Planning to pop the big question to the love of your life in Paris, the true City of Love?! Pictours Paris LOVES the thrill and excitement of capturing surprise proposals in Paris, and spend a lot of time with our clients to make their proposal dreams come true…
More About Surprise Proposals
I have developed quite the specialty in capturing surprise proposals, and you can read more about this side of my business in Rangefinder Magazine’s 2014 interview with me here: “Down on One Knee.”
One of my favorite opportunities is when I’m approached to photograph a surprise Paris proposal! Paris is such a magical place for lovers, and I think many people daydream of being proposed to in such a beautiful, romantic city. For surprise proposals, I work with you to find the perfect place in Paris for your proposal, then I’ll be waiting there (inconspicuously of course) for the moment when you get down on one knee. After the hugs, kisses and tears of joy subside, I’ll take additional photos and be on my way so you can celebrate your engagement.
Proposal sessions usually last around 25 minutes start to finish. You will receive a minimum of 40 edited images (likely more!), and as I’m sure you’re anxious to share photos with family and friends, I will deliver them within 2-4 days. I edit and deliver the digital files as high resolution JPEG. Proposals and photos afterwards take place in one area. If you wanted to propose in one area and add a second location, supplemental fees will apply, but we can make anything work depending on your thoughts!
Surprise Proposal Package
LOCATION: I work with you to find the perfect place in Paris for your proposal, then I’ll be waiting there (inconspicuously of course) for the moment when you get down on one knee.
PHOTO QUANTITY: A minimum of 40 images, edited
PHOTO DELIVERY: Delivered within 2-4 days via digital files (JPEG) via Pixieset. If you need your photos sooner, a a 75€ rush fee can be added.
PACKAGE PRICE: 295€ total, with a 150€ deposit due at time of booking. If you need your photos sooner than 2-4 days, a 75 euro rush fee can be added.
Chilled Champagne: 20€ for a demi bottle of Champagne and we supply the glasses!
Violins – contact us for details!
Fresh flowers – costs and options vary, contact us for details.
Romantic Picnic: We offer romantic Gourmet Parisian Picnics by Chef Kent to be enjoyed either before, during or after your proposal!
Surprise Proposal & Picnic Package
LOCATION: We work together to find the perfect place in Paris for your proposal, then I’ll be waiting there (inconspicuously of course) for the moment when you get down on one knee. Once you’ve asked the big question and we’ve captured it all, we’ll head towards your surprise picnic waiting near by! I’ll take a few more photos of you both enjoying your picnic, then leave you to enjoy each others company. Picnic proposals are seasonal: late April through August.
PHOTO QUANTITY: Approximately 40 images
PHOTO DELIVERY: Delivered within 72 hours via digital files in both print and web formats delivered via Pixieset.
PICNIC STYLE: Enjoy a quintessential Parisian picnic with entrees such as Quiche Lorraine, seasonal fruits, vegetables, hand selected French cheeses and fine meats (charcuterie). Enjoy alongside a nice bottle of French wine or champagne, savor each bite and while taking in the amazing view of Paris!
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DURATION: Approx 30 minutes for your surprise proposal + pictures, and approx 1 hour for your picnic.
LOCATIONS: Champ de Mars Garden, Luxembourg Garden or Tuileries Garden
PACKAGE PRICE: 445€
Contact us for details and availability, or email Justin directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surprise Proposal + 1, 2, or 3 Hour Engagement Session
A great way to celebrate your Paris proposal is with an engagement session the next day!
TIME FRAME: Early mornings, late afternoons and early evenings are ideal, so we can take advantage of nice lighting and end near sunset
LOCATIONS: We walk between 2 and 3 major landmarks with multiple stops along the way
PHOTO QUANTITY: Approximately 75-100 edited images
PHOTO DELIVERY: Proposal photos are delivered within 2-4 days, and Engagement photos are delivered within 4-6 weeks via digital files in both print and web formats delivered via Pixieset.
PACKAGE PRICE: 295€ + 200€ per hour of engagement session photography with a 150€ deposit due at time of booking
Surprise Proposal + Violinist
Want to add a little music to your surprise proposal? We work with a talented violinist who can add a little more romance to your proposal.
Option 1: Classic songs already in the repertoire of the musician.
Option 2: Customised Song.
Optional Add-ons and Other Notes
Considering a proposal outside of Paris, such as Versailles or the countryside? A 100€ supplemental fee is added for extra travel time and coordination, and other fees may apply if it’s further than 45 minutes outside of Paris.
PICNIC: We offer romantic Gourmet Parisian Picnics by Chef Kent to be enjoyed either before, during or after your proposal!
CHAMPAGNE: 20€ for a demi bottle of Champagne and we supply the glasses!
FLOWERS: 25-50€ depending on size and we’ll bring them with us to your session!
BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS: Your Pictours Paris photo session includes edited images in color, but Paris is also very dreamy in black and white! We can edit your photos in black and white for an additional 50€, just please let us know at the time of booking!
RETOUCHING: We edit your photographs to bring out the best in them: color, brightness, contrast, sharpness, cropping and straightening. We do not offer extensive photoshopping/retouching.
DVD or CD: We deliver images digitally via Pixieset, because shipping worldwide can be costly. If you would like a DVD shipped, it will be per request and priced accordingly based on international shipping rates.
Want to discuss your perfect Paris proposal? Please contact me today!