Surprise Enagement Photoshoot Tips & Ideas

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It was a pleasure to photograph Christian and Whitney for her surprise engagement photoshoot in Playa del Carmen, MX.

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Surprise Engagement Proposal Photoshoot Tips

Having your surprise marriage proposal professionally photographed is something you will cherish for the rest of your life.

This is a huge moment and the start of an amazing life together. There’s nothing like a surprise, love, and excitement to get the best reactions and emotions which are definitely worth being photographed.

Pulling off an epic surprise proposal takes some thinking, and smart planning – especially, if professional photos are involved.

Find a professional photographer  – who knows the area. Work with our engagement photographers to choose a location near you where they can hide.  The location should also offer the ideal lighting.

The photographer may be somewhere behind you (behind a fence), or they may be in plain sight. We can work with you to ensure our photographer can hide away from your loved one’s sight – to ensure a surprise!

Timing is key. We cannot emphasize this enough! Timing is crucial when it comes to these surprise photoshoots.

Make sure you have a clear plan and that you follow through with it every step. If something goes wrong before the moment you reach your actual proposal spot (where the photographer is waiting for you), make sure to SMS them or share your live location on WhatsApp.

You want the photographer to be ready to shoot the magical moment at the perfect time – since you only get one shot at a surprise!

Have your lover dressed to look great in her photos. Take her out to a special dinner, invent a reason for the surprise engagement photoshoot, do anything it takes for her to be ready – but do make sure she is not suspecting anything!

Another idea to pull this off is by setting up a general photoshoot. It could be a gift for their birthday or photos for your vacation.

When you drop to one knee to make your proposal – it is going to be such a huge surprise! This is the perfect way to hide our photographer in plain sight (your loved one will not suspect anything). This will allow our photographer to shoot better quality photos too.

Regardless of which option you choose to take, working with a professional photographer will ensure your surprise engagement photoshoot is a success and the event is less stressful to you.

Do not stress out too much about it and let a professional photographer who knows the area help you with all the details. You want your love for each other to transfer to the photos, not your stress and over the planning of the perfect surprise engagement photoshoot.

Camera Settings & Software Used

My camera settings:

  • Sony A7III
  • ISO 50
  • 28-75M Tamron Lens
  • f5.6
  • Camera mode high-speed continuous shooting

Software used:

  • @lightroom
  • @photoshop
  • @nikcollection_official


If you need an engagement proposal photographer in Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Riviera Maya, or Cancun, please give us a WhatsApp +1 (713) 578 0080 or an email. We would love to earn your business!

Photography Coach Joshua Ardoin

Joshua Ardoin is a Playa del Carmen-based photographer, digital marketer, and coach serving Playa del Carmen, Cancun & Tulum.

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