If you like to travel and romance then you’ll love this surprise engagement photoshoot Lindos from St Paul’s Bay on the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes…

Engagement shoots are 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 photoshoot happens when I’m booked to capture the surprise of a ‘real-time’ wedding proposal, and that’s exactly what happened when Keith surprised Jayne whilst on holiday in Greece…


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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 Greece, It’s Jayne’s 30th birthday on Thursday and I’ve surprised her with a romantic trip to Rhodes.  Are you available 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 guessed Keith was planning on popping the question and an engagement photoshoot Lindos would add to the surprise and romance.

A plan was hatched via Facebook messenger, with Keith telling Jayne that he had arranged for a romantic 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…



*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? Take a look at my portfolio for examples of work, the blog for the latest weddings and my approach page to photographing your wedding. Contact me today with any questions, to schedule an appointment or to book me to be your wedding photographer.

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