What a start to 2019! We love a bit of romance so when Matthew approached us to capture his surprise proposal to his girlfriend Kerrie over the Christmas period. We were only too happy to oblige! A Surprise Proposal is something that has been on our bucket list of things to shoot Ashton Park was the chosen location as this was where they had first met and they love the walk their rescue dog Louie here or along the Wirral Way too
The Surprise Proposal Plan
Matthew arranged a chat with us a month or so before and also so we would recognise him on the day! There was location scouting of the park for where Matthew could propose and we could be out of sight at different places and capture the moment Images were sent – denoting choices and a certain tree was earmarked for a certain time. We had our plan! As it happened New Year’s Day was the best day and time was set for mid morning so they then had the rest of the afternoon and evening with their families to share the news.
Capturing the Surprise Proposal
So New Year’s Day dawed – a little rain early o. The plan B for under the bridge to escape any rain was not needed as the skies cleared and evened turned to blue skies We made our way , a short walk from home to Ashton Park and took up our positions out of sight, hiding behind bushes! Soon Matthew and Kerrie arrived and we clicked away. Turned out just perfect, neither of them saw us! Sure they were just engrossed with each other.
We left them for a couple of minutes to hug and enjoy the moment to themselves, before joining them to congratulate them. kerrie was completely surprise. This was such a privilege to capture and what a wonderful start to 2019 for them.
The shooting didn’t end there we continued with an engagement shoot for them. Some 100 images in their gallery for them to treasure Here just a few highlights to enjoy.
If you know of any romantic guys who would love to surprise their girl with a ring and have it captured discretely them please get in touch!
Its not too long til Kathryn and Chris get married. So time last Sunday for a catch up and a pre wed shoot -New Brighton was their chosen location. It was the final of the World cup Final so teh bars were a little busy!
More importantly it was Kathryn’s birthday – what a lovely way to spend an hour or so by getting some gorgeous images with your partner. We used a birthday card with cake motif as an impromptu background for a ring shot. Chris is a trained photographer himself so a real compliment that they booked us for the wedding.
The shoot was late afternoon, still gorgeous light, and we were accompanied by their fur baby Mac. Now Mac is going to play an important role on the day…but we will save that for the wedding blog. Kathryn and Chris was a joy to see how happy you are being with each other, naturally relaxed and fun-loving. A joy to capture some relaxed memories
Speedy editing from this shoot and gallery was uploaded Monday night! A received well and here a re a few of the highlights. The complete pre wed gallery will be supplied with their wedding images usb. Enjoy x
Wintry Wirral Country Park Engagement Shoot: Claire and Nathan
Delighted Claire and Nathan chose to have a Wirral country park engagement Shoot with Pixsmiths. Claire and Nathan are having a spring wedding in May so always a good idea to have a an engagement shoot in a different season. In fact Claire and Nathan’s wedding will be the alternative to the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan! Whilst the Royals are saying their vows at Windsor our couple will be enjoying a garden party at Ness Gardens
For their Wirral country park engagement shoot Walter their one year old dog came along – how gorgeous is he with his silky floppy ears. He almost stole the show! We managed to dodge the heavy rain showers that happened during the morning, which did make the ground a bit muddy! Claire and Nathan were well prepared for this by wearing wellies. Didn’t stop muddy paws jumping up on jeans though! Fortunately wipes at the ready! We did have some sleet/hail flurries but plenty of trees to shelter from a bit in Royden Park The walled garden provided a bit more shelter from wind too. Always a favourite place to shoot whatever season ..always something different. This time we were blessed with a carpet of snowdrops in the woodland area towards the back of the walled garden.
Thank you Claire and Nathan for braving the elements, really happy with your images and know you love them too. here a few highlights for you to enjoy. Love Sandy & Dave
Their images will be beautifully used in their personalised guest signing book. Want to know more about our our couple shoots then check out this couple shoot brochure for some useful tips or fill out the contact form below for more info or to book a couple session
We had been looking forward to shooting a city centre pre wedding shoot for a while – makes a change from parks and beaches where we normally shoot. We had scoped out Liverpool city centre for an engagement shoot. So when Stephanie and Laurence said they wanted a city centre shoot we jumped at the opportunity! They are having a December wedding at the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool – and normally we would suggest something different from the wedding day for the shoot as a contrast …but this time we resisted saying this wanted to do this shoot in Liverpool! Stephanie and Laurence spend a lot of time in Liverpool so they felt comfortable here in familiar surroundings – something we always suggest to our couples if choosing a location for their pre wedding shoot
Now Stephanie had said Laurence was a bit shy, but honestly you wouldn’t know it. We just tell our couples not to worry about us and staring down the camera, just be yourselves. That’s exactly what Stephanie and Laurence did. We also got to enjoy cake and tea whilst we chatted through the timeline for the upcoming wedding day. We always enjoy our pre wedding shoots and judging from these images you can see how Stephanie and Laurence enjoyed their time too with us. They were naturals and were so at ease with each other and us it truly was a joy. Such chemistry, they could melt ice-bergs! Thank you for picking Liverpool for your session. So many places we could have chosen but we enjoyed some of the less obvious ones. Enjoy these few highlights below. All images are available on-line and will be provided with wedding images on their USB
This is what Stephanie said about their experience of the shoot “After putting it off for months and months we finally had our engagement/pre wedding photographs taken. This is a service offered by our photographers Pixsmiths Creative Photography that we would never EVER have thought to have done. We don’t really like having our photograph taken nor do we like being centre of attention. We thought we’d be really awkward and were dreading it to be honest. Brides to be, if I can give you one piece of advice that I’ve picked up from planning my own wedding it is this – if you are nervous and a bit shy about having your wedding photographs have one of these shoots. Dave and Sandy were amazing and we know this will save us so much time and worry on the day as we feel so relaxed with our photographers. ”
Back at Royden Park for another engagement shoot – this time with Danielle and Dennis We never tire of visiting here, always something new to discover, new options for pics> What a sunny-natured couple – their joy was so evident. plus Danielle picked the perfect outfit for the shoot she loves the colour yellow – brings so much sunshine and fun
Danielle and Dennis had never been to the walled garden at Royden Park or the little nearby mere Royden Park is run by the local council and has a handy cafe in the coach house courtyard run by volunteers too. More information on the Park here They were enthralled with the location and the floral beauty. Even more so when they saw the Laburnum arch – almost in full bloom – well a match made in heaven!
We met one of the rangers just beforehand who gave us updates on the garden – nearly time for poppies to bloom. Also the kestrel is still residing in the old tower and is currently sitting on 5 eggs. If you go in to the coach house – just by the Barking mad cafe there are monitors in there so they can check for the new hatchlings. Must go again soon!
For now enjoy a few of the images from the session. Dennis will be marrying his beautiful Brazilian bride in October this year and we can;t wait for another day capturing their happy smiles
Wirral Engagement Shoot A stroll around Royden Pak with Laura & Dan
We dodged the rain for this lovely Wirral engagement shoot with Laura and Dan. An hour before wet ..and later on in the evening it rained. We had a perfect window of weather – not too hot/bright but fresh colours after the rain made it just right…plus very few people around so even better! Lots of colour and features in the walled garden, The laburnum arch is almost ready, some good coverage for this shoot though, always a popular location. Just a brief stop here as rangers were closing up early but still plenty of other areas in the park to explore. The heron on the mere even made an appearance for us!
Their daughter Rebecca is going to be a flower girl for their summer wedding next year. …they thought she might be shy and would be a good idea to bring her along to get to know us. Well she was far from shy, a model in the making …almost stole the show! she Loved the camera and the camera her!
Laura and Dan were just so natural, and a treat for Dan’s birthday too. We really can’t wait for their wedding ..they are going to be a dream> Its not til next summer but Laura and Dan have taken advantage of a weddign fayre special and have one of our fabulous weddign apps where guest can RSVP, save the date to their calendars and see the schedule and locations for thee wedding. Their app has now been updated with highlights from this Wirral engagement shoot Its a useful wedding app that will that will continue to be added too after the wedding and be a lovely digital keepsake of their wedding journey.
It was a fab session and so many images captured ..here just a few we hope you enjoy. All their engagement images will be provided with their wedding images on our prettily packaged USB