Newly engaged couple sitting on side of fountain in Saint-Louis square

Surprise proposal at Carré Saint-Louis in Montreal

Hap wrote to me from Toronto to say he was really excited to propose to his girlfriend during their weekend trip to Montreal. He wanted to hire a photographer to capture the big question. I was in!

Choosing Carré Saint-Louis for the rendez-vous

We went back and forth a little on potential locations and he finally decided to do the surprise proposal in Carré Saint-Louis, a friendly community park in the Plateau Mont-Royal with a Victorian fountain in the centre.

How this surprise proposal went down!

As he and Brittany approached the park, Hap texted to let me know they’d arrived. As they headed toward the fountain, I began to take pictures from a distance. Hap knelt down to “tie his shoe” and pulled out a ring. Surprise! After some celebrating, he pointed out his spy photographer hiding in the bushes and I came over and said hi. Brittany was so surprised that Hap had planned this whole proposal and even hired a photographer.

Couple walking through the Carré Saint-Louis park
Man kneels down for surprise proposal to girlfriend
Woman hugs man after surprise proposal
Man and woman laughing with champagne at Carré Saint-Louis fountain
Woman with hand on heart looking at her new fiancé

“Just engaged” portraits around the square

I took some candid photos of Hap and Brittany as they enjoyed some bubbly together as fresh “fiancés”. Then we headed out for some spontaneous engagement portraits in the neighbourhood. Aren’t they cute?

Congrats to this happy couple!

Engagement photo near the fountain in Carré Saint-Louis
Couple kissing on the street corner at Carré Saint-Louis
Engagement portrait in front of colourful painted houses in Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood
Couple kissing on the sidewalk in Montreal
Recently engaged couple laughing with each other
Reflection of a couple kissing in a mirror on the street
Engagement portrait framed by lavender bushes
Engaged couple in front of graffiti in park
Couple swinging on a swing set in playground
Engagement photo on a swing set at playground at sunset

Planning a surprise proposal?

If you’re looking for a proposal photographer in Montreal, please get in touch by writing to: Let’s make some great photos happen!

Related: Here’s the story of a surprise winter proposal.

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  1. I love proposals!! So cool. Great job groom (and u 😉

  2. Super cute proposal! Love the light in your photos. 😉

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