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Alistair got in touch with me weeks ago – he and his then girlfriend Robyn were coming up to Edinburgh for a romantic weekend getaway and he was getting ready to propose!  He really wanted somone there to capture the moment and I was so honoured that it was me he asked. The hunt was then on to find somewhere to do the proposing!

We talked about a few different options until Alistair had a complete Eureka! moment when he found Dunbar’s Close on Google.  Despite living in Edinburgh for 12 years now – I’d never heard of it!  But it’s a totally secluded, very well kept secret garden just off the Royal Mile.  Quiet, lovely gardens – the absolute PERFECT place to propose.

Alistair had sent me a photo of two of them so I knew who to look out for – but I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t super nervous waiting for A + R to appear in the garden where I was waiting.  Both because I wanted to capture incredible photos for them, preserving the moment – but also, it was quite a bit of sympathetic nerves for Alistair!

We shouldn’t have worried, Robyn was obviously THRILLED with Alistair’s incredibly sweet and romantic proposal.  I was far enough away (with my nice long lens!) that I couldn’t hear what was being said – it’s important to me that despite being secretly photographed, Robyn had privacy to enjoy her moment.  It’s not every day that you get proposed to!  (And if you do get proposed to everyday… what’s your secret?!)

Everything went off without a hitch – the weather was stunning, the ring was gorgeous and Edinburgh showed off her best self.  Basically, it was the perfect proposal for these two and I was thrilled to be a small part of it.

Enjoy a little taster of their experience. x

Are you planning a surprise proposal?  I’d love to help you out! Get in touch here.  And don’t worry, I’m great at keeping secrets.  🙂