Liam and Fiona’s Engagement Shoot
If you read my blog yesterday you’ll know that I’m recovering from an operation on my deviated septum. I’m feeling pretty icky at the moment, so there’s no Thursday Things post this week but I thought I should finally do something about sharing Liam and Fiona’s engagement shoot with you.
You may have seen it in its full glory already as I was as please as punch to have it featured on Beyond Beyond and The Bonfire Night Bride. A brand new site dedicated to tattood brides will be featuring it when they launch too. Woo and hoo.
But enough about me. Fiona and Liam got married at the weekend and they approached me to to ask if I’d be able to photograph their wedding. When they found out I was unavailable they decided to do a post-wedding shoot with me instead. When I heard that Fiona was planning to get her wedding motif tattooed on to her wrist at a tattoo party I was quite excited so we decided to do an engagement shoot too.
They were so lovely and so much fun to work with and their shoot was one of my favourites to date. I’m looking forward to meeting up with them in a couple of weeks time to do the post-wedding part.
As well as some pictures, you’ll find some fairly moving words below from the groom himself about his proposal… enjoy.
Fiona and I have been together for about a year and a half, and in January this year we decided that we would like to get married. I say “we decided” as before meeting each other marriage really wasn’t on the cards or in the thoughts of either of us.
The decision to get married was the easy bit… I then had to plan and pull off the proposal. Funny way round of doing things I know but I really wanted to ask Fiona to marry me properly. I decided to cook Beef Wellington, the dish I cooked on our first proper date as she had mentioned it was her favourite.
Date night was on, the Wellington was in the oven, the wine was on the table, all was going well. Trying not to show I was feeling a little nervous as I had never asked anyone such a big question before, I served dinner. We had just started eating I had moved the vintage family ring from my pocket into my hand then some words from Fiona that I really didn’t want to hear “If you’re not going to propose tonight you’re going to find it hard to top this”.
Well that certainly took the element of surprise out of the evening. I tried to regain some composure, managed to get down onto one knee before the tears started “Will you make me happy for the rest of my life? Fiona McRobie will you marry me?” then the best word said with tears running down her face “Yes”.
We decided to have a pre and post wedding shoot as Laura Babb, the photographer we wanted to work with. is unable to make it up to Grimsby for our wedding, and also we get some cool photo’s to show everyone before we head up north.
For the engagement shoot we headed over to Brockwell park on a Sunday morning as we both like the park and we could have a play on the bikes too. It just so happened that we had planned to go to our friends in the afternoon for a bbq and tattoo party so we rolled the whole day into one big pre wedding photo shoot, and I think it worked really well and was a very fun day.
Before our shoot with Laura, I did start by poking a little bit of fun at some engagement photos that I’d seen… Fiona’s shown me lots! But after meeting Laura and having lots of fun in the park having our pictures taken…I’ve decided they are kind of cool.