Today I am thrilled to share this incredible Manchester United inspired Engagement Shoot at Old Trafford where the couple are both United in Football, and United in Life.
Images were captured by Stephen McGowan Photography.
Stephen McGowan is a professional Wedding photographer based in the South Manchester and Cheshire region.
His photography work covers a range of photography genres including; portraiture, events, corporate, food, and product photography.
However, he finds Wedding photography the most rewarding.
He feels its an incredible honour being invited to share in such a magical day; when a couple declare their devotion for one another in front of their friends and family.
It is also a privilege being trusted to capture the special day and private moments, so that they can look back on the pictures and remember the day forever.
He says “I grew up with a camera in my hand, taking pictures of anything and everything.”
“This fascination then grew nine years ago when I received my very first SLR camera. I believe my photographs reflect my passion and how much I love my job.”
“My strengths are an ability to interact with the happy couple and translate your requirements into an image.”
“Upon meeting me you will find that I’m creative and dynamic, fun, patient and above all determined; determined to ensure your photographs are the best I can make them. As a professional photographer I believe all of these qualities are vital in producing quality images.”
Stephen says of the couples Old Trafford experience…
“I was thrilled when a bride-to-be from Lebanon came looking for a photographer for a pre-wedding engagement shoot at my favourite football ground with a pre-booked private museum tour….”
“Zeinab had a big surprise in store for her future husband to be!”
“She had a pre-booked meal at Hotel Football, followed with a private one-on-one football session at Manchester United’s 5-a-side pitch with a professional coach.”
“This was then followed with a private museum tour of the ground before finishing off with dessert once again at Hotel Football.”
“Their wedding will be taking place in Beirut in August next year”
I pass you over to the couple…
Who are you?
“We are Ali Kassem, and Zeinab Fawaz, and we are from Lebanon.”
“We are Lebanese Reds or Lebanese Man United fans.”
How did you meet?
“We met through an online Manchester United Lebanon Facebook group.”
“We succeeded, together, in making it an official Manchester United Supporters’ club in August 2012.”
When and where are you getting married?
“We are getting married in Beirut, in 2016. Date yet to be decided.”
Why did you choose this location for the shoot?
“United brought us together.. so the location was a little tribute to the reason we met.”
“And who wouldn’t love a backdrop as beautiful as the Theatre of Dreams for a photoshoot..”
“United in football, United in life.”
Thanks so much to Stephen for sharing this awesome Manchester United /Old Trafford Engagement Shoot.
What a wonderful surprise from the Bride to her Groom, something that not only captures their happiness but something that is an intergral part of their lives.
And what a fabulous, colourful and interesting location to create special memories never to be forgotten.
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