Surprise proposal puts immense pressure on the proposing party, and to a smaller degree me! There are so many things that need to be thought out way in advance: timing, location, attitude, attire, angle, cue, weather, Plan A, Plan B etc. etc. It all happens within a 7-10 second flash of time. So, as a photographer, I always want to be in perfect control.
Jason texted me exactly 12 days before the big day around 10:40pm. I soon realized he was coming over with Melissa from New Jersey for a holiday for a surprise proposal in Toronto. They were going to stay at Grand Hotel and Suite and he was intending to do the proposal on the rooftop. We spoke on the phone and went through the plan in detail. My only rule that I have learned throughout the years is: keep it simple! Which is why it is vital that we are on the same page