Engagement session |  New York Couple

When Ryan contacted me to ask if I was free to photograph the surprise engagement he had planned for his girlfriend while on their visit to Ireland, I was delighted to be a part of this moment. After exchanging emails we had a video chat to go over the details as to where it would take place and what possible options there are in case the weather wasn’t on our side. With all of this we were ready.

On the big day, everything went according to plan except for one small caveat. A big digger doing renovation work in the park on the exact spot where he had told Alli, there would be “music in the park”. Quick thinking on his part and me being extra “invisible” we made our way casually to one of the other locations we had agreed on previously.

It was amazing!! She suspected nothing and it all went down great. She nearly lost the use of her legs :)

I gave them a few moments by themselves and came back for a few photos once they were ready. And the rest as they say is history.

Please comment below on which is your favourite.


PS also be sure to check out some of our other Wedding Details photos, links to related posts can be found at bottom of the page.

Lovely Review from Ryan

Engagement Session Dublin | A+R | Holst Photography Ireland

I reached out to Viv to help me with surprise proposal/engagement photos for my future fiance. Note: I live in NYC and was proposing in Dublin. Viv was INCREDIBLE!!!!! He provided suggestions and answers on ALL of my crazy questions I pelted him with for months straight. And when it got to the big day….I’m confident THERE’S NOBODY BETTER!! The photos he captured from the actual proposal were AMAZING. And then he took the time to conduct a full engagement photo shoot with us, and pix were INCREDIBLE!.

Viv is incredibly personable, funny, easy going, incredibly knowledgeable at his craft and super responsive.


Ryan & Alli