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Pop the question in Oia

Popping the question is a very important moment in the life of a man. Also, proposing on vacation is so romantic, just like a fairytale. Proposal photography in Santorini has become very popular. The Greek island has so many photographic spots to propose marriage. These include top wedding venues like Dana Villas, Canaves Oia Suites, private dinners at restaurants and outdoor locations like the heart rock in Megalochori. Without a doubt they are all excellent choices.

This proposal photography was very dear to my heart!

Li Kian was looking for a proposal photographer and a unique location in Santorini to ask his girlfriend Fang Chin to marry him. His favorite place to do the Santorini marriage proposal was Oia, a place straight out of the fairy tale dreams. In particular, Oia is a traditional Greek village with white houses, narrow streets and amazing sea views. The soon to be Chinese bride, Miss Fang Ching Chan had no idea about the secretly well planned marriage proposal in Santorini. Before popping the question in Oia, we took some lovely pictures at the area around the spot. At the top of the hill and away from the tourist crowds, the handsome Asian gentleman got down on one knee. Shortly, he told the loveliest words to his future to be wife. There was no chance she could say No… Li Kian got a really big hug after his surprise proposal. After she said yes, we got to take even more pro, yet natural photos.

A few thoughts about the proposal

The famous blue domed churches couldn’t be missed from the photography shoot! At the same time, the Malaysian couple was very cooperative and very relaxed when we were taking their pictures. Me and my team had a blast with them! Overall, we all loved being part of such a wonderful moment and capturing these memories forever. Eventually, the outcome was some outstanding engagement pictures in Oia!

Lot’s of Love,

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Hello! My name is Jack and my partner and I are coming from Australia for a holiday in Europe. I hope to propose to my partner in Santorini and would like a photographer to capture the moment. I’m still trying to work out where to propose but I was thinking somewhere in Oia during the sunset. I would love to hear your opinions and get some more information about your services!



  2. Hello

    My girlfriend Jenny and I are traveling to Santorini from May 17 – May 22. I am planning on proposing to her while on this trip and would like to hire someone to capture the moment and take engagement photos of us. It will be our first time in Greece and we are celebrating her graduation from medical school. Would you be available during this time?

    Thank you


  3. Hi Kristo,

    I am coming from USA from August 26 to September 5 to Greece. It is two people my girlfriend and I. I am going to propose to her when we come. We have been dating for 6 years and she is my best friend. Our hotel rooms are already booked at other hotels but I was wondering if you provided any proposal photography near a romantic place. I would love to propose to her at Sunset by the water. I will be in Santorini from August 28 to August 30. Please let me know any advice and cost you may have. Thank you so much! Secret Photographer for less than one hour needed. Just need to take pics for the actual proposal

    Best Regards,

  4. My girlfriend and I have been dating for a while now and I thought of asking her to marry me. She always dreamed of a proposal in a romantic place so I am planning to propose her as we head to Santorini this August.

    She probably is not expecting this so I want to surprise her. I am open to suggestions and ideas – just want to make sure this special moment for us is captured.
    We are staying in Fira – but I am happy to be shot at any location on the island.

    Thanks and hoping this works out. 🙂

  5. Hi there! Writing in as i chance upon your webpage for photo shoot in Santorini.

    Me and my partner are from Singapore, and we have planned for an upcoming trip to Santorini from 25 Sep – 28 Sep.

    We will be staying at Alexander’s Boutique Hotel, address: Oia 847 02, Greece.

    I am very keen to plan a surprise proposal using the really beautiful background of Santorini for this special occasion. And of cos to capture the beautiful memories on photos.

    Wanted to reach out to you to enquiry if there may be any package arrangement available for photo shoot for such arrangement? and if i may seek your king help for some of the preparation work for this unique occasion? Maybe the preparation of flowers?

    My partner really really love the scenery in Santorini and it’s really my wish to be able to capture the moments I will be proposing to her with the backdrop.

    I can be contacted over email or WhatsApp

    Look forward to your reply! Thank you.

  6. Hi,

    I wanted to see if it would be possible to hire an engagement photographer for when I propose to my girlfriend in Santorini. We plan on being on the island from 8/8/-9/8 and in Oia on 10/8. I would take recommendations from you where the best spot would be to propose.

    A little about us:
    We both grew up in New Jersey and met in middle school (13 years old). We were in the same group of friends since then. As we grew up, we drifted apart and she went to college in New York and I left for the central valley. I became a career in law enforcement and now work with inmates in a jail as a social worker, helping them re-enter the community. She finished school and entered recruiting and traveled the world.

    Sporadically, we would meet again every year with a group of friends and she would always be dating someone and I would be in a relationship as well. A couple of years ago, we met up in downtown at a bar and we hit it off from there. She was dating someone I was single. We reconnected as friends and when she became single, I started to pursue her.

    She was oblivious to my advances, but through perseverance we started dating. We’ve been dating for around 2.5 years and I cannot be a happier man. I have bought a ring and asked her parents for permission to marry her.

    I don’t have much working as a social worker, but my empathy and kindness. But I think the woman of my dreams deserves the very best I can afford.

    A song to represent our relationship:

    I hope I can hire your team for our engagement photos. I do want it to be a surprise, but unsure how it will work.


  7. Good afternoon,

    I am looking for a friendly, professional photographer to capture my proposal on October 17, 2017 in Santorini. This is my first time in Santorini and I am looking for romantic recommendations on places to propose and shoot with the beautiful sunset behind us. Only my girlfriend and myself will be attending and we are the only members being photographed. We will be staying at the San Antonio Hotel.

    This is a surprise so I would like to get a few shots of us as we walk towards the proposal location and of course the surprised reaction on her face when I propose. Some scenic shots around Santorini would be great too. All romantic ideas welcome!

    I am traveling from Toronto and will be arriving in Santorini via Athens on Oct 16, 2017. Please contact me as soon as possible.

    Looking forward to this magical experience.

    Thank you,

  8. Hello,

    We are 9 people traveling together (2 families) We were interested in a photo shoot on Santorini. We are traveling through the islands on a motor yacht the first week of July. It is quite possible that we could have a wedding proposal to capture as well.

    Please let me know your package for say a 2 hour shoot. I saw pictures near a chapel in Oia that I thought would be a perfect place to propose.

    Thank you

  9. Hi Kristo! I came across your proposal post in santorini and the pictures were really good! I am deciding on a proposal in Santorini as well in mid-march, may I know what is your per-hourly rate for the proposal shoot? Thank you!

  10. My girlfriend and I will be staying at:
    Hotel Sunny Villas
    Imerovigli, Santorini, Santorini Island, 84700 Greece
    June 16th & @ 17th.

    Our good friends that stayed at Sunny Villas last week recommended that we should watch the sunset from Skaros Rock. They had informed me that it is an easy walk 10 minutes from the hotel and is a beautiful sight to watch the sunset.

    My plan would be to have the proposal there. I would like to get the 30 min or 1 hour package where we can hopefully get photos of the actual proposal and then have a photo shoot afterwards.

    I am open to other ideas but this is the plan I have right now. we will also be doing the hike Fira to Oia one day and I am open to that idea as well but I think we would be in better clothing at Skaros Rock. Let me know what you think and if you are available that day. Thank you and I look forward to working with you.

    Please include pricing. Thank you.
    Rice Chan

  11. Hi Kristo, this is Roy. I’m planning for a proposal at Santorini. I am looking at a beautiful outdoor spot for the proposal and photo shoot. if possible, will like to arrange for a bouquet of flowers to come after the proposal. Do you have any recommendations ? Estimated to be 2-3 hours in the coming 4 weeks time (20 – 25 may 2018)

  12. This is a proposal shoot and obviously she is not aware. I would like to understand how this is planned in advance since i don’t know location and will not be able to meet the photographer ahead of time. Is there a pre-meeting by video or anything like that? What location would you suggest? i will be in Oia and would like the shooting to take place there around 6:30 – 7pm.

  13. My name is Luke and I am traveling from Illinois, USA. I am planning on proposing to my girlfriend in Santorini and would like to have a professional photographer to capture the moment! It will be my first time in Santorini, so I am not sure of the location and am looking for advice from you. I do not have any specific plans right now. I was planning on taking a picnic basket with a blanket and some wine and setting up at a nice location to propose. Looking forward to hearing from you!
    Thank you,
    Luke Sarna

  14. This is a marriage proposal, I like the concept of your Malaysian couple on your website.
    I would like to engage your service on 28th Sep from 5pm to 7pm for 2 hours. Would you be available?

    I am staying Oia Suites. I have not confirm any proposal sites, but would prefer it in Oia area, can be Malaysian couple site. Any suggestions? 🙂

  15. Hi,

    I plan to visit Santorini in December.
    Planning to propose to my gf on the first day, and surprise her with a wedding shoot the following day.

    I would require make up/hair service and rental of gown/suit as well.

    I dont know that place well.

    Would like to know more.

    Please contact me.

    Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

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