November 15, 2022


Michelle Behre


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Planning the Surprise Proposal

Are you planning on proposing to the love of your life and need a few ideas to get your proposal kick-started?

Are you ready to WOW her and make your proposal extra-special for her and for your families? We are so excited for you!

To build on that, let’s get your love story started and get planning together. We have had the honor of capturing such special proposals and here are a few tips we have gathered a long the way! If you are in need of New Jersey and New York Proposal Photography services, inquire to learn more about our NJ Engagement Photographers Service!

Make it Personal

Make your proposal plan incredibly personal to you and your love story. Are you a more intimate couple? Do you spend your time together sipping on morning coffee or joining for a morning run? Do you find yourselves to be more social and joining social gatherings with friends and family? Do you love to travel together .. what about a romantic weekend getaway or a romantic weekend in NYC? Inquire with NYC Proposal Photographer if that is your place! Compliment your personalities. Make it count. Focus on what brings you together and what brings the most joy for you both. This is your time to celebrate your love!

Express Your Love

Celebrate your joy. Image the steps you would like to take and what you would like to say. Practice what you want to say and how you want to share it with her. Contact family, friends, loved ones and invite those loved ones. Host a celebration the weekend you propose. Share your joy, share your love of her with her and the ones you love most. Make it from the heart!

Create a Budget

Craft a budget for your proposal. Wedding planning typically tends to go over budget. Plan on being a bit flexible. Research venues and vendors, receive your quotes and lock in your proposal photographer, jewelry, venue, celebration venue, catering, hair, makeup, and more. You may want to factor travel and any additional talent you may outsource for your celebration.

Outsource Talent

Does the love of your life love to be pampered? Make it special. Outsource the styling, photography, hair and makeup artist(s). Does she love to travel to remote destinations? Choose that breathtaking remote destination for your proposal that she has been dying to travel to!

Create an Itinerary

To stay organized, you’ll want to create a list of tasks and to do lists for your proposal. A day-of itinerary and timeline will keep you on track. Travel time, breakfast, lunch, and hair and makeup, all these times need to be factored in appropriately for your event and the time you plan on popping that question!


Michelle Behre is based in Northern New Jersey Proposal Photographer and Wedding Photographer and specializes in romantic, timeless, and sophisticated weddings.  Her fine art photography style is the perfect blend of editorial, photojournalistic, and documentary photography. Michelle Behre Photography captures all beautiful moments unfolding throughout your day including the excitement as the champagne pours to your picture-perfect bridal details. Are you planning your surprise proposal in NYC or in New Jersey? We accept a limited amount of proposals, engagement sessions and weddings per year. Inquire to learn about our New Jersey Wedding Photography services and availability today.

We can assist you in photographing your romantic New Jersey and/or New York proposal session and your wedding day! Inquire with Michelle for availability and details, today!

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