Thinking of capturing your proposal on camera? Fusion offers photography and videography as part of our candid proposal services. You've found the one, got the ring, but you still need a location. Here are three things to consider when choosing the perfect place to pop the question!
Good Vibes Only
Pick a place that matches your vibes. Does that sound a little too hippie for you? Let's put it like this - if you don't like the great outdoors, don't pop the question on a mountaintop. Where you ask should already be a special place for you OR it should be somewhere you want to have a future with because every time you drive by or stop in, you're going to remember that big moment. That location becomes a part of your love story if it wasn't already.
When you first reach out to Fusion about capturing your proposal (or before any shoot, actually), we ask you to fill out a questionnaire. It asks about favorite activities to do together and what kind of location lines up with you as a couple. Choices include beach, mountains, cityscape, rustic, etc. If you're struggling to pick a spot, we take the time to get to know you and your relationship so we can help you hone in on the perfect location. For some couples, it's as easy as returning to the scene of the crime (your first date) but we all know Charlotte is a transplant city so maybe your love story began in a different state and the first date location is out of the question. Mountains and skyscrapers (Charlotte and the surrounding areas have both) also make great locations for popping the question. There's something magical about such a big moment happening in a location that makes you feel small but part of something larger all at the same time (#symmetry) but it honestly could be as easy as getting down on one knee in your favorite pub or your own backyard.
It Takes Two...or More?
It's important to plan a proposal that is going to be comfortable for both of you. Okay, we know popping the question is huge so there's bound to be some discomfort as you work up the nerve but that's not what we're talking about. If your SO is shy and doesn't like to be the center of attention, choosing a location that honors that is important. Maybe he/she wouldn't mind if friends or family were there but strangers are out of the question. Or maybe they'd prefer a one-on-one moment. A nice way to honor that while still getting to celebrate is to propose somewhere that is just the two of you but then heading to a second location where friends and family are waiting to toast you with champagne.
For other people, they want the proposal to be a big affair shared with their loved ones in the moment. When planning your proposal, figure out what lines up with who you both are and go from there.
Maybe all you need is your SO and the ring. But sometimes, our clients add in some serious flair. Does your proposal require props? Is an airplane writing out your question in the sky? Maybe a marching bang comes out and performs "Marry Me" by Train. Whatever your vision, you'll want to pick a spot that can accommodate. For some, it's about making the day an adventure - maybe you start with a couples massage and end walking trails at the Whitewater Center. Or it's a day filled with your favorite people, places, and things, with the night coming to a crescendo at Fahrenheit while the Queen City lays her crown at your feet. Crafting the details - big or small - can be the hardest part but it's worth the work. And your friendly neighborhood proposal photographer can capture all those details so even if the whole thing is a blur, you'll have pictures to document that you pulled it all off.
No matter where you propose, it's going to be memorable and Fusion can help you capture those memories. If you're struggling to find just the right spot, give us a call and we'll help you choose the perfect place to pop the question. Whether you're looking for candid proposal photos or an engagement session to celebrate and spread the word, at Fusion, we've got our cameras at the ready.