The Game Plan

Unlike any other type of photography, proposal photography involves elements of secrecy, surprise and can not be fully controlled. 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 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.

How much will it cost?

We charge $300 to capture the actual proposal on a weekday ($400 on a weekend). Images will be uploaded to a password protected gallery at no additional charge, so you can share the photos with your friends and family and download them in high resolution. You can also order albums, slideshows, prints, and other products. Most importantly, you will own the images. We may also take few additional (engagement style) photos after the actual proposal that can be ordered a-la-carte at additional cost.

When is a good time of day to start the session?

We can shoot anytime, day or night, the sunshine, rain or fog. In fact, some unique photos we’ve shot have been taken on dark, rainy days. However for proposals we recommend evenings. Anytime before sunset will work.

How many photos will we get?

The actual proposal usually lasts less than a minute and as long as you are standing on your knee, we are shooting. The proposal ends at the time you are back on your feet. You may get 5,10 or 25 photos during this time but it's usually all about one single shot.

San Francisco Proposal Photography Package