Today I am thrilled to share a gorgeous, creative, colourful and utterly fun Glasgow Engagement Shoot.
Images were captured by Christine McNally Photography.
Christine McNally is an alternative wedding photographer based in Warwickshire, but covering weddings all over the UK.
She is South African and moved to the UK about 7 years ago, originally living in Glasgow before a move down south.
She loves fashion, vintage style, bold colours, cats, puppies, good food, and peanut butter.
She can best be described as chatty, honest and a bit obsessed with making beautiful photographs.
Christine says of the couple…
“The couple are Samantha & Chris, I met Chris through work – he’s one awesome wedding videographer!”
“We’ve always clicked and I was super flattered when he asked to meet up with him and Sam to discuss their wedding.”
“Chris and Sam are so easy to get along with, and we all have so much in common.”
“It not only helps that they have great chemistry together, and that they just have fun… but also that they’re both super cute and photogenic.”
I now hand over to the couple…
Tell us a wee bit about yourselves…
Sam: “My name is Sam, I’m originally from Bristol.”
“I work with children with disabilities and with Chris (Videographer) working on Weddings it can be hard to manage our schedules, but we make date nights a priority.”
Chris: “My name is Chris, I have lived in Glasgow my whole life.”
“It can be difficult to manage schedules but thankfully we can have a good amount of time together and date nights are always special.”
“I don’t know if it’s because of my job, but I am more of the romantic in the relationship which Sam would happily agree with.”
How did you meet?…
Sam: “We met after Chris saw me performing in a dance show, then bugged his friends girlfriend who was in my class to set us up.”
“We met under the clock in Glasgow Central Station and Chris took me to a Wetherspoons.”
“He was shy and found it hard to chat, but I could chat for the both of us!”
Chris: “After the dance I did do some pestering and I couldn’t get Sam out of my head.”
“We talked a lot on Facebook before the first date, and in my defence I thought Wetherspoons would be a more relaxed date that Sam wanted.”
“We spent 8 hours just chatting (mostly Sam) and had so much fun.”
Tell us about the Engagement…
Chris: “We got engaged in Paris on Sam’s birthday last year.”
“We had discussed for so long that I would propose after we moved in together, so I just thought the surprise wouldn’t be there.”
“Sam was even telling everyone that it wouldn’t happen in Paris and was none the wiser that I had bought a ring the week before we left.”
“On her birthday I was so nervous, and trying not to be found out.”
“On the day I got down on one knee in a park in view of the Eiffel Tower.”
“Sam swore a lot, but she did nod yes and it’s my favourite story about us.”
Sam: “I was honestly not expecting it, we were going up the Eiffel tower and we had a timed ticket and Chris suggested a walk on the grass and I was complaining we had to hurry up.”
“I was so shocked when Chris got down on one knee in a muddy puddle I swore… a lot!”
“We then went up the Effiel tower to see the whole of Paris. I was so upset that I ruined Chris’ proposal that we did it again after putting a lock on a bridge railing and throwing the keys into the Seine.”
Why did you choose your Engagement shoot location?
Sam: “Our original idea for our engagement shoot was Glasgow Green but as the Great Glasgow Run was on we had a rethink.”
“When we were doing it the road was very busy as there was a match on at Parkhead (Celtic F.C stadium).”
“We got a lot of honks and waves but we were so happy with the photos and Christine!”
Chris:” Christine was absolutely amazing with us, and made us feel so at ease.”
“Her attitude and enthusiasm for our shoot and wedding is fantastic, and we are so happy to have chosen her to photograph the big day!”
Thank you so much to Christine for sharing this gorgeous Glasgow engagement shoot.
The couple have such a loving and fun personality that their happiness is infectious and the shoot location could not be more perfect in complimenting that.
The Graffiti provides a really exciting background and contrast to the relaxing images from the park.
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