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You're proposing in Paris, the most romantic city on earth! But as magical as Paris is, you may be feeling a bit of stress, uncertainty or even worry. But I have you covered! As an expert Paris surprise proposal photographer, I'm there for you from the moment you contact me, until the moment you view your gorgeous proposal images and all the moments in between. I'll capture your special moment to cherish forever, and make the whole process a breeze!

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Your special day in Paris deserves a wonderful experience from beginning to end! I'm Karina, a Paris surprise proposal photography specialist, and I'm here to help you capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment! Originally from the USA, I'm super friendly and helpful, and I speak English so there's no language barrier. I've been photographing surprise proposals in Paris since 2017, and I love it!

My guidance and assistance starts before you even propose, with useful tips and advice to help ease any anxiety or worries you may have. Then, I'll be there when you get down on one knee, to expertly capture the joy, excitement and happiness you both feel that moment.

Choose from an outdoor stunning view with the Eiffel Tower or another magnificent outdoor Paris location like the Louvre or Montmartre. Your images will be edited in my signature colorful and bright style, and uploaded in high resolution JPG format to an online gallery in just 24 HOURS!!!

Within just 24 HOURS of your proposal, your fully edited images will be ready to view and you'll select your favorites. These are NOT sneak peeks, these are the real deal! You also have the option to add on an engagement session the next day, which is a wonderful, stress-free and fun way to celebrate your engagement. You can also add-on a bottle of fine French champagne + 2 glasses for your proposal!

Paris Surprise Proposals

  • My expert advice on outdoor surprise proposals in Paris, from an American actually living & working in Paris!
  • 30 minutes of incredible surprise proposal photography in Paris in your favorite location featured below.
  • 10 gorgeous high resolution digital images, delivered to an online photo gallery in JUST 24 HOURS! You'll select your very favorites, you'l have 30-40 images to choose from.

  • My exclusive Paris Surprise Proposal Guide, with tips & restaurant recommendations for after your proposal!
  • Memories you'll treasure forever!
  • Option to add-on an engagement session the next day, it's a fantastic idea and wonderful way to remember this special time.


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You're ready to propose in Paris, let's get you booked in for your romantic and memorable Paris surprise proposal!

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I'll send you confirmation & directions. We'll meet at the fantastic location you've selected and then the magic begins! Propose, get engaged, and have the best day of your life!

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I could not recommend booking Karina for your next photo shoot enough. Karina recently took pictures of my surprise engagement in Paris, and my fiancée and I will cherish our interaction with her and the photos she captured for a lifetime.

On the day of my engagement, she demonstrated not only great skill in setting up shots but also unparalleled grace, patience, and kindness. My fiancé and I were of course quite overwhelmed with emotion, and Karina was instrumental to putting us at ease and helping to calm our nerves. The pictures she captured were incredible--and I mean that in every sense of the word!

Conor, Washington, DC USA



6 Gorgeous Eiffel Tower Locations to Choose From

This is my client's favorite Paris surprise proposal location. First, it's relatively quiet. There will be people along the river, but much less than other locations, so this location is somewhat private (although there will still be people). Also, it has the most close up, unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower.

You can't beat the Eiffel Tower view from the Bir Hakeim Bridge overlook. Naturally, with such a great view, you can expect it to be very busy and CROWDED in the evenings, as people stop here to take photos. Mornings are a bit quieter at this location. If you like this location, I'd recommend a morning proposal over an evening proposal.

This is a lovely viewpoint of the famous Eiffel Tower on a pedestrian bridge. You have a beautiful view of the Seine River also from this viewpoint! As it's a bridge, it's a popular spot for people to stop to take photos, but a bit less crowded, compared to other spots.

The bridge of Alexandre III is generally considered the most beautiful and most ornate bridge in Paris. It has a view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance. As it is a popular bridge for photos, a lot of people stop here, but with a little bit of patience, you can have a very beautiful proposal on this bridge. 

pont de la tournelle

eiffel tower riverside

bir hakeim bridge

passerelle debilly

pont alexandre iii

This one is a real surprise! Walking around the picture-perfect Ile St Louis, with dramatic views of Notre Dame Cathedral, you'll stop on this bridge with a scenic view. Perfect!

pont des arts

This pedestrian bridge, a stone's throw from the Louvre Museum, is a beautiful pedestrian footbridge with a very distant view of the Eiffel Tower. It's super romantic!

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Eiffel Tower not your jam?
Choose a beautiful alternative location for your proposal!


Tuileries Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens

The quaint village on the hill, known as Montmartre, is delightful. There are several surprise locations to choose from. It's a very Parisian experience and a lot of fun!

The Tuileries Gardens with a view of the Louvre Museum in the background, is a favorite Paris surprise proposal location. The gardens bloom in the spring, summer and autumn. 

The beautiful Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens is a very special and elegant location for a unique Paris surprise proposal.

surprise proposal faqs

What is the Paris surprise proposal collection rate?

The base rate for Paris surprise proposals is 425€. You may add on extras like champagne, and don't forget to book your beautiful engagement session too! You’ll see those options when you book your surprise proposal. Remember, your images will be ready in just 24 short hours, not sneak peaks, but the beautiful finished images.

Which location is best for my surprise proposal?

The best location is the Eiffel Tower Riverside location if you'd like a really close view of the Eiffel Tower. If you don't require an Eiffel Tower view, the Tuileries Gardens, Luxembourg Gardens and Montmartre are also other lovely locations. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!

What's the best time of day for a Paris surprise proposal?

Mornings are best if you’re morning people. If you’re up and about anyway sightseeing, this ensures your proposal is really unexpected. There's also fewer tourists around in the morning. I offer morning proposals from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Evenings are best if you would like to go to dinner after your proposal to celebrate. It's also the best way to make sure your loved one is dressed up for their photos, as they know they’ll be going to dinner and will look great. I offer evening proposals from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, depending on the season. I do not offer proposals at other times of the day due to the lighting being more harsh mid-day and I try to avoid as many tourists as possible.

Do you offer video?

No, I do not offer video services, however, there are a number of videographers I could put you in touch with. Also, some people like to set up a tripod with their phone for a "selfie" and then just let the video run as they get on one knee, that can work too!

I'd like to do something special, like a mariachi band, flash mob, fireworks, can you do that?

The types of proposals I do are very natural, casual and take place while the couple is on a walk somewhere, usually to dinner and are passing by the Eiffel Tower. If you'd like to do something more elaborate, you have a number of options. I can suggest contacting Les 
. They help plan and execute more elaborate proposals, on rooftops for example.

My proposals are only conducted in public places and not in restaurants or private balconies or rooftops

How does this even work? and why do you only offer a 30 minute package?

You'll be walking along with your loved one, somewhere in Paris, usually with a view of the Eiffel Tower, very often you'll be going to dinner. You'll pass by the Eiffel Tower, for example on one of the many bridges of Paris, and stop to take a selfie. Then, you'll look your sweetheart in the eyes, say your words, and then get on one knee. I'll be there to capture it all. I will give you directions so you know exactly where to go and can look for me to verify that all is ready for your big moment. It's actually super simple!

I only offer 30-minute proposals because in my many years of experience I've found this to be best. Your loved one will be in a state of shock and surprise, and not necessarily ready to do a longer photo session. A 1-hour engagement session can be done the next day to capture your joy and ensure your loved one is ready to be photographed!

Do you offer engagement sessions?

Yes, my main offering is the Surprise Proposal Collection, which is for 30 minutes. This is the moment when you get on one knee, I'll photograph your proposal and we'll do a mini session afterward.

Then, the next day, in another beautiful Paris location, such as the Louvre, for example, we can have a beautiful 1-hour engagement session. Your fiancé(e) will love it and you'll even have engagement photos from Paris for your wedding Save-the-Date cards! WIN-WIN!

How long before our photos are ready?

Your surprise proposal images are ready in just 24 HOURS! This is the FASTEST service in Paris. These aren't sneak peeks or proofs, no! They're the real deal, each image I capture of you, hand edited in my signature style with care, and uploaded in digital (JPG) format to an online gallery. In your online gallery, you can review your images and download those you love best. You can even download the entire gallery for an additional charge, and create beautiful prints right from your gallery!

What is the cancellation policy?

If your plans change for any reason, there is a non-refundable retainer of 150€, but anything you've paid over that amount will be refunded. I ask for at least 72-hours notice of cancellation. 

I have more questions, and how can I book with you?

If you have more questions, drop me a line at, or send me a WhatsApp message to 33 07 51 42 35 78. I'll send you a booking link and you can reserve online and pay with secure credit card. As soon as I receive your payment, I'll send you confirmation and loads of useful information.

You're getting engaged in Paris, you're making the best decision, and I can't wait to capture these memories for you to have forever!


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