Surprise proposals are a big deal. And made that more difficult when you need to hide the ring in your socks for a few weeks in a month long American holiday before you plan to do it!
Cue brave Ben from Australia. He knew the perfect location for the proposal was going to be New Orleans so we just needed to help him work out exactly where and how! Lucky for us, our New Orleans photographer knew the perfect spot - a secluded balcony overlooking the iconic laneways of New Orleans which made for the perfect surprise.
This album had the whole office smiling (and some minor tears too) so we just had to catch up with the man himself and ask him about his brave decision and how he did it!
Why New Orleans to propose?
I wanted to make sure that we had some quality one on one time travelling together after the proposal (if she said yes of course) as a newly engaged couple. It really did make the remainder of our trip extra special and was a popular point of conversation with people we met along the way. Also I really wanted to catch Danielle by surprise and thought that this location was not on her radar for a potential proposal.
Favourite thing about New Orleans?
We both have a great love of old music, particularly Blues and R&B. The music, history and colour of the French Quarter, and the Garden District, really set this place apart from the other cities and towns we visited. A long drunken afternoon B.B. Kings Blues Bar was great fun.
How did you hide the ring on the trip?
The ring was tucked away in the box and concealed inside a pair of socks in my suitcase. I later realise Danielle has borrowed a pair from my bag earlier on and luckily didn't grab the ring. I was probably a bit casual about it but it all worked out ok.
What did she think of having a photographer?
As I said we are not exactly naturals behind the camera but the photographer helped make things a bit easier and we relaxed pretty quickly. I would maybe have had a few drinks beforehand if doing it again. We popped into a bar for a celebratory drink after the proposal and that calmed the nerves.
Proposal tip for blokes?
Brush your teeth beforehand.
If you or someone you know need's some help popping the big question get in touch. Our photographers are not only great at capturing the big moment (hiding too if you wish!) but with their local knowledge they can always recommend the perfect spot to drop to one knee!