San Francisco Proposal Photography
If you landed on this page, you either going to propose and need someone to capture the moment for you. Thank you for visiting and congratulations: smart decision! The wedding proposal is one of the few things in life that should be professionally photographed. And while hiring a professional photographer may look as 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 Bay Area.
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, Stinson Beach, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field, Fisherman's Wharf, Conservatory of Flowers to name a few. However, we covered proposals at rooftops, 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!
Images below represent actual (not staged) proposals.