I remember the day Nick reached out, nervous, excited, and figuring out how not to get caught proposing on Block Island. His family helped him plan and communicate for his wedding day to keep things quiet. He wanted a gorgeous location, something easy, on the way to dinner.
A favorite way to have a smooth Block Island proposal is to set folks up for dinner at Winfields. Folks walk from the Block Island Beach House along the beach to the opening by the gas station. From there, folks walk along the street to Winfields. This allows me to hide in plain sight right along the beach as the couple walks by.
On the evening of their vacation, Nick and his now fiancee walked along the beach, expecting just to go to dinner. Obviously Nick knew everything. I sat in some beach chairs — two chairs, a cooler, and an umbrella set up for the couple to enjoy after I left. I had a bottle of champagne for the two to enjoy in the cooler, and a bouquet of flowers.
Obviously someone said yes, and the two enjoyed their champagne on the beach, along with dinner. We got to meet up the next day for their couples photos. I always separate the two opportunities, and use the second session to explore some of the trickier and exciting parts of the island. We went off to the trees on Payne Road, Second Bluffs, and Fresh Pond.
Proposing on Block Island – Finding the Perfect Location for You
Finding the perfect location for proposing on Block Island isn’t just about finding an epic location. There is so much more that goes into it. Of course, I like to find a location that feels personal, is logistically easy, won’t make the proposee suspect anything, is easy to hide at, and is a location a couple can access for years to come. On Block Island, there’s lots of locations that fit the bill for any couple.
The Value of a Next Day Engagement Session
When you get engaged it is a flood of emotions, and communication, and excitement. I want you to revel in all those things instead of going into a couples portrait session. In breaking down a proposal session into two parts: the engagement and the portrait session, it makes it easy for couples to really enjoy and settle into the emotions the day of the engagement, have some control over what to wear and have lots of beautiful images from trickier locations.