Back in February I received the most incredible email from Brian – he wanted me to photograph his proposal to his girlfriend in the Lake District. Brian and Rowena are both from Singapore and had never been to the Lake District before. Brian was studying in the south of England and Rowena was still in Singapore. As part of a special holiday together, Rowena was flying over from Singapore to go on a tour around Europe, starting in the Lake District. Wow! How incredible was this going to be?
Brian asked me to suggest somewhere for the Lake District proposal, I suggested Blea Tarn in the Langdales. It had everything that was required – water, mountains and the most amazing view. As you can see from the photo above, it provided exactly that. Now, how do you get your girlfriend, who has just flown from a very warm country to walk out into the middle of no where with nice clothes and without a coat? – We couldn’t rely on the British weather, it was threatening rain and it was very windy, more so than it appears in the photos. Brian’s solution was to book them both into Holbeck Ghyll for a Michelin stared lunch. It then only took a taxi ride with the driver asking to know how they were getting back, and not accepting Brian’s plees that there was a bus back, when in fact there wasn’t. Of course, Rowena had no idea we were there (assisted by Catherine Kerr). After initial deciding to hide in the bushes, in fact we just sat on the bank, with all our hiking gear on with our camera bags covered by our coats and just pretended to belong there – easy!
After a few minutes of building up the courage to pop the question, she said YES!
We then went on a tour of the lakes for an engagement shoot. Brian had even photographed and re-bought all Rowena’s make-up and posted it to me before hand so she had it at hand.
What an amazing day! I have just finished designing them a beautiful Folio engagement album to treasure the day for the rest of their lives.
Oh, and here’s me loving the most picturesque location you could possibly ask for…
If you are getting married, or even if your not and would like a Lake District photo shoot, then please give me a call to discuss the options you have
Lake District proposal Photography by David Stubbs Photography © 2013