Happy Easter weekend everyone!!
This was an fun shoot for me as I’ve known Reed for a few years now. Reed is a sound engineer but also a photographer and used to assist me with my weddings a couple of years back…. Still miss your help! So I was thrilled when he got in touch to ask if I’d be his and Jen’s wedding photographer. We decided to meet at The Garden Station Cafe, Langley, for a cuppa, piece of cake and their pre wedding shoot. I’d never been before and loved it! So many photo opportunities in and around the cafe. I think Reed found it a bit weird being on the other side of the camera but it certainly gave me and Jen something to laugh about.
Jen and Reed will be getting married at the end of August in North Yorkshire, with their wedding reception at The Morritt Arms. Jen – I can’t wait to see you in your dress, you’re going to look amazing… Reed, I know you’re going to scrub up well too ; ) Check out how they met and a corker of a wedding proposal below! x
I met on a night out after being set up by some friends, We hit it off straight away, I never believed in love at first sight but I do now! Soon after we met, Reed was due to be working away in Los Angeles and didn’t know how long for. While Reed was away we spoke every day over Skype and really got to know each other. He even played his saxophone to me from across the pond. He returned on valentines day and the rest is history.
Reed proposed to me while we where on holiday on an epic road trip around California. One evening we pulled over at a beautiful spot in the Calabasas Highlands to photograph the amazing sunset. As Reed is a photographer this request was not unusual, I had no idea what was coming next. Reed (slowly) set up is equipment and asked me to stand in to the frame facing the view. At this point I was getting impatient as I wanted to get to the restaurant we had booked that evening. Reed was persistent as he often is to get the shot right, After he finished setting up he tapped my shoulder, as I turned round he went down on one knee and popped the question. I answered “yes”, the following sound was the click of the shutter of the camera capturing the very moment.
Epic proposal!!! – Copyright Reed Ingram Weir 2014