This Brighton Bandstand proposal was extra special as it also combined a pregnancy announcement!

As a professional surprise proposal photographer in the UK, I was delighted to do this shoot as it was located in my home city! I absolutely love living here and think the Bandstand is such a beautiful place to propose in Brighton. You can see another proposal at the Brighton Bandstand by clicking here.

And as an East Sussex wedding photographer, I’m delighted to say I’ve also just booked their wedding day and I can’t wait! Providing both their engagement session and wedding photography is a huge honour.

Brighton Bandstand proposal with East Sussex Engagement Photographer

When Chris contacted me to photograph his engagement proposal at Brighton Bandstand, he already had the perfect plan in motion. The date was to be his birthday and he and Marianne had a tradition of always walking along the seafront into Brighton city centre for breakfast.

This ensured Marianne would be all dressed up and also that things would be pretty quiet for a secluded proposal. And to be extra sneaky and ensure she wouldn’t question why he wanted to go on the bandstand, they discussed previously that they would do their pregnancy announcement on the Brighton Bandstand wedding venue

I helped him through these plans, and as you can see by the pictures below, she was completely surprised and delighted by the proposal!

Once Marianne said yes, we did a little Brighton engagement photography to celebrate the moment.

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A Sunrise Surprise with Proposal Photographer in Brighton

Chris and Marianne met when they were just 16 and 17 years old.

A garden party hosted in celebration of his friend’s mum’s birthday was the chance encounter that sparked a nearly decade long relationship.

They have truly grown up together and are each other’s better halves. It was a massive honour to photograph this moment for them.

Engagement Photography in Brighton

Engagement shoots and pre-wedding photography are always so much fun, but combine that with the magic of a proposal, and it’s next-level amazing! That’s why I love being a proposal photographer in East Sussex.

Till next time,


Kelsie Scully is Brighton wedding photographer serving East and West Sussex – and beyond! Navigate to this page to find my proposal and wedding photography pricing.