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February 8, 2023

Proposal Photography Oahu

Hawaii is a dream destination for many people, with its stunning beaches, lush forests, and vibrant culture. If you’re looking to pop the question to your significant other, there’s no better place to do it than this tropical paradise. But how do you plan the perfect Hawaii proposal? In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to help you make the big moment unforgettable, with the help of an awesome photographer.

proposal at makapuu lookout oahu

Step 1: Choose the Right Location

When choosing a location for your proposal, consider the type of scenery you want. Do you want a serene beach, a dramatic cliff overlooking the ocean, or a lush forest? Knowing the kind of setting you want will help you narrow down your options and helps me give

Step 2: Hire a Photographer

Having a photographer to capture the moment will not only make the experience more memorable, but it will also ensure that you have high-quality photos to look back on for years to come. Make sure to communicate your vision and location to them so they can prepare accordingly.

engagement photos along cliffside hawaii

Step 3: Choose the Right Time

Timing is everything when it comes to proposing. Choose a time that is meaningful to both of you, whether it’s a special anniversary or just a day that holds special significance. Additionally, consider the lighting at the location you’ve chosen. We tend to shoot during golden hour, that is sunrise or an hour or two before sunset.

ring in focus during proposal

Step 4: Plan the Details

No proposal is complete without a few special touches. We offer:

Flowers, Haku Lei’s (flower crowns), champagne, “Will you Marry Me” signs, etc. Think about what your significant other would enjoy, and plan accordingly.

man holding engagement ring

Step 5. Get your Partner Camera Ready

This tends to be the most challenging part of the plan if you want to keep this a surprise. I would suggest telling them you have plans to go to a fancy dinner, but you wanted to do a quick stop to look at a view/sunset on the way to dinner.

female's new engagement ring

Step 6: Relax and Enjoy the Moment

The most important thing is to be in the moment and enjoy the proposal. Don’t stress about the details or worry about whether everything is perfect. Just focus on the person you’re proposing to and the love you share.

celebration along cliffiside proposal

In conclusion, a Hawaii proposal is the ultimate romantic gesture, and with the help of a photographer, you can ensure that the moment is captured forever. By following these steps, you can plan the perfect Hawaii proposal that you and your significant other will cherish for years to come.

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