Sam and Taryn live in the United States and were coming over to the UK to see some of his family members. Sam saw this as a great opportunity to pop the question and contacted me a long time in advance of the trip. Like most guys who plan to pop the question he knew what he wanted, but not exactly how this could be translated into reality. I think this is where the photographer’s experience come in. I have shot a few surprise engagements now and planning exactly where the proposal will take place, where to stand, how to face each other and most importantly to keep me totally incognito takes some time and careful talking through.

“These are fantastic Betty, thank you so much!!!”

And we got there, as always. I arrived in good time before the couple, just in case they ran early. I set up, took some scenic pictures and waited for the love birds to arrive. I have to admit my heart was thumping when I finally spotted Sam and Taryn in the distance. It was not easy to keep an eye on them, but keep my camera hidden, just in case she turned towards me. I only shoot last minute, when he had started talking to her and had her full attention. Then I photograph the engagement moment, slowly walk closer and wait for that fun moment when he points me out to her. 🙂

If you are planning to propose to your girlfriend/boyfriend/partner and would like me to capture the moment, please get in touch through my form below and I can tell you more about the planning process.

prior park surprise engagement photos

prior park surprise engagement photos

prior park surprise engagement photos

prior park surprise engagement photos

prior park surprise engagement photos

prior park surprise engagement photos

prior park surprise engagement photos

prior park surprise engagement photos

prior park surprise engagement photos

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