What you get.
No matter where or how you propose in Paris, you’ll want this life-changing moment to feel profoundly romantic and document it with beautiful photos. We’ve all heard horror stories of photographers ruining the surprise element, showing up late, or otherwise diminishing the experience. But not with us. You see, our relaxed, proposal photographers in Paris genuinely care and are simply the best in the industry. As such, you should expect a host of unique benefits:
#1 Unrivaled experience & local know-how
There’s a big misconception that any portrait photographer can expertly capture a Paris proposal. The truth is it takes loads of actual proposal experience to develop the ability to anticipate and make adjustments on the fly. Importantly, Paris is so busy and unpredictable that your photographer needs to have a profound familiarity with the City so you can zig while others zag. The term ‘local expert’ may be a tad overused, but when you work with us, that is precisely what you get.
#2 a Paris proposal package to fit your needs
Perhaps you’re merely looking for a Paris surprise proposal photographer to masterfully capture the big moment. Or maybe you want an artist who can also take engagement photos immediately after your sweetheart says ‘Yes.’ Our proposal packages make it a breeze to get the photography coverage you want at a price you can afford.
#3 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Our promise is simple: if you’re not satisfied, we are not satisfied. Kiss Me in Paris is the only Paris proposal photographer to offer a no-questions-asked, 7-day money-back guarantee if you don’t love your experience and engagement photos (see FAQ for details).
#4 Get your proposal photos back fast
They say patience is a virtue. But not when it comes to getting your engagement photos back. Ha—we get it! You’re burning to share the fantastic news with family and friends … and, ideally, with stunning professional Paris proposal pictures in hand. At Kiss Me in Paris, you’ll receive an online proofing gallery in under 24 hours as well as 1-2 edited images to post on social media.
#5 The only full-service provider in town
When you’re after a wide range of proposal-related services from a single provider, you’re in luck! We are the only Paris proposal photographer with a dedicated in-house planning team. That means we can organize everything you desire: proposal planning, exclusive rooftops, floral design, bigger-than-life ‘Will You Marry Me’ signs, musicians, restaurant reservations, hotel room surprises, horse-and-carriage, vintage car, magician, a choir, scavenger hunt, videography … you name it.
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So you think we're a great fit. Yaay! We're already super-excited to meet and can't wait to be part of your special day! Your next step is to lock in your preferred date, photographer, and proposal package. Once your reservation is complete, you'll immediately receive a summary with your shoot details, including the contact information of your artist. BOOK NOW >>
Asking the love of your life to marry you is a big deal. Perfection is not the goal, but genuine effort will mean so much to your partner. You only get one shot at this, so you might as well bring your A-game. A great place to start is our Paris Proposal Guide filled to the brim with proven marriage proposal ideas. Budget permitting, you may also want to enlist a proposal planner, who makes pulling off an awe-inspiring surprise proposal from thousands of miles a breeze.Nov 09, 2017
Now it's time to kick preparations into high gear! Your Paris proposal photographer is a true local expert and will help you develop an ironclad proposal concept. Together, you'll decide on the best time and exact spot to pop the question. You'll also coordinate the fine details, such as where to position yourselves vs. your backdrop, how to instantly recognize each other, and more.
Today's the day to move your relationship status to "engaged." If you're having a few innocent jitters right about now, it's completely normal and how things are supposed to be. You've prepared well, and are in caring and experienced hands with your Kiss Me in Paris proposal photographer. Enjoy every moment!
You'll receive an online proofing gallery with all your Paris proposal pictures in under 24 hours, as well as 1-2 edited images to already share with family and friends. And while you're waiting, here's a list of some of the best restaurants in town to enjoy your first meal as fiancés.
Paparazzi Proposal vs. Proposing During a Photoshoot
There are two distinct ways of capturing your surprise proposal, and both are proven to work well. However, there are significant differences, and you should understand your options.
What is a Paparazzi Proposal?
Paparazzi-style is when the secret proposal photographer takes on a photojournalistic approach to documenting your marriage proposal … discretely blending with the environment. Your partner will be clueless of your intentions or the photographer’s whereabouts until minutes after she says “Yes.” Your Paris proposal photographer will expertly coordinate with you every step of the way with ironclad instructions (map, timeline, sample pictures, etc.). As such, you can pop the question with peace of mind knowing that we will discretely capture everything from the build-up over the actual moment of the proposal to your partner’s priceless reaction.
Why do a Paparazzi Proposal?
Since your partner does not suspect anything, her reaction is guaranteed to be priceless. And considering that your photographer is secretly hidden away, there will never be any distracting camera awareness. All to say, paparazzi proposals often result in the ultimate surprise and, by extension, the most emotional documentation. A few minutes after she says “Yes,” your photographer will approach you both to document your first steps, kisses, and lifts as newly engaged.
Challenges of doing a paparazzi proposal
Paparazzi proposals necessitate precise planning since your Paris proposal photographer will be tucked away and cannot communicate with you. As in any busy city, there is a slight chance of a random tourist photo-bombing your proposal. That’s why, for paparazzi-style documentation, we recommend adding an associate for crowd management (check out the FAQ below for other fantastic reasons to book an associate). Since you won’t have the excuse of a scheduled photoshoot, you’ll need to cleverly get your partner to look fabulous and show up on time without giving away the surprise.
Proposing during a couple photoshoot
We are big fans of proposing to your sweetheart as part of a planned Paris photoshoot. Why? Simple: you’ll get almost all the benefits of a paparazzi proposal without the risks. While your loved one may suspect a proposal (or hope for one), she will not know if, when, where, or how. Hey, when you’re coming to Paris, it’s pretty easy to convince your partner to do a fun travelshoot without giving away your intention to propose.
Benefits of proposing during a couple shoot
You and your Paris proposal photographer have complete control over the environment, the timing, positioning, etc. Such control is particularly precious during daytime and evening proposals when the City gets busy. Since the couple’s photoshoot itself will no longer be a surprise, your partner will dress and look the way she wants to be seen in the photos. Both of you will typically feel more relaxed. Plus, it’s easier to shake your partner out of bed for a planned photo session (instead of coming up with a reason to look sharp and head out of your comfy hotel before sunrise).
Finally, chances are you will anyway want to get professional engagement photos before your wedding. We cannot imagine a better time or place since you will already be on Cloud 9 in the City of Love with a photographer you know and trust.
Hands-down the best people you’ll work with! Kiss Me in Paris will attend to anything you can ask for: exclusive location, a talented violinist, beautiful floral design, secret Paris proposal photographer … and Chantelle—the company’s proposal planner—is an absolute blessing!
— Akshay Dalal
The Anatomy of a Picture-Perfect Paris Proposal
We’re asked all the time for actionable tips on how to get the best photos of the actual proposal moment, which we break down into 5 distinct phases:
- get your sweetheart’s attention;
- drop to your knee to ask her to marry you;
- remain patient as she approaches to accept the ring;
- slip the bling on her finger;
- celebrate with your first kisses, lifts, hugs, and tears as fiancés.
1. Get your sweetheart's attention
Let’s assume you smartly texted your Paris proposal photographer and vendor team that you left your hotel and are about to arrive at the proposal spot.
Unless you privatized a setting—where you have complete control over the environment—it’s essential that you don’t show up early, but also not much later than planned.
Briefly make eye contact with your photographer, and check your surroundings for distracting people and objects.
Then position yourself parallel to your desired backdrop and your secret surprise proposal photographer.
Now is the time to get your partner’s undivided attention and deliver your marriage proposal speech, which beautifully brings your relationship full circle.
2. Drop to your knee
At this point, she’ll be too nervous to register anything more than ‘Will you marry me’ which you ask after dropping to your knee to present the ring box.
While the perfect form has no impact on the actual experience, it does significantly affect your photos.
So practice which knee to kneel on and how to fluidly remove the ring box from your jacket and present it … all while maintaining effortless eye contact with your sweetheart.
3. She approaches to accept the ring
It might be tempting to get up and hug your partner—especially when she tears up.
However, resist any temptation and remain on your knee until she comes to you to accept the ring.
At a minimum, remain on your knee for 10-15 seconds, which gives your Paris proposal photographer sufficient time to capture the Big Moment masterfully.
4. Put the ring on the finger
It is perfectly acceptable to put the ring on the finger while you’re still kneeling or after standing up.
That said, click the hotspots in the photo below to appreciate the nuances that collectively add up to a better experience with the most dazzling Paris proposal pictures.
5. Enjoy every moment
The greatest mistake we see is that folks turn to their secret Paris proposal photographer immediately after she accepts the ring.
It’s unfortunate and a wasted opportunity—both in terms of savoring a once-in-a-lifetime moment and getting ridiculously mind-blowing photos.
Instead, enjoy your first moments as fiancés naturally and at your own pace. Dance, dip, hug, lift, and cry as you celebrate this extraordinary milestone in your relationship.
Your Questions. Answered.
This is a great place to answer some of your out-of-the-gate questions.
You should book a marriage proposal photographer when you’re coming to Paris to pop the question and want that special once-in-a-lifetime moment captured flawlessly. Here are five reasons to hire a professional photographer to capture your surprise proposal.
As you can see from hundreds of passionate online reviews, our clients rave about how easy it is to work with us and how much they love their pictures and experience.
All our professional photographers are fluent in English and French, super-fun, and reliable! They know Paris well and are experienced in capturing marriage proposals.
The best way to discover the perfect fit for your specific needs is to check out each Paris proposal photographer, including samples of their work and what others say about them.
We recommend heading straight on over to our intuitive booking page.
Alternatively, feel free to submit your inquiry through our contact form, and one of our friendly staff will get right back to you. Please already specify your preferred date, desired starting time, amount of photography coverage, and any initial proposal ideas and locations. The more details you provide, the better we can help.
P.s. popular time-slots—sunrise and evening—as well as holidays book out quickly.
Our prices for Paris proposal photos start at only Euro 250 per hour and vary depending on your choice of photographer and related photography package.
To view pricing or to instantly book online, click here.
The number of photos you receive depends on the Paris proposal package you choose.
All images in your collection:
- are masterfully edited;
- free of watermarks and annoying branding;
- can easily be downloaded in super-high-resolution; and
- will print magnificently on (almost) anything (canvas, metal, glass, paper, and keepsakes of all shapes and sizes).
You can print your beautiful Paris proposal pictures at a local photo lab near you. However, we highly recommend you go with our world-class US-based print labs, which hands-down offer the finest value, quality, and convenience. We are sure you’ll thank us after seeing your prints and keepsakes.
Yes! Nobody knows your taste better than you. Ha. That’s why you’ll receive an online proofing gallery with all the unedited images from your proposal within only 24 hours or less.
It’s then up to you to select the pictures you want us to edit. We make choosing your favs a breeze: all you need to do is click on your preferred photos in the proofing gallery, and you’re good to go.
In turn, our editing team will then receive a log with your edit requests and get straight to work. You can even provide a few high-level editing guidelines for our editors.
For more information on the photo editing & turnaround process, please visit our general FAQ.
The only time we require an associate is for evening proposals, i.e., any shoot that concludes after official sunset.
Why? Because we likely need someone to discretely hold a light source to illuminate you. Also, theft around Paris is unfortunately even more prevalent in the evenings, and so the associate will protect our belongings.
With that said, an associate offers many fantastic advantages:
- he can help carry your belongings or props during the photo session, which frees up your hands to enjoy each other;
- The associate will help with crowd management, which is priceless for surprise proposals during the day or in the evenings.
- She can, at times, photograph or even film (with her phone) behind the scenes. As such, you might get a spectacular second interpretation or just a short unedited video to relive your memories.
Absolutely. We are one of few studios in town that are experienced in both video and photo. Plus, our artists know each other well and seamlessly work in concert. The benefit for you? Fewer administrative touchpoints, expert preparation, and world-class photos and film.
After booking with us, you’ll receive a confirmation with your requested photography package, date, and starting time. We’ll also connect you with your photographer so you can kick preparations into high gear.
Booking with us is fast and simple: a retainer payment (50% of your overall proposal package fee) and a signed contract reserve your preferred date, starting time(s), and Paris proposal photographer.
We accept all major credit cards. If you choose to pay the remaining balance in cash, it is due on the day of your proposal.
P.s. no photos will be shared unless the full package fee has been paid (and received).
We can control almost every element of your Paris proposal experience except for the weather.
Do keep in mind, however, that an overcast sky and a few innocent rain drops actually offer real advantages, such as more flattering skin in your photos, no squinting, no undesirable shadows, etc. You should also expect fewer crowds, resulting in greater privacy and romance. Finally, a light rain typically evokes even more beautiful emotions and unforgettable memories.
With that said, we’ll try to work around rain on short-notice and—when possible—even accommodate a date, time-switch, or location switch.
Note: it’s not possible to cancel your booking for a refund unless you do so at least 7 days before your scheduled proposal (independent of weather or any other reasons).
It’s sometimes just not possible to keep your appointment despite best intentions.
We’ve seen it all, from airport disruptions and canceled flights to visa issues, strikes, health, pregnancy, job conflicts, and a host of other problems.
We ask you to communicate with us in real-time to better help find a solution (or reschedule).
Here’s our CANCELLATION GUARANTEE (note that all proposals outside of Paris as well as proposal planning are excluded from our cancellation policy):
- all Paris-based proposal shoots come with an unconditional 100%, no questions asked, cancellation guarantee up to 7 days before the scheduled start of your proposal coverage;
- if you cancel within 7 days from the scheduled start of your proposal, 100% of the deposit becomes a non-refundable retainer (and so there is not refund);
- if you do not show up for your scheduled proposal—and assuming you did not cancel in writing 7 days in advance—100% of the deposit becomes a non-refundable retainer;
- However, we will always help you reschedule (when possible) and, otherwise, provide a 1-year credit towards a future visit to Paris.
Our promise is simple: if you’re not happy with your experience or proposal photos, we did not do a good job and don’t want your money. We encourage you not to delay and contact us at once for a full refund. Please note 3 important points:
- All photographs in your proofing gallery will remain watermarked until you ask us to edit your favorite pictures. Once we start editing your images, a refund is no longer available.
- No refund is possible once you download any photos from your proofing gallery.
- Our refund policy exclusively applies to Paris-based photoshoots. Proposal planning, and proposal photography outside of Paris are strictly excluded from a partial or full refund.
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