Looking for the best places to propose in Appleton, WI? Considering having your proposal professionally photographed? If you’re on the fence, I have some planning information below to share! 

So much time and energy goes into planning the perfect proposal. It’s such an important time in a couple’s life and one that deserves to be documented. I can share from personal experience that while I remember the big details of my husband proposing, the little moments have faded over the years. Having a professional photographer there to document this emotional, pivotal time will be something your significant other will be grateful to have. What a way to start an engagement!!

Why Hire a Proposal Photographer?

These days, we are used to sharing important life events on social media. Whether that’s the birth of a baby or an engagement, we share these milestones with our friends and family as soon as they happen. Hiring a proposal photographer ensures that during the blur of a proposal, you will be able to focus solely on your partner and have stunning images to remember it all. You’ll be able to share gorgeous images of you and your partner (now fiance!) with the rest of the world in a beautiful way. They will be images not only for social media, but to remember the beginning of your life together.

How to Plan Your Epic Proposal

The Best Places to Propose in Appleton, WI 

The first step to planning a proposal is thinking about places that are meaningful to you and your partner. Is there a special building, location, or activity that you have made memories together? For example, my husband and I had our first date at an ice skating rink. He brought it full circle and proposed at an ice rink two years later. If you don’t have any special places, I recommend a beautiful location. Here are some ideas in Appleton and the Fox Cities. 

  1. Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton, WI
  2. High Cliff State Park in Sherwood, WI 
  3. Grignon Mansion in Kaukauna, WI 
  4. In front of a waterfall at Fonferek’s Glen
  5. Lawrence Chapel in Appleton, WI
  6. Bruce Purdy Nature Preserve, Appleton, WI 
  7. Down by the locks in Appleton
  8. Book a luxury proposal picnic with Valley Picnic & Event Co.

Schedule a “couples shoot” in disguise

I recommend scheduling a “couples shoot” in disguise for your proposal. Tell your partner that you have planned a couples photo shoot to have professional photos taken together. We will start the session with 10 minutes of couples photos and then you’ll get down on one knee and propose! This works the best for proposals since I’ll already be a part of your session and not some weirdo hanging out in the bushes taking your photos. 🙂 Plus, your partner will LOVE you for thinking of and scheduling a couples photoshoot! 

Have one of the most monumental moments of your life remembered forever.

When the big moment comes, you don’t need to worry about anything but focus all your attention on your partner. I will be there to document the beautiful moment and help you remember it all. You’ll get a shareable sneak peek delivered to you asap to share with the world if you so choose! Just two weeks later, you’ll receive your full gallery of breathtaking images to print and relive it all over again.  

What to Wear for Your Proposal

I recommend wearing neutral colors. Think classic and timeless over loud and in your face. Avoid large logos and bright colors. Choose colors like ivory, navy blue, cream, tan, brown, army green, etc. Pick small, subtle patterns over large patterns. Always coordinate your colors/outfits with your partner. You can never go wrong with a nice button-down long-sleeve shirt. This is something we can talk about during your pre-session planning call so you look your best! 

A Proposal Session Includes:

  • Zoom call for planning before your proposal 
  • Tips on the best location, date, and time for proposal for the best images
  • Sneak peeks as soon as possible after engagement to share on social media
  • Fully edited digital images in an online gallery

Pricing starts at 475. Please inquire for full pricing details!

I hope these tips were helpful as you plan your proposal and select one of the best places to propose in Appleton, WI. Your experience will be completely tailored to your needs. Remember, if you’re in search of a proposal photographer don’t hesitate to reach out on my contact form below or click “let’s start planning”! I’d love to talk more about how I can help you remember one of the most monumental times in your life!