San Francisco Proposal Photography


If you landed on this page, you are going to propose and need someone to capture the moment for you. Thank you for visiting and congratulations: smart decision! The marriage proposal is one of the few things in life that should be professionally photographed. And while hiring a professional proposal photographer may look like going a little overboard, the moment is priceless and should be captured. My name is Joseph and I've captured well over a hundred proposals in the SF Bay Area. If you already proposed and looking for engagement photos, visit this page instead.



Sutro Baths Sunset ProposalSutro Baths Proposal


Fairmont SF Proposal



There are two ways to capture the proposal.


You can choose the San Francisco (or nearby) proposal location and we will come up with a photography plan. Or...we have a complete "surprise proposal" plan with iconic Golden Gate Bridge in the background. We've worked out all the pitfalls and all you need to do is to follow simple instructions and you will get a nice set of photos.


Or of course you can plan your own unique San Francisco marriage proposal yourself and send us the instructions (your perfect spot with a special meaning, etc.,). The fee is not going to be higher if the proposal doesn't involve special preparations (like limited access proposal spot). To be precise the fee is $300 for a weekday proposal. Add $100 for a weekend photo session. We are available to travel to other California destinations.


Some areas to look at for a wedding proposal in San Francisco besides Baker Beach would be Palace of Fine Arts (a wonderful spot), The Embarcadero, Sutro Baths, Marine Headlands, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, Fisherman's Wharf, Conservatory of Flowers to name a few (here is one in total fog). However, we covered proposals at rooftops, candle-lit balconies, restaurants and bars, hilltops so we have plenty of marriage proposal ideas in mind. Did I mention cable car?


Unlike any other type of photography, surprise proposal photography involves elements of secrecy and cannot be fully controlled (just like the first kiss or other lifetime moment). Therefore, it needs to be carefully planned. Sometimes it goes to the extent of what exact angle and at what particular point your body should be aligned for a perfect shot. There are a lot of factors to consider. One is for the proposal photographer to be near you without raising suspicions of your bride-to-be. Another is bystanders who can suddenly block the shot. Even how far you extend your hands or what are your height differences can be a factor. And these are just a few examples. Bottom line: effortlessly looking & unique proposal candid photos require a lot of careful planning.



Feel free to contact us to schedule a free consultation! If you have an interesting proposal idea, we would love to hear it! Or scroll down to see proposal packages. Here is a client's feedback.


Real Bakers Beach Proposal
balcony candle lit marriage proposal
A Real Sutro Bath SF Proposal
Sutro Baths Sunset Proposal
Marin Headlands Proposal
Real Shakespeare Garden Proposal
Muir Beach Overlook Proposal
Palace of Fine Arts Proposal


BASIC PROPOSAL | $300 ($400)


We charge $300 to capture the actual proposal (the moment) on a weekday ($400 on a weekend). Images will be uploaded to a password protected gallery at no additional charge. You can share the photos with your friends and family and download them in high resolution. 30 minutes safety window included. This package is limited to San Francisco.


DELUXE PROPOSAL | $500 ($600)


As with the basic proposal package, we will capture the actual proposal but will also spend a few additional minutes with you to create a gallery of posed or semi-posed professional engagement session photos. As with the previous package, you will be able to download the actual proposal as well as five additional posed images. 30 minutes safety window included. Add $100 for a weekend.


PREMIUM PROPOSAL | $800 ($900)


The Premium Package is our most popular option. It includes the photography of the actual proposal as well as additional time to capture the excitement and take a number of portraits. Clients will be able to download the actual proposal as well as 25 additional posed photos. The whole experience will last roughly one hour. Add $100 for a weekend.



UNLIMITED PROPOSAL | $1400 ($1500)


This package includes 2 hours of the photographer's time and all the photos taken during this time frame. This means the actual proposal and all the portraits/moments that are captured after the actual proposal will be available for download. The travel fees are waived within 50 miles radius from San Francisco. Unused time can be transferred to another future photo session (weekday). Add $100 for a weekend.



DRONE REEL ADD-ON - $300 ($400) - see sample.

TRAVEL FEES: None added for San Francisco. $100 for Wine Country or Half Moon Bay (Deluxe and Premium Packages). Fees waived with Unlimited package.