Proposal photographer in the Netherlands

Your proposal & engagement photographer in Amsterdam

A (surprise) proposal photoshoot will ensure you immortalize your big moment forever.
To help you on your quest for an indelible moment, I will discretely and candidly capture the beauty of the moment and create unique photos that you both will cherish for a lifetime.

The professional photos from your wedding proposal session will also be perfect to share the news on social media and to illustrate stylishly your save-the-date cards or your wedding website.

If you prefer a more private proposal and to go on your knee without being photographed, this photo session can be planned after the proposal, to capture engagement photos.

If you would like to have a beautiful keepsake of your romantic proposal, contact me to discuss your plans!

A unique and romantic experience to surprise your partner and create an unforgettable memory of your proposal

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Two scenarios to capture the YES moment

♡ Proposal during a “regular” couple photoshoot

Surprise your partner by booking a romantic loveshoot in Amsterdam and use the opportunity to propose during the photo session

We will carefully plan the photoshoot and the best moment to go on your knee beforehand. The advantage is that we have full control over the environment and you both can have a good reason to wake up early and beat the crowds for beautiful engagement photos.

♡ Paparazzi proposal in Amsterdam

This type of semi-undercover proposal involves more planning

You cannot tell anything about the photo session to your partner, you will need to come up with a story to allow you both to get ready and nicely dressed without raising suspicion. We will also need to agree on an exact spot, time, and scenario so that I can be close by when you go down on your knee.

Good to know

The 1st scenario is the most recommended option, because Amsterdam is a very busy city, and we are using public spaces, people can walk in, a delivery truck can stop, or an unwanted shadow can appear and ruin the moment.

It is also advisable to plan your photoshoot outside peak hours, early in the morning or in the evening, especially in summer, when the light at the beginning or end of the day is much softer and therefore more favorable.


Looking for a unique and exclusive touch?

Would like to surprise your partner with an exclusive and romantic setting in a park? Looking for a glamorous touch or Boho style with rugs, flowers, candles, and why not a bottle of champagne? I will be happy to help you with an unforgettable and romantic layout!



In any case, I will be there to guide you through all the possible options and determine what suits you best, for a successful and unforgettable session!


More than a photoshoot

The benefits of Melanie Lemahieu Photography
Take advantage of great benefits, profit from a flawless session and get captions with a vibrant twist

Flexible service

I quickly adapt to each and every dynamic situation and create creative angles. The result? A tailored dedicated service, an enjoyable customer experience, and unique pictures.

Out of the box

I think with you, before, during and after the session. Whatever your ideas are, I translate them into stunning pictures to exceed your expectations.

Knowledge & expertise

Benefit from my photography skills and experience. I work with professional hardware and software to provide you with the best quality pictures.

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Our happy customers have their say

Grace Lorraine AngelesGrace Lorraine Angeles
04:09 10 Feb 24
I had a great time shooting with Melanie. She's just so friendly and professional. She will keep you at ease during the photoshoot that makes the picture looks natural. There's no dull moment when working with her. Plus points is she deliver the pictures ahead of agreed time. I strongly recommend her for everyone who wants to have fun while taking great photos in the Netherlands.
Voornaam Van der PlasVoornaam Van der Plas
18:27 10 Oct 23
I can only say: Melanie is very flexible, dedicated and perfectionistic in her work. She prepares very well and leaves almost nothing to chance.During our wedding preparations we had our first meeting. We got to know her in advance, and she helped us to improve our wedding schedule. Very nice.Several weeks before our wedding, Melanie travelled from Amsterdam to our wedding venues. Together we decided what the best location was for group photo's (in terms of daylight and group size) and for our brides couple photo's. Superb.During the wedding she was Melanie was very energetic and enthusiastic - for over eight hours straight. Her pictures are beautiful, and she even made some small videos for us.We are very happy with the 1700 photo's 🙂
Daphne van der WerfDaphne van der Werf
19:36 30 Aug 23
Melanie recently took photos during our party, with great results. I think taking pictures of people dancing in a dark room is the hardest thing there is, but Melanie managed it. And how! All photos razor sharp, people laughing, friends dancing, well lit. Thank you very much for this lasting memory.
Luke DonkervoortLuke Donkervoort
08:37 30 Aug 23
Melanie was a great support in surprising my now fiancée with our proposal. She took her time, prepared diligently and it resulted in great photos!
Puja PatelPuja Patel
18:24 05 May 23
Truly made our first photoshoot experience a dream 🙂 you both were lovely, funny and made the photoshoot natural and fun! Thank you so much for everything, when I visit Amsterdam I will definitely be seeing you ☺️
Anneke DavyAnneke Davy
11:51 13 Oct 22
Loved working with Melanie! Always funny, light and professional. Would highly recommend and I will be using her again next time for sure
Jenne VerheyJenne Verhey
17:49 27 Jul 22
Melanie,Thank you for the beautiful wedding photos and excellent service!!!!
Nataliia BortnikNataliia Bortnik
09:06 10 Jun 22
Mélanie Lemahieu – a very professional photographer! Strongly recommend Mélanie for your event. She is punctual, responsible, polite, creative and positive.All our guests adored her! Received very nice photos in time and satisfied with a result. Very easy to work with!Wishing you good luck, Melanie, and hope to work with you soon again!
Sylvester SrokaSylvester Sroka
21:20 20 Apr 22
Professional photographer with the friendliest and kindest attitude! Melanie offered so many solutions and ideas for our proposal photoshoot and helped keep me calm as plans changed due to weather or last minute hiccups. I was able to stay in constant contact with her and everything went according to plan. Highly recommend!!
Aileen BonackAileen Bonack
07:55 28 Sep 20
For our PR workshop of the German National Tourist Board in September 2020 (corona-proof edition) we worked together with Melanie and were more than satisfied! Melanie is very professional, the planning and communication before the event was uncomplicated and fast. She brings her own ideas, but also pays close attention to what the company wants. The results are really great - Melanie definitely has an unique way of capturing people's emotions. Thanks again for your great work and see you at our next event!
I have worked with Melanie and i strongly recommend her services. She is very responsive, highly professional and always meets expectations. If you are looking for capturing the most important moments of your life in an artistic and highly quality manner - talk to Melanie! She will make sure you get what you are looking for, even if it takes her to roll on a dusty floor so that you and your precious moments are captured in the best light

My (secret) proposal portfolio


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