Planning to capture this surprise proposal in Montreal
Way back in 2013, Ryan e-mailed me because he was planning to propose to his girlfriend during a weekend trip to Montreal. So we made some plans by e-mail for a cute photoshoot with them in the Old Port, around the hotel they were staying.
Ryan pretended it was a couple’s photoshoot so they could have “nice memories of their trip” to Montreal. But the whole time we were taking photos, he was hoping Jordan wouldn’t notice the ring box in his jacket pocket.
After a horse and carriage tour of the Old Port, we took a stroll around, stopping for coffee to warm up. Ryan and Jordan are from Buffalo but are big Canadiens fans and so we got some photos of them in their jerseys. And since they like hockey so much, they also laced up and took a turn around the skating rink in the Old Port.
The big question
Finally, as we were heading back to their hotel, I let them walk ahead of me down a row of trees to get some photos at a distance. After a few kisses and words of love, Ryan dropped to one knee, pulled out the ring box and proposed. Jordan was blown away, and she said yes!
How special to witness these moments
What a privilege to be asked to witness and document such a personal and emotional moment. I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of their story in the photos above.
It was a great treasure for this couple to have photos of their proposal to share with friends and to remember all the little moments. I wondered a little if Jordan would be suspicious about the photoshoot, but she bought Ryan’s story and said she was totally surprised and overwhelmed by the proposal!
Planning your own proposal?
Of course, if you’re planning to hire a photographer to document your proposal, another option could be to set up a secret photoshoot to capture the proposal. I’m happy to provide suggestions of spots around Montreal that would be great locations to propose. I absolutely want to shoot more proposals… I love the big emotional moments! So guys (and gals), if you’re planning to pop the question, get in touch with me!
A little update
Since 2013, I’ve been lucky enough to capture more than 25 surprise proposals and counting! Check out my handy guide to plan your proposal photos in Montreal.