Regents Park | Marriage Proposal

July 10, 2013  •  6 Comments

On the 9th of July Rajan proposed to Anupa in Regents Park and booked me ​to document the occasion. I've photographed engagements and weddings, but never an actual proposal.

Rajan and I together with one of his friends, met in Regents Park on the Saturday before to scout out a suitable location. He was considering Primrose Hill but in the end we opted for Queen Mary's Gardens. This a section of the park that I had not previously visited, but as soon as we saw it we knew it was the perfect location for a marriage proposal.

Queen Mary's Gardens has the largest collection of roses in London - approximately 12,000 roses and 85 varieties. Lots of colours to give us a vibrant backdrop for the photographs and the smell was incredible too.

Rajan got Anupa to Regents Park on the pretext of having a picnic before going for a few drinks and then a show. I arranged to 'meet' them at the Triton Fountain, taking pictures using a long lens so that Anupa wouldn't spome.

I then walked around to Queen Mary's Gardens and they followed a short while after, allowing me time to take up a position where I could shoot their approach. I signalled to Rajan when he should do the deed, again to enable me to get line of sight. 

Anupa's reaction was just perfect. It was a glorious day on so many levels - the occasion, the surroundings and the weather. Once Anupa had accepted and the ring was in place, I came out of hiding and we made good use of the gardens to complete the official engagement photo shoot.

I'm going to start a campaign for more couples to photograph their marriage proposals!!

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Candid Creativity
Thank you for your continuous support Marcia (you big softy) x
Marcia Harper(non-registered)
WOW! Truly amazing and absolutely stunning shots.......which brought tears to my eyes. You certainly captured the moment. And what a truly FAN-TAS-TIC concept and memoir for life!

Keep up the FAB-U-LOUS work you do Ingrid ..... I'm truly happy that Rajan found you!!

Here's wishing the beautiful couple HUGE congratulations on their engagement and forthcoming marriage! xx

Thank you for sharing :o)
Candid Creativity
Thank you Sophia, for your positive feedback and for taking the time the leave a comment.
What a wonderful idea and such Awesome pictures! Well done on all levels!! #Boom
Candid Creativity
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment Mo. It was a wonderful day!
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