4 Reasons You Need a Surprise Proposal Shoot

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So you know you’ve found the person that you want to marry and you just need a creative way to propose. What better than a surprise Proposal shoot to capture the moment forever? Here are four reasons you need to do a surprise proposal photo shoot. 

  1. Capturing a happy moment. A lot of times during engagements the special moment is only captured on cell phones if at all. Having this moment professionally captured will help you get an authentic reaction when you pop the question. It’ll also be professionally taken and Instagram-worthy. 

2. Less stress planning for the wedding. If you do a surprise proposal shoot, you won’t have to prepare and look into engagement session costs later down the road if you don’t want to. This will be one thing you can cross off your wedding checklist and one less thing to stress about when planning your big day.

3. Multipurpose use of photos. The photos taken at this session can be used on Instagram, as save the dates, and/or as wedding invitations. If you use the photos as part of your invitation or save the date, you’ll be able to get your money’s worth and check another thing off your wedding planning list. 

4. Less stress planning the engagement. If you don’t know how you want to propose to the love of your life, we photographers can help you come up with an incredible, creative, and picture-worthy surprise. We can walk you through any ideas we have done or seen in the past so you don’t have to!

Tips for College Grad Photos

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It’s almost time to graduate from college! Last time we looked at tops for High School Senior pictures, this week we look at tips and ideas for seniors in college.

Option 1: Campus Shoot

More than likely you’ve spent the last few years of your life on your college campus. So take pictures in your cap and gown here at your specific college or favorite landmark to help you remember it! You can also grab some of your friends to take pictures with you while they’re still on campus too!

Option 2: Career/School Theme 

If you’re going to Grad school, medical school, or law school next, you can make that announcement with this option and get cool senior pictures in the process. With this option you can grab a chalkboard and announce the next school you’ll be attending or the next step in your academic journey. For example, if you’re going to medical school you might want to grab a white coat and a stethoscope prop for a picture. 

If you’re going into your career next you might want to pick a theme that matches the job you want or a job you’ve accepted! For example, if you’re going to be a teacher, you might want to take a picture in a classroom with some school supply props. 

Option 3: Champagne!

This shoot is only for college grads who are 21 and up! This idea involves the grad popping a bottle of champagne open in celebration. The photographer will capture the moment all the champagne pops out and fizzes around the new grad!

Option 4: Sports/Clubs

If you played sports in college you’ll probably want to take pictures that represent that part of your college career. Pictures on a tennis court or lacrosse field with your gear can help you remember the great times you had playing your college sport.

If you were involved with clubs on campus you might want to incorporate that into your photo shoot. For example, if you were part of a student government you might want to take a picture near the office for that organization. 

Option 5: Indoor Candid

This is a good option if you want to take those grad pictures in a studio! You won’t have to worry about the weather outside either so you can wear any type of outfit you desire! These types of shoots allow you to be more creative with an idea or theme that you may have for your shoot. 

Option 6: Outdoor Candid 

This option is good if you just want to go to some nice parks in town to get your grad pics or if you’re from a different city and want to take pictures with the landmarks in your college town! This option also allows you to go to multiple areas to get different scenic feels for each picture.

Tips for High School Grad Pics

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Graduating from High School is a huge accomplishment. And what better way to let everyone know and celebrate than with a photoshoot? If you need tips on the type of a senior photoshoot you might want, then you’ve come to the right place. 

Option #1 Sports

If you play any sports during your high school career this might be ideal for you. You can grab your old uniform and pose on a football, soccer, or baseball field. Or if you’re a cheerleader or Basketball player you can grab your pom-poms or basketball and take pictures on the basketball court. There are numerous ways to pose for any sport!

Option #2 Visual/Performing Arts

If you were involved more with visual or performing arts this idea is for you. If you were a member of the band you could grab your instrument and uniform and pose for a picture. If you were in the choir you could stand in front of a backdrop with a prop microphone. If you were in the theatre club you can take pictures on a stage in costume. The opportunities can be as creative as you want them to be.

Option #3 Clubs 

If you were involved with one or more clubs during your time in high school you might want to showcase that in your portraits. For example, if you were involved with the yearbook club you might want a picture with a camera in your hand or if you were involved with the Robotics club then you might want to take a picture with one of your projects or even with a trophy you won if you all competed competitively. 

Option #4 College Major

If you know exactly what you want to major in and want to tell the world then this might be a good option for you. For example, if you want to go to school for construction work, you might want to dress up with a hard hat and have blueprint props to show off what field you want to go into. Or if you want to study chemistry you might want to grab a white lab coat and some beaker glasses and pose in a fake science lab. You just have to get creative with this idea.

Option #5 Outdoor Candid

This idea is traditional and timeless. You’ll pose in some of your favorite outfits at different locations such as your high school, a park, a popular city landmark, a beach, or even a lake. This offers you pictures you can use both as your senior pictures or just as nice Instagram pictures months after you graduate.

Option #6 Indoor Studio Candid

This idea is also traditional but a good option if you want backdrops and pre-made sets instead of going outside and finding different places to take pictures at. You can talk to your photographer about ideas you have for set-ups or ideas they might have.