Orlando Proposal Photography | Grand Floridian, Disney

Surprise proposal in Orlando at a disney resort by the yacht

After doing some research online and coming across the many surprise proposals I have photographed over the years, Manan reached out to me for some expert help planning his own! He explained that he was expecting to have the engagement ring the first week of June. We tossed around a few different ideas but he knew he wanted to do it at the Grand Floridian resort at Disney. He also knew he wanted to do it at sunset since that was Ashley’s favorite time of day. Of course that was perfect because sunset is always the most ideal time to take pictures since the golden light is so beautiful!

After several text messages back and forth, we agreed on a date and a location by the dock. He would lure Ashley there by telling her they had a reservation for a fireworks boat tour. This would also be the perfect excuse for them both to get dressed up! When they arrived, my second photographer Jerzy and I spotted them from afar since he had cleverly sent me a selfie of them in advance. So we stalked them as they walked down towards the dock and tried to look incognito. I think we did a really great job because Ashley didn’t even notice us until Manan actually pointed us out to her! She was completely surprised and her expression was everything.

She thought their boat tour was scheduled to start, but instead we actually had a full 1-hour engagement photography session planned around the resort. Luckily the crazy Florida weather cooperated with us and we were able to capture some gorgeous engagement photos with this super sweet couple with no rain. We even managed to get into the Wedding Pavilion which is only accessible to the public when there are no weddings going on. We got super lucky that it was open at that time since it was the perfect spot for some ‘just engaged’ shots! We had so much fun with these two and it was SO hard to narrow down my favorite photos. Nonetheless here are just a few of my faves from their awesome proposal!

Surprise proposal on the dock at the Grand Floridian Resort at Disney in Orlando
Surprise proposal captured by top Orlando engagement photographer at the Grand Floridian at Disney
Surprise proposal captured by top Orlando engagement photographer at the Grand Floridian at Disney
Surprised expression on the brides face during a proposal at the Grand Floridian at Disney captured by Orlando photographer
Surprised expression on the brides face during a proposal at the Grand Floridian at Disney captured by Orlando photographer
Surprise proposal in Orlando at a disney resort by the yacht
Surprise proposal in Orlando at a disney resort by the yacht
Shocked and surprised bride during a marriage proposal at the Grand Floridian resort in Orlando, Florida
Orlando photographers capture a surprise proposal at the Grand Floridian resort at Disney
Orlando photographers capture a surprise proposal at the Grand Floridian resort at Disney
Orlando photographers capture a surprise proposal at the Grand Floridian resort in front of the yacht at Disney
Romantic engagement photography at the Grand Floridian resort following a surprise proposal in Orlando
Romantic engagement photography at the Grand Floridian resort following a surprise proposal in Orlando
Candid and romantic engagement photo on the dock at the Grand Floridian captured by top Orlando engagement photography team
Candid and romantic engagement photo on the dock at the Grand Floridian captured by top Orlando engagement photography team
Intimate black and white engagement photo on the dock at the Grand Floridian captured by top Orlando engagement photographer
Close up of the engagement ring during a surprise proposal at a Disney resort in Orlando
Fun twirling engagement photo at the Grand Floridian captured by top Orlando engagement photographers
Close up of the couples hands showing her engagement ring after a surprise proposal at a Disney resort in Orlando, Florida
Sweet and romantic engagement portrait at the Grand Floridian following a surprise proposal captured by photographers in Orlando
Sweet and romantic engagement portrait at the Grand Floridian following a surprise proposal captured by photographers in Orlando
Engagement photography inside the Grand Floridian lobby captured by top Orlando photographers
Engagement photography inside the Grand Floridian staircase captured by top Orlando photographers
Engagement photography inside the Grand Floridian staircase captured by top Orlando photographers
Romantic and fun engagement session photography in front of the fountain at the Grand Floridian Resort in Walt Disney World Orlando
Romantic and fun engagement session photography at picture point at the wedding pavilion at the Grand Floridian Resort in Walt Disney World Orlando
Romantic and fun engagement session photography at picture point at the wedding pavilion at the Grand Floridian Resort in Walt Disney World Orlando
Romantic and fun engagement session photography at picture point at the wedding pavilion at the Grand Floridian Resort in Walt Disney World Orlando
Romantic and fun engagement session photography at picture point at the wedding pavilion at the Grand Floridian Resort in Walt Disney World Orlando
Orlando engagement photography session at the wedding pavilion at the Grand Floridian at Disney World
Creative Orlando engagement photography session with the monorail at the Grand Floridian at Disney World
Fun engagement photo with a vintage car at the Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Florida