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Minneapolis Proposal Photographer – Surprise Proposals Guide

There is so many romantic ways to propose, and one of the best ways to make it special for your spouse is by capturing the moment with photos. As a photographer, doing Proposal photography in the Twin cities and all over Minnesota is one of my all time favorite!  There is such a high emotion and joy! Photographing this unique moment is a wonderful way to save it and make it a gift for your soon to be spouse!

Couple candid moments after their surprise proposal in Minneapolis

The happy moments after the surprise proposal

Quick Surprise Proposal Checklist:

  1. You and your partner
  2. Photographer
  3. A ring
  4. A Special Spot (See below for ideas)
  5. Bubbly (Optional)

5 Reasons to hire a Surprise Proposal Professional Photographer

For those couples that want to want to have that moment photographed! Every couple is different and some couples would rather celebrate quietly and without any fanfare.  But for the madly-in-love couples who want to have their story told through photos, you can count on our experience and creative eye to document the moment beautifully and organically, capturing all of the joy, the tears, the laughs and the kisses of your surprise proposal.

1. Help in the Planning

Your Photographer will help you choose the best spot for planning, the best time for the proposal to happen and even a plan B !

2. The “Professional” part  

Your photographer will have pro equipment that is fast and can endure the weather elements. The experience of the photographer also is important as we know how to anticipate for the best angle and coach you on this as well! ( They will also anticipate any photobombs)

3. Keep it private

If you are more of a private couple and want to keep this moment to just you two without friends and family, but still want to share the news, is a great idea to have a photographer capture it!

4. Memories

You are so swept up in the proposal that will be so precious to have some visual aid to remember how it felt!

5. Announcements !

The gorgeous photos will be a great way to share your news with family and friends, as well as make it into cute announcements for social media or save the date cards!

Best locations to propose in Minnesota, Minneapolis or St Paul

Best Places Where to do your surprise Proposal in Minneapolis or St Paul

If you are just starting to make plans, I am happy to help you out. There are many ways to propose, and many location ideas that I can provide best on your own inspiration. Let’s start with the best popular locations to propose!

When finding a location to propose you will want to make it something that is special, meaningful or stunning! Some couples look for a stunning backdrop while others choose for a more secluded spot.

1. Stone Arch Bridge Surprise Proposal

If you want to have a postcard photo of your favorite skyline! This bridge is gorgeous all year, in the summer nights or in snowy December nights!

Night proposal at Minneapolis stone arch bridge

Stone arch bridge Night proposal

2. Lyndale Rose Garden

Proposing during a trip to the Rose garden in the summer is perfect to sneak out to the gorgeous Lyndale Rose Garden and get on one knee when she least expects it!

The best is that there is a cute fountain in the center of the garden that is a great location for this.

Men proposing at the garden in Minneapolis

Lyndale Rose Garden Proposal

 3. Minnehaha Falls

The falls are in the middle of the city and are GORGEOUS! This popular location is really a wonderful spot to do a surprise proposal.

proposal photography at Minnehaha falls

4. Boom Island Park

Good all year because of the beautiful skyline, and even more perfect in the fall, Boom Island Park in Northeast Minneapolis is a gorgeous park with stunning view of the city of Minneapolis!

Boom Island Proposal

5. Split Rock Lighthouse in The Northshore

This iconic park is a wonderful spot for something special! Proposing at the North Shore is a wonderful idea for outdoor lovers.

6. Como Zoo Conservatory

Thinking of a gorgeous garden ?  The Como Zoo Conservatory is great all year for a proposal. They rent out the space for a half an hour just for you!  Is a wonderful choice for the Winter !

7. Rice Park in December

Talking about Winter, there is my favorite park to catch in December: Rice Park with all the lights. Is incredibly magical to be there!

8. At the Lake

One of our 10 000 lakes in Minnesota will be a great backdrop for this moment!

9. St Anthony Main

There is a little spot in from of Aster Cafe that gets pretty beautiful around Sunset!

10. Sculpture Garden

The iconic cherry on the spoon! There are many spots you can choose for this gorgeous backdrop!

15 More ideas ! Where else could I do a Surprise Proposal?

If you are not sure where to do your Twin Cities Proposal, grab on of these ideas such as:

  • your first date spot
  • where you first met
  • your favorite restaurant
  • a picturesque small town ( Stillwater, Red Wing or others!)
  • somewhere around the Northshore 
  • a garden 
  • a bridge
  • a waterfall
  • a concert or event
  • sports event
  • during a family gathering surrounded by the people you love
  • at your home
  • at the state fair or a festival
  • the airport

Here is what to expect when you hire us as your photographer !

  • Consultation: We will take on planning your proposal together! We will find a time for a phone consultation to brainstorm what you have in mind. I am happy to offer experience, ideas and advice !
  • Logistics: We will text or email about the plan and itinerary you have for the day, logistics planning on my side include diagrams and directions for the exact location, as well as lighting and weather suggestions, even what to wear! I will also give you tips on how to place yourself and where to stand based on the scenery!
  • Proposal day : I will be in communication on where I arrive and to know where you are heading!  Once the proposal happens I will come over and say HI! After the shock, we will shoot for a bit around town and I will let you on keep celebrating!

 

Frequently asked Questions:

My parents are in town… Should we bring family? 

Absolutely! We can hide them in a bush – I have done many proposals where family is in town visiting for the proposal and it adds such a wonderful element to the celebration of an already wonderful moment!

“What if I have a crazy idea…?”

I am in!! If you want to propose in a zip line , after a helicopter ride or in the top of Palisade Head. Let’s do it!

Will you help me setup ?

Yes! We work with a wonderful planner and decorator if you would like to setup something stunning and unique!

 

Minnesota Proposal Photographer Packages

Proposal Coverage
PRICING

- Proposal Coverage and coordination
- Mini Engagement Session
- Quick Sneak Peeks in the next four hours!
- Online password protected gallery to share with easy image download
- Printing rights to the fully-edited digital files

      $495*



*Pricing for Minneapolis & St Paul. 



 

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"We will certainly treasure them"

"Those photos are AMAZING! Thank you so much for capturing the memories of our special day. We will certainly treasure them forever & I’m so glad Nic found you in Minneapolis! "

"All of the photos reflect the love."

GINNY & CODy

Laura went above and beyond to capture our wedding day. We had a few special requests, like some photos with our dog and photos of each table, and she took these in stride. We wanted the focus of the photography to be on our families, since we are rarely in one place at one time, and I feel like she succeeded in this 100% - all of the photos reflect the love and importance of family togetherness. She was so kind, compassionate, and incredibly easy to work with. She made the process effortless so that I could focus my time and energy on other aspects of the day and did not have to worry about the photography side of it at all. I would highly recommend Laura!

NICOLE & DAN

We are so incredibly happy that we chose Laura as our wedding photographer! Throughout the whole planning process, she was open, friendly and extremely helpful. She was quick to respond to all of my questions and I always felt like we were on the same page. Through every step of the process, she was there for us with her amazing ideas and suggestions. I really appreciated Laura’s calm demeanor on the big day – she was very professional and non-intrusive. Even more than being very organized and pleasant to work with, she is an exceptionally talented photographer!! We are so happy with all of our photos. 

Laura’s wonderful work is going to help us remember how beautiful and joyous our wedding day was for the rest of our lives. Thanks so much, Laura – we appreciate you more than you know!

Click here to view Nicole & Dan's wedding photos on the blog.

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