How To Plan and Hire A Photographer For A Surprise Proposal 

November 23, 2021

Is there anything more fun and more stressful than planning the perfect proposal? You want to create an unforgettable experience for your significant other. One of the best ways to create an amazing experience is to secretly hire a photographer for your surprise proposal. Then, you can have a beautiful photoshoot that really shows your happiness. We’re sharing our secrets, so you can know how to plan the ultimate surprise proposal.

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Planning a Surprise Proposal by Season

Each season has its own benefits to offer, so you can pick the season that works best for you.


Springtime in Lake Tahoe is the perfect weather to create a full outdoor surprise proposal. With the help of Wild Sage Picnic Co or The Hytch., you can set up a fully designed picnic, complete with food, drink, and decor! Their proposal package includes a 2-hour picnic with a table, background arch, decor, food and drink, and all dining items. They even set up and break down the picnic, so you don’t have to worry about a single thing. This gives the two of you a great reason to go on a picnic date, and your partner is sure to be surprised!

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When planning a summer surprise proposal, consider a beach setting. The beaches on Lake Tahoe are beautiful in the summer, and there are a few spots we can use. The sunsets on the lake in the summer are stunning! Another beautiful spot in the summer is Sand Harbor. The unique rock formations dotting the lakeshore give you a picture-perfect backdrop. To make this special, and to keep your spouse from finding out about the surprise, suggest a romantic dinner after sunset! Let them know you have dinner reservations, but you want to walk the beach before going to dinner. This way, you both can get dressed up without ruining the surprise.

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For fall proposals, we love fall hikes. The incredible and ever-changing colors make for a memorable proposal. There are many great hiking areas, and we can help you pick the best ones. The vistas and views overlooking Lake Tahoe are one of a kind. If you are a couple who loves a little adventure, you can hike one of our favorite trails. We will be waiting at the top for the two of you, ready to capture the moment!


Winter in Lake Tahoe is one of the best seasons to propose. There are countless places to propose. From ice skating rinks to your favorite ski lodge, we can help you find the best spot.

Picking the right photographer

Regardless of how you decide to propose, having it documented is going to be something you will always remember. This is an extraordinary part of your love story, and it is one that should be captured and preserved.

We have photographed over twenty surprise proposals, so we know how to plan the perfect location. This also means we know how to hide when you arrive and make sure we are getting the shot without being in the way.

We offer two session options! The first is a 1-hour session. We will help you pick the best location, and help plan the timeline. The 2-hour session gives you more time together, and even includes an outfit change!

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If you are planning a surprise proposal in Lake Tahoe, reach out! We suggest booking us two to three months before the proposal to make sure we can secure a date and location. We have photographed proposals from the shore to the forest, and we can help you find the perfect spot.

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