July & August) and you better avoid them if you want your privacy.
As a local wedding & couple photographer, I know a lot of alternative epic spots you can propose to your partner in the Dolomites. So if you’re thinking about a proposal at Lago di Braies, Seceda, Alpe di Siusi or Tre Cime di Lavaredo, I might help you find other locations for a proposal in the Dolomites that are as breathtaking, just contact me and I’ll spill the beans.
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