There is a new and exciting type of photography that we are experiencing here in Jasper, Alberta. It is the “surprise proposal” and it is one of our favorite moments to capture and we can’t stop talking about it!  While 2023 was the year of elopements, so were surprise proposals. Pyramid Island was one of the best proposal locations in Jasper to pop the question. We can help you choose the best proposal location in Jasper- just drop us a line!

My fiancé surprised proposed to me while on our trip out west just 2 weeks ago. He booked the most amazing and friendly couple of photographers, Peggy and David. What a great team! The whole experience was simply incredible. Not only were both Peggy and David kind-hearted and personable, their photography skills were beyond our expectations. They made the experience feel super natural and fun, still while being professional. Our family and friends were in complete awe when they saw the initial photos. I can’t wait to share the rest with them! Thank you Peggy and David once again for such a wonderful engagement experience!!

Bianca Sera

Jasper has many locations for surprise proposals, but the tricky part is finding just the right spot. Don’t worry, we are here to help you to coordinate all of the details. We can help you find the best proposal location in Jasper. We can help make the process seamless and lessen your stress as we know that popping the question is stressful enough on its own!

Check out our 2022 Year in review of Jasper Surprise Proposals (great music!)

Our 3 favorite surprise proposal locations in Jasper:

Pyramid Island- need we say more?

Woman reacting to man surprising her with a surprise proposal on Pyramid Lake Island|Best proposal locations in Jasper

This beautiful little island is located in the middle of Jasper National Park, and it’s absolutely perfect for a surprise proposal. The views are incredible, and there’s something truly magical about being surrounded by all that nature. While the Island can be busy at times, this can actually lend itself to making the surprise easier to pull off. We can easily hide and behave like tourists so your partner will have no idea that we are photographing your proposal. Plus, there are plenty of great spots for photos afterwards! We love the iconic pyramid Island as a proposal location – it’s definitely one of our favourites.

Jasper Park Lodge- surprise proposal heaven!

Man proposing to woman at Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta

If you’re looking for a jaw-dropping, picturesque proposal location then look no further than Jasper Park Lodge. Tucked away in the heart of Jasper National Park, this luxurious resort offers stunning views of Pyramid Mountain and the surrounding wilderness. With its rustic charm and secluded setting, Jasper Park Lodge is the perfect place to pop the question. If you’re looking for a little help planning your proposal, we can lead the way. We’ll capture every moment of your special day, from the surprise proposal to the happy tears of joy. If you’re looking for an unforgettable way to propose, Jasper Park Lodge is a perfect choice.

Old Fort Point – for the adventurous souls.

Man proposing to woman on top of Old Fort Point in Jasper|Best proposal locations in Jasper

If you are looking for more of an adventurous surprise proposal location, then Old Fort Point in Jasper is perfect for you! This location offers a stunning view of the Athabasca River and Jasper National Park. It does involve a steep set of stairs and a bit of hiking, but it is well worth it for the proposal of a lifetime! This location is a bit trickier for us to hide, but, again, we can pretend that we are tourists who are hiking just like you. It is a good idea for us to place a flower or something indicating that that is the spot where you should propose. We can definitely help here as well.

The moments folllowing a surprise proposal can reveal sheer magic…

The art of the surprise proposal

Your surprise Jasper proposal does not have to be over the top or elaborate. The views in Jasper are enough to make the moment that you propose memorable enough. Honestly, the words that you are speaking at that point are far more important than your surroundings.  Hiring a Jasper photographer to capture this moment and help you coordinate it will make the love of your life even happier.  We will get to see the moments captured in photos especially when your partner doesn’t even really know what is happening at the time. Typically we just hide in the general area and sometimes pretend that we are “birders” looking for a particular specimen. This is when we have our fun!

Man and woman embrace while dog looks out into the water|Best proposal locations in Jasper

What happens after the proposal?

After the proposal, we will give you some time to let the moment sink in and we can then take some more portraits to truly mark the momentous occasion. By this point, you will be relaxed and smiling and guaranteed to get some fantastic photos.  The most asked questions after the proposal are, “How did he propose?” and “What does the ring look like?”.  Make sure to take time to get some amazing photos- don’t rush the session.  It often takes a bit of time for most couples to feel relaxed in front of the camera. This is where we come in! You can trust us to lead the way for the photography aspect of your surprise proposal. All your hard work and stress are over and now we can capture some great photos for you.

Couple looking at each other while the sun rises over the mountains at Pyramid Lake Island in Jasper.

Below is an example of one of our most memorable surprise proposal sessions. We thank Lance and Trish for entrusting us to capture their love for each other.

man and woman laughing while standing on rocks at Pyramid Island | Jasper proposal

Why should you do a surprise proposal?

If you’re considering popping the question, why not do it in a surprise proposal? It’s a great way to make your proposal extra special and memorable. Plus, you can hire a photographer to document the momentous occasion. Here are some reasons why you should consider doing a surprise proposal:

1)Your partner will be totally surprised and they’ll love the element of surprise.

2)It’ll be a memory that you and your partner will always cherish.

3)A professional photographer can capture all the special moments of your surprise proposal.

4)You’ll have beautiful photos to share with friends and family.

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”


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