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Surprising engagement proposal

By 3 September 2014November 27th, 2022Couple, Proposal, Rome, Trastevere

On a terrace view over Rome

It started with this very small red flower placed on a plate to indicate where to sit. The wedding proposal was to take place at the beautiful Sofitel Hotel rooftop restaurant. However it all didn’t go as planned and the luggage was lost at the airport causing a cascading delay effect. But nothing can stop a proposal from taking place and we finally met on top of the terrace just as the sun was sun setting.

The wedding proposal

When they arrived it all happened very quickly. The scenario had changed from our original plan and now the rooftop restaurant was almost full. Leaving very little room to get the right view without getting noticed. When the final moment came about so did the waiters and we had to dodge them a little bit to get the right shotBut the moment was fantastically real and joyful!

Surprise engagement proposal on a terrace view over Rome

Joyful reaction to a wedding proposal question asked on top of a restaurant. Engagement Proposal Photography.

Putting the engagement ring on the finger.

Surprise filled with happiness.

The engagement ring photographed close up.

Couple kissing on top of a restaurant with a stunning view over the rooftops.

The beautiful sweeping view over the city of Rome Italy.

Portrait picture together after proposing.

 The engagement photography

We met on the next day for an engagement photo session. Choosing a very interesting area of Rome to photograph: the Trastevere quarter. Filled with so many good photographic opportunities. Romantic alleyways and small cobble stone streets. Interesting doorways with a story to tell. Mirror and water reflections. And let’s not forget the selfie picture at the beginning of our session!

Selfie picture during an engagement session

Trastevere engagement photo session

Walking in the streets of Trastevere.

Antique looking doorway using during the photo shoot.

Engaged couple reflected in a mirror at Piazza Trastevere in Rome Italy.

Hand over a puddle white the ring is photographed.

Sitting down on the steps of Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere with the Church in the background.

Red peppers overhead. Italian food in Italy.

Romantically kissing in the streets after a proposal.

Time of the year: August
Time of day: sunset
Duration: 1 hr proposal / 1 hr photo session
Nr. of Photographers: 2
> Sofitel Hotel [surprise proposal]
> Trastevere [engagement session]
Check out more the perfect engagement proposal? Check out these extracts from the Blog:
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A surprise engagement proposal photographed on top of a restaurant with a beautiful view over the city. Following the day after with an engagement session around the roman alleyways of trastevere.


  • Arthur says:

    Incredible photos, Andrea! Thank you so much for your great work. We couldn’t be more thrilled. :-D

    – Arthur and Lauren

  • Pops says:

    Absolutely awesome the first time, and even better the second. Great photos, great setting, great people.

    I am so pleased for both of you. Still brings tears to my eyes.

    Happiness for you always.



  • Bill DeJarlais says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing. Here’s to many more great memories ahead for the two of you to together forever!!

  • Wende Wadsworth says:

    Congratulations! What great pictures – good for you for thinking to arrange that!! Best wishes to you both.