If you are viewing this page, chances are you are planning a proposal and need someone to capture the moment for you. Thank you for visiting and congratulations on your upcoming life event! Capturing this important and exciting moment by a professional photographer is a smart decision and I would be honored to help you with this.
My name is Joseph and I have been a photographer in San Francisco Bay Area for over a decade. Over the course of my career, I have photographed and planned hundreds of proposals. By the way, if you already proposed and looking for engagement photos, visit this page instead.
You can choose a location in San Francisco, or anywhere in California really, and we will work with you to come up with a perfect proposal plan. If you do not have any specific proposal ideas, consider using our "surprise proposal" package and proposing at a location we recommend. 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 with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or many other San Francisco backdrops. See some of our favorite locations below.
Of course, you may have already planned your surprise proposal. If that is the case, please send instructions and we will follow your lead. We will not raise our fees, unless there are some very complicated preparations, such as limited access to a proposal spot, and a group of family members who require additional logistics and communication. To be precise the fee is $395 for a weekday proposal; weekend photo-session will be $100 more and sunrise proposal is $75 extra. If needed we can even plan an epic Yosemite proposal.
There are lots of things to consider with a proposal photoshoot. One of the most important things is positioning the photographer close enough to capture the "Pop the Question" moment, but far enough not to cause suspicions. As a part of your reservation, you will receive a complete proposal tutorial and posing guide.
A compilation of our proposal video reels
Now that you know a little more about proposals, contact us - we will be happy to go over your proposal plans, ideas, and how this can work with our schedule. If you have a unique idea for your proposal, please share. We love trying new things with our clients.
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BASIC PROPOSAL | $395 (Mon - Thu only)
We charge $395 to capture the moment of actual proposal on a weekday (Mon-Thu). Not available on Holidays, Fridays or weekends. 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 outdoor natural light proposals. This package comes with a complete video guide.
DELUXE PROPOSAL | $595 ($695)
As with the basic proposal package, we will capture the actual proposal but will also spend some time 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 Friday evening (after 4PM), weekend or holiday. Limited to natural light proposals. Video guide included.
PREMIUM PROPOSAL | $895 ($995)
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 all actual proposal images as well as 25 additional posed photos. The whole experience will last roughly one hour. Add $100 for a Friday evening, weekend or holiday. Available for natural light as well as staged lighting setup proposals. Video guide included.
UNLIMITED PROPOSAL | $1495 ($1595)
With this package you will have 2 hours of photographer's time and all the photos taken during this time frame will be yours, available for download. The travel fees are waived within 50 miles radius from San Francisco. Unused time can be transferred to a future photo session, free on a weekday, or add $100 on a weekend.
DRONE VIDEO REEL ADD-ON - $450 ($550) - see sample.
DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY ADD-ON - $300 ($400) - we will spend additional time and will take aerial photos of the couple.
VIDEOGRAPHY - ($895) we will create a short feature proposal film set to a song of your choice - similar to a wedding highlight movie.
LIVESTREAM (extra person & phone via zoom) - $200 ($300). Or professional DSLR + Pro Sound + All broadcasting gear - from $995.
DRONE PHOTO & VIDEO COMBO - $550 ($650).
PROPOSAL RELIGHTING - If needed, we can bring a lighting setup to create dramatic "epic" look - $200. Included in indoor Premium packages.
TRAVEL FEES: None added for San Francisco. $100-$150 for Wine Country or Half Moon Bay (Deluxe and Premium Packages).