19 Dec


Tips for a Perfect Winter Proposal

Winter proposals offer an enchanting and romantic atmosphere with the snow-covered landscapes. I’ve had the chance to capture winter weddings, bridals, and even a winter proposal. So from a pro, here are 7 tips to consider for the perfect winter proposal! 



Tips for a perfect winter proposal




Tips for a Perfect Winter Proposal

1. Choosing the Perfect Location

The first step to a memorable winter proposal is selecting the right location. Consider places that hold special meaning for you as a couple, or opt for a stunning winter wonderland setting. Picturesque options include a cozy mountain cabin, a scenic overlook with snowy vistas, or even a festive holiday market. Research local spots in advance, keeping in mind accessibility and the likelihood of privacy during your big moment.


2. Timing is Everything

Winter days are shorter, and weather conditions can be unpredictable. Plan your proposal for early in the day to take advantage of natural light and potentially less crowded locations. Keep an eye on the weather forecast, and have a backup plan in case of extreme conditions. A snowy day can add to the romance, but you’ll want to avoid blizzard conditions.


3. Dress Appropriately 

Nothing dampens the mood like being uncomfortably cold. Ensure both you and your partner are dressed warmly, with layers, gloves, and weather-appropriate footwear. This doesn’t mean sacrificing style; there are many fashionable yet warm options out there. Your partner will thank you when they’re feeling cozy and comfortable at the moment of the proposal.


4. Capture the Moment

Hiring a professional photographer to capture the proposal can be a great idea. They can stay hidden until the right moment, ensuring the surprise isn’t spoiled. If a professional photographer isn’t in your plan, set up a camera on a tripod or ask a trustworthy friend to hide nearby and take photos or a video.


5. Post Proposal Celebration

After the proposal, have a plan to celebrate the moment. This could be a romantic dinner reservation at a nearby restaurant, a surprise gathering with close friends and family, or a cozy night in the cabin with champagne and a warm fireplace. The post-proposal plan should be as thoughtful as the proposal itself.


6. Incorporate Seasonal Elements

Make your proposal uniquely winter-themed by incorporating elements like a custom snow globe, a message written in the snow, or even a ring box placed inside a snowman. These seasonal touches can add a fun and memorable twist to your proposal.


7. Consider Privacy and Intimacy

While a public proposal can be exciting, consider the level of privacy you and your partner would be comfortable with. A secluded spot in a winter forest or a private section of a ski lodge might offer the intimacy you need for such a personal moment.


BONUS TIP – Safety First

Remember, safety comes first, especially in winter conditions. Ensure the proposal spot is safe to access and not prone to hazards like ice or unstable snow. If your plan involves an outdoor activity like skiing or snowshoeing, make sure it’s within your and your partner’s comfort and skill levels.


A winter snow proposal can be as magical as a fairy tale if planned thoughtfully. With the right location, timing, attire, and attention to details, your proposal can be a heartwarming and unforgettable moment. Above all, the most important thing is the love you share and the commitment you’re about to make. Good luck, and may your winter proposal be everything you’ve dreamed of! 


P.S. Here’s a quick look into a winter proposal I shot a few years ago. It was DREAMY!


Winter Proposal Gallery




Want to propose or planning a proposal and want a professional photographer to capture the moment? I’m your girl! Click the image below to get in touch with me and let’s start planning! (You can view more galleries on Instagram > @brookebakken