Secret Proposal - Vila Joya, Albufeira - Algarve


At the beginning of June we were contacted by Seamus if we could possibly shoot a secret engagement & proposal. The only stipulation is that we had to be hidden or that Seamus's partner Laura didn't know that photos were being taken. Challenge excepted!!

Seamus & Laura both live in Boston MA, USA and they have been dating for over five years. Seamus starting planning the proposal well in advance of the big date and researched a list of ideas he had. He narrowed it down to beach locations and as Laura loves the beach and warm weather it seemed fitting.

Seamus researched a list of top restaurants and resorts in the area and Vila Joya in Albufeira came to the top of the list. Seamus contacted Vila Joya with his ideas for the proposal and the staff at Vila Joya suggested a concealed location on a cliff looking out onto their beach. They would also help to prepare the location using blankets, fresh flowers, chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne.

The all important ring for the proposal was Laura's grandmothers engagement ring that was gifted to them by her on a recent visit.