San Francisco Proposal Photographer

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, 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.

Best Places to Propose in San Francisco

Sutro Baths, Russian Hill, Fairmont, Stow Lake, Mount Tam, Cypress Tree Lane, Battery Spencer, Sausalito Shore, Pier 14, Muir Woods, SF City Hall, Ina Coolbrith Park, Crissy Field, Pier 7, Alta Plaza Park, Botanical Gardens, Legion of Honor, Lover's Lane, SF Rooftop, Japanese Tea Gardens

Fairmont Proposal
Lover's lane Proposal

Pricing (Full packages available at the bottom of this page)

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 $495 for a weekday SF proposal. A weekend photo session will require an additional fee (scroll down for packages). If needed we can even plan an epic Yosemite proposal. We also offer a discounted $395 package - please scroll down for more info.

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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.

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 proposals, contact us - we will be happy to go over your proposal plans, ideas, and how this can work with our schedule. We can also discuss the best time and day of the week to propose, overcast vs sunny day, sunset vs morning proposal and more. How to avoid crowds and make proposal more private.

If you have a unique idea for your proposal, please share. We love trying new things with our clients.

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>>Scroll down to the bottom of the page for pricing<<

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BASIC PROPOSAL | $495 (Mon - Thu)

We charge $495 to capture the actual proposal (usually results in 20-50 images) on a weekday (Mon-Thu). Not available on Holidays, Fridays or weekends. Images will be uploaded to a password protected gallery. You can share the photos with your friends and family and download them in high resolution. This package is limited to San Francisco outdoor natural light proposals. This package comes with a complete video guide. $395 option available. Click for details.

DELUXE PROPOSAL | $695 ($795)

As with the basic proposal package, we will capture the actual proposal (20-50 images) 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. Add $100 for a Friday, weekend or holiday. Limited to natural light proposals. Video guide is included.

PREMIUM PROPOSAL | $995 ($1,095)

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 larger 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, weekend or holiday. Available for natural light as well as staged lighting setup proposals. Video guide is included.

UNLIMITED PROPOSAL | $1595 ($1695)

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. Please add $100 on a weekend.

A-La-Carte items

DRONE VIDEO REEL ADD-ON - $450 ($550) - see sample.

VIDEOGRAPHY - ($1,500) we will create a short feature proposal film set to a song of your choice - similar to a wedding highlight movie. See sample.

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

PROPOSAL PRO LIGHTING - 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). Hotel parking is extra.

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