Secret Proposal Photographs In Swanage, Dorset
When it comes to our proposal photo shoots we are known for our quality advice, guidance, and local knowledge. Back in June Tom got in touch to plan a proposal to his lovely partner Leanne on the Dorset Coast. Their summer plans to go to Majorca had been side-lined by travel restrictions. These were then lifted, then, re-instated. So after a month of planning, we only had two day’s warning that we were a go for their secret proposal photographs in Swanage.
Planning Sea Side Proposal Photos
Fortunately, Tom had chosen Peveril Point in Swanage as a proposal location (that they both loved). We had been practicing new camera techniques the evening before so were very familiar with it. Peveril Point is home to Swanage Coast Watch, above the most South Easterly point of the land. It affords stunning views back over the bay, the surrounding coastline, and sea.
Hannah and I arrived early so that we could set up ‘basecamp’ on a viewpoint bench next to the coast watch station. Dressed and posing as tourists taking photos of the view and each other we had great angles. Both on both the edge of the viewpoint and the path Tom & Leanne would be coming from.
Marriage Proposal At Peveril Point, Swanage
Tom sent through a warning text to let us know they were going to be early. Sure enough, they soon strolled around us heading for the viewpoint. We had suggested that Tom point out some details to look at in the distance. Be that Harry’s rocks, Bournemouth, or any of the huge ships floating about we will never know.
Once Leanne was distracted Tom scratched his head to let us know that now was the time. Even if we weren’t certain, his hand disappearing into his back pocket for the ring confirmed this.
Tom was on one knee for what seemed like forever ( actually only a couple of seconds) before Leanne noticed. There followed an unsure moment of time. As we continued to shoot the proposal photographs in Swanage you could have cut the tension in the air with a knife. Leanne was working out what was going on.
Her entire posture and expression completely changed the moment she twigged… Even from the distance, we were both shooting from we could tell she had said a definite yes. We captured shock, awe, relief, happiness, hugging, and kissing, all within a small time scale.
After giving the happy couple a moment to celebrate together we introduced ourselves. We proposed (sic!) that we take a stroll around the nearby area taking some couple photographs.
The low light of the setting sun, the view, and the fact that Tom & Leanne were clearly in a state of euphoria made for some wonderful proposal photographs in Swanage.
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