Planning to Propose? 4 Tips For The Perfect Surprise Proposal in Glacier National Park

Surprise proposal at Big Bend in Glacier National Park

May 29, 2023

Are you planning to propose and looking for the best tips and tricks to make your surprise proposal go as smoothly as possible? No worries, I’m here to help! My most recent surprise proposal couple had an amazing expierience here at Big Bend in Glacier National Park, and I helped Jack plan his proposal for his girlfriend Maddy! He planned for the most thoughtful, special and romantic proposal! I just have to share their sweet images! Proposals are so incredibly special, but there is a lot that goes into planning them! Thats why I’ve curated the best tips for you and to ease that nervous feeling in your stomach and help you create the most INCREDIBLE surprise proposal in Glacier National Park!

Planning to Propose? Below You’ll Find My 4 Tips For The Perfect Surprise Proposal in Glacier National Park From A Glacier National Park Couples & Wedding Photographer

1 – Brainstorm & Write Down Your Ideas

The first thing you want to do when you’re planning to propose is to come up with some ideas for how you want your proposal to look like. Think about what kind of mood you would like your proposal to be in; are you aiming for classy, intimate, or maybe even a little silly?

Is there anything, in particular, that’s special about her? Maybe she loves the mountains. We can make sure to go where the best mountain views are! Or maybe shes dying to some stunning waterfalls in Glacier National Park! You could have the most romantic proposal right in front of the waterfall. Or maybe she loves to have her nails done (hint hint) 😉 Would she be happier if you proposed to her at sunrise, or would she prefer it if you proposed at sunset? These are all things to consider when deciding on a locations and the mood you want when planning to propose!

2 – Plan Ahead by Reserving in Advance!

Booking your trip in advance to make sure you have all the details lined out will be helpful! Maybe you want to tent camp under the stars in Glacier somehwere like Wander Camp, or maybe you’d rather stay at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Or imagine renting a boat and proposing with the views of Lake McDonald as the backdrop, with me hiding out to get the very best shot! Options are truly endless! Summer months book up incredibly fast, so it’s important to plan ahead and get your everything squared away. By planning out every detail of your surprise proposal and being intentional with your partner, you’ll give them a taste of your future together and they’ll see how much thought you put into planning to propose. Research how to make the most of your time in the area and check the weather to plan around it!

3 – Do Something Different While Planning to Propose

It is important to give your surprise proposal as much thought as possible, down to every last detail! If you still have her very first love note that she wrote you, the very first picture you took together, bring it with you! There is no doubt that you will surprise her with your creativity and thoughtfullness! Nothing is more personal than these small things. While it might seem insignificant at first, these simple things will always have the biggest impact, making your surprise proposal more thoughtful and unforgettable!

4 – Capture The Moment With a Surprise Proposal Photographer!

Of course, you’ll never want to forget one of the most important moments of your life! Hire a local photographer that can capture this moment for you! I’ve captured numerous surprise proposals around the area!! What better place than Glacier National Park for an unforgettable proposal with epic views!? My proposal package includes time capturing the proposal, but also time taking photos of you after the proposal! I think this is so important because it shows the TRUE happiness you both are experiencing after the special moment. You’ll also have some beautiful photos for your save the dates as well!

Whats Included in My Surprise Proposal Packages?

Curious on what all is included in my surprise proposal packages? Take a look below! I know how important and special this moment is, and will be for your partner. That’s why I make sure that I’m here to help you every single step of the way!

-Proposal + Session After

-Curated questionnaire

-Exclusive phone call to discuss all of the details down to every last second

-Text message support throughout the whole process + day of

-Guided planning + location scouting/timing tips

-Private sneak peek within 24 hours

-Expedited Gallery within 2 weeks

Kind Words From Jack & Maddy

” I hired Brogan to help shoot my surprise proposal in Glacier National Park. I can’t understate how INCREDIBLE and HELPFUL she was. We aren’t from Montana and had to do all the planning virtually and she was there every step of the way. She helped with insights on the best spots and time for this special moment. The photos were STUNNING, every single person who’s seen them have told us they are the best photos they’ve ever seen. I’d recommend Brogan 11 out of 10 times!”

So, if You’re Planning to Propose, Let’s Do It Together & Create Some Magic!

So, are you planning to propose in Glacier National Park or beyond? Let’s do it together! As an expierienced Glacier National park photographer, I know all of the best places in the park and can guide you not only in the park, but help you with planning your proposal as well! Proposals are such a monumentous moment, and its so important to plan every single detail! You can learn more about me here. If you think I’d be the perfect Glacier National Park surprise proposal photographer for you, then inquire with me here! I can’t wait to hear from you and create some magic! Until then, check out more Glacier National Park sessions and tips/tricks over on the blog!

You’re in incredible hands, so leave the rest to me!