SHHH! It's A Surprise Proposal

It’s the moment neither of you will ever forget, a story that will be told again and again - and stunning proposal photos are the perfect way to relive this very special occasion. I will secretly photograph the true emotions of your marriage proposal without your loved one knowing. Don’t let those emotional moments slip away as you get down on one knee and ask the love of your life to marry you.

What it includes: The planning of your proposal proposal, capturing the BIG moment, and, depending on the package you choose, fun engagement shots after. 

Before your shoot: We'll arrange for a personal consultation, either over the phone or in person, and I will help you plan the details of your surprise proposal, offer expert tips and local suggestions, and provide a detailed map on where to stand for the "ideal shot." 

The day of your shoot: On the day of your shoot, I will be ready at the proposal location at least 10 minutes in advance. I'll capture your proposal moment with all the emotions and reactions.

After your shoot: You and your fiancé will enjoy an online gallery within five days to view and select your favorite photos to be professional edited. 


SHH! It's A Surprise  - Proposal Package
($200 retainer with a signed contract is required to book your date.)

  • One hour SURPRISE Proposal shoot
  • One location
  • 10 artistically edited digital photos
  • One 5x5 premium leather bound lay flat album with 10 selected photos

"E Hoomau Maua Kealoha - May our love last forever."

Engagement photography sessions are wonderful for many reasons. Engagement photography not only provides you with wonderful imagery capturing your pre-wedding romance, it also gives you the chance to create a wonderful presentation at the wedding. In addition, the engagement session also allows you to get to know your photographer a little more prior to the wedding. This allows you as a couple to build a better relationship with your photographer. This relationship will allow your photographer to create more natural and unique imagery since they have a good understanding of your unique personalities and tastes. 

Here are two tips to get the most of your engagement session. First, think of a meaningful place to the both of you. For example, the place you went on your first date, where you proposed, or another special date place for the two of you. Second, plan the engagement photography session as early as possible. The rule of thumb is at least 90 days from the wedding date. But the further out from the wedding the better. You will be able to enjoy your images in your home, create nice wedding invitations and stationary, and you won’t be rushing to add one more thing in your already busy schedule.

What can we expect?

Prior to your session you'll receive an email full of helpful tips, do's/dont's and faq's. During your session, you can expect to relax, have fun and be yourself. Sure, I may set up the shots but, I want you to shine through! If you have certain shots in mind, please tell us. I want to give you the best photography experience possible.

What should we wear?

I get asked this a lot. It definitely depends on personal preference but, I can give you a bit of my opinion.  Vibrant colors pop and allow for natural eye color to really jump off the printed picture. Mix and match fabrics and patterns to give a variety of colors and textures and create a fun and interesting look. Avoid logos or large lettering that is distracting. Fun hats and jewelry are always a great choice.  A popular choice is all white or black shirts with denim. This works really well but, don't get hung up on matching each article of clothing. Add some fun accessories when going with the basic colors.

Where should we have our engagement session?

Again, it's up to you. I particularly enjoying shooting in San Francisco and Sonoma/Napa Valley. The travel fee for outside of that area depends on where the session is and the type of session. I can photograph your session at your house, the local park, a special spot to you or any of our favorite locations. If you don't have something specific in mind, let me know and I’ll figure out together where would be perfect for your session.

When should we schedule our Engagement session?

This is completely up to you, but I recommend at least 3 months prior to your Wedding date if at all possible.  This will allow time to edit the Session and get it to you in a timely manner so that you have plenty of time to view the photographs and also possibly even use them for Wedding Invitations. 

Please be advised:  Dates are booked on a first come, first served basis.  Dates are not held pending a scheduled meeting, after a meeting, or a phone call/email stating you want a specific date.  Your date is booked/reserved only after your session has been paid for in full, until then, other clients may book the date that you wish to have if they submit their contract and retainer/payment in the meantime.


The Silver Edition Package $500
($250 retainer with a signed contract is required to book your date.)

  • 1 1.5 hour photo session
  • One location
  • Two outfits/looks
  • 10 artistically edited digital photos
  • One 5x5 premium leather bound lay flat album with 10 selected photos

The Gold Edition Package $650
($325 retainer with a signed contract is required to book your date.)

  • Two hour photo session
  • One location
  • Two outfits/looks
  • 20 artistically edited digital photos
  • One 5x5 premium leather bound lay flat album with 10 selected photos
  • One 8 x 10 print

The Platinum Edition Package $850
($425 retainer with a signed contract is required to book your date.)

  • Two hour photo session
  • Two outfits/looks
  • Two nearby locations (must be same day of the shoot)
  • 30 artistically edited digital photos
  • 10 x 10 lay flat leather-bound album with 25 selected photos
  • One 8 x 10 and two 5 x7 prints

A Little Something Extra...

  • $75+ for on-site professional hair stylist/makeup artist (due to availability)
  • $50 additional outfit/look
  • $50 each half hour added to shoot time
  • $25 additional high-resolution retouched digital photograph
  • $25 per photo for rush-edit within 24 hours
  • $100 traveling fee applies to areas in Northern California other than San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.

All packages include: One location within San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties (travel fees apply to cities beyond), an online gallery for viewing and online sharing, a photography print release form, and wardrobe consultation. Artistically edited digital photos will be available for download through your online gallery.

The 20% (of selected package price) is the booking deposit, required of all sessions, is nonrefundable,
with the exception of rain dates for outdoor sessions.
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Prices are subject to change without notice.