Why Vermont is the Perfect Destination for a Proposal 

In Vermont, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by stunning natural beauty – from lakes and mountains to waterfalls and trails. These picturesque landscapes provide the perfect destination for a proposal, and a stunning backdrop for engagement photos.

Couple Kyle and Mikaela recently discovered this during their unforgettable lakeside proposal at the Colchester Causeway. Not only was this lakeside proposal a huge surprise, but it was also shot by Moriah of Moho Photo and became an impromptu engagement shoot. Continue reading for all the details on having your own Vermont proposal or engagement shoot.

A Lakeside Surprise Proposal and Impromptu Engagement Shoot

Picture this: Kyle’s summer proposal to Mikaela at the Colchester Causeway, a lakeside gem. Not only did this proposal take Mikaela by surprise, but it also turned into an impromptu engagement shoot, thanks to the talented Moriah of Moho Photo! To celebrate their proposal, Kyle and Mikaela popped champagne, explored the scenic Causeway, and danced away the evening. The result? A collection of carefree, breathtaking golden hour-filled photos that we can’t help but adore.
Read on to learn more about how you can create your own surprise engagement shoot amidst Vermont’s natural beauty.

Three Reasons Why Vermont is the Perfect Destination for a Proposal:

1. Scenic Natural Beauty and Adventure: Vermont boasts some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the United States, including picturesque lakes, lush forests, majestic mountains, and cascading waterfalls. Whether you choose to propose by a serene lake, atop a mountain peak, or amidst colorful fall foliage, the natural beauty of Vermont creates a stunning backdrop for your special moment.
Plus, the Green Mountain State offers a plethora of outdoor activities to make your proposal unforgettable. You can propose during a scenic hike, a canoe ride on a tranquil lake, or even a hot air balloon ride over the stunning Vermont landscape. Adventure-filled proposals in Vermont are sure to be memorable and unique.

The Magic of a Lakeside Engagement Shoot

As you’ll see in the photos below, there’s something truly magical about a lakeside engagement shoot in Vermont. The serene waters, captivating sunset vistas, and gentle breezes come together to create a romantic ambiance like no other. A lakeside setting offers a picturesque canvas for engagement photos, with water and nature lending depth and dimension to the images. Lake Champlain is an obvious choice for a proposal, but with over 800 lakes across the state there’s no shortage of beautiful water views! Areas such as Lake Bomoseen, Lake Willoughby and Waterbury Reservoir are just a few other popular destinations. 

2. Four Seasons of Charm: Vermont experiences all four seasons, each offering its own unique charm. From the vibrant colors of autumn to the snowy wonderland of winter, the state provides diverse and enchanting settings for your proposal. You can tailor your proposal to match your partner’s favorite season and create a truly memorable experience.

3. Quaint and Romantic Settings: Vermont is known for its charming small towns, cozy inns, and historic villages. These idyllic settings provide a romantic and intimate atmosphere for your proposal. Whether you prefer a cozy fireside proposal or a stroll through a charming village, Vermont’s quaint locales offer plenty of options.

Tips for Planning a Surprise Engagement Shoot

Planning a surprise engagement proposal and shoot can be exhilarating – and nerve wracking! Here are some tips to make the process smoother:

Personalize the Proposal: Tailor the proposal to your partner’s personality and preferences, whether they love grand romantic gestures or prefer an intimate, low-key moment.

Involve Loved Ones: Consider involving family and close friends in the planning process to keep the surprise a secret and add to the excitement. This is also when you can decide if you’d like a Vermont photographer to document the surprise.

Coordinate with Your Photographer: Work closely with your photographer to ensure they understand your plan. Establish a code word or signal to let them know when the perfect moment is approaching!

Rain Plan: Vermont weather can be unpredictable. Have a backup plan in case of rain. Talk with your photographer for ideas!


Relax and Enjoy the Moment: On the proposal day, relax and savor the moment. Trust your photographer to capture the important details and allow them to guide you in posing and setting up shots. Remember that your love for each other is what truly matters, and the photographs will naturally reflect that.

Vermont is an ideal destination for a romantic and memorable proposal, like Kyle and Mikaela’s. Check out these Vermont photographers  to start planning your own romantic destination proposal!
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