A few weeks ago I got the coolest messages a photographer can get. It read, “Hi my name is Peter and I am looking to plan a proposal for my girlfriend and I was hoping you could help capture it.” I was squealing inside full of excitement. When we got to talking more I learned that Peter had it pretty much all planned out. He wanted to propose at the Valley of Fire. It’s a great landmark along the Fire Wave hike outside of Las Vegas. Peter and Courtni hike together practically every weekend so she wasn’t going to expect a thing, but this would be an extra special hike because they were just visiting Las Vegas for a little getaway.
Planning a Proposal at the Valley of Fire
I definitely agreed this would be a fantastic location for a proposal. I have been there many times before for sessions and recently for an elopement in the Valley of Fire. I knew the colors in the backdrop of the photos would just sing. It was a fool-proof plan to make sure everyone had a great time, Courtni would be surprised, and that the photos would be eye-catching.
THE Proposal at the Valley of Fire
The day of the proposal came and I felt so excited! I think proposals are the most fun for photographers, because we don’t have any of the nerves of having to propose and to be honest, I am not a fan of surprises, so I think sitting back and capturing the action is the best part! Hiking up the rock I returned to my favorite little cove where you can look up at the rock as well as the mountains in the background, then I waited…
My que! I watched Peter slide down onto one knee and click, click, click. I could see even through my little lens that Courtni was utterly shocked! There were gleaming smiles and tight hugs to follow that I am so glad I got to capture for the happy couple for years to come.
Let’s Plan a Las Vegas Proposal!
If you are looking for a grand location to propose or need someone to be stealth in capturing proposal photos then don’t hesitate to reach out! I have been taking photographs all over the Las Vegas area for over a decade. I am familiar with intown locations as well as a wide variety of natural landscapes. I am ready to turn over every stone in Las Vegas to find the perfect little spot to pop the question!