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Your Proposal Services Guide

For the day you plan to go from dating to officially engaged,


– Nelson Laporte

When it comes to popping the question, it is all about timing and planning. I am here to capture your perfect moment for one of the biggest questions you will ever ask. 

Proposal Pictures by Nelson Laporte

Your Proposal 

Whether you’re getting down on one knee in your local park, popping the question in a romantic restaurant, or doing it surrounded by friends at a barbecue, you’ll always remember the look on your sweetheart’s face when you ask them to be yours forever. Booking a surprise proposal photoshoot lets you preserve that moment forever, and gives you the chance to share it with friends and family when you announce the big news. Proposing to your true love is a once-in-a-lifetime moment, and I will help you make it perfect. I can offer suggestions and ideas to make your surprise proposal even more special.


Courtyard Proposal photo by Laporte

When planning your marriage proposal photos, there are a number of different factors to consider. What environment would you like? What’s important to you? How do you want the photos to look and feel? When would you like to do your marriage proposal photoshoot? Do you want to do it with just the two of you or share the experience with your friends and family? Brainstorm ideas and plan ahead for your special day. If capturing the moment is important to you, I recommend booking your marriage proposal photographer ahead of time. 

Proposal Locations

Capturing your proposal with a professional photographer will add so much to the story of who you are as a couple and featuring the beginning of your forever story!

Asking for your partners hand in marriage is the easiest part of the proposal; however, selecting the right location and timing will be key to creating the perfect magical moment that you both deliver.

Photo of Proposal in Savannah Park

 If you do not have a location in mind, no worries- I can help you find the perfect location in Savannah, Atlanta or Charleston. There are so many beautiful areas to capture a romantic atmosphere.  After all, you want a location that you can go back and visit for years to come with each other and relive your moment of when you asked a life changing question and they agreed to spend their life with you!

Your proposal session can be as simple as a stroll in the park or beach, an intimate session at your favorite café, or even a romantic location where you shared your kiss, or date. Formal or informal, images from your proposal session will be beautiful additions to your wedding album and can make a wonderful signing book. Your proposal photos will begin to build your story and can even be used for Save-the-Date cards, invitations, in your wedding or rehearsal dinner slide shows, or for post custom Thank You notes.


What to wear?

Since we are preplanning this engagement with a beautiful proposal, let’s discuss what to wear. The main thing to remember when choosing what to wear  is for you to be in outfit that makes you feel confident and what makes you feel comfortable. Complementing your partner’s look is great, but matching outfits and patterned prints are not ideal for proposal sessions. Try to stay away from anything too busy, as it can be an unnecessary distraction in photos.  Make sure when you go down on one knee your shirt stays tucked in and your belt matches. I am a big fan of muted solid colors; they tend to not be so busy and classic. 

Showing off engagement ring from Proposal

Getting the ring ready

The moment after they say YES, it is all about the ring! The ring shot is my absolute favorite. Most important thing is getting the ring clean. You can literally do this at home. Soak your ring in warm water and use dishwashing soap for 20 minutes. Gently brush the ring with a soft toothbrush, rinse and repeat if needed. 

Embrace the Unexpected

It’s understood that a massive amount of planning has gone into this proposal day, and it is a very important moment of your life. That being said, please enjoy it and embrace the unexpected! My biggest wish for you is that you be excited about your partner and to enjoy this moment as fully as possible. Your enjoyment will make for the best photos and memories to keep forever!

Make your proposal setting camera ready

Used dishes. Food trays. Random people from the public. Depending on your proposal setting – It’s all there. The day of the proposal is a rush of raw emotions. The wake of that excitement can be detrimental to your photos. So keep a level head and be aware of the people, and items around you before asking the big question.

One thing that can take away from proposal photos is having a messy or moving background. Take a look around and make note of the environment. Is the dinning table messy? Or is the park trash overflowing from the public bin? With a little training and forethought, we can find the right setting that will deliver quality photos and capture the true excitement of the moment.

Messy rooms can make photos feel…distracting. A clean space goes a long way in minimizing the mess, while keeping the attention on the emotion, the moments, and the people in the photos. So if you plan to propose over a dinner, make sure the server clears the dishes before popping the question. 

Remember, the most important part of your proposal day is that THIS IS YOUR DAY! It’s yours. All yours. Your family and friends are all here celebrating you, your new fiancé, and they love you. Your mission is to enjoy every moment of it, because you can’t get this day back. And remember, you are asking her because you love her and you want to spend a lifetime together! So Breathe… you got this!  


Your Proposal Photographer

Nelson Laporte

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I am all about creating a memorable experience from the very first to final moments of your wedding day. I want to get to know my couples on a REAL level so that I can tell their story by capturing the epic moments of the day from behind the lens. It’s about remembering all the big AND small moments. From getting ready and the anticipation of the day, the first look while walking down the aisle, and all the laughter and joyful tears. Let’s also not forget about the epic dance moves!

“You are creating personal memories. I am documenting them for you!”