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Venice Proposal

Surprise Wedding Proposal Photography

Photograph your wedding proposal in Venice in once in a lifetime images!

Venice proposal photography she said yes looking at the engagement ring

How does it work?

The city of Venice can be the most amazing place to plan your surprise wedding marriage proposal. And it would be great to be able to have it photographed candidly. We can help you make that happen!

Our photo sessions are candid real life proposals. Organized in details ahead of time via email and maintain the surprise effect! Trying to minimize the unforeseen events. Meeting with your Venice proposal photographer discreetly and directly on a predetermined location. Exchanging a silent symbol as to not throw off the surprise. Following the proposal photographer to the designated spot to pop the big question! After the photographer has taken position at a discreet distance. So as to photograph the moment whenever you are ready to propose. Check out our portfolio to view sample image of past proposals.

Please find also below an instant price and book form to estimate costs, feasibility and proceed with the reservation.

Putting together a plan for the perfect surprise proposal photography

Exchange emails with us to make the perfect Venice proposal plan. Define a date/time and a location and we will be there ready to take pictures of this once in a lifetime moment in a once in a lifetime location!

Extend the photo session with engagement photography

After the proposal we can continue on to take unique and creative engagement photos around the city of Venice

Have the proposal video recorded

Include just the raw video files or have them put together with professional editing with music to build a romantic love story video

Include any extras

Such as a red rose bouquet or a sparkling wine bottle for an extra special toast!

Venice proposal spots

Venetian alleyways

Venetian alleyways. Venice, Italy

Bridge of Sighs in Venice Italy

Bridge of Sighs. Ponte dei Sospiri. Venice, Italy.

Gondala details. Gondoliers in Venice

Gondola detail. Venice, Italy


Photographing the proposal on a Gondola

Have the photographer ride with you on the Gondola ride and take pictures during the Proposal. However in order not to give away the Surprise we have set up the service to include both the gondola ride with the photographer on board. Since taking a gondola ride is such a unique and special event the service can be explained as having a couple photographer service in Venice included in the ride.  No one needs to know that during the gondola ride, you will have the possibility to propose at a predetermined spot while having the photographer ready to immortalize the proposal in stunning unforgettable pictures.

Itinerary 1 Rialto

What is the price?

Sample proposals

Venice is just a fantastic location to ask the faithful question. There are so many beautiful places and fascinating locations with extraordinaries views. Such as Saint Mark’s square, the bridge of sighs. As well as Rialto with unique lagoon views. And a large selection of intimate squares and alleyways. Below you will find a collection of photos with some of the best locations where proposals have been photographed before.  Click the image thumbnail to view the blog post where the picture was taken from. And learn all about that proposal photo session.


Can the proposal be photographed on a Gondola ride?

Yes we can have the proposal photographed on a gondola ride. It is however difficult to explain to your partner the presence of a photographer on the gondola ride with you without giving away the surprise. A possibility is to explain that you have included a photographer on the ride for a couple photoshoot in Venice since taking a gondola ride  is such a unique and special occasion. This said once it has been set up like this we can take nice couple pictures during the ride and when the moment arrives, you can propose and the photographer will be ready to immortalize the moment in unforgettable everlasting images.

Can you set up the gondola ride as well?

Yes we can do that. On our Venice pricing and booking form you will be able to see the option and prices. Here is a possible itinerary starting near Piazza San Marco. Passing through beautiful and scenic canals. Leading into Canal Grande with a view of the Rialto Bridge in the background. The perfect place to propose. Then back into the smaller water canals leading back to where you boarded which will be the final dropping point.

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

After planning out all the details of the Venice proposal by email ahead of the proposal date. We will meet on location at a predetermined spot. Exchange a secret signal that only we will know in order to make sure we have recognized each other but not giving away the surprise effect. Then proceed with the scheduled plan. Which usually entails following the photographer to the exact spot. In case of gondola ride this might differ a little bit as the photographer needs to be introduced as a couple photographer.  Once everything is in place, the moment can unroll and the photography can follow photographing from a distance. Hopefully without your partner noticing anything!

Is the proposal photography candid?

Yes we try to our best to maintain the moment’s spontaneity by photographing from a distance to keep the proposal moment a surprise and to maintain intimacy.

Can we have some proposal pictures right away?

Yes. By including the 2 week Expedient Image Delivery option at the moment of booking. You will be able to receive up to 5 photos right then and there, shot as is. And all the photos including post production processing within 2 weeks’ time if not earlier. Where the normally delivery times without selecting this option are approx 1 month. More on the post processing options.

When is the best time for taking pictures?

For a clear view of the proposal moment, the expressions, the details and the location; the central daytime hours are best. As there is enough daylight to zoom into the frame to capture all the details. Evening session are more difficult to achieve due to progressive lowering of light. So the ambience atmosphere can really be nice, but losing the details of the moment. The ideal would be to shoot the proposal 1-2 hrs before sunset and then if one wants to achieve more artistic images. The Venice photoshoot can continue with a couple engagement sessions that can aim at shooting this type of photography specifically.

When and How many pictures will I receive?

How Many? As many pictures as we are able to shoot. Filtering out doubles, almost identical, undesired out of focus, bad framing or body positions, overly underexposed or overexposed, unplanned eyes closed. If conditions permit, a daytime session can produce up to 60 photos/hour, delivered digitally with post processing. Evening session produce a lower picture count due to the more time consuming light conditions. Approximately 40 photos/hour.
When? Up to 2 months depending on the current first in first out workflow. On average approx. 1 month. If you wish to receive everything as fast as possible than we suggest including a 2 week or earlier delivery by selecting Expedient Image delivery at the moment of booking.

What happens in case of rain?

Couple holding an umbrella at Parco del Pincio during a rainy day in RomeIt can be romantic to take pictures in the rain. Especially when turned into black and white images. As the photos usually have a lot of contrast. However, if one does not want to shoot in the rain. Or if it is simply raining too hard. Rescheduling to a mutually agreeable date/time can be done provided that the request for a reschedule or cancellation for rain is sent in at least 1 day before the start of the proposal photography. If it is not possible to reschedule for rain 90% of the deposit payment will be returned to you.

What are the payment options?

In order to book and reserve an advance payment of 30% is needed payable by credit card through PayPal or Stripe. The balance payment is payable in EURO cash to the photographer on the day at the end of service or by PayPal +6% payment transfer fee on the day or on a later date and before final image delivery.

Nighttime, Early Morning and Festivities

Nighttime sessions defined as 1 hr after sunset and early morning sessions defined as before sunrise are subject to +20% overnight work applied on the photographer and/or videographer photo shoot time. It is not applied to the Post Processing options except if the Expedient Image Delivery is selected.

Sunset and sunrise times change throughout the year and are also subject to Daylight Saving Time. Booking a photo shot 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.

Do you photograph proposals also in other Italian cities?

Yes we can set up surprise proposal photography sessions in Rome, the capital of Italy where there are dozens of great historical locations to choose from as background. We also take unique and breathless Amalfi coast wedding proposals with magnificent coast town seaside views. As well as spectacular proposal in Tuscany in between ancient medieval town and the beautiful tuscan countryside.

Any more questions?

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We decided to elope in Italy and knew no vendors personally overseas. I found Andrea on Google and liked his style. We booked him from Miami without meeting and we could not have been happier. Aside from Andrea being committed to taking photos you will love, he was also incredibly patient and genuinely kind.


I've worked with many photographers for both personal and professional reasons for years, and Andrea was a genuine pleasure to work with. He was fast to respond, competitively priced, super friendly, and sent us our photos before we even finished our trip. We were on our honeymoon and really wanted to capture it for memories, and Andrea did not disappoint.


We can not say enough good things about Andrea and his photography. My girlfriend became my fiance in Italy and we could not have captured this moment without the help of Andrea and his beautiful photos. He was very professional from start to finish, he contacted me immediately after the booking and let me know the details of the photoshoot and what to expect. The day of the shoot everything was set up as our communication via whatsapp with our photographer Gabrielle was flawless!


I had such a great experience hiring Andrea to photograph my surprise proposal to my then-girlfriend, now-fiancée! The ordering process was effortless and easy too. Andrea was such a professional and is really talented at what he does. I was very impressed with how well he planned every detail out, even suggesting a slightly different time from my initial order request, so that the light would be perfect and the shadows from the nearby trees wouldn’t affect the pictures!


I couldn't not have asked for an easier way to organize a surprise proposal abroad. On top of it all, our pictures and video came out better than we could have imagined. After having selecting the what I would like as part of the proposal package, Andrea was quick to reply and explain how the event would take place. He suggested a few ways to get a hold of him which made communication easy. The car we had requested through his service was very prompt, clean, and the driver friendly. Everything was followed according to plan, and Andrea captured the moment perfectly. Andrea and Nico (videographer) were funny, friendly, and made the photo session very enjoyable. I would recommend Andrea's photography service again and again. I was more than happy with the whole experience!

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We’ll help you set it up

By finding the right spot with the best light and the best background to photograph your Venice Italy proposals. From the most beautiful and well known venetian locations to the most intimate alleyways and squares that no one knows about. Fixing an appointment to meet in the right place and on best time. To immortalize your proposal in fantastic pictures in Italy.

Weather support

We keep an eye out for the weather report to check if rain is in the forecast. If we see chances of rain we will contact you to decide what to do. Reschedule or relocate to a covered location to decide together. Our proposal photographers are available through online instant messaging to keep updated with the latest changes. Let’s make it happen. Rain or shine!

Engagement photo session

Continue on with the Venice engagement to take pictures in other romantic places in Venice. Starting from the proposal location and continuing on foot to reach all the amazing places Venice has to offer. Guided by a professional Venice proposal photographer. Producing stunning images of your unique Italian engagement.

Great tips included

Receive from the local venetian photographer all the great tips that can make this moment extra special. Where to dine out in the best places to celebrate the engagement. From a characteristic local taverna or restaurant to a beautiful view over the gran cal or lagoon. Keeping you updated on any special local event that might be happening.

Venice Proposal
Service Type
Venice Proposal
Provider Name
Andrea Matone photography studio ,
Via Roma,Grottaferrata ,RM-00046,
Venice, Italy
Wedding proposal photography service available in the city of Venice Italy