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The Surprise Wedding Proposal

Rome, Italy

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Surprise Wedding Proposal Photographer in Rome Italy. Image taken at the roman Coliseum at sunset where he dropped to one knee and proposed

Proposing at the Roman Colosseum. Rome, Italy

How does it work?

We know the burden and responsibility of carrying the ring. It’s not easy.. The secrecy of maintaining the element of surprise while dealing with everything involved. But we can help to make it work!
All our sessions are candid real life proposals. Where we pre plan all the details ahead of time via email in order to maintain the best surprise effect. Leaving out a good portion of uncertainty from the equation. Meet with the proposal photographer in Rome discreetly and directly onsite at a pre determined spot. Where you will follow the photographer to the exact surprise wedding proposal location. From there on the photographer will be staying at a distance ready to snap whenever you are ready to propose. View our portfolio to see sample imagery.

Please find below an Instant quote and Reservation form where you can estimate costs, feasibility and proceed with your booking.

Setting up the surprise wedding proposal photography

Choose the session length to cover the surprise proposal. Extend it to continue with an engagement session

Include a car service

Hire a car service to take you to the proposal location. Keep the car to reach other roman locations for pictures

Video record the proposal

Request raw clips only. Or put them together to build a romantic proposal true love story video with music

Include extras

Such as red Roses. Violin music. Vespa scooters. Italian sparkling prosecco wine to celebrate!

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An a la carte pricing page allowing you to purchase the photography service  you want. Choose between different price options and see an immediate price quotation

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Surprise proposal and Engagement photos

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Proposal Rome locations

There are many locations in a city like Rome that offer a good background setting for a surprise marriage proposal. This can be a simple roman alleyway street or a major landmark. Please find below an image collection showing the best proposal spots in Rome where we have photographed surprise proposals before. Pass your mouse over the photo to view the location. Click the picture to see a larger frame and to read important picture commentary and details from our expert photographers. To see real life sample proposal photographer sessions in Rome check out the surprise wedding proposal section of the Blog. Which contains a wide range of proposals grouped by locations. If you love the idea of proposing on a terrace with a view check out our blog post on the best rooftop bars in Rome for the best proposal ever!


How will I meet with the photographer on the proposal day?

After pre planning all the details of the surprise marriage proposal, meeting with the proposal photographer in Rome will be easy. You will receive the precise meeting point via email. And at an agreed date/time you will find the photographer waiting for you there. After exchanging a silent symbol to make sure you have recognized each other. The photographer will lead you to the exact proposal location. Hopefully without your partner noticing anything!

What is the best method of communication with the photographer?

Whatsapp instant messaging is the best way to get in touch with the proposal photographer on the day. Exchanging emails is not the best solution as emails can be subject to server delay, erroneously end up in the spam folder, etc. Text messaging doesn’t work well for some of our photographers as it would entail for them to pay international charges for each message sent. We have found whatsapp to be the best cost effective solution to immediately communicate with our photographers. Although it will require for you to have internet connection.

What happens in case of rain?

Couple holding an umbrella at Parco del Pincio during a rainy day in RomeRain is a natural occurrence that may very well ruin a surprise wedding proposal. Or at least the idea of it that we have in our heads. It could also make it most romantic depending on the point of view! In any case if you wish to avoid a rainy day we will try to do all we can to reschedule to a mutually agreeable date/time. We do kindly ask you to communicate this to us at least 3 hrs before the photo shoot starting time. If the surprise wedding proposal session cannot be rescheduled to a mutually agreeable date/time we believe in granting full refund minus the processing and handling fees which amount to 10%.  All these details and more are contained the terms and conditions at the end of the above booking form.

To predict the weather forecast we use the 3B weather app which predicts the weather by the hour and gets progressively more accurate as the date/time gets closer. If you have the possibility to download in case of bad weather it we can take decisions together based on the same forecast.

Can I get a few proposal pictures right away to share with friends and family members?

Yes. We have the 2 week Expedient Delivery which includes a delivery of 3 pictures within the same day of the proposal as raw files without post processing. And all the pictures delivery w/post production enhancement within 2 week’s time from the surprise marriage proposal photo session’s date. So please make sure to include this in the Instant quote above for a quick turnaround!

Evening or daytime shoots for best picture quality?

Daytime sessions produce images that are more clearly visible in terms of expressions and details. As there is enough light to zoom in or out of the frame or to freely choose the proposal spot.
Evening sessions are harder to pull off due to the progressive lowering of the light. And the impossibility of using a flash as it would give the surprise effect away. However you can achieve more artistic pictures with more contrast and intense colors especially at sunset/dusk. You are also often confined to setting the proposal location next to available street light with all the uncertainties that this may produce.
In the end daytime sessions are safer and produce a higher picture count with more visible details. Evening sessions are riskier but potentially more rewarding in terms of picture quality if you are going for a more artistic approach to your surprise wedding proposal.

When and How many pictures will I receive?

How Many? As many pictures as we shoot. Screening out doubles, almost identical, unwanted out of focus, badly framed, bad body positions, excessively underexposed or overexposed, unwanted eyes closed. Conditions permitting, for a daytime session you may expect minimum of 60 pictures an hour digitally delivered with post production processing. Evening session produce less images as they are more time consuming to shoot due to the lower light conditions. Perhaps 40 pictures and hour.
When? As late as 2 months. On average in 1 month. For a 2 week or earlier turn around time make sure to include the Expedient delivery option during booking which will also include receiving on the same day 3-5 pictures chosen from the back of the camera.

What are the payment options?

30% advance payment is due at the moment of booking by credit card via PayPal or Stripe. The balance payment can be paid by Euro cash on the day or by credit card  +6% studio payment transfer fees.

Nighttime, Early Morning and Festivities

Nighttime (defined as 1 hr after sunset) and early morning (defined at sunrise) are subject to +20% overnight work on the photography and/or video session time, the car service and the musicians. It is not applied to the Post Processing options except the Expedient Image Delivery if chosen.

Sunset and sunrise times change during the year and are also subject to Daylight Saving Time. Booking sessions also on Festivities such as Christmas, New Years, Easter, August 15th Ferragosto etc are also subject to +20% charge.

The booking system will not be able to take this charge into account at the moment of booking, but will be added on at the moment of confirmation if applicable and if the session is feasible.

Do you work in any other part of Italy?

Yes we can organize an Amalfi coast surprise wedding proposal, where you can also follow up with a couple photo session as per our Amalfi photoshoot. Proposal sessions can be set up in the Tuscany rural towns and countryside: Tuscany photoshoot. As well as in Venice where couple photo sessions are also available: Venice photoshoot. A great place to also set up a unique and romantic Venice proposal.

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My fiance Katie and I cannot give Andrea enough of a positive review as he truly helped make our experience in Rome a memorable one. The pictures he took will adorn our wedding website, Facebook pages, and the walls of our home for a long time.


Andrea is a incredibly talented photographer and great to work with. He helped to alleviate the anxiety of choosing/working with a foreign photographer; being bilingual really made communication by phone, email, and during our engagement shoot very easy.


Andrea was professional from start to finish and a pleasure to spend time with. On the day of the surprise proposal the weather was forecast to be bad, Andrea was more than accommodating to my last minute plans to ensure the proposal went off with out a hitch! The photographs are something we will treasure forever so thank you Andrea

Wayne & Vicki

Not only did Andrea provide Josh and I with the most beautiful photos but he was professional and had an eye for what would work. I would highly recommend Andrea and would even fly him to our wedding to be our photographer!


Andrea is personable, punctual, and incredibly talented. Amazing experience! We are very pleased with the photographs taken by Andrea.
He was extremely helpful in assisting me as I planned a surprise proposal for my girlfriend (now fiancé). After the proposal, Andrea suggested several nearby areas for additional photographs, all of which were great spots.

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Surprise proposal photographer Rome. Image taken at the Roman Coliseum.

The Roman Colosseum. Surprise wedding proposal photographer in Rome Italy.

Proposal candidly photographed from the terrace of Parco del Pincio. Rome Italy.

Pincio terrace proposal. Surprise proposal photographer in Rome

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We’ll help you set it up

Full location support. We know the city well and can guide you in picking the right location for popping the question! Knowing all the pros and the cons associated to the different places. Choose from a wide array of Rome proposal ideas. Ranging from the most beautiful and well known locations. To the most intimate alleyway that no one knows about. Ready when you are.

Full weather support

A few days before the surprise wedding proposal we’ll be on the look out for the weather report for any sign or rain. With a back up plan in the drawer just in case.  Ready to reschedule or relocate.  Available with quick turnaround. Our proposal photographers are reachable online through instant messaging for any last minute updates.  Let’s make it happen. Rain or shine!

Engagement photo session

Continue on the Rome photoshoot with a couple engagement session.  Starting from the proposal location. By foot or with the help of a car service with driver. Visit all the best spots guided by a professional photographer. And bring home unique, romantic and creative engagement pictures of your Rome proposal.

All the best tips included

Great local tips to celebrate this special roman occasion.  From a typical local taverna or pizzeria to a beautiful terrace view restaurant overlooking the sweeping roman skyline.  We’ll try to be updated on local events or happenings that might be interesting to include in the photography session. Connecting travelers with a true local photographic experience of Rome.