Love is in the air, and it’s my job to capture those moments. Although February is the month of Love, with St Valentine’s Day on the 14th, love is flourishing all year round and I have seen many couples’ special moment through my lens. Wherever the location, a proposal follows the same pattern of events…
- The set up of the space
- The arrival of the couple
- The down on one knee moment
- The surprise & reaction
- The posed photos
I pride myself on not taking over the moment, after all it is a proposal, with photos, and not just a photoshoot. I photograph the proposal as it happens – a lot of clients ask how they should pop the question, but I say it’s best to do what feels natural. This way I get authentic reactions and emotions. Once the answer is “Yes!” I will congratulate the couple and run through some posed photos that I would like to take, as well as any ideas the couple have too. Posed, candid and close detail shots work best for a nice photo-story of the occasion.
I work as a freelance proposal photographer, as well as for The Proposers; the original proposal planning company. Proposals have taken me to many iconic venues in London, including The Ritz, Shangri-La at the Shard, Four Seasons Park Lane & Tower Bridge, to name a few. You can see these here.
This Valentine’s Day – or any day you feel ready to get down on one knee – I can be there to photograph your romantic moment and the two of you. Please do get in touch if you are thinking about it via e-mail. Also if you are already engaged but missed the opportunity for photos due to lockdown, or think a couple’s photoshoot would be a fun thing to do, again; please do get in touch.
I also have a new Instagram account dedicated to all things love – They Said Yes Photos