When our daughter got engaged we just had to document the entire thing by hiring a Camarie Orange County engagement photographer. We were lucky in that the groom told us in advance that he was going to ask her to marry him. She was expecting it at some point, but had no idea when it was going to come. He set up an elaborate scheme to ask her that fit perfectly with their hobbies and personality. He was even able to get her to have her hair done and in the right clothes for the occasion she did not know was going to occur.
He used family and her friends to subtly coax her into being all fixed up for the day. The reason he did it was because he knew she would have been upset to have had to pose for professional photographs without looking what she considers her personal best. I was actually surprised that she had no idea what was going on even when she showed up to the surprise location. There were a lot of cars in the parking lot, and all of them should have been familiar to her. Sometimes she gets focused on something and ignores everything else. That day she was wondering why her fiance had on all new clothes and was looking all stylish even with new shoes. He told her that his mom just decided to send him some early birthday gifts she bought on sale. It was a hoot to fool her like that!
The photographer captured every moment of the surprise engagement event where all of our daughters friends and family gathered. I really liked seeing it happen live rather than hearing about it later. We share a lot of things like that as a family, and I am glad my new son-in-law likes to do that too.