About 3 months ago, a gentleman by the name OLU, rang me out of the blue and wanted us to meet up and discuss the possibility of me secretly photographing him as he ‘Pops The Question’ to his beautiful girlfriend:TORERA.
We talked at length over a drink as we worked out the possibility of TORERA not having a clue at all.
So, we came up with the idea of a ‘Gateway Weekend’. The plan was to tell her they were both taking a quiet weekend break from all the hustle and bustle of London to a little hideaway…
So, came D-Day and the Hideaway was GREAT FOSTERS in Surrey, a 16th-century mansion with huge history.
I arrived at about midday, and Olu and I were constantly in-touch via text..we met up at the car park and he quickly whiz me through the reception into the garden the Hotel had prepared for him..I then took my position like a sniper making sure am not seen or sported by the Girlfriend when they walk through..I’ve got to say, it was like l was on a military assignment in some far away jungle..trying to shoot an enemy.
Finally, they both emerged after l got the last text from OLU, saying they were on their way to the garden…so my shutter literally went into ‘spit mode’ like an SMG…
I was eventually spotted by TORERA after I emerged from my hideout..it was quite a shocking moment for her…
After the revelation we all had a meal then carried on with some fun shoot..I’ve got to say TORERA could not get over the entire drama….
Thanks to the fab staff at Great Foresters and Ferrari Egham Surrey for being such a fantastic sport.
I’d like to say CONGRATULATIONS to TORERA + OLU on their engagement and l wish them the best as their relation takes a new turn.
Here are some of the photos: