This image is really special to us because every time we look at it, it takes us back to a particularly beautiful and overcast March day in Scottish Highlands, when Robby proposed to Marina.
Robby (an amazing French wedding photographer, Capyture) contacted us through Facebook and filled us in on his secret plan to propose to Marina in Scotland during a 'couple photo-shoot'... we knew right away that we were going to be a part of something very special.
We met early in the morning and drove together around Glencoe taking photos, chatting, getting to know each other and (secretly) looking for a perfect spot for Robby's proposal.
Finally we gave Robby a sign, he kneeled down and proposed and Marina said 'Oui'!
It's hard to put into words how amazing and emotional it felt for both of us to witness and capture that special moment. Not only was it very emotional but we look at this image and both remember consciously trying to stay focused to capture the moment while our eyes were watering up at the same time.
This image of a single tear on Marina's face says it all.
Gear used for this shot:
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4
One Shot is a new series on our blog asking photographers to choose one of their own images and tell us the background to it. It could be the story, the emotions, the history, the technical aspects. What leads to this moment?
To see their images from this whole shoot head over to Dylan and Joanna's blog. They are based in Scotland but their work involves a lot of travel and by embracing their love of the landscape, they have carved out their own unique corner of the industry. They might be on a remote Scottish mountain road or a black sand beach in Iceland but their images always convey a sense of intimacy and romance.
We are very thrilled that they agreed to join us at Farm Week. They are offering a full day masterclass on the 18th of February called Stories We Tell. There are a very limited number of places left for this workshop now and like all our classes at Farm Week, the numbers are kept small so the learning will be intense.