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Doing Proposal photography in the Twin cities 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!

I usually get “the call” or the email very close to the actual proposal, so there is tons of excitement!

Here is your Surprise Proposal Checklist:

  1. You and your partner
  2. A ring
  3. A Special Spot (See below for ideas)
  4. An itinerary for the day
  5. Prepare what to say!
  6. Photographer
  7. Family (Optional)
  8. Bubbly (Optional)

Where to do your surprise Proposal in Minneapolis or St Paul

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!

Men proposing at the garden

Minnehaha Falls

The falls are in the middle of the city and are GORGEOUS!

proposal photography at Minnehaha falls

Stone Arch Bridge Surprise Proposal

If you want to have a postcard

Sculpture Garden

The iconic cherry on the spoon!

St Anthony Main

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

 

Where else could I do this Proposal thingie?

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

 

  • Rice Park
  • Mill City
  • Como Conservatory
  • Guthrie Theater
  • Carriage Ride along Stone Arch
  • your first date spot
  • where you first met
  • your favorite restaurant
  • your favorite museum
  • a picturesque small town ( Stillwater, Red Wing or others!)
  • one of our 10 000 lakes
  • 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
  • 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!

 

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!

“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!

Proposal Coverage
PRICING

- Proposal Coverage and coordination
- Mini Engagement Session
- Quick Sneak Peeks texted to you in the next four hours!
- Online password protected gallery to share with easy image download
- Printing rights to the fully-edited digital files
               Fee $450*

ADD ONS:
- One or Two Locations around the city! 650 total
- Custom Planner and setups 700 total

*Pricing is for Minneapolis & St Paul. For surprise proposals a little further, please inquire for availability and travel fee! 

BOOK!

"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.

what couples say

First step: Let's chat!
I would love to hear about you two and what is your proposal idea!

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Cheers, friend!

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