How to Plan Your Marriage Proposal Photoshoot in Madeira

In this blog post, you’ll know what are the ingredients for a successful marriage proposal and how to do it best possible way in Madeira. The key factors are good preparation and planning stage, precise plan to follow on site and reliable team to execute it. If you have chosen Madeira as a place for your engagement, we are ready to share all the experience with you. We’ll guide you through it to organize your proposal the way you dream about.  1. Preparation and planning of a marriage proposal Madeira and its natural beauties attract the attention of those wishing to make a marriage proposal, and not to be refused, of course. However, to make your proposal special it is necessary to spend some time planning it. From our experience the more time we spend on preparation, the less “imperfections” remain in the time of proposal. What we do and how we do it to help organize engagement in Madeira the best way We can participate in two ways in the process. The first – we do everything hiddenly: we shoot from afar, because of obstacles, shelters. This option is fraught with certain risks such as disorganization on the spot, or the inability to influence the process of a marriage proposal, the risk of capturing everything from the wrong angle (due to secret shooting). In this case, of course, we first tell you where to stand, where to look and how to turn in order to take the most advantageous position. This method is suitable for very suspicious or shy soul mates. If your partner does not belong to them, then feel free to suggest the second option. The Second – we do everything pretending we do a photoshoot that you ordered for her as a gift. We meet, go to the first shooting point, then to the second, take a couple of pictures here and there. It looks like we do not know about the proposal. What happens next? We agree that when the photographer begins to lay out the tripod and launch the drone, the time has come to make a marriage proposal. We work with the couple as well as before, only now we are also writing videos. The girl does not know anything until you kneel down and propose her. We take photos and videos from 2 angles: a drone on top and a camera from a tripod. This option is more predictable from the point of view of the result – we can always intervene and adjust the work according to the situation. General organizational issues Location is important. Your memories and the beauty of what is happening will depend on how we select a place. High cliffs and rocky mountains are not suitable for everyone. Many will just be scared to be there, not to listen to the marriage proposal. Many vice versa – you need adrenaline for the background and without it will be “fresh”. So we will select a place “for you.” By the way, some beautiful places “work” in the summer, but very ugly or inaccessible in the winter. Moreover, this issue also needs to be taken into account when planning, and we will talk about this later. The right time There is nothing sadder than coming to a beautiful place (from someone’s photos) and discovering that sunrise/sunset is hidden behind the mountain at this time of year, for example. Either the place itself does not look like the one in the photo, because the foliage flew around and the bare trees look sparse, or the tide blocked access to the beautiful rock on the beach. We have been living on the island for almost 5 years, and such small tricks have already been learned. We know where the sun will be at dawn and at sunset. And we know where it will be very beautiful and unusual in cloudy weather. Equipment We have in our arsenal professional mirrorless and SLR cameras, drones of the latest generation and professional staff capable of working with this equipment. Directing You need to build a little sequence of common actions and discuss it in advance so that everything is smooth and impressive. We will help with the orientation on the spot, we will help with the best choice of time and tell you how to do everything most effectively. Next part – we need to write down the detailed plan of your marriage proposal in Madeira. 2. Write down a detailed plan of a marriage proposal When we discussed your preferences, location and the best time for the marriage proposal, it is time for writing the plan down. There are many reasons why we should do it. The most important reason for keeping it written is our memory. Usually, we plan to propose well in advance and when the time comes, we forget about details. We keep the main points of plan in mind, but we miss some important details of performance on the spot. At the very first photo sessions of a marriage proposal, we just talked about the roles of each one involved in the process. However, on site, we have noticed a lack of coordination between a client and us. What we started doing was writing every stage of marriage proposal down and providing a client with a detailed plan. This small feature increased coordination on site drastically.  Another reason keeping the plan written is the responsibility of each side. Everyone involved knows what to do, where and when. If you did not follow the plan, the only one responsible for it is you. Now when it is obvious enough why we need a marriage proposal plan to be written, let’s jump to the last important stage of the preparation – the team.  3. Choose experienced team We were not experienced from the very first marriage proposal we shot in Madeira. Nevertheless, we became ones. Three years ago, we shot our first marriage proposal in Madeira. It was a couple … Continue reading How to Plan Your Marriage Proposal Photoshoot in Madeira