Dan’s Snowdonia Proposal – Becky said yes!
An email appears in my inbox and instantly i’m intrigued and excited about the contents. Dan was planning to propose to his girlfriend Becky whilst they were on holiday in North Wales. Although I have photographed lots of weddings all around North Wales, I had never actually photographed a proposal.
Dan and Becky travelled up from London, and once I had got chatting to Dan we were able to run through a few ideas. With Dan not being from North Wales, it was great for me to be able to suggest locations.
We had settled on Llyn Idwal in Snowdonia. This is one of my favourite locations ever. It’s extremely accessible and is surrounded with large waterfalls, imposing mountain tops and stunning views.
The morning of the proposal, I obviously couldn’t phone Dan or make myself known to Dan in anyway as we didn’t want to ruin the surprise. It was just a quick text to tell him I was wearing a black coat and to follow me at about a 200 meters distance until we reached Llyn Idwal.
As with any holiday, and any new place you are going to want to take lots of personal photos and selfies for your own collection. A quick glance over my shoulder to make sure I was still in Dan’s view whilst Becky had no idea what was about to happen.
Once we reached Llyn Idwal, I veered off to a position where I knew I would get a good shot of Dan down on one knee….. I had 2 cameras which were obvious to Becky and anyone else so I was just pretending to take photo’s of the landscape. Whilst I was doing this, Dan was trying to walk Becky over to where I was photographing but Becky was reluctant as she was worried she might get in the way of my “landscape photos”.
Not to worry! Like I say, Llyn Idwal has so many amazing surrounding views, it really didn’t matter where Dan proposed.
Down on one knee he goes, I can’t hear anything apart from Becky’s giggles. It was so windy but then they embraced and I knew Becky said yes!
It was then time to introduce myself and ensure Becky I was not some weirdo with a camera following them around.
I stayed with Dan and Becky for a little bit. We chatted about their plans and took the opportunity to take some beautiful engagement photographs whilst they were staying in North Wales.
I love photographing in the Snowdonia area so much. I have recently been taking many couples over to the area for Adventure Shoots. These are all about embracing the wild hair, muddy boots and beautiful North Wales countryside. What an amazing place for a proposal too! Hopefully this has given you some inspo if you are thinking of popping the question.