12 Apr 2017 63 comments

We’re Engaged!

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Well this is a ruddy exciting post to write! Of course, it’s not exactly breaking news as Jordan and I got engaged at the end of December, but all the joy is still there a few months later!

It had been in the back of my mind for a while that very few pictures of Jordan and I exist – there’s selfies and photos on nights out and a few decent travel snaps, but nothing we would frame or put in an album.
I threw around the idea of an engagement shoot and Jordan was onboard, and so the planning commenced.

I actually had Phil, an incredible Portland-based photographer, in mind for our wedding photos, but just by chance I saw he was going to be in Glasgow just a few weeks after I looked at his blog, and it all seemed to fall in to place. Engagement photos were go!
He suggested we head up towards Glencoe, which was entirely perfect because it’s exactly the kind of location we had in mind. Rugged, breathtaking, surreal… we were stopping the car every few minutes to get out and shoot!

I always thought Jordan and I would be awkward turtles having someone photograph us, but Phil was so incredibly calm and easy to be around. It really was such a chilled, effortless day with lots of laughs.
On the day, the weather was unbelievable – misty rain clouds over the mountain peaks, patches of golden sun leaking through the clouds and pops of dreamy blue sky every now and again. I was heart-eyed all day.

I somehow managed to narrow down the final edits Phil sent over down from 200 to around 35 for this post, but honestly I could have included them all. They have exceeded even my wildest dreams!
My favourite thing about the photos is how Phil has managed to capture us – this is exactly how I picture we look to others!
Me with my goofy laugh, Jordan cracking silly jokes only I can hear, forehead kisses and him fixing my hair… ahhhhh.

If you’re considering booking an engagement shoot, or booking Phil for a shoot or even booking Phil for an engagement shoot, you absolutely must! What a day, and photos we’ll treasure forever.

Find Phil here: blog / instagram / facebook

  • These photos are incredible! Such an amazing setting 🙂 congratulations on the engagement! xx

  • These photos are absolutely beautiful, I love how soft the light is and you guys are just the perfect couple! Congratulations to you both 🙂
    Brigitte x

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  • These photos are wonderful! I love the light! Congratulations!

  • Lil Black Boots

    Such lovely photos! Congratulations again 🙂 the lighting is just stunning ?

    Katie| http://www.lilblackboots.com

  • These photos are just beautiful, what an amazing location for a shoot!

    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

  • These photos are just incredible, congratulations again! Enjoy this season of engagement~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • louemmy

    These photos are absolutely breathtaking. ?

  • All of these photos are so beautiful and you two look so cute!

  • They are so beautiful and such an amazing location!


  • Amy Capper

    These are incredible shots Kate, it really shows off the best of Scotland’s landscape! Wow.
    Amy http://www.thescientistruns.com

  • Iann Ethel

    CONGRATULATIONS to Jordan and yourself! Both of you make a great pair and you both look stunningly beautiful together! The pictures taken by Phil are amazing! Xoxo

    With love from Singapore,

    Iann Ethel

    Artelounge.net | An Online Space for Travel + Inspiration

  • These make me soooo happy <3 Phil is incredible!

  • These are some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve seen! <3


  • missgetaway

    Oh wow these pictures look absolutely amazing and I feel like they’re really YOU! Beautiful engagement shoots. I wish you two all the best <3

    Love, kerstin

  • Jen beautyjunkieldn

    I don’t know which is more stunning, you two being just adorable or the amazing Scotland backdrop. Absolutely beautiful!

  • Aw congrats babe! These shots are wonderful!

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  • Sophie ♥

    Congrats again lovely! These pictures are sublime-almost looks like somewhere in NZ. x

  • Oh wow! Those photos are incredible gorgeous! They look so natural and you look so happy and in love. Phil did an incredible job!
    Are you planning to put any of the photos up on your wall ? 🙂


    Jenny Side Up

  • Oh my gosh, there is so much love going on on those photos. I couldn’t be happier for you. I’m reading your blog like for ever and you getting married is like my sister is 😀 Can’t wait for more photos and wedding planning 🙂

  • beautiful pictures Kate, looks stunning there & you both look very happy. Congrats again

    Mel x


  • Such stunning photos!! Congratulations! x


  • Natali

    Awwww, this is so wonderful!! Congratulations to you!!!


  • These photos are absolutely stunning, you both look so happy awwww – congratulations once again!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Fatima

    Congratulations you!!! Such stunning photos to represent such a fab occasion! Best of luck with the wedding planning, can’t wait to see blog posts about the journey 🙂

    Fatima x http://www.fatimawrites.co.uk


    Congratulations on your engagement! The photos are stunning, such beautiful couple!


    Love, http://herrendezvous.com/

  • The photos are just incredibly stunning. I LOVE them. What a lovely couple and what an extraordinary photographer 🙂


  • This is beautiful! Congratulations!
    Cloe X http://clxelouise.blogspot.com

  • These photos are absolutely stunning! What an incredible location for an engagement shoot. Congratulations!!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn.

  • Amber Gregory

    Congratulations!! These photos are gorgeous!

  • Maggie

    This is possibly the cutest set of photos I have ever seen.


  • Wow such beautiful photos Kate, so happy for you both. You are going to be such a beautiful bride!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  • Sophie

    What gorgeous photos – that is a seriously stunning location! Congratulations 🙂

    Sophie xxx

  • These are incredible!! So gorgeous Kate. Absolutely perfect engagement photos!

  • Juliana Paz

    These photos are so beautiful. You can really see the heart eyes you both have for one another.


  • stunning pictures and what an amazing backdrop wowee. x


  • I love them all! They say pictures capture the soul and this states such thing! I wish you the most amazing life!!



  • so pictures are unreal. you both look so beautiful and happy and i love how unique they are.


  • BLOODY HELL THESE PHOTOS ARE INCREDIBLE – you can really feel the life in them which is just beautiful <3

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • These photos are incredible!!! You and Jordan are such a beautiful couple together. Can’t wait for the wedding photos to come! So lovely that Phil was in the area, it’s so great when things work out like that. I’m a state away from him so I would highly consider using him in the future too!

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

  • Two worlds collide! I love following Phil on Instagram; he’s one of my favorite photographers! These images are so lovely. Congratulations to the both of you!

    Sarah | http://www.sarahmichiko.com

  • Kate these photos are stunning! He’s captured you both perfectly!


  • Aww congratulations! The photos are gorgeous and I love how the shoot makes you look like isolated, like the only thing that matters is each other. Love the scenery. I got engaged at the weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon and feel like the happiest girl in the world right now so love seeing your pictures.
    Jaz xoxo

  • Ally

    Huge congratulations! I’m in love with the photos as well, very happy for you both! x

  • This is such a wonderful post, the photos look absolutely incredible! If you’re having Phil take your wedding photos then I cannot wait to see how stunning they’ll be considering what a wonderful job he did on your engagement shoot. Congratulations to the both of you!

    Chloe Marie

  • Oh my heart!! Congratulations!!! These are STUNNING photos, what lovely memories you will have of that day xxx

  • Aww these photos are so heartwarming! I love the way Phil captured both you and Jordan, like you only have eyes for one another <3 Definitely some amazing engagement shoots! Can't wait to see your actual wedding photos!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • These are beautiful Kate! Engagement shoots can be tricky to master I think (sometimes too cheesy IMO!) but these are stunning!!!! And totally make me want to visit the Scottish Highlands. Congrats you two! I’m planning my wedding at the moment too, such an exciting time.


  • evi colson

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on your engagement!

  • These photos look absolutely incredible, so I totally understand that you had a hard time narrowing it down to only 35. You look so happy and the scenery is stunning! Really want to visit now 🙂 x

  • The photos are incredible! You both look adorable

  • What a stunning location! And such beautiful photos 🙂

  • There is absolutely everything to love about celebrating a wonderful engagement and with beautiful pictures to cherished such a fabulous love … a big congratulation to you both on this beautiful journey! 🙂

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  • Congrats on your engagement Lovely! Wish you all happiness.
    The location is breathtaking ohh my..! Hugs, Sophie // http://www.moondistro.com

  • You are such a sweet couple. So glad you shared these!


  • jenny

    wonderfull, congratulationss!!

  • Lucy

    I have been contemplating an engagement shoot, we got engaged in December as well and are in the same boat of not a whole lot of great pictures of us together. You’ve definitely pushed me towards doing something about it!

  • The pictures are absolutely amazing, you guys look so happy together!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  • Rachel Emily

    These photos are gorgeous, 100% a brilliant visual to keep safe forever.

    Rachel x

  • For one who is married (but still haven’t had our engagement yet… long story), I’ve always shied away from the thought of ‘engagement photo shoot,’ as many often seem distorted versions of the people featured — contrived, awkward poses and places rather than anything natural. And then I’ve just seen yours, and I am floored. Now I am not only absolutely sure I want us to have our own shoot, but I’m also trying to convince myself we can go to the Scottish highlands just to take the photos. Maybe not the second one… (a girl can dream).

    Seriously, you guys look beautiful, that photography is STUNNING, and this is probably my favourite engagement shoot I’ve ever seen. And I’m seen a lot of them (sorry, everyone I’m facebook friends with). Congratulations!!

    Eire | Wolf & Stag

  • Miss Loveday

    These photos are incredible – you must be so pleased! SO MUCH LOVE! Imagine what the wedding photos will be like! xx

  • Kate! OMG! First of all, CONGRATS!!! You too are so cute and I do really wish the best for the both of you! And second, these pictures are bloody stunning!!! I love everything about this post! Now I just have to ait until the wedding to see more stunning pictures!!!