Hire a Surprise Proposal Photographer

Book a secret photographer to capture your big moment candidly with surprise proposal photography

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Emotions will take over the moment you reach for the ring. Some people get so overwhelmed that they can’t even remember the moment they got engaged!

Take 30 seconds to inquire for a secret engagement photographer. You’ll get to compare portfolios, read past reviews, & check availability for your dates. Hiring a surprise proposal photographer will ensure that you capture the moment so you can relive it again and again.

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“We had a proposal in Amsterdam. I said that I booked the photoshoot so that my fiance could have photos of herself in her favorite city, but secretly I could use the opportunity to propose! It was an amazing experience. Consuelo made sure that we were comfortable, and was willing to listen to what we wanted while also adding her expertise in to get some great shots. We loved the engagement photos that we got back. She did an incredible job of capturing posed shots, and we loved some of the candid shots she got as well. We ended up purchasing the entire photography gallery for a little bit more because we loved ALL of them. It was an incredible experience all around.”

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More than 1,000 people surveyed said that capturing the moment with a surprise proposal photoshoot ranked higher than selecting the perfect ring, proving once again that experiences make us happier than things.

Once you reserve the date, you’ll be able to speak directly with your surprise proposal photographer to decide on the perfect spot based on your ideas. On the big day, your hidden engagement photographer will secretly be ready at the designated spot to capture the moment, paparazzi-style.

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“We had a surprise proposal in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I wanted a beach location and somewhere away from the big city. Jonathan was great! He helped with choosing the location and the perfect time to make sure we had the best lighting. He provided directions on how to get to the beach. During the proposal photoshoot he was very friendly and professional and he helped us feel very comfortable. Nothing could have made it better!”

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The professional photos from your wedding proposal photographer will be perfect for save the date cards, wedding website, and social media posts to share the news!

Every proposal photoshoot package starts at one-hour duration to capture the moment and that post-proposal glow. The proposal photography cost also includes a set of free digital high-resolution photos that will be edited and uploaded to your online gallery within 5 days for you to download all your favorites.

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Proposal Photographer Costs

Your surprise proposal deserves better than selfies! Take advantage of local photographer rates to capture your special moment. Prices vary by city.

With each proposal photoshoot you’ll receive:

  • one-on-one planning with your photographer
  • photos of the big moment and post-engagement
  • private online gallery
  • high-resolution photos that are professionally edited
  • photos delivered within 5 days
Ready to capture the question with beautiful marriage proposal photography?

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“We had our surprise engagement in Rome. A colleague of mine recommended it, and I thought it was a great idea, particularly because our families couldn’t be there with us so this was a great way to share with them later! Everything was excellent! Alina had great communication ahead of time, so I knew exactly what to expect (where to go, what lighting spot to choose, what direction to walk, etc.) when I got to the location. Our proposal photographer went totally undercover and was hidden behind a bush. My girlfriend (now fiancee) never expected a thing and was completely surprised after I dropped to one knee! It was perfect!”

Proposal Photography FAQ

How much does a proposal photographer cost?

Surprise proposal photography prices vary by city, ensuring you the best rates. Choose between 3 different packages that range from 60 minutes up to 2 hours. All secret engagement photographers are professionals that were handpicked for quality, style, and skill. High-resolution photos are retouched and delivered by email in a private online gallery within 5 business days. There are no separate fees for wedding proposal photographers. See pricing for your destination here.

What is a secret engagement photographer?

The moment only lasts a few seconds. Have a surprise proposal photographer capture that priceless reaction forever with beautiful photos your fiancée will love! Your secret engagement photographer knows all the best photo spots, when the best lighting will be, and how to beat the crowds to perfectly capture the magical moment.

How to find a proposal photographer?

We know how to keep a secret. Request your dates, compare portfolios, and book your favorite proposal photographer. Discuss your plan with the photographer so that they can find a spot to stay hidden and capture the moment, paparazzi-style. Afterward, your secret engagement photographer will introduce themselves and you both can enjoy a fun photoshoot to capture the post-engagement glow. These photos will be perfect for your official engagement announcement, wedding website, save-the-date cards, and wedding invitations! Find a proposal photographer at your destination here.

How much do proposal photos cost and how will I receive them?

All photos are professionally edited and delivered in a free online proposal photography gallery where you can download your favorite photos in high-resolution jpg format. Your proposal package includes a certain number of free downloads. Additional files and high-quality prints from our professional partner labs are also available for purchase (4×6 prints start at $0.99 USD). You will receive an email with your gallery link within five business days, but usually sooner.

What is your refund and rescheduling policy?

Our Peace of Mind policy offers free cancellations up to 72 hours for your surprise proposal photography:

  • Reservations may be canceled up to 72 hours prior to the shoot date for a full refund
  • Shoot reservations canceled less than 72 hours prior to the shoot: 50% refund.
  • We will attempt to accommodate any rescheduling requests, but we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so. Last-minute changes are also not guaranteed. Shoot time missed due to late arrivals may be forfeited, and the number of photos delivered can be adjusted to reflect the actual time spent together.
  • All sales are final and there is no refund for canceled shoots within 24 hours of the shoot or ‘no-shows’.
  • In the case of bad weather, exploring the city under the rain can be very exciting, and it will make for great photos (trust us!). If the weather is too unbearable, you can coordinate with your photographer to re-schedule or we will issue a full refund at our discretion.

How far in advance should I hire my surprise proposal photographer?

A surprise proposal photoshoot requires more detailed planning, so the earlier the better! To ensure you get your preferred date, time, and engagement photographer, we recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance.