The plan for this proposal was to recognize clients at the exit of their hotel and to follow them to the agreed place (planned with the guy in advance).
Then after capturing the candid reactions and the "Yes" moment we would have done a more traditional engagement session that would have ended with some images with the couple enjoying a gondola ride.
Clicking on any image will open the gallery from that session.
The couple is walking with her unaware that he is leading to a lovely area where he will propose.
a moment pretending to knee to take a picture and here it is a ring and a big question:
preparing to propose in Venicetaking a picture before offering the ring
After the moment I prefer to let the couple recenter and adjust to their new reality of an engaged couple, often even if staying away these moment are perfect for very intimate images. Once they are ready we walk around Venice for more posed but still natural engagement portraits.
With this couple we decided to say goodbye while they were on a gondola:
engagement sessionnewly engaged couple on a romantic gondola ride in Venice
In this page there is a collection of galleries with photographs of surprise proposal in Venice