We met these childhood sweethearts back in November last year, the four of us got along instantly and we were so chuffed when they booked us for their wedding and engagement photos. Starting the shoot, the couple felt a little camera shy but they were super easy to photograph, not only because they're both gorgeous, but also because of how in love they are. Kelly spent the whole time giggling and it was obvious Ehab is besotted with her. We photographed the couple at Wivehoe woods in Suffolk. The following describes how they met, their proposal, wedding plans and their thoughts about their engagement shoot.
How did you both meet?
We met all the way back in late 2007 at college through mutual friends, however due to studying different subjects we only spoke briefly and didn’t really know each other, however at the Christmas college party we finally had the chance to talk and we hit it off straight away. We then spent the next four months in our dating stage getting to know one another and enjoying each other’s company. We made it official, boyfriend and girlfriend in April 2008 ( it took us a while in the dating stage )
Tell Us About Your Proposal!
Ehab surprised me to a trip to Barcelona and had planned the whole thing, only telling me a few days before so I had the chance to pack.
Ehab had planned an itinerary of what to see in Barcelona. On the first night we watched the MontJuic Magic fountain display and stood incredibly close to the fountains which were all going off in time with music ( we got soaked !! ). After the show we had a romantic walk around the grounds of Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya and the surrounding area. Ehab then saw a lovely photo opportunity overlooking the whole area and fountains. Ehab asked me to take a picture of it and when I turned back around he was on one knee. It was very emotional and I can’t quite remember what was said as we both teared up and got lost in the moment. Afterwards Ehab asked if I wanted to go for dinner, however we decided to grab a pizza to go, head back to the hotel to take in the moment with just us two ! Perfect !!
Who picked the ring?
Ehab did all the picking of the rings, he chose very well. I did show him kind of what I wanted a few times over the years, however never thought it would happen seeing as we have been together for quite a while !
We Knew It Was Love When...
We both enjoyed spending all our time together, being silly and laughing with each other, being supportive to one another and always being there through the lows and having the best time of our lives through the highs. Most of all having a best friend and lover all rolled into one !
How did you feel before the engagement shoot?
We both felt quite nervous and anxious as we had never had professional photo's done before and sometimes we can be quite awkward around the camera, however we were quite excited at the same time, as looking at Lisa and Neil’s previous work we knew the photos they take are always amazing and always captures the special moments !
How did you feel after the engagement shoot?
We felt very relaxed with Lisa and Neil, they made us feel comfortable and reassured throughout the shoot. Lisa and Neil took the time to get to know us and we felt like we were spending an afternoon walking through the woodlands with friends. We were also very excited to receive our photos, Lisa and Neil did a perfect job of keeping us updated and giving us sneak peeks of our photos shortly followed by our full album, which was amazing !
Tell us about your wedding plans...
We are getting married in April at White Dove Barns, Suffolk. We had never visited Suffolk or the surrounding areas before but fell in love with the venue and also we wanted an exclusive venue for three days which we get with white dove barns. We've gone for a relaxed, vintage romantic theme and have done a fair bit of crafting, plus Pinterest searching !! The rest is all a surprise ! We can’t wait for it all to come together and spend three days with friends and family and all the people we love the most !
What Are You Most Looking Forward To On Your Wedding Day?
Ehab says getting married to me and having all our friends and family there celebrating our day with us. For me it’s getting married to my best friend and finally enjoying all the hard work we have put in and seeing all the ideas come together whilst sharing it with everyone we love!