Planning to propose in London? Why not have photos of this amazing moment to enjoy for years to come!

Planning to propose to your partner in London? Exciting times! London is an incredible city to pop the question, surrounded by a rich history, culture, diversity and amazing energy.

Photographing your proposal will allow you to relive this special moment for years to come and share it with your family and friends. The experience I offer goes beyond photographing your proposal, helping you find the perfect location and offering advice on how things like time of day can affect your experience.

I’ve been so lucky to be invited to photograph many of these incredible moments in a couple’s journey together. Each time makes me feel honoured and reminds me of what an amazing job I have.

“I called Matt regarding capturing my proposal in secret, and he was really helpful in planning the whole thing out and was full of good suggestions. He communicated clearly from start to finish and everything went really smoothly as a result. On the day of my proposal, he was in position early, blended in very well, and captured the moment to perfection.

Thank you Matt! You smashed it and my partner and I couldn’t be happier with the results!”

Sameer

Can the proposal be photographed in secret?

Of course! Every proposal I photograph is in secret. The proposal is a special moment between the two of you. Something that shouldn’t be interrupted or distracted from by anything, especially the photos.

I have a few tricks up my sleeve to go unnoticed (happy to share when we chat) and to date, I have a perfect track record of my presence never being noticed by the partner being proposed too.

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Can you recommend the best locations in London to propose?

Absolutely. London offers such a wide and diverse range of amazing locations that can make it difficult to pick the perfect spot for your proposal. From historic to the modern, urban to natural and bustling to intimate. Complementing this, London was just named as the top destination to visit in 2019 by Trip Advisor.

As a proposal photographer and London local, I can help you find the perfect fit for your proposal location. Before the big day, we’ll jump on a call to identify the perfect location based on the vision you have for your proposal.

Some Photo Favourites From Recent Proposal Photography Shoots

“I surprised my fiancée with an engagement shoot and photos of our proposal and Matt was able to capture the happiness of that day in so many of the photos. He simply let us be ourselves in front of the camera giving us exactly what I was hoping for! Thanks Matt!”

Drew Rundus

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Pricing & What’s included in your Proposal Session

Planning Video Call

An opportunity for us to meet and plan the ultimate proposal experience for your partner together. I'll offer proposal location recommendations, insider tips and answer any questions you might have.

The Session

I'll arrive early and use my ninja skills to capture your proposal in secret. After you've popped the question and soaked up the excitement of the moment, we'll go for a little wander and capture some awesome photos of you both. In total this will last around 1h 30min.

50+ High Resolution Images

Want to share your proposal with friends and family? Use photos for Save the Dates or have your favourites printed? No problem. You will receive 50+ high resolution photos with a licence for unlimited personal use (ie you can do as you wish with them).

Private Online Gallery

Want to view your images on the move or share them easily with friends and family? All your images will be accessible via your very own personal password protected gallery to view and download.

£490

“After seeing the pictures, we could not be happier. They are absolutely stunning. They captured our personalities perfectly. Matt has a great eye and we ended up with gorgeous photos. His pictures were exactly what we were looking for! I could not recommend him more highly.”

Erika & Court

Extra Add Ons

Slideshow

A great way to relive the special moment again and again, plus share it with family and friends. Your Slideshow comes with a selection of highlights from your proposal and photoshoot, music and can include a recorded voiceover of the words you used when proposing to your partner.

Add Hours

London is packed with so many stunning, interesting and historic locations that a lot of my couples like to add extra time to their shoots to include more locations. My proposal package includes 1 hour 30 minutes of shoot time and I'm always happy to add on extra time if you'd like to explore more of this fascinating city.

Video

The perfect add on if you'd like a video but are concerned about having too many cameras that might spoil the surprise. As the video is taken by my wife, it's easy for us to blend into any setting as a real couple. It also means a nice relaxed vibe for your shoot after your proposal and no extra admin dealing with additional suppliers.

£100

£200/ hour

£320

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FAQs for London Proposal Photography


When is the best time of day to propose?

Light wise, if you wanted to make the most of the best light, the few hours after sunrise and just before sunset offer the nicest light. The midday sun is a bit harsh.

If you’re worried about too many people being around, the mornings are typically quieter than the evenings. However, this may vary per London location.

We can discuss all of this on our call together.


What if I or my partner are uncomfortable in front of the camera?

You are not alone. Most people feel the same way and I’m no exception. I purposely keep my approach during engagement shoots relaxed and fun to make you feel at ease. If you’re really nervous before your engagement shoot we could always grab a quick pint and chat beforehand to get you in the mood. You would not be the first :)


How many proposals have you photographed?

Over the past 6 years, I’ve photographed over 100 proposals in London. Each one has been such a pleasure and joy to capture.

I also got engaged myself last summer. It was fun being on the other side for once.


Will having a photographer ruin the surprise?

In capturing over 100 proposals I have never (touch wood) been spotted by the proposee until the proposer waves me over to introduce me. The look of surprise on their faces once they realise this special moment has been captured is always a delight.

I blend into the background, usually playing tourist so that your fiancé to be wont suspect a thing.



How long after our proposal shoot will we receive our photos?

You’ll receive your photos within 5-10 working days after your shoot in a private online gallery.


What would you recommend we wear?

Really it’s up to you. The only advice I offer is to wear something that you feel comfortable in. For example, wear shoes that you’re happy to walk around in for a couple of hours and if it’s cold, wrap up warm. If you feel uncomfortable during the shoot, not only will it not be as fun but it may also show in the photos.


Do you photograph proposal shoots outside of London?

Absolutely. Although the majority of proposals I photograph are in London, I do on occasion travel further afield (both within the UK and overseas). So if you would like to go on a little adventure and do your proposal outside of London, let me know :)

Please note that in these cases I do charge extra to cover my expenses.


Can you offer planning advice for my London Proposal?

Absolutely. I can offer as much, or as little, planning advice as you need.

All my clients receive a planning video call as part of my proposal package. During this call, you can ask me anything and I’m happy to provide ideas and insight from my experience capturing/helping to plan dozens of proposals. From the perfect location and time of day for your proposal to ideas for restaurants and activities on either side of the proposal.

A lot of my clients are visiting London from overseas, sometimes for the first time, and enjoy making the most of my insider knowledge.


“Matt was amazing! We could not recommend him more. We had never taken any sort of photos together before and he made the experience so enjoyable and knew how to capture all of the best spots at all the right times!”

Alli & Max

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