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If your partner knows about the photoshoot but NOT the proposal.

One of the most common questions I receive is about the best time to propose. While there’s no right or wrong answer, it’s important to coordinate a plan to capture the moment perfectly. Here’s a suggestion that has worked well for many couples:

  • We’ll meet at a predetermined time and location and take some lovely portrait photos.
  • Then, I’ll give you a cue, such as “I have a great idea for a beautiful photo! Let’s get the ocean in the background with you guys facing opposite directions. Not back-to-back, but a little apart. I promise it will look amazing! How about I position you exactly where I need you to stand and don’t turn around until I say so?”
  • Once you’re in position, I’ll guide your partner to face the opposite direction.
  • When I’m ready, I’ll give you the thumbs up to turn around and get down on one knee.
  • I’ll rapidly capture your proposal as your partner turns around.
  • After that, we’ll take some more photos, including shots of the rings and the scenic location.

If you have a different idea, that’s no problem! Let’s chat and come up with a plan that works best for you.


If your partner does NOT know about the photo shoot or the proposal.

I will arrive at the location early and will be prepared for your arrival. I always try my best to stay out of view, but sometimes there’s nowhere to hide. This shouldn’t worry you too much, as partners are often caught up in the moment and don’t notice what’s going on around them. My presence has never hindered the experience.

  • I understand that this moment may be nerve-wracking for you, so I advise taking it slow.
  • Lead your partner in by the hand.
  • Remove all sunglasses and place any belongings out of view.
  • Stand in a clear open space with side profiles* to me, so I can capture both of your faces. *If you have your back slightly turned to me. that’s okay, but it’s important that I can see your partner’s face.
  • Say a few words and then drop to one knee. Please stay in this position for longer than you normally would.

My priority is to capture the moment as it naturally unfolds. However, I may also ask you to re-enact the proposal to get a different angle. This is normal and ensures you have a great variety of images to choose from. After your proposal, I will capture some closer portraits, ring photos, and other special moments.

Arriving on time is key!

To ensure a smooth experience for both of us, I have implemented a few guidelines regarding our scheduled sessions:

I have included a 20-minute buffer period in my packages, which allows flexibility beyond the scheduled session duration. I aim to be at the location 10 minutes early, fully prepared for our session. Additionally, I’m willing to wait for up to 10 minutes after our agreed-upon time. If you anticipate a delay exceeding this timeframe, I kindly request that you inform me (or Katrina) via text.

I understand that unexpected delays can occur, and I appreciate your efforts to arrive as close to the scheduled time as possible. Please be mindful that if you are more than 10 minutes late, a $25 late fee may be applied. If I am not notified of a delay, I might assume the session is canceled, leading to the forfeiture of your booking fee.

These policies are in place to create a friendly and respectful atmosphere for our collaboration. Keeping the lines of communication open is essential, and I appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Looking forward to our session!

Noosa Picnic Proposals

Noosa Picnics and I are independent business owners committed to providing exceptional experiences for our clients. With over a decade of collaboration, we have refined our services to ensure your experience is effortless and enjoyable.

Katrina will be your main point of contact leading up to the photo shoot. She will coordinate all the details, including the time and location, and will send you a text or a drop pin while setting everything up. She dedicates a lot of effort to ensuring everything is perfect, so we kindly ask for your respect regarding her settings.

Your Noosa picnics typically last for about two hours. If you need to leave early, please inform Katrina via text so she can pack everything before the bush turkeys get to it. Alternatively, feel free to relax until Katrina returns to tidy up.

Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities! We look forward to creating wonderful memories together.