The other thing to consider is, of course, whether you get a partner in crime to hide behind something to make sure the moment is photographed and preserved forever.
So when one landscape photographer asked his girlfriend – who has the same career – the big question, there was no way he wasn’t getting the perfect shot of the moment.
Which was in front of the northern lights in the heart of the Arctic Circle.
Not only is it an incredible location to be asked to spend the rest of your life with someone, but looks absolutely breathtaking in the photographs of the moment.
Funnily enough, this isn’t the first time Sharp has tried to propose – nine months ago, he planned to ask during a trip to the same location but his plan was foiled.
While waiting for their flight, Russell threw a moisturiser bottle away to take some weight off their luggage.
And this had contained the ring – which wasn’t only expensive, but belonged to his mother.
But after a second attempt, all’s well that ends well – as we can see from these photos.
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