San Francisco Proposal Photography


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.



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How to plan a proposal in San Francisco


You can choose a location in San Francisco or nearby, or anywhere in California really, and we will work with you to come up with a perfect San Francisco 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. Samples: Sutro Baths, Fairmont, Stow Lake, Ina Coolbrith.


San Francisco Sunny Proposal Ina Coobrith
Images above were taken during real proposal at Ina Coolbrith Park


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 $375 for a weekday proposal; weekend photo-session will be $100 more.

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 moment, but far enough not to cause suspicions.



Proposal Availability Form




Or we can take it up a notch...


A compilation of our proposal video reels




Now that you know a little more about proposal photoshoots please 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 | $375 ($475)


We charge $375 to capture the moment of actual proposal on a weekday; the price goes to $475 on a weekend or holiday. 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 | $575 ($675)


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 | $875 ($975)


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 | $1475 ($1575)


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, oryou can turn it to a weekend adventure for additional $100.




A-La-Carte items


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


DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY ADD-ON - $300 ($400) - we will spend additional time and will take aerial photos of the couple.


LIVESTREAM (extra person & phone via zoom) - $200 ($300). Or professional DSLR + Pro Sound + All broadcasting gear - from $995.


DRONE PHOTO & VIDEO COMBO - $550 ($650).


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