Surrey Engagement Photography – Surprise Painshill Park Proposal


On a particularly rainy Friday, as I hovered in the bushes waiting for Charlie’s surprise Painshill Park proposal to Ashleigh my heart was racing. Every surprise engagement it is so exciting. Waiting to capture someones new life journey is extremely exhilarating experience. Planning a surprise engagement takes a partnership between photographer and client. Speaking to Charlie and organising his engagement was a wonderful way to learn more about the two of them as a couple. We chatted together to form a plan to make sure that all of Charlie’s idea’s and vision came together perfectly.

Secret Surprise Surrey Proposal

Every proposal session I have photographed at this location has been magical. It was just as exciting when I captured Sam and Emma’s surprise engagement or Fraser and Helena’s surprise marriage proposal. Charlie had a vision to propose to Ashleigh on one of the bridges within Painshill Park. Unfortunately, due to maintenance works this was unable to happen. Luckily, with my knowledge of the location I was able to suggest another place to propose. It just so happens that with a stroke of luck I had suggested somewhere with undercover space. This was lucky because on the morning of Charlie’s proposal it was tipping it down with rain!

Fun and Candid Couples Portraits

Luckily a Little Rain Did Not Stop Charlie and His Plans…

Turns out that nothing could de-rail Charlie’s surprise Painshill Park proposal, not even a little precipitation! Watching Charlie and Ashleigh walk together with their picnic gear to The Temple of Bacchus it was so exhilarating. When Ashleigh said yes after Charlie got down on one knee, I was able to introduce myself. After lots of hugs and congratulations we all walked around the venue and had a couples session together. These two are such wonderful people, and walking around with them felt like we had been friends for years. I am really proud of the images and I hope you all like looking through the gallery!

Jesse x