A Kew Gardens marriage proposal
One of the most exciting, and slightly nerve-wracking, things to photograph is a marriage proposal. When Josh got in touch to chat about getting photos when he proposed to Lee I was really excited.
He had already decided he wanted to propose at Kew Gardens and had a plan for a day out and a picnic for the two of them. We discussed timings and where he would like to propose. There does need to be a certain amount of planning for proposal shoots. I not only need to be in the right place at the right time but also need to not be noticed! You don’t want to blow the whole thing by being obvious.
Happily this all worked a treat. Josh texted me when he and Lee arrived at Kew Gardens. I was happily waiting, sat under a tree and watching the world go by. As they approached they were busy in conversation to unaware of anyone else.
Josh stopped and put the picnic basket down. He got on one knee and proposed to Lee, the love of his life, in front of the Palm House at Kew Gardens! It was so very lovely! Lee was totally shocked, a look of surpise on his face. Everyone who was walking nearby also stopped and gave the couple a little round of applause. I just love moments like this. I don’t think the pair could have smiled more if they tried. After the shock subsided Josh placed the ring on Lee’s finger.
At this point, Lee clocked me and realised how much Josh had planned for him. It was so wonderful to spend a little time with them after the proposal, to capture some photos of the two of them around the gardens.
I left them to enjoy the rest of the day, have their picnic and take it all in!
I hope you have enjoyed this Kew Gardens marriage proposal. It feels good at the moment to be able to share happy times and positive moments. To be able to share love and joy and cuddles. I look forward to more moments like this very soon.
If you are planning to propose to the love of your life get in touch and let’s capture some fabulous photos of the moment. You can also check out Tim & Jessica’s proposal at Kew Gardens. If you are already engaged and would love to get photos of this special time I offer engagement photoshoot options too. You can see details about engagement photography here.
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