Proposal Ideas

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured thousands of surprise proposal photos all around the globe. Explore romantic proposal ideas and tips from real couples, enjoy their heartwarming love stories, and discover how their big “Will you marry me?” moment unfolded.


Benedict's Proposal Story in Paris

What is your love story?

We met on instagram when my beautiful fiancé randomly followed me and I said "Hey, this girl is too beautiful for me not to take my shot." So I did and here we are almost 3 years later, engaged!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Paris is Uju's favorite city in the world so it was a no brainer.

What is your proposal story?

I purposely planned a "vacation photo shoot" 3 days into our trip to try and throw my now fiancé off the trail and make think it was a birthday trip. It had rained early that morning but the sun came up perfectly for the time for our shoot and my now fiancé was swept off her feet!

Proposed in Paris in August

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Rachael in Paris for Flytographer


Steven & Jackie's Proposal Story in Whistler

How did you meet?

At a bar in NYC

What made you choose this proposal destination?

This was a first vacation spot together and love our skiing vacations together!

What is your proposal story?

I told Jackie we were going to a restaurant at Green lake and wanted get there early check the nature trail. Alanna our photographer met us at a nice spot on the trail and offered to take a photo of us. That’s when I surprised Jackie!

Best tip for proposing in Whistler

Don’t expect to get sunny weather but when you get a clear day the mountains are beautiful!

Proposed in Whistler in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Alanna in Whistler for Flytographer


Pamela & Makayla's Proposal Story in Amalfi Coast

How did you meet?

Hinge

What is your love story?

From the moment we met there was just something about her. she is so kind and patient. She loves hard and we shared so many common goals in life. We both also share a deep love for traveling and exploring the world together. She makes me laugh and never misses and opportunity to do the simple things to make me smile like leaving sweet notes around the house or coming home with flowers

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We both share a love for travel and the water so there was no other option than one of the most romantic coastlines in the world

What is your proposal story?

The day was perfectly planned months in advance and the we woke up to storms so after a last minute change of plans and convincing my girlfriend she was about to have to walk a castle in heels the sun came out and we had to most perfect proposal on the coast at sunset

Best tip for proposing in Amalfi Coast

Have a back up plan in case of rain!!

Proposed in Amalfi Coast in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Mary and Maurizio in Amalfi Coast for Flytographer


Bradley & Jonathan's Proposal Story in New York City

How did you meet?

At a bar

What is your love story?

We met at a bar... Jon was way too drunk and too persistent in getting me a drink. We chatted for a bit, but I was quite short with him as I wasn't all that interested. At that time I lived in a different province and told him that nothing would work out as we lived too far apart. I only really noticed him later in the evening when he was dancing with someone else & I'd lost my opportunity! Fast forward 4 months, I moved back to his province for work. I let him know I'm back in town, we went on a dinner date, and the rest just happened!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I'm interested in architecture and New York has always represented a majestic architectural giant with different shapes, shades, lines and textures around every corner. The city scape view from Brooklyn provides the best background to any shoot!

What is your proposal story?

I had planned to propose during our photo shoot with Flytogrpaher, however Jon also had his own plan which I didn't know about! He popped the question a day before my plans! It was very casual, we were walking on the High Line back to our hotel after a day out and took a rest at the observation deck. Jon went down on one knee and I pulled him up right I away! I said: "Put it away! This is supposed to happen tomorrow, I've planned something!"

Best tip for proposing in New York City

Relax - don't plan too much, don't over think it - it will all work out in the end!

Proposed in New York City in January

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


Sagar & Joti's Proposal Story in Portland, Maine

How did you meet?

Dating App

Best tip for proposing in Portland, Maine

Keep track of the weather, make sure the locations you're considering are accessible.

Proposed in Portland, Maine in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Tracy in Portland, Maine for Flytographer


Mark & Nicki's Proposal Story in Chicago

How did you meet?

Work

Proposed in Chicago in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Francisco in Chicago for Flytographer


Mark & Manami's Proposal Story in Verona

How did you meet?

Dating App

What is your love story?

We first met on the Japan Cupid dating site. I knew from the very start before we ever met in person she was 'the one' because of her warmth, caring, honesty and candor in both her profile and texts.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We were visiting Trento, but the closest location Flytographer had was Verona. I wanted somewhere special and my research led me to Giardino Giusti as both a romantic and picturesque location to capture the moment of a lifetime.

What is your proposal story?

It was as special a moment as one could imagine as I expressed my heartfelt feelings for her and what she means to me now and forever.

Best tip for proposing in Verona

Parking outside Giardino Giusti is very limited. Luckily for us, it was the day after Christmas 12/26 so there were few people out and we found street parking right outside the main entrance.

Proposed in Verona in December

Photo Shoot Location: Giardino Giusti

Giulia in Verona for Flytographer


Vincent & Jaymie's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Work

What is your love story?

Love

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Paris

What is your proposal story?

Proposal

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Eiffel Tower

Proposed in Paris in April

Photo Shoot Location: Trocadéro & Eiffel Tower

Leo in Paris for Flytographer


Jesse & Gabrielle's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Tinder

What is your love story?

I knew Gabrielle was “the one” when I remember looking at her one day and thinking “I’d be lucky to have a daughter like her one day”

What made you choose this proposal destination?

She gave me plenty of hints but ultimately, it was decided because it was super easy to plan thanks to Rachael.

What is your proposal story?

I was so nervous. Stressed about hiding the ring the entire trip. I took it from Florida to London to Paris and was extremely nervous the entire time. But one the day came and I popped the question, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when she said yes!

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Definitely recommend the location of Pont du Bir Hakeim. The pictures came out amazing!

Proposed in Paris in December

Photo Shoot Location: Bir-Hakeim Bridge & Eiffel Tower

Rachael in Paris for Flytographer


Ruben & Sabrina's Proposal Story in Los Angeles

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

What is your love story?

Sabrina and I met through mutual friends. We first met at a coffee spot in Toluca Lake with no expectations but had great conversation. I asked her out on a date at the end of our coffee time. Our first date was at République and we had an incredible night. Our love story started then and has been a dream come true since. I knew she’s the one within the first month of our relationship.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Sabrina and I went to El Matador beach after new year last year to take photos and had an amazing time. This year, Sabrina wanted to go back to El Matador beach after new year to take photos. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to surprise her at our favorite beach spot.

What is your proposal story?

We started the day with lunch at Elephanté as I needed Sabrina to be away from her place as her family wanted to prepare the engagement party. After lunch, we headed to El Matador beach for the proposal where we stayed for two hours and took photos with our amazing photographer. Afterward, we went to have a glass of champagne at Moonshadows in Malibu. Finally, I surprised Sabrina by having an engagement party at her place with her family and friends.

Proposed in Los Angeles in January

Photo Shoot Location: El Matador Beach

Allie in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Sydney & Andrew's Proposal Story in Playa del Carmen

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

Proposed in Playa del Carmen in December

Photo Shoot Location: Playacar Beach

Jorge in Playa del Carmen for Flytographer


Elyse & David & David's Proposal Story in Paris

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

What is your love story?

I have cerebral palsy that affects my memory and speech. He has autism, Asperger’s. We go to together so perfectly. Two peas in a pod. There isn’t anything he or his family wouldn’t do for me. Same with me and my family. He’s also very romantic. I really love that. I’ve never had someone treat me so special before. Like a real Prince Charming.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Paris was always a dream for me. So he made it reality. And then added proposing to me to make it even more special.

What is your proposal story?

Funny story. He opened the box upside down. We both have a nervous laugh. But that made us laugh even more.

Best tip for proposing in Paris

Only tip is to get engaged in Paris. It’s perfect.

Proposed in Paris in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Krystal in Paris for Flytographer


Ethan & Michele's Proposal Story in New York City

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

We met at school and started dating, we’ve been together for almost 4 years, and decided we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together! I knew then that I wanted to propose!!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

New York City has always been special to us, we’ve always have dreamed of living there, and Christmas in New York is amazing!!

What is your proposal story?

We went to Central Park, and I proposed on Gapstow bridge! She was so surprised, and everyone around us cheered!

Best tip for proposing in New York City

Make sure to budget extra time for the subways, it can take longer than expected to get to your destination!

Proposed in New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Gapstow Bridge & Skyline

Monika in New York City for Flytographer


Max & Callie's Proposal Story in Singapore

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

We met at school and connected over the years over similar personal and professional interests. We took time for our relationship to develop which helped.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We were already travelling out to Asia and I had heard great things about Singapore being a beautiful, diverse, welcoming, and modern city.

What is your proposal story?

We took photos at Marina Bay Sands Boardwalk by the Louis Vuitton Island store! Our photographer helped to lead the way with logistics.

Best tip for proposing in Singapore

If you haven't been before, definitely leverage a local to help inform you of where to go and what to do!

Proposed in Singapore in December

Gan in Singapore for Flytographer


Michael & Kelly's Proposal Story in Budapest

How did you meet?

Work

Proposed in Budapest in December

Photo Shoot Location: Fisherman's Bastion

Ana in Budapest for Flytographer


Abigaile & Jon's Proposal Story in Hallstatt

How did you meet?

Social Media

Proposed in Hallstatt in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Kevin in Hallstatt for Flytographer


Derek & Marisol's Proposal Story in Maui

How did you meet?

Hinge

What is your love story?

I knew she was the one when she met my family. I had never introduced anyone to my family before

What made you choose this proposal destination?

She loves Maui and we cannot have our wedding there so I decided to propose in Lahaina at the “baby beach.” We have a baby in the oven and a son so my plan is to one day bring them all back to take family portraits there since the beach is also well known for family shoots.

What is your proposal story?

I tricked her into thinking we were going somewhere fancy for breakfast and that I wanted to walk the baby beach beforehand. Little did she know..I had a photographer there waiting to take pics of my proposal.

Best tip for proposing in Maui

Find the perfect location and hire a photographer to capture the special moment

Proposed in Maui in November

Photo Shoot Location: Baby Beach Lahaina (West Shore)

Rojeena in Maui for Flytographer


Luke & Cali's Proposal Story in New York City

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

Proposed in New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jordan in New York City for Flytographer


Kyle & Grace's Proposal Story in New York City

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

Grace has been my best friend ever since elementary school. Our love continues to grow for each other with every minute we spend together. I have always known she is "the one" because for 9+ years I get the same first date excitement every time I see her beautiful face!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Incredible views overlooking our favorite place in the world

Proposed in New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Simeon & Savannah's Proposal Story in San Clemente

How did you meet?

Work

What is your love story?

Summer of 2020...the year we met working together at Grand View Camp. While there is so much to be said about us & our story, here's one little piece that sticks out to me. I remember meeting you for the first time when you arrived with your church's work group to help build the camp's observation deck. I remember thinking, "dang.. this pretty blonde girl can WORK." I would carry one fairly-long 2x4 up the narrow, rocky trail on the steep hill where the deck would be, then I'd see you coming up carrying two of them! So l'd go back down to the truck and pick up three this time (in my competitive spirit I thought, "I can't let this gal carry more wood than me!") and then I'd see you passing me carrying three as well! You push me to work hard with how hard you work. You remind me that I can always push a little harder when I think I'm at my end. I've never met anyone so determined, strong-willed, adventurous, wild-spirited, and bright in my entire life.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

It was her favorite spot in the world and grew up going to vacation there!

What is your proposal story?

I told my girlfriend, Savannah, I was planning a trip to meet with an old friend at the beach and that we’re gonna meet at the pier. Little did she know that there was no friend I was meeting and that she was going to be coming home as my fiancé! We drove 6hrs from Phoenix and somehow it all worked perfectly!!

Best tip for proposing in San Clemente

Check the weather as well as when the sun sets! My photographer Maria came in clutch and gave great suggestions off the bat so check with your photographer, they’re awesome and super knowledgeable!

Proposed in San Clemente in December

Photo Shoot Location: San Clemente Pier

Maria in San Clemente for Flytographer


Edwin & Natasha's Proposal Story in Tulum

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We went last year, loved it so I knew we would be back and make it our special place.

Proposed in Tulum in December

Photo Shoot Location: Paradise Beach

Tati in Tulum for Flytographer


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