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Chris and Dannielle's Engagement Shoot, York

Updated: Apr 19

Chris and Dannielle had been together for just over a year when they got engaged. They’d talked about marriage and I said that Chris had always wanted to be the one that was asked rather than the one doing the asking. After dropping lots of hints nothing happened so Chris stopped mentioning it.

Chria and Dannielle went to stay with friends as they had signed up to do a torch run through Dalby Forest. Dannielle had planned to pop the question on their walk through the forest but Chris decided she didn’t want to go for a walk, wanting to save her energy for the run. With a quick change of plan Dannielle decided to ask her on the run instead, however, Chris had to drop out!

The next day it was decided that they’d go for a walk around Whitby Abbey, this is where it finally happened. Dannielle handed Chris a bottle that had a little note inside as she opened the bottle Dannielle got down on one knee and Chris read the message on the little piece of paper “I love you, will you marry me?”. A small crowd had stopped to watch the events unfold and as Chris said ‘Yes’ they clapped.

I was honoured to be asked to photograph their wedding day but first, we had a small engagement shoot. It was a lovely February day, just the right amount of spring in the air to feel warm and make you excited for summer. We had decided to do the shoot in a lovely park near York.

I really enjoy engagement shoots as it gives me time to get to know a couple better as a couple and I always feel it helps people relax more on the wedding day.

Here are a few of my favourites from the day:


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