The Surprise Wedding Proposal

Rome, Italy

Organizing the photography and so much more!

Surprise Wedding Proposal Photographer in Rome Italy. Image taken at the roman Coliseum at sunset.

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 love story video with music

Include extras

Such as props like vintage and modern vespa scooters. Red roses or sparkling wine to celebrate!

Instant Quote & Reservation

Rome Surprise Wedding Proposal

Start Planning your proposal exactly how you want it and easily estimate the costs



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We will be in contact by email
A 30% advance payment
will be needed to finalize booking
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Photography time

Please select the photography session length

Surprise wedding photography taking place at the Roman Colosseum in Rome Italy

Brief 30 min proposal photographer session to photograph 'The Moment' with engagement pictures in around the area. 1 Main Location with an estimated minimum 30 pictures with exclusive +photo retouching image enhancement

Jumping for joy during and engagement session after a surprise proposal

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 minimum 50 picture with exclusive +photo retouching image enhancement

Just engaged in Italy

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 minimum 80 picture with exclusive +photo retouching image enhancement

Couple laying down on green grass

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 minimum 100 picture with exclusive +photo retouching image enhancement


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Car service w/driver

Have the car pick you up and drop you off or use it get around Rome to take pictures

Car transfer service
- +

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

Minivan car transfer
- +

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 
celebrate with these wonderful gifts
5 bright red roses with engagement ring

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

Closeup engaged coupe toasting with a bottle of sparkling wine

Equip the car with a good bottle of prosecco sparkling wine served cool with glass flutes at the moment that you decide


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Video time

Please select the video session length if desired

raw clips

raw clips

raw clips

raw clips

Video clip montage built into a story with music

Sample Proposal Video
Location: Trevi fountain 
Musician: Violinist
w/Wedding Proposal Photographer
Duration: 30 min session
Video w/editing

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


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Romantic violin music

Include a violin player


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Post production choices

couple photo session in front of passing bus

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 conversion service

Black and White. Professionally convert the color pictures that you will receive also in black and white

engagement proposal blog

Blog Gallery. Feature a short selection of best photos from your session on our Blog for friend & family to see online

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


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Session details

When and where

Festivities, late night and early morning sessions may be subject to a 20% surcharge. More info on the FAQ page


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Final cost

The final estimated price is :

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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.

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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.


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

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!

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

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!

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 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. All these details and more are contained the terms and conditions at the end of the above booking form above.

What are the payment options?

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, Early Morning and Festivities

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, 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.

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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 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.