How to make your proposal a perfect experience, step by step
Are you planning to propose soon in Paris? We, at www.Proposal-in- Paris.com, celebrate being in business for more than ten years. We are a team of French professional photographers who aim to make your proposal in Paris unforgettable with your Paris proposal photography to look back on for years to come.
How do we achieve this goal of yours? Here is the concept:
After rehearsing the moment with you, a hidden photographer follows you until you make your surprise proposal. The photographer then introduces himself and finally begins shooting your special engagement photos.
Then the photographer introduces himself and finally does the shooting of your special engagement photos. These engagement photos, also known as “Love Shootings”, are taken in the most romantic Parisian spots of your liking.
Recent testimonials from our clients can be found on our Facebook page. These amazing couples come from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapour, Hong Kong and Australia to make their engagement a lifelong memorable experience all witnessed of our very high sense of caring for every detail.
The process may feel a bit daunting. For this reason, we have created a step-by-step guide to help you organize and plan this special day for the one you love.
Our first time was in 2009 … and since that, we’ve kept improving our methods and skills to be regarded as one of the best Paris proposal photographers in France.
Paris Marriage Proposal Guide:
Step 1: choosing the best photographer
There are many photographers and agencies in Paris. Some of them are even free of charge: you only pay the pictures you like. If you don’t like the picture, you’ll get nothing at all…
Let’s be serious: you should first fall in love with the photographer’s online pictures! Then contact the photographer and see how long he/she takes to answer. Insist to have phone/video call to make sure you feel comfortable with the person. Make sure the person you contacted is the one who took the pics. For instance, ask for details on one picture…
Here at Proposal-in-paris.com, we can provide you with better assistance before your proposal. We’ll take the time to listen to your wishes, we will ask as much information on your trip as possible and give accurate answers.
Step 2: Booking
Book no later than a month in advance. Of course, we can handle some short-notice requests, but definitely, that’s not our main job.
We shoot not only marriage proposals, but also family portraits and weddings all throughout the year. Please do keep in mind that the most popular times to book are mid-February for Valentine’s Day as well as all of June, July, and August.
Our price range is EUR390-990. In order for us to ensure we are the right photographers for you, you have one job to do right now and that is to provide us with the details. You can complete the form below, send an email to email@example.com or call us at +33-670-317-570.
We almost always reply to completed forms or e-mails within 24 hours. If you don’t receive a prompt response, don’t hesitate to call us.
The reservation needs to be confirmed by a deposit. You can either pay by credit card on-line using Paypal or over the phone. Our staff speaks French, English, Italian, and Spanish. We have a secured credit card payment terminal at our office which is foolproof and 100% safe! We ask for a minimum deposit of EUR100.
Step 3: Preparation
As soon as your reservation is confirmed, we will arrange at least two video meetings. Planning is key for us to serve you well so that your special day is guaranteed to go without a hitch.
At this time we will determine the best time and location for your marriage proposal in Paris.
Our next job will be to rehearse the scenario online with you. We will ensure you are familiar and comfortable with what you need to say and the location of your proposal, even if you’ve never been to Paris. We will walk you through the best ways to look good on camera. Think of it as personal model coaching!
Remember, the most difficult moment to set up is the one right before the proposal. So that is where we put all our years of expertise and skills to help you make this the perfect moment.
Step 4: Choose the best place
One of the first questions that come in mind is: “What’s the best place for a proposal in Paris?”
Of course, the Tour Eiffel is Paris’s most iconic backdrop. We know a few beautiful places around it. Every place has its own best proposal time, depending on the light and traffic. So both time and place are important when you envision to get down on one knee.
But Paris has much more to offer! Historic places like Le Louvre, Les Tuileries, Place Vendome, or Montmartre area have a lot to offer as well. Choosing the place that fits your agenda is something we care about and very often we help our clients to avoid mistakes.
Step 4: Options
For those who would like to share more than just their beautiful proposal photos with their family, our Proposal-in Paris.com team also provides highly qualified videographers for your proposal, engagement and wedding. We create save the date videos. Our videographers will edit a 3 minutes move from a mix of hidden camera footage and incorporate the best images of the photo-shoot. How can you go wrong?
That video could as well serve as a “save-the-date” announcement.
Prices start at EUR350.
Our team of musicians is ready to play for your proposal the tune your mate loves so much. Whether you envision a violinist, a cellist, a guitarist, a sax player or a singer, we’ll make it work (or play!). Prices start at EUR200.
Imagine that a stranger in the street offers you a bunch of red roses… Wow! There is a personal message in it, and it’s been written by you for your girlfriend… what a nice scenario! Flower prices start at EUR50.
Our team of photographers has not only captured special proposal moments, but we have also been shooting weddings in Paris for more than 25 years. Wedding planning is also on our list of expertise.
We can even take care of an “elopement session” if you are looking to get away from a more formal wedding. This would include taking care of the Minister paperwork. We can ensure your proposal pictures take place in the most iconic Paris settings the city has to offer. Getting married in the most romantic city in the world is a dream come true. Wouldn’t you agree? Paris is waiting for you, and so are we…
Step-by-step: our first amazing proposal
Truthfully, there’s no better way to convey what we do than to share the very first wedding proposal we shot 11 years ago in Paris.
It all started in December of 2009, when Patrick C., a movie actor from the United States, contacted our photographer Bruno Cohen. He asked us to discreetly shoot his marriage proposal on Dec. 30 around midnight in front of La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
After a few emails, Skypes and phone calls, the project was all set up. However, instead of just waiting to shoot the actual pending proposal, Bruno followed the couple with his wife for more than two hours before Patrick actually proposed. Bruno had dinner with his wife in the same restaurant. He was just out of sight of Patrick’s girlfriend enough to accomplish the task of shooting those priceless photographs.
After dinner, although the light was very dim, and the weather quite cold, our photographer followed them to Ile de la Cité where Notre-Dame de Paris is found. He could document the best moments of joy a couple could ever hope to have captured!
This moment was very tender and emotional. The people who were in the square in front of the Cathedral who witnessed the proposal could see that Patrick’s girlfriend was genuinely surprised.
After she said yes, Patrick introduced the photographer (Bruno) to his fiancée. At that point, Bruno took more pictures at closer proximity to the couple with the ideal backdrop of Notre-Dame, the Seine River, and beautiful local cafés. See the full story and images here.
Patrick was so happy with the pictures and how everything went well that he wrote a review on Tripadvisor. His review was genuine and truly caught the attention of many other fellows with the same kind of proposal project in Paris.
Our passion and integrity for Patrick’s marriage proposal has never waivered and is our paradigm of excellence for all our photoshoots. We will create for you, in every way, what we created for Patrick, a very comprehensive personalized marriage proposal photoshoot!
Most Parisian photographers would have delivered to Patrick the JPEG pics directly from the camera. Some of them would have sorted the best photos and correct picture colors. However, Bruno is a perfectionist and that will never suffice for him. He and his team always edit the images one by one, cropping when necessary while adding local lights when needed. In his eye, every picture has to be a work of art. Finally, Bruno edited for Patrick an online slideshow to show all the photos and tell the story from the restaurant to the proposal.
If you’re looking for original ideas for your surprise proposal, we can offer you advice and provide the services you may be seeking as well! Have you considered purchasing flowers, hiring a musician or renting a luxury car? We can take care of all those details for you! We’ve helped individuals create some outrageously beautiful, unique one-of-a-kind settings to guarantee their proposals are unforgettable and authentic! This day will be one of the most important days of your life, Proposal-in-Paris is here to make it perfect!
We are invested in your happiness
We ensure the photoshoot is a brilliant success. Doing this kind of photo shooting is an adventure from the planning and organization stages up to the final delivery.
Sometimes the shoot does not happen as planned. There are sometimes unforeseen events that will take place. For instance, once a professional movie-making team came and set up lights exactly at our proposal location. Once there were workers who started drilling with Jack Hammers 20 meters away from the proposal location. This is where preparation and having a plan B is crucial!
Sometimes, we don’t hide at the beginning, and the official plan is to have a couple shooting. The proposal question pops-up by surprise during the photo-shoot 😉
Our latest investment was a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. Now we can provide you with a quick and chic ride from place to place…
Please take a moment to look through our blog posts and categories sorted by time and places. Each one is both unique and amazing. If you would like to book a photography session with the best proposal photographers in Paris then please get in touch with your proposed dates and check our availability.
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