Centre Parcs Longleat Proposal Shoot

Jack and Matty’s proposal shoot at Centre Parcs Longleat

Jack and Matty chose to have a short summer break at Centre Parc’s Longleat and Jack contacted me about a month before to arrange for me to do a couple’s photoshoot which would culminate in him proposing to Matty. 

I love capturing surprise engagements in this way and as an experienced Wiltshire engagement photographer I knew Longleat Forest would make the perfect location.  Situated in the beautiful Longleat Estate, Longleat Forest is perfect for nature lovers with its breath-taking views courtesy of the rolling hills and valleys and over 400 acres of forest to explore. 

We met on a dry day in August and just started by taking a stroll in the forest. 

Natural and creative Centre Parcs Longleat proposal photography

For couples photoshoots I always opt for a natural unposed look of a couple just out for a walk enjoying one another’s company.  And Jack and Matty were fantastic to work with as they were so easy going, fun and comfortable with me which allowed me to capture natural images of them looking their absolute best.  And the natural flora and fauna of the forest gave me a constant supply of perfect backdrops in my images.

Many of my previous engagement shoot couples go on to use the images in their wedding stationery for invitations, guest books and thank you cards.  And I think the images that I took of Jack and Matty by the traditional red telephone box would be ideal if used in this way.  Here, take a look!

There’s a saying that couples who play together stay together so its fair to say that we don’t need to worry about these two.  In all the fun, I suddenly realised that I hadn’t arranged with Jack precisely how he was planning to propose. This meant I had to engineer it in some way. The trouble I had was I needed to get Jack by himself for a short period to talk to him. I managed on our way back down to the lake to quickly say “let’s go down the hill and do it there!” 

Experienced Centre Parcs engagement photographer

Once down the hill, I got Matty to face me for a photo whilst Jack got down on one knee, I then asked Matty to turn around and then captured the magical moments that followed that resulted in the best images of the day.  Here, take a look!

I then finished by taking a few images of Jack and Matty by the lake before leaving them to enjoy the rest of their holiday and their lives together. 

Congratulations to Jack and Matty for getting engaged and I hope my images will allow you to recreate that magical moment again and again for years to come. 

If you’re thinking of investing in engagement or pre wedding photography then feel free to get in touch.  I’d love to talk to you about how we can work together to create beautiful and timeless images of you and your partner.

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