If you like romance you'll love this surprise engagement photo shoot from St Paul's Bay, Lindos, on the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes.

An engagement photo shoot is always fun! usually, it’s a pre-wedding portrait session to help the bride and groom feel comfortable in front of the camera before the wedding day. The images are then used as wedding invitations or for a guest book at the wedding.

However! the real magic with an engagement photo shoot happens when I’m booked to capture the surprise of a ‘real-time’ wedding proposal…

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I am a UK based destination wedding photographer from Liverpool and whilst I was in Lindos, on the beautiful Greek Island of Rhodes preparing to photograph the British/American Destination Wedding celebrations of Beth and Keith (See here), I got a Facebook message from a friend back home.

The message from Keith read…

“Hi Wes, I’ve just seen on FaceBook that you’re in Lindos, Greece, how long are you there for? It’s Jayne’s 30th birthday on Thursday and I’ve surprised her with a romantic trip to Rhodes. We are on the way to the airport now and I’m wondering if you are available on Thursday evening to do me a favour! I’m planning something special for Jayne which will take place on St Paul’s Bay in Lindos and I would love it if you could be there.”

I’ve known Keith and Jayne for about 10 years, which is about the length of time since they first got together. We share a number of close friends and I even provided them with a pregnancy portrait session before their Son Aaron was born. So I edged my bets and guessed that Keith was planning on popping the question and an engagement photo shoot would add to the surprise and romance.

A plan was hatched via Facebook messenger, with Keith telling Jayne that he thought it would be a fantastic birthday treat to take advantage of the coincidence that their friend and professional photographer, was not only in the same country but the same town.

So Keith told Jayne that he had arranged for a birthday family portrait session to take place on St Paul’s Bay in Lindos.

The rest of this beautiful story can be seen in the slideshow below…

Check out the slideshow below


*Keith and Jayne, congratulations! What a coincidence that I was in Lindos hey! It was an honour to be able to capture these beautiful memories for you both. Best wishes, Wes x

Planning a wedding in Lindos or somewhere else in the world? Feel free to contact me for information on engagement photo shoots and wedding photography. My passport is ready!