Wendy & Gareth

Bright colours, movie inspiration and the city of love must make for the romantic setting for engagement photos and that is what dreams are made of. So when Camera & Kit joined with Wendy and Gareth on a hot summer August day they set about capturing an engagement shoot with a very fun twist.

Tells Wendy “We wanted something different, relaxed and memorable so we went on a slightly offbeat bohemian photographic walking adventure around the les rues de Paris from l’hotel l’Amour (the Love Hotel oh laaa laaaaah!) on la Rue de Navarin in the 9th arrondissement de Paris to Saint-Germain-des-Prés and everywhere in between. It was so different compared to the normal way an engagement shoot is done. It was a fabulous two days, free upgrade on the Eurostar, lunch, outfit changes and an adventure across Paris. It was a romantic photographic stroll (with three outfit changes!) Cami promised that the photo shoot would be the whimsical and romantic feeling of La La Land meets the wonderful sugary pastel colours of a box of macarons and she was right.”

The pair met online, tells the bride to be. “We met on an internet dating site after friends encouraged us to give internet dating a try and it worked wonderfully well as we have now been in a relationship for about 3.5 years and been planning our wedding for about 18 months now.”

On what he loves about Wendy, Gareth tells “Meeting Wendy was a turning point in my life. I don’t know how it happened, but she came into my life at a point where together we’ve helped each other grow and I could never dream of not having her by my side… She’s my best friend and my biggest supporter.”

Gareth proposed after a delicious lunch, Wendy remembers. “Gareth surprised me with a lunch at a quaint little pub before taking me to a spot on the reservoir that is opposite the church we are getting married at. It means on my wedding day as I look across the water I’ll have those happy memories, moments before creating many more. He proposed on the 17th January 2017 at the lake at Rutland Water across from Normanton Church where we are having our wedding ceremony.”

On what she loves about her future husband, Wendy notes ” One of the things I love about Gareth is how he is always there for me, how he makes me feel safe & loved. Gareth is caring, supportive and always puts others before himself. He has a big heart which I’m honoured to be in.”