San Francisco Proposal Photography and why you need it
If you landed on this page, you either going to propose and need someone to capture the moment or you've already emailed me and I pointed you to this page.
Either way, congratulations: you are among the smart ones. But even you don't have an idea how valuable these captured moments will be down the road. First of all, adding a pro may look as going a little overboard but I've seen reactions of many people to the ring BUT (surprise surprise ) there is another positive reaction to the photographer who pops up after the fact. Yes, your efforts won't go unnoticed.
It will be appreciated unless of course your fiance is a sociopath. But even in that case it will be appreciated.
Either way, you are here and there is no way back. Not having this moment captured will make you regret for a long time. So lets get to business. Below I will explain how I approach the proposal in general but more specific instructions will be emailed.
I have a plan. With Golden Gate Bridge in the background. I'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 it by yourself and send me the instructions. The fee is not going to be high if the proposal doesn't involve a band or Mariachi. To be precise is $300 on a weekday.
Its not that simple
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.
Basic Proposal | $300
We charge $300 to capture the actual proposal (the moment) on a weekday ($400 on a weekend). 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.
deluxe proposal | $500
As with basic package, we will capture the actual proposal but will also spend few additional minutes with you to create a gallery of posed or semi-posed professional engagement 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.
Premium Proposal | $800
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 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.
The Fine Print
The pricing options outlined above are limited to a simple outdoor proposal sessions. Proposals that require complex planning, coordination with family members, parking arrangements, working with other vendors such as band, restaurant crew, musicians and limo drivers are not included and require a custom quote. All packages above are designed to capture the actual moment of the proposal that lasts just a few moments. 30 minutes safety windows that are given to each client are not actual shooting time. The cost of an individual file if not included in the package is $50.