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Dallas Surprise Proposal Photographer

So, I heard you're going to propose to your partner, and you're looking for a photographer that's going to make sure the moment is beautifully captured without a hitch? I got you!

 

Now, I can't promise you I'm going to find a tree nearby to hide my tall and broad being behind, but I can promise you to come up with some scenario that's going to make it look like I have nothing to do with y'all and I'm just minding my own business. Want to propose at the Catbird at the Thompson? Done - I'm totally okay pretending I'm doing some food/drink photography - or hiding my cameras somewhere pretending I'm just enjoying my time while waiting for my friend and ninja my way around to capture it "when it's go time". Or maybe you had the Dallas Arboretum in your mind? Done. I don't do nature photography, but for 10 minutes, I can pretend to be one and do closeups of whatever nearby floral display I can find.

I always do a walk-through meeting at the location closer to the desired time of the proposal to make sure everybody involved knows where to stand, what to do, and have some sort of secret hand signal or something to indicate "Here we go!" and all the other details! :)

Let's set up a phone call as soon as possible so we can chat, get to know each other, and see if I'm the best fit for you and your partner, or should I say "soon-to-be fiancé" hehe *wink wink*. To get started, you can scroll down to the bottom of the page, fill out my contact form, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. In the meanwhile, here's some helpful information to get you started. I can't wait to chat more with you!

 

In the meanwhile, feel free to look around and view my past work with these fantastic humans! :)

Catbird Dallas surprise proposal
Plantshop surprise propoal

IT'S ALL IN THE THOUGHTFUL DETAILS.

 

I used to tell people how badly I suck at pretending and that my face gives away everything. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to brag about this - but doing so many surprise proposals and having to play "I dunno anything, I'm just here taking photos of the sky." I think I got better with this over the years, haha!

 

I love getting to know my couples before anything else. And yes, even for a "one-hour surprise proposal session." We need that connection for those fun, authentic, and sweet photos you see in my portfolio. After you inquire, our first step will be to set up a phone consultation and chat more about you, your partner, your relationship, and your plans on how you want to propose. This call is where you'll get to know me. That way, you know I'm the best fit for you. I can't stress this enough - but we must click well for everything to be seamless. Perhaps this is why I never end up with clientzillas, if you know what I mean, haha! I want to make sure you know EVERYTHING about me and my services, what's included and what's not - BEFORE you book with me.

 

I want this to be special for you and your partner. I want you two to celebrate within the moment, as well as years after, when you look back at your photos. After the "moment" happens, and you two come back to reality (haha - that's what happens, though!), I'll take you around whatever is within walking distance to get some portraits of you two with whatever time is left from your booking. Those will most likely be what you'll hang on your walls to display at home. Look at them daily and get all the warm feelings in your heart.

 

After you know I'll be a great fit to make this surprise happen with you, you'll complete your booking, and we'll start planning after that! I always do a walk-through at the designated location before the surprise day. This can be in person or over FaceTime/Zoom as some of my clients cannot be all sneaky, so take off work and meet me to plan everything out. That's ok - I got you. There have been times when I just did videos and sent them to my clients, showing them exactly where to stand, what angle to be for best lighting, and such... Oh yeah - it's a whole production! :P

Oh yes, I will pull some strings if I have to! Sara (above) wanted to propose to her partner Lindsay in the sweetest, most intimate way possible, so she planned a picnic painting date at the park. It would have been VERY obvious if I just showed up next to them, lurking around like a weirdo with two cameras strapped to my body - so another couple of mine, Slava and Jasmine, who booked me for their wedding in May 2024, came to help me! They did amazing with just being their goofy selves as well as staying in character the entire time - even though they knew what really was happening. *giggles*

What's included with your booking?

• All culled and artistically edited images delivered via an online gallery

 

• Printed products and digitals available for purchase through your gallery

 

• assistance with all things surprise proposals, from location guidance to connecting you with the suitable venues/vendors, from posing to making sure every single detail is seamless

 

• travel within 10 miles of my studio

 

• Lots of shits and giggles jokes that can cause uncontrollable chuckling (optional)

The Process

1Fill out the contact form
&
Book your consultation call
2Get to know me
Ask all your questions
During this call
3Read your contract
from top to bottom
ask any questions you have
4Sign your contract
Pay the retainer
&
Cross "book photographer"
off your list

Clay + Maddie // 2023
CatBird at The Thompson

Dallas Surprise Proposal Photographer Pricing

Short & Sweet

30-minute session
All culled and artistically edited images are delivered via an online gallery
Ten (10) high-resolution digital images of your choice available for download

More digital and printed products are available for purchase through the galleries

Personal use and print permit for included/purchased digitals
Travel within 10 miles of my studio

 

$595+TAX

or

Create your perfect Collection

Book your session with a printed product and digital collection purchase to receive 20% off!

Pick one

60-minutes | $595

90-minutes | $795

120-minutes | $995

pick your artwork

6x6" fine art album | $700

4x6" leather print set | $400

5x7" LEATHER PRINT SET | $450

make it perfect

full gallery purchase | $900

25 digitals | $710

10 digitals | $280

per digital | $30

Available upgrades

Hair & Make up | $300

Full-retouching | $75/per image
On-location travel | $175 (for every 50 miles)

iMPORTANT NOTES

Hourly bookings are only available Monday through Thursday. An additional weekend fee may apply to book Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in advance.

All bookings include traveling up to 10 miles from my studio. A travel fee of $175 will be charged for sessions beyond 10 miles of my studio.

 

All digitals are to be purchased separately with the A la Carte bookings.

All booked hours are continuous and include travel between locations and outfit changes.

All albums are ten spreads, 20 pages. Additional spreads are available from $50 per spread. Album sets are all to be identical.

All photos delivered to clients are edited to my artistic style and are cohesive with the rest of my work on my website.

The session turnaround is 2-4 weeks. Rush editing is available for $350 per session, and your gallery will be delivered within three days after your session.

Additional retouching for skin correction, vanishing objects/people, etc., is available for $75/per photo.

Prices are subject to sales tax and can change without notice. Prices are only guaranteed at the time of the booking.

A signed contract and full payment for session bookings are required to reserve dates. Splitting payments are available for bookings of $2000 or more.


Each session is for one family only. Don't hesitate to contact me for a custom quote for your extended family session.

Let's set up a time to chat!

let's go ⟶

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TEL: 469-500-4121

 

Hours

Wed-Sun: 10 am - 7 pm

 

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Tara Arseven is an all-inclusive Dallas, TX-based wedding and portrait photographer that offers wedding, destination wedding, elopement, engagement, surprise proposal, boudoir, family, business portrait, and fine art photography services.

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