Wedding Proposal Shoot

Posted on 21st July 2021 by Mark Tierney

Hi everyone I hope you are all safe and well, it's been a while since my last blog post because of the pandemic. I'm now back shooting weddings & commercial work, it's great to be back! I've already photographed 4 weddings since the restrictions have been eased and August will be the busiest month I've ever had.

In May I was lucky enough to be part of Jagjit’s secret proposal to Rajan at Lumb Hole Falls recently. This beautiful walking route with its impressive waterfalls is near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. It’s associated with the poetry of Ted Hughes and has been used as the setting for many films and TV dramas; a very romantic location for getting on one knee and popping the question.

So how did we arrange it, and manage to keep it all under wraps? I met up with Jagjit a couple of weeks beforehand for a recce to advise him on where to stand when he proposed. We wanted to make sure the backdrop was perfect, and also that I wouldn’t be seen initially. We decided on a spot, next to what we thought was the best view of the waterfall. It was also within easy walking distance of a picturesque old bridge, which we planned to use as a second location later.

On the day, I turned up 15 minutes early to get into position. Then, when the couple turned up, I took the photos that would help them capture this memory forever. Jagjit asked Rajan to marry him and she said yes! I then walked over and Jagjit introduced me, so we could continue the shoot. What a great morning!

 If you’re feeling inspired, or already planning a secret proposal of your own, why not get in touch to talk about the logistics of how you can get a professional photo of the moments, and the reactions, that you’ll treasure in the years to come?

Tagged under: wedding proposal, secret propsal, lumb hole falls, hebden bridge, yorkshire waterfall


About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.