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Looking for a Carmel proposal photographer to capture THE moment?

I know you are super nervous. You love them and want everything to be perfect.

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With over 200 marriage proposals photographed, I’ll be your guide and photographer.

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Carmel Proposal Photographer and beyond

Carmel Proposal Photographer

Carmel proposal photographer, avid yogi, and Disneyworld lover

Hi I’m ian! (I left it lowercase so you don’t think it’s Lan!). I have been fortunate to have photographed over 200 marriage proposals in Carmel and beyond, and can honestly say they are the most fun genre I photograph! The raw emotions and looks on everyone’s faces make them so memorable and make me appreciate being a marriage proposal photographer in San Francisco even more!

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Featured Carmel Proposal Galleries

Nick chose a Baker Beach proposal to Lexie while they were visiting from Bakersfield on vacation. If you want the iconic Bridge in the background, get inspired with this Baker Beach proposal.

I love Baker Beach proposals because they are the best place to show the Golden Gate Bridge. As a San Francisco native, I love showing off the City at this location.

Nathan wanted to surprise Jihye with a Palace of Fine Arts proposal since it was the perfect stop along the way home after hanging out with friends in Marin. Check out this Palace of Fine Arts proposal.

When someone wants a more architectural location, I always suggest a Palace of Fine Arts proposal, since its the best in the City! The Dome is one of the more recognized SF icons.

Rishi chose a Lovers Lane proposal to Natasha, hoping to have an empty scenic location for his big moment. To see how gorgeous this location is check out this Lovers Lane proposal.

Lovers Lane proposals are always great to photograph since a majority of people don’t even know it exists! It is perfect for those who want a gorgeous natural backdrop.



Proposal Pricing


Ultimate Proposal
$1725

30 minutes
The perfect package to relive your proposal over and over. Experience the proposal with a videographer and an 8×8 album to be able to show your future kids this special moment.

Perfect Proposal
$500

30 minutes
This is my most popular package. It allows time after the proposal to take some photos documenting the entire proposal from start to finish

Simple Proposal
$375

15 minutes
Best suited for those who are on a budget but still want their big moment captured

Published Carmel Proposals on HowTheyAsked.com

Be the hero of your story! If you or your partner are the type that loves reading up on love stories and how people met, HowTheyAsked is the best source of marriage proposal inspiration out there! They are an affiliate of The Knot, so you can share your proposal in Carmel and beyond to thousands of other couples! If this interests you, I can submit the proposal for you!

Gosh People Like Me?

fort point marriage proposal in san francisco girl looking at ring on her hand in a green jacket while her boyfriend stands there smiling

Ian Chin was a magician in his former life, I swear. Heard the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” Well let me tell ya, Mr. Ian Chin is Minute Maid himself! We received the photos and I was dumbfounded. His creativity and professionalism made that special day in our lives much more memorable.

Meghan S.

filoli marriage proposal guy in green jacket on his knee proposing to girl in green jacket

Ian did a great job photographing my proposal. He was great with planning the logistics of how to find us without my now-fiancee realizing. The photos he took in the moment and staged afterwards came out great. And he got all the photos to us quickly. His price was also extremely reasonable. Would fully recommend.

Dylan R.

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