The Surprise Wedding Proposal
Organizing the photography and so much more!
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.
Instant Quote & Reservation
Rome Surprise Wedding Proposal
Start Planning your proposal exactly how you want it and easily estimate the costs
Thank you for your booking request
We will be in contact by email
A 30% advance payment
will be needed to finalize booking
Please select the photography session length
Brief 30 min proposal photographer session to photograph 'The Moment' with engagement pictures in around the area. 1 Main Location with an estimated 30 pictures with post production processing
1 hr proposal photographer session to photograph 'The Moment' and continue on with engagement pictures in around the environs. 2 Close by Locations with an estimated 50 picture delivery including post production processing
1.5 hr proposal photographer session to photograph 'The Moment' and continue on with a more thorough engagement session. 2-3 Locations with an estimated 80 picture delivery including post production processing
2 hr proposal photographer session to photograph 'The Moment' and continue on with an extensive photo shoot around the most scenic locations in Rome. 3-4 Locations with an estimated 100 picture delivery including post production processing
Have the car pick you up and drop you off or use it get around Rome to take pictures
Seating up 3 it can be used to reach the proposal location, tour the city for pictures afterwards and to get back to your accommodation
Seating up to 7 it can be used to reach the proposal location, tour the city for pictures afterwards and to get back to your accommodation
Enter the address or the name of the Hotel where you would like to get picked up from
Flowers and Sparkling wine
choose things to put in the car to celebrate
Include a 3 rose bouquet in the car. The driver will pick them up fresh on the day of the proposal and will keep them unseen until you decide to take them out
Equip the car with a good bottle of prosecco sparkling wine served cool with glass flutes at the moment that you decide
Please select the video session length if desired
Video clip montage built into a story with music
Sample Proposal Video
Location: Trevi fountain
w/Wedding Proposal Photographer
Duration: 30 min session
The above is out of my budget. We will ask a bystander
just before the proposal if they can film it with our mobile phone
set to Full HD if it works great. If it doesn't work no payment will be applied
Romantic violin music
Include a violin player
Post production choices
Expedient Picture Delivery. Get 3-5 low res JPG files shot as is within 24 hrs. All the photos with photo retouching within 2 weeks or earlier
Black and White. Professionally convert the color pictures that you will receive also in black and white
Gain Exclusive Rights to your images rather than sharing non exclusive rights with us. Only you will be able to show the pictures.
Retrieve the RAW files as digital negatives associated to the touched up JPGs that you will receive
When and where
Festivities, late night and early morning sessions may be subject to a 20% surcharge. More info on the FAQ page.
The final estimated price is :
please include country code
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|Total ( 30% deposit will be needed to finalize booking) :|
1. In the event of rain the photo shoot can be rescheduled to a mutually agreeable date/time. The rescheduling request musts be communicated at least 3 hrs before the photo shoot starting time. After this time it is no longer possible to reschedule due to rain and the client will forgo the advance payment if the raining conditions persist. If the rescheduling request due to rain can be agreed, it will be rescheduled as such. If it is not agreeable the advance payment will be returned to the Client.
In the event that the Photography Service is canceled by the Client for any other reason or it is not possible to agree on a rescheduling request for any reason other than rain, the Client agrees to forego return of the partial payment. In the event that Photographer is unable to attend for medical reasons p.e. injury, sickness, etc. Photographer shall appoint a valid professional photographer as an alternative. If photographer is unable to supply a valid alternative, photographer agrees to return the partial payment.
2. The service is to be conducted by the photographer with professionalism and diligence, according to his own photographic style. The client agrees to allow the photographer to use some images taken for personal promotion (photography portfolio,websites, blogs, brochures, photographic contests, etc.).
3. The digital images taken during the service are delivered to the client no later than 2 months from the photography service date and after the final payment execution. Unless expedient delivery is selected.Photographer will have the option, and not the duty to keep digital image copies taken under this agreement.
4. Any dispute arising under or in any way related to this agreement shall be submitted to binding arbitration by the Court of Rome,Italy in accordance with the Italian commercial rules then in effect.
5. For all not explicitly indicated in this agreement,the Italian Civil Code Law will be applied and specifically from Art. 2222 to 2238.
Proposal Rome locations
There are many locations in a city like Rome that offer a good background for a marriage proposal or a surprise wedding proposal. This can be a simple roman alleyway street or a major landmarks. Please find below an image collection showing the best places 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 comments and details from our expert photographers. To see real life sample Proposal Photographer in Rome sessions check out the surprise wedding proposal section of the Blog.
After pre planning all the details of the surprise wedding 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!
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 wedding proposal photo session’s date. So please make sure to include this in the Instant quote above for a quick turnaround!
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.
Rain 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. All these details and more are contained the terms and conditions at the end of the above booking form above.
For the 30% advance payment at the moment of booking we accept credit card payments via PayPal. For the Balance we accept Euro cash. Should you wish to opt to pay the balance again via PayPal a 6% payment transfer fee is applied. This latter payment option is not available on site but can be done at a later time and before image image delivery.
Nighttime (defined as 1 hr after sunset) and early morning (defined as before 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, 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.
“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. ”Matt
“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. ”Charlie
“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!”Kathryn
“Andrea is personable, punctual, and incredibly talented. Amazing experience! We are very pleased with the photographs taken by Andrea.Ross
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.”
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 your surprise wedding proposal. Knowing all the pros and the cons associated to the different places. Choose from a wide array of options. 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 an 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.