Why hire a professional photographer?
Hiring a professional proposal photographer to capture the moment shows your commitment to the start of this new chapter in your relationship.
In 2019 alone I photographed 16 proposals and consider myself the Austin proposal photography expert. From your initial inquiry to after she says "yes!" I'll make sure you get the best photos.
Booking a photographer should be the least amount of stress.
How do I hire you for my proposal?
First step - pick a date. Then, plan a special day for your partner - something that spoils them and gives them a chance to get dressed up. Surprise them after a day of pampering with a special proposal at sunset where you've hired a photographer (me) to take the photos.
Depending on the location, whether you've chosen a park or a rooftop downtown, I can either be hiding in plain sight or introduce myself with a cover story so you can make sure I get the shot.
Proposals outside are held during the last 2 hours of the day for the best light - called golden hour.
What happens after I pop the question?
After you pop the question and the tears have stopped flowing, we'll grab just a few portraits to celebrate the brand new engagement!
I'll pose and direct you in good light and amazing backdrops for portraits that you'll want to print and incorporate in your engagement story. Make sure you and your partner dress sharp!
High res, edited files are always included.
NEED SOME INSPIRATION?
check out my favorite moments:
My fiancé hired Caitlin for a surprise engagement! She did such an amazing job and I had no idea she was there for us! Her pictures are absolutely amazing and I’m so glad she was there to capture our day! It’s a day I will never forget.
Caitlin went out of her way to make my proposal better than I could have imagined. Her pictures were out of this world.
My fiancé hired Caitlin to capture the day he proposed to me, and she did an absolutely amazing job!! She was extremely easy going throughout the day yet eager and responsive as we needed her. We so appreciate you, Caitlin! Thank you for allowing us to always cherish our special day.
Thank you so much! You were so sweet and so much fun. Thank you for the photos, set up and EVERYTHING! <3
Just looked at the pictures and OMG. You captured that moment PERFECTLY thank you so so much Caitlin!!!!
What happens if it's raining?
Fortunately, Austin isn't a very rainy city, and whenever it does rain, it usually passes quickly. Most proposal locations can be altered to be under an overhang, inside or just outside rolling with the punches.
What should I wear to my Austin proposal?
Austin is a fairly casual town, but depending on the location you choose, you could have the chance to dress up super nice.
Clothing should be of the same formality and accent the location. Meaning, it's hard to make sense of someone dressed in sneakers with someone in formal attire at a park. Consider dressing up a little extra in whatever way is comfortable for you two.
What can I expect from working with you?
Proposals with me are simple and smooth. Over emails, I'll guide you towards a good spot and even offer a few scenario/cover stories to tell your partner.
In large public areas like parks, nature centers, art museums, etc. I HIGHLY recommend a little white lie about booking a photography session with me so I can make sure no one walks in front of me, and you know exactly where to go.
After I capture the moment she said yes (or just lots of crying and nodding), we'll move into a few cute, casual portraits. A mini, mini engagement session if you will. I'll pose, direct, laugh with you, and hustle my booty off (potentially tripping on things) to show off the new bling and a couple of photos with your friends & family if they're joining!
In total, we spend around 60-90 minutes together on the day of, not to mention the countless back and forth with all the planning and strategizing!
Why should I hire you?
You can exchange or return an engagement ring but at the end of the day, we can't recreate this moment. Choose a photographer whose images speak to you with excellent reviews.
If that's me, great! if that's someone else, that's ok!
All I care about is how you'll feel when you look at these images 10, 20, 30, 50 years from now.
I want you to be happy with your proposal photographer.
Are you ready to work together?
Send me an email with what you’re thinking in terms of location and cover story and I’ll check my calendar. I’ll reply with my ideas and availability and any suggestions if needed. When you’re mid-planning, consider that my weekend dates fill up first with weddings, and fast with other proposals, so please consider choosing a Thursday or Friday instead!
READY TO BOOK YOUR PROPOSAL?
When you inquire, please let me know if your date is flexible since I may have your inquired date already booked. If it's a Saturday, I may have Friday or Sunday available instead. I'm so excited to read your email and get to know you a bit, so don't hold back the details!