Gopal’s Proposal to Sheena at Great Fosters

Proposal Couple Shoot

Great Fosters in Egham is a truly magnificent hotel set on beautiful grounds. It features a Japanese bridge, a fountain, stunning lawns, perfectly manicured topiary bushes and an idyllic rose garden that makes for an enchanting and romantic setting. When I received an email from Gopal asking me to capture his proposal to his girlfriend, Sheena, last Summer, I was absolutely delighted. I’ve captured hundreds of weddings and engagement shoots but never an actual proposal so although slightly apprehensive I was very excited and couldn’t wait for the day to come around.

I knew that for this shoot to be a success, meticulous planning was needed, and many emails were exchanged in the run-up to the big event. Gopal had planned a romantic afternoon tea with Sheena, which began with a picturesque walk around the grounds whilst I posed as a newbie photographer, excited with the anticipation of my first upcoming wedding at Great Fosters, taking test shots of the gardens from every angle. As the couple strolled around the beautiful rose garden, I approached them and asked if they would be my test subjects for a shot that I had envisaged. Although slightly confused, Sheena luckily agreed, and this was the cue for Gopal to go down onto one knee to pop the big question! An emotional Sheena welled up with excitement as she smiled and gave a resounding “YES!”

It was a beautiful and intimate moment and once it was over I gave the couple some time on their own to take it all in before taking them around the gardens for a relaxed engagement shoot. I really enjoyed working with them and delighted with their reaction to the photos……

“Thank you for the fantastic job you carried out on Monday. It was great meeting you, and we loved the whole photo shoot! The pictures look amazing, and we’ve had so many great comments about them. Also, thank you for processing them and getting them back to us so quickly. We’ll definitely be in contact soon once all the planning begins, and in the meantime, I will recommend you if I come across any friends/family in need of a wedding photographer.” – Gopal (& Sheena)


If you would like to see more photos from this beautiful wedding venue in Surrey, then click here. You can see Edd and Justine’s beautiful wedding at Great Fosters here.