We are a husband & wife team. Based in the mountains of Montana & Washington State, we’ve been photographing and filming couples since the start of 2021.
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Okay, you might’ve seen these two gorgeous humans on our website before! And that’s because this was our third shoot with them in 3 years. Kelliann first booked me for a sunrise aniversary session at Mount Rainier back in 2021. Then, Kaitlin asked Adam and I if we’d be willing to fly to Italy to document her proposal to Kell in 2022. This year, we were planning a ski trip at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with them when Kell privately messaged me and said she wanted to propose back to Kait on the trip. It was a no-brainer. We’re so happy and grateful to have repeat clients and life-long friends!
Surprises can be difficult sometimes, especially when you’re keeping them from your best friend. I know I always have a hard time keeping surprises from Adam! But here are some of our top tips for surprising your partner with a meaningful proposal!
It’s a great idea to have help when planning a surprise! Whether you ask your friend, a trusted family member, or a photographer that’ll help you plan it all out. You can bounce ideas off them, have them help lure your partner to the proposal spot, etc. When we get inquiries for proposals, we help figure out everything from the location to keeping it a secret from your partner.
Okay, so not everyone needs to have an organized plan. Heck, Adam popped the question on a random day of the week during our 2-month southwest U.S. roadtrip. It was a perfect night outside of Zion National Park, and it ended up being so special! But a lot of people will benefit from having a good game plan set in place. This will alleviate stress from any unknowns. To create a game plan, the top things you need to do are:
If you’re trying to surprise your partner, you don’t want to randomly tell them that you’re having a fancy dinner on Friday if you guys don’t normally do that. They might get suspicious and it’ll spoil the secret! So, try to throw them off your trail by planning something that doesn’t seem suspicious. For example, if you know you want to do a fancy dinner, maybe mention that you want to start doing fancy dinners once a month as a date night. Then, go on a few dinners before your surprise proposal dinner! Or if you want to hire a photo/video team, have your photographer secretly reach out to your partner and ask if they’d be willing to model. They’ll never suspect that you’re actually behind the photo session!
There are so many amazing places to propose to your partner! You really have an unlimited number of options. It can be anything from an intimate proposal on your back porch in the morning to an extravagant international trip! Just make sure that it’s a surprise you and your partner will love and cherish. If the Tetons are special to you, or you love exploring new places, here are some of our favorite Grand Tetons proposal spots!
The town of Jackson is super cute, especially in the wintertime. We recommend booking a local hotel or getting your own private Airbnb stay. Our couple stayed at the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa, and loved their experience! It has cute log cabins, as well as free shuttles to the ski resort. But if you prefer to stay at an Airbnb, here is a link to our Jackson Hole Airbnb Wishlist. Since the town is up-and-coming, there are a lot of condo and apartment stays. But they’re all updated and super cute!
Jackson Hole is definitely a HUGE winter destination! You’ve got a ton to do from skiing to exploring Grand Teton National Park. Below is a list of some things we definitely recommend checking out if you’re planning a surprise proposal in Jackson Hole.
Hannah and Adam are a Montana and PNW-based Elopement Photographer + Videographer Team traveling across the US and abroad to capture couples' special days. They firmly believe love is love, Black lives matter, and in respecting our planet.
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