Andrew & Kate flew over from the States for their romantic holiday together in the Algarve. Little did Kate know, it would be a holiday she would remember forever!

Andrew contacted me, telling me how he wants to propose to his girlfriend whilst on “vacation” in the Algarve – could I capture this beautiful moment and did I know of a picturesque beach for the occasion? YES & YES. After sending him a few different locations, he decided on using Praia da Marinha as his special beach for the evening.

On the day, we exchanged a few texts ie. what he would be wearing so I could recognise him and he also sent me a couple of photos of his soon to be fiancĂ© just so I didn’t miss them!

Well..here they are, wandering onto the beach…

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Kate is completely oblivious to the fact that I am watching/photographing them. It was great, she was so concentrated on the beauty of the beach and getting her own pictures of the scenery on her I-phone. I could see how Andrew was nervous and she had NO IDEA!

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I wasn’t too sure when Andrew was going to get down on one knee and pop the question…so I patiently waited, slightly on edge as to not to miss the moment!

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And waited…

Algarve photographerAnd then they started walking in the opposite direction…so I waited some more…and followed them as discreetly as possible.

And then FINALLY…Bam!! Kate had her back turned and Andrew got down on the sand, ready to propose.

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After what seemed like forever, she turned around and realised what was happening.

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Andrew popped the question, and she said YES!

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At this point, she realised I existed! “Oh my, you hired a photographer?!?!”

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I gave them some time to enjoy the moment together and let the news sink in…

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And then we proceeded to take some beautiful couple photos, that they “will treasure forever”.

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It was lovely to meet these two and capture this special moment for them.

For any enquiries please e-mail me at louisa@lfphotographyalgarve.com

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Thanks for reading, Louisa x

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