La Crosse Proposal Photographer
Its not every day you get a call around 4pm asking for proposal pictures that night at 6pm, but when I do, I am more than happy to step up to the plate. Being a La Crosse Proposal Photographer requires a heavy sense of urgency and secrecy. By all means you have to be ready for any possible outcome. In a sense it is more exhilarating than a wedding. During a wedding at least people know that they are getting photos taken of them. During a proposal you have to make every move in secrecy. During this proposal I made my way down to Forest Hills Golf club while the couple was golfing. I was on hole 6, getting ate alive by gnats while I faked as a golfer…which…I am not. As the couple approached hole 9 the groom to be had a worker from the golf course place the ring in the hole. As they finished their golfing for the day he finished with a big bang. Reaching into the hole for the ball and coming out with a ring surprised her quite a bit. He then had family members arrive a little late at the club house waiting to greet them with smiles and joy. I really love making memories, one click at a time.
Notable take away thoughts when shooting a proposal? Well first off be ready to bring bug spray. Maybe its just me, but I had gnats constantly swarming me. Granted, we have had quite a lot of rain and that has seemed to create more insect activity this year that I noticed. Next up would be the equipment used. For this shoot I choose to shoot with a 70d. I have one of these in my arsenal for moments just like these. I need more reach rather than full frame sensors due to the distance away from the subject. Couple the 70d with a 70-300 will give you effectively 480mm reach. If you don’t mind the loss of light and slight image quality reduction you could throw a 2x tele on as well.