How to Propose in Grand Canyon

Featured Grand Canyon Proposal Tips
  • Choose a special location to pop the question in Grand Canyon
  • Practice getting down on one knee beforehand
  • Think about what you will say
  • Make reservations so you have a reason to dress up
  • Hire a proposal photographer to plan and capture the moment

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured thousands of surprise proposal photos all around the globe. Explore romantic proposal ideas and tips from real couples, including their top proposal ideas and tips, and the best ways and the best places to propose in Grand Canyon. Explore our customers’ heartwarming Grand Canyon proposal stories below.

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Emmanuel & Nnedi's Proposal Story in Grand Canyon

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

What is your love story?

Nnedi and I were introduced back in 2018 through a mutual friend we both knew from college, Notre Dame, during a social event in DC, where we both live. Nnedi made the first move in asking for my number that evening. Since she shot her shot, she officially caught my attention, and from there, we went on a first date, which turned into a second date, which turned into countless moments of connecting, conversing, laughing, and loving. With each day that passed bringing us closer together, I was increasingly confident she was "the one", but it was halfway through 2020 when I realized just how much of a blessing she has been to me, where not even a pandemic could dull the light she shone on my life, just by being present in it.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We had already planned this amazing road trip around the Southwest for 10 days, and a few weeks ahead of the trip, it dawned on me that it would be a perfect trip to make the proposal happen!

What is your proposal story?

For most of our 10 day trip, starting in Zion National Park and ending in the Grand Canyon, the itinerary had been pretty well planned out, but on the big day, the last day of the trip, it was a pretty open schedule. So that gave me free reign to drive the schedule a bit, and ensure we got us to the predetermined location within the Grand Canyon before sunset, where we would meet our Flytographer Amanda, all unbeknownst to Nnedi. We had a Pink Jeep tour around the South Rim scheduled late that afternoon, but I was able to get it bumped to earlier in the day, to give us time to check into our Under Canvas tent afterwards, where we could freshen up before dinner. I made reservations for a fancy dinner in Grand Canyon Village in the evening, and convinced her that we could get dressed up at the tent first, go back to the Grand Canyon to take some fancy pictures at sunset, and then head to dinner. We made it back to the Grand Canyon, arriving at Lipan Point, and from there, I was on the lookout for a photographer with a professional camera, whom I found and led us near to, so we could begin taking selfies. That was supposed to be the cue for the photographer to ask to take pictures of us, at which point we would agree, she would use her own professional camera to snap us, and then give me a cue for me to get down on one knee. The funny thing is this photographer we neared DID make an offer to snap us after we took a few selfies, but she used my phone instead of her DSLR, and I didn't get the cue from her to go down on one knee as expected. Afterwards she walked off, leaving me very confused...come to find out that we were at the wrong spot at the trailhead! I sneakily and hurriedly sent a text to Amanda to find out where she was standing, and then coaxed Nnedi to come with me to another side of the trailhead for a "better view of the sunset," which is where we found Amanda. Amanda saw us taking selfies, made the offer to take a picture with our camera, and gave me the cue to finally go down on one knee and make a grand proposal at the Grand Canyon. The moment came as a complete but welcome surprise to Nnedi, evoking a teary eyed and emotional "yes!" from her. And thankfully, Amanda captured every part of beautiful moment, making it even more unforgettable.

Best tip for proposing in Grand Canyon

Know where you plan to propose at the Grand Canyon ahead of time, and make plenty of time to get there.

Proposed in Grand Canyon in April

Photo Shoot Location: Lipan Point

Amanda in Grand Canyon for Flytographer


Henry's Proposal Story in Grand Canyon

What is your love story?

We met through a mutual friend of ours via Softball. We both play in recreational gay softball leagues. I play in the Long Beach league, and my fiancé plays in the Los Angeles league, we were rivals. We were playing in a local softball tournament, my team against his team, and he immediately caught my eye, but I didn't get the chance to talk to him. A few months passed and our mutual friend was hanging out at my house and I asked him "Isn't this guy on your team? He's cute!" And said friend set up a secret meet and greet at a bar for a softball fundraiser and we were formally introduced to each other. We would drive to and watch each other's games for the next few months. A friend of mine posted on FB saying "Thank you Henry for taking this great picture." My fiancé asked me, "Did you take this picture?" I said yes...and little did we know that a few months before we had formally been introduced at the fundraiser, we actually met each other in Texas at a softball tournament.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We are avid travelers but due to the pandemic my plans didn't pan out the way I thought it was going to happen. My godson has been wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, and we decided to go for a weekend trip. That's when I thought to myself, now's the time and he won't expect it because it's a weekend trip, as opposed to a trip out of the country. And even though I've never been to the Grand Canyon, all the pictures I've seen are BEAUTIFUL and so romantic.

What is your proposal story?

Well, we Californians were definitely not prepared for Arizona weather, and how quickly it can turn from bright and sunny to stormy clouds. But with constant communication with our photographer, Terri, throughout the day, she kept my nerves at ease. My fiancé and I like to do a jumping picture wherever we travel, so that was the signal for Terri to know it was going to happen. Despite the 41 mph winds, the 36 degree temperature (we were wearing shorts), and that we were standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon, I was still going to proceed with the plan Terri and I agreed on. We jumped, and boom, I immediately went down on one knee, and proposed! The bustling wind, the rolling clouds, and the little bits of rain, hail, and snow on our faces made it even more magical. Not to mention, three deer were standing to the side of us watching it all unfold. It was perfect!

Proposed in Grand Canyon in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Terri in Grand Canyon for Flytographer


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