If you are thinking about becoming engaged and are planning to have your Montauk marriage proposal photographed; one of the first things you will begin doing is searching the internet for "Best Montauk Proposal Photographer."
This is a once in a lifetime moment so you want to hire the best proposal photographer to capture your reactions but also help you guide through the process - putting you at ease.
Be sure to check if the photographer has photographed a significant amount of proposals. Proposal photography is one of the most difficult genres to photograph. It is like being a news photographer hired to cover a story. You only have one chance to nail the moment and each proposal is unique impacted by weather, the public/public spaces and nervous proposers (lol).
When viewing the photographer's work - ask yourself - can you see the couple's faces - reactions and expressions in the photos?
For example, if the photograph shows the groom to be kneeling with a ring box and the back of his sweetheart...sorry that is a total fail. The whole purpose of hiring a professional photographer is to capture the reaction of the one being proposed to.
How does the lighting look?
The photographer needs to have consistent quality of work showcasing both subjects in the best possible light for the time of day and position of the sun when planning the proposal.
Both subjects should be lit and their facial expressions seen.
Instagram is flooded with surprise marriage proposals that are staged with props and elaborate sets - thus have little emotion and reaction.
I am not a fan of such proposals and I write about that here.
I love photographing natural surprise marriage proposals in Montauk as well as the entire North and South Fork of Eastern Long Island.
Montauk is a magical place to plan a weekend getaway or day trip and a picturesque backdrop to pop the question.
Here is a list of Montauk Hotels and Inns to plan your weekend getaway:
Furthermore, you can return to Montauk to celebrate future anniversaries of your engagement.
And many more proposals can be viewed here.
If you are looking for an experienced photographer to capture your surprise marriage proposal in Montauk or any location on Long Island; I am your photographer.
I know the best locations in Montauk to provide you with stunning photos and scenic sunsets.
I will help take the stress out of planning this amazing moment - you will know exactly where to walk and kneel. I will document all of the big reactions as well as subtle nuanced expressions of your future fiance.
Please visit my contact page or give me a call/text at 631-747-5645.
Location: 1898 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954.