Surprise Proposal Photography

Syracuse, NY Photographer

Ready to make her jaw drop and her heart skip a beat? Picture this: You, on one knee, about to make the biggest move of your life. And guess what? I’m here to make sure every moment is captured flawlessly!

Imagine the look on her face when she sees me capturing every second of that life-changing moment. That’s right, it’s all about you and her, and I’m just here to make sure those memories last a lifetime. I specialize in capturing these moments as discreetly as possible so I don’t ruin your special moment.

From planning the perfect spot to getting the timing just right, I’ve got your back every step of the way. And when the big moment arrives, I’ll be there, ready to snap away and freeze those heart-stopping emotions in time.

If you’re ready to make your proposal legendary, let’s make it happen. Get in touch now, and let’s turn your dream proposal into reality in Syracuse, NY. Because this is YOUR moment, and together, we’ll make it absolutely unforgettable!

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Engagement Photo Showcasing A Happy Couple In A Room

I’m the right photographer for you if…

  • You want an investment that will last a lifetime
  • You want an experience tailored to you, from start to finish
  • You’re looking for a photographer who will guide and prepare you

My style can be described as…

  • Light, airy and colorful
  • A blend of candid and posed
  • Crisp textures, sharp subjects, and a soft background
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The Process…

1. The Consultation

We’ll start with a friendly phone call to break the ice. I believe in being more than just a photographer with a camera; I aim to be a friend capturing your cherished moments. During our call, we’ll discuss styling, location, scheduling, and pricing. Every package I offer is customized around the information I get from our call and your specific needs. We don’t want to skip this step!

2. Booking and Preparation

If you feel we’re the perfect match, I’ll send over a custom contract, invoice, and payment schedule, all easily completed online. It’s hassle-free and just a few clicks away! Afterwards, we’ll pin down the date and time, officially starting our exciting journey. I’m going to walk you through the best way to keep your surprise proposal a secret so that the moment can be absolutely perfect.

3. Session Day

The big day is all about fun and zero stress. Whether we’re aiming for posed elegance or candid charm, I’ll guide you through it all, ensuring every moment is captured beautifully. And don’t worry about feeling awkward in front of the camera—I’ll make sure you feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire session! I will take a variety of photos for you to choose from upon delivery.

4. Photo Delivery and Prints

After our session, you’ll get access to your online gallery of all your wonderful images. Select your favorites included in the package, or choose to upgrade and purchase the entire gallery.  For wall-worthy prints, professional lab quality makes all the difference. Conveniently, alongside your gallery, you’ll find a storefront for ordering high-quality prints. I’ll handle all the details, ensuring your prints are absolutely flawless. Once everything is perfect, your prints will be on their way, delivered directly to your door!

Two people are sharing a romantic kiss by the water. One is wearing a floral dress, and the other a beige shirt. A ring is visible on a finger.
Two smiling people stand close on rocky shore, affectionately looking at each other; backdrop of serene lake and lush hills under a clear sky.
Two people are walking through a grassy field, holding hands and smiling at each other. They're surrounded by greenery and dressed in summer attire.

Hear it from our clients:

JoAnna Ragon
April 11, 2023.
Completely over the moon with how my Maternity and Family Photo Session went and how BEAUTIFUL the photos came out! Caitlyn did a great job giving us direction on where to stand, pose and how to have fun during the shoot. It was a wonderful experience and I’m forever grateful that I now have these memories and photos to hold onto. Thank you!
Lauren McNerney
March 28, 2023.
Caitlyn is very professional and responds in a timely manner! Her pictures are beautiful and you receive the edits quickly. Highly recommend!
Niya Moulton
March 15, 2023.
Caitlyn was very professional, prompt, kind, patient, and created a comfortable and safe space for us. She is also super kid friendly, which really made taking pictures with a young child so easy and stress free! Would highly recommend!
Rebecca Christian
March 13, 2023.
Caitlyn is so patient, kind and a pleasure to be around. Her attention to detail and the effort she put into making things special, made this Mother’s Day shoot perfect. I look forward to future experiences with Moments Captured CNY to truly capture precious moments with my daughter. A picture is worth a thousands words and Caitlyn captured our story beautifully. I highly recommend!
Liza Rockwell
March 8, 2023.
Caitlyn was absolutely amazing!!! Not only did she get great pictures but she did amazing with make sure all 3 of my kids feel comfortable. I can’t wait to book her again. She made all the step from booking to purchasing the prints simple and straightforward. When I got confused on a step she helped and was right there. I’m so glad she was able to get our first family picture in 5 years. I can’t thank her enough for making this experience so amazing!
Ebony Everson
February 25, 2023.
They were great and very professional. I feel like they really captured exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend.
Catherine Phelan
February 23, 2023.
She did an amazing job making my business photos look professional and beautiful! Came right to my studio and worked with what I had. Very personable and professional!
Alissa Welsh
January 17, 2023.
Caitlyn by far exceeded our expectations! We had a low key wedding but her visions for our photos made it such a special day, every moment captured! Thank you so much Caitlyn for taking such beautiful photos!
Dylan C
January 10, 2023.
Took amazing photos of my engagement, very professional, had a good eye, and a quick turnaround on the photos! Loved how she blended in with other sightseers to keep the surprise.
Connor Bruno
December 27, 2022.
Caitlyn was absolutely wonderful to work with. She helped pull off an amazing surprise engagement and the pictures turned out absolutely perfect. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer in the area!


It’s simple! Once you reach out, we’ll have a consultation to discuss your vision for the proposal. We’ll work together to choose the perfect location and plan all the details. On the big day, I’ll be there, discreetly capturing every moment as it unfolds.

No worries at all! I know Syracuse like the back of my camera. During our consultation, we’ll talk about your preferences and what would make the moment truly special for you and your partner. Together, we’ll find the perfect spot that fits your vision.

The time it takes to receive the final photos can vary depending on workload. On average, it takes 2-4 weeks to receive the final images.

After the proposal, I will hop out of the bushes (or whatever strange place I may be hiding) and introduce myself! We will then get right into the engagement session.

Not a chance! I specialize in stealth mode photography. I’ll blend into the surroundings and capture all the magic without giving away the surprise. Your partner won’t suspect a thing until after you’ve popped the question!

It’s never too early to secure your spot! Since each proposal is unique and requires careful planning, I recommend reaching out as soon as you start considering popping the question. This ensures we have plenty of time to create the perfect proposal experience for you.

Yes, you can purchase additional prints or products such as photo albums, canvas prints, or framed prints.

Don’t stress! If I deem that the weather is not ideal for shooting your session, I’ll be happy to reschedule the session to a mutually agreed upon date and time.

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