The moment you propose - or are proposed to - can be a whirlwind of emotions. Although it will be one of the most important moments in a person's life, the nerves, and excitement you feel may mean your memories of the event may not be clear. But a new company aim to capture a proposal with a new invention - the Ring Cam.
Ring Cam is a ring box with a tiny camera in the lid. When somebody gets down on one knee and presents their partner with the box, the Ring Cam films their reaction, before they open it up to see the ring.
The couple will then have a video of the moment they get engaged to keep forever. While elaborate proposals, planned for months with a song and dance routine, or in front of a crowd of thousands often go viral on YouTube, the sweet, honest reaction of the RingCam videos offers a more personal perspective.
David and Rachel's engagement was filmed using the RingCam box
It was invented by a group of five friends from Michigan in the US, Scott Brandonisio, Scott Bahash, Elliot Barney, Russell Fyfe and Nick Haugen. All five are 23 years old and developed the camera at first as part of a class project while at university.
They came up with the idea for the Ring Cam when one of their friends was planning to propose to his girlfriend and wanted to find a discreet way to record his proposal, and have since developed it into a fully-fledged business.
The Ring Cam team have asked buyers to send in videos of their proposals, which they have posted on their website, to show how the camera works - and how well it captures a shocked, happy 'yes'.
"Only the person proposing actually knows its there," Scott Brandonisio explained. "So you're able to capture that genuine element of surprise."
Proposals captured with a Ring Cam have been sent into the company's website
The Ring Cam costs £120 to buy, or £60 to rent, with an extra cost for the RingCam team to edit the video afterwards. At the moment, it is only available in the US.
The company's general manager Sam Tzou said "Ring Cam captures the moment that only the proposer gets to see – which from our perspective is the most important as that is the moment that the “groom-to-be” will remember for years to come."
"Compared to the average price couples would have to spend on a secret photographer, not to mention wedding photographers and videographers, our product is very afford- able."
Whether the Ring Cam will one day capture a 'no' is yet to be seen, but would you want your partner to film a proposal? Or would you choose to film it if you were planning to propose? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @stylistmagazine
Watch an advert for Ring Cam here:
Images/video: getringcam.com, Words: Victoria Gray