Some of my favorite moments to capture with my camera happen spontaneously. Every once in a while, I get contacted for a surprise proposal and my heart leaps when I get these type of requests. So far, I've been lucky to capture a handful in and around Seattle. As we get closer to the end of the year and the busy Holiday season, I get inquiries for at least one surprise proposal. This sweet proposal happened just before the Fall season began. My client really wanted to capture the proposal at an iconic location so we landed on Kerry Park in the beautiful Queen Anne neighborhood.

Surprise Proposal Kerry Park Seattle Couples Photographer
Surprise Proposal Kerry Park Seattle Couples Photographer

The element of surprise is everything when it comes to planning a surprise proposal and I am here to help you plan it. This one was completely successful on a crowded day at Kerry Park. The sun surprised us and gave us gorgeous skies for this couple. Lots of tourists and out-of -owners are usually here at this location, but we still pulled it off without a hitch. I love the image of the tourist congratulating them and admiring her ring. It was just as fun for them as it was for the couple to bear witness to a new beginning.

Seattle couples photoshoot Maria Alcantara Photography
Seattle couples photoshoot Maria Alcantara Photography

I'm always available to capture a planned engagement or proposal and fit them into my schedule. Most clients schedule at least a 30 minute session since the moment happens so quickly. This particular client really wanted a full gallery of a couples session, so he booked a one-hour session to give them enough time to relax and take in the moment. It's always a good idea to get on my calendar as soon as you know what type of event or special occasion you are trying to plan. I'm always available to chat over the phone or by email to answer any questions about how we can successfully document your day.