As a professional photographer, I am definitely cognizant of the challenges and the emotional intensity that accompanies arranging a Venice proposal and a photo shoot for an engagement. In fact, I believe that actively participating in the planning process contributes a lot to the success of the proposal photo session, which is by far my favorite professional service I offer.
In my role as a surprise proposal photographer in Venice, I attempt to support the "proposer" by offering the support that they may need when they make their decision to choose Venice as the place where they would like to ask for a future together and hear a YES in an amazing setting.
As part of the session, the individual preferences can be taken into account and each session will be very personalized in nature.
It is still important to mention that there are a few common steps that may give you a sense of what a proposal photo shoot might be like:
There are a few approaches. We can arrange beforehand a place that is quite romantic and easily reachable for you at a time when light will be good, there I'll be waiting; actually my proposals image gallery may provide some ideas and I will actively assist you in finding the perfect place for you two.
A second idea would be for me to pretend that I have been hired as your "vacation photographer" so we would have a reason to meet and to head for a photo walk together, with the only difference being that you are going to present the ring to her at a moment when everything seems to be calm, and I will be prepared to take pictures of her response to it.
This is a popular demand, we can arrange it in two ways, one would need to find a reason for me to be in the gondola with you, it is a bit more complicated but I'll be very close and images will show it.
A safer option is that we arrange before that you will take a gondola in a certain place and the propose in a specific location (Maybe under the bridge of sights). I'll be photographing you from a venetian bridge and then follow or wait for the gondola during its itinerary. At the arrival we can go ahead with an engagement photo-session.
The actual proposal will be captures in a candid way.
Right after I typically recommend to spend some time between just the two of you, for her it will be a very intense moment and a big surprise. I'll be a fair distance away and still be able to take some emotional images.
After a few minutes we can go on for the second part of the session: an engagement session right after the surprise proposal.
This images will be more classic yet you both know there is a photographer around, I'll still do my best to get natural results capturing your emotions and personalities.
If you feel that Venice is the place where you want to "hear yes," and you like my images, let's get in touch so we can plan the creation of memorable memories that will be shared over and over all along your marriage. Now with friends, then children, and potentially even grandchildren in the future.
I'll so you soon a few images and then a bigger selection in an online gallery with the images that are ready to be chosen by you and then perfected with professional editing.
I could be reached with an email or via this form in my contact page.
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This is a collection of recent surprise proposal photography sessions.
And below a slide show and a few images: