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