Karina and David have booked their pregnancy shoot with me around summer time in 2016. Shortly after I have been approached by Davide who revealed to me that he will be proposing to Karina during the shoot.

Obviously I was very excited that I can be a part of this special day in their life and we began to plan it. Davide has ordered a ring for Karina which was meant to be delivered at a specific day, so when Karina asked me whether we can do this shoot a week earlier, I had to lie and say I was that I was fully booked.

I know that Karina expected Davide to propose to her at one of their holidays last year in 2016 as he had a perfect opportunity; a rustic old town and a beautiful sunny seaside. He didn’t want to be predictable and decided to leave it until later on, in London.

When we arrived at Danson park in London, I have immediately found a perfect spot for the shoot, which was simply asking for such moment. We have started our shoot as a pregnancy shoot, few individual portraits, a few couple photographs and then it all happened. Davide first wanted to say a few words, however I believe that Karina was in a bit of a shock and didn’t remember anything. She was was overwhelmed and genuinely surprised (in a very positive way).

It was a beautiful occasion and I’m happy that I could be a part of it. The advantage of being a wedding photographer in London, or anywhere else for that matter, is that you get to capture these beautiful moments that the couple will look at forever.