UK Proposal Photographer

UK proposal photographer

Each of the last three years I have received a message in my inbox from someone looking for a shoot that is a little more special. Not only are they looking for an extended session of photos together, but 2 of the 3 times, there has been a proposal! As a UK proposal photographer – I can’t think of anything more exciting!

Alan had been messaging from Hong Kong me for a while, as he and his girlfriend Kath where planning a trip to the UK to visit their beloved Liverpool Football Club and they wanted some photos together to remember the day. This quickly turned into an all day photo-shoot which included a tour of Anfield, photos around the Albert Docks in Liverpool, then a long drive up to the Lake District for more photos including hopefully a sun-set. Alan had planned to propose to Kath on first arrival in the Lakes with a the beautiful back-drop of Windermere from Bowness as they had visited here once before. Things didn’t quite turn out as planned as the weather turned quite terrible. You need to read through to see. For this shoot, the very talented Pixies In The Cellar photographer Peter Farrell came along too, creating some of the incredible images you will see below.

Below is just a fifth of the photos they received from this epic day!

Part 1)

The day started with with the tour of Anfield – not the easiest to photograph with crowds of people and strict rules regarding where you can and can’t go.

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Alan and Kath paid their respects to the 96 poeople who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster.

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Part 2)

It was then over to St George’s Hall, a magnificent landmark in Liverpool.

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Part 3)

An unexpected location stop first – the car park by the Albert Dock, couldn’t miss out on this! Then the Albert Dock itself.

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Part 4)

After lunch by the docks, we then drove for 2 hours north to the Lake District. It was at our first stop, Bowness where Alan was going to propose, but, well… it rained! It rained a lot!! This first location was important to them as they had visited here before and and had some great memories. Alan and I had a little chat and decided to post-pone the proposal in the hope the weather would clear.

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Part 6)

After leaving Bowness, we stopped at The Langdale Chase, still on Windermere. The weather had stopped! So it was time for some more summery photos with good light. The Langdale chase has beautiful gardens for proposal photography.

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I couldn’t resist a little landscape photography…

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Part 7)

Alan took my car keys and headed to get the ring, and a bunch of Hydrangeas to celebrate the occasional, provided for by Sian from The Flower Lounge in Didsbury.  As he strode along the path, as you can see below, Kath realised what was happening… 🙂
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Part 8)

Yew Tree Tarn (Heron Lake – as my wife and I always see a Heron on it!), an impromptu stop because of the incredible reflection. The breeze had dies, couldn’t be missed.

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Part 9)

Tarn Hows – It was getting late, and very dark. Tarn Hows was voted the 3rd most picturesque location in the UK, but as it’s national trust, professional photo shoots are forbidden. The cover of darkness meant we could shoot without disruption (and the fact the National Trust warden had gone home!). A splash of flash was needed for the first three photos you see below, and then some timeless silhouettes for the last two.

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Part 10)

HOME! Another long drive back to Liverpool to drop Alan and Kath to their hotel. This is why I love my job, I can’t think of much else to say other than this was an epic photographic adventure, great couple, great memories, great photos. As a UK proposal photographer, I CANNOT wait to do the next!

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