2019 kicks off with a Surprise Proposal!
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!
Historic Birkenhead Priory Shoot: Laura & Darren
Historic Birkenhead Priory what a great choice for this autumnal pre wedding shoot with Laura & Darren. We love trying out new locations for our couples on their pre wedding sessions.
Birkenhead Priory was founded aground 1150. The monks of this former Benedictine monastery tended to travellers for about 400 years and began the first organised crossing of the River Mersey.
The road leading down to the waterfront is called Monks Ferry. The Priory now hold a small museum and a chapel were marriages can take place on the Wirral
The Refectory above the Chapter House can also be used for your reception. St Mary’s tower can also be climbed for some fabulous views over the river and adjacent shipyard
The Priory is the oldest building standing on the Wirral so its definitely worth a visit.
Back to our shoot and we were blessed with no rain as we wandered around the ruins of the historic priory. It is well maintained and supervised by volunteer staff they will happily provide info.
The kind staff of Birkenhead Priory and St Mary’s Tower kindly permitted us to shoot here.
Lots of photo opportunities in a small area, perfect for this shoot. The neighbouring shipbuilders of Camell Lairds makes for some interesting angles of old and new structures.
Beautiful engagement ring of Luara’s with unusual claw setting, Daren did well!
Darren and Laura were soon relaxed into the shoot, we don’t over pose and let couples be themselves. So there were lots of natural giggles, hugs and kisses.
Love it when couples enjoy their session with us. Lots of gorgeous images for them which they will receive with their wedding USB
Ha this was a funny shot, a hair raising kiss!
Never believe a photographer when they say “think that’s a wrap”!
We spotted a few more shots by an old brick wall. Plus some glorious golden autumnal colour on the trees still.
Then we headed down to the river to see where the monks would have taken the ferry across the Mersey.
Of course ideal opportunity to kick up some autumn leaves and more giggles!
We hope you enjoyed this shoot from Historic Birkenhead Priory. Why not pay it a visit – check out the planned activities at the Priory
If you are planning a wedding here or at their associate Williamson Art Gallery please do contact us for a special quote
Santa Maria di Castellabate Mini- Pre Wed Shoot
Janine and Bryan – nearly Married!
So the following day was to be the big day for Janine and Bryan – their much awaited for wedding day atop the Perrotti Tower in Santa Maria di Castellabate
We had already met up in the UK for a scenic shoot at Hardcastle Crags during the bluebell season
We could resist however capturing a few more shots of them enjoying the late afternoon sunshine in the beautiful setting of Santa Maria di Castellabate
This authentic Italian fishing village with the old town looking down from the hill above has won a place in our hearts – this was a fourth visit to this little piece of paradise.
We had flown in that morning and enjoying a stroll around town – it was lovely to see a local wedding taking place at the church just below the main the main square too
The steps leading down were beautifully decorated with flowers and a white runner. We watched the confetti cannons go off, obliterating the couple and listened to the fireworks going off
(couldn’t really see them in daylight!) Really got us in wedding mode though .
Some snazzy dresses being worn in town too, such style the Italians have!
Amway back to our own loved up couple. Just a few quick shots as a delicious pizza was calling! The sun was setting as we went to the restaurant
Look out soon for the blog of the wedding day itself.
You won’t want to miss that one!
Sarah and Chris: Pre Wedding Shoot Royden Park
A stroll around Royden Country Park and Woods
Time for another pre wedding shoot around Royden Country Park – another firm favourite place of ours. Our pre wedding shoots are always popular and Sarah and Chris decided to have one too
– they have wall space they wish to fill with images from their pre- wedding shoot, wedding and then honeymoon. We did offer to travel too!
Message from Jasper
We had a fun afternoon in Royden Country Park, chatting and strolling as we took some images. Of course Jasper being an important part of their lives came along too.
he even had a special placard message to display. He looked pleased as punch with himself. We spent a few mins in the walled garden, hey the bluebells are out!
The then we collected Jasper and had a stroll around the woods. A favourite walking place with Jasper
We are really looking forward to capturing their upcoming summer wedding at Leverhulme Hotel and working with some amazing suppliers.
For now a few highlights from our afternoon at Royden Park. Such an easy going relaxed time, so many pics taken – all will be included with their wedding usb
Wonder which one they will choose for their wall