Last week I was awarded the opportunity to help celebrate Maja and Marcin’s engagement. Originally from Alexandria, Virginia but living in Manhattan, Maja only came to Doncaster for few days to meet her fiancée Marcin who actually comes from Szczecin, Poland but temporarily lives in South Yorkshire. No, it’s not that straight forward! The couple first met in Szczecin when Maja and her sister went to Poland for Thanksgiving and from that moment it was obvious that no air miles would stop the two!

Night time engagement photography shoot in Doncaster:

We met on a chilly January evening for their night time engagement photography session in Doncaster ahead of their wedding later on this year and we had this idea of a night time shoot to capture the magic of all of the street lights and shop signs.

Engaged couple backlit walking over a bridge in Doncaster
Engaged couple backlit at night in Doncaster
nighttime-engagement-photography-doncaster-bridge-car-park
Engaged couple backlit walking over a bridge in Doncaster
Engaged couple walking over a bridge overlooking Doncaster College
Couple during a nighttime engagement photography session in Doncaster
Engaged couple walking over a bridge in Doncaster
Engaged couple walking over a bridge overlooking Doncaster College
Nighttime portrait of an engaged couple overlooking Doncaster Minster
Nighttime portrait of an engaged couple overlooking Doncaster Minster
Nighttime portrait of an engaged couple overlooking Doncaster College

To start with we went to the Church View area of Doncaster behind the old Tesco where an old rusty bridge takes you to a car park with a magnificent view over St Georges Minster, Doncaster College and some narrowboats. We could not resist taking few engagement pictures with Doncaster skyline at night.

Nighttime portrait of an engaged couple outside Mercure Hotel in Doncaster
Nighttime pre wedding portrait of an engaged couple outside Mercure Hotel in Doncaster
Nighttime portrait of an engaged couple outside Danum Hotel in Doncaster
Nighttime pre wedding portrait of an engaged couple outside Mercure Hotel in Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple at Mercure Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple at Danum Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple at Mercure Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple at Mercure Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple outside Danum Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple outside Mercure Hotel in Doncaster South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple outside Danum News Agents in Doncaster South Yorkshire

Properly chilled we went to grab a cuppa before we headed to Mercure Hotel in Doncaster town centre. It was where Marcin had actually proposed to Maja during her previous stay in South Yorkshire so it went without saying that we stop by and take some images with the former Danum Hotel.

Engagement ring
Engagement ring

We could’n help giving this beautiful engagement ring some attention. You have to say Marcin has a good taste!

Newly engaged couple against a red telephone booth
Newly engaged couple against a red telephone booth
Newly engaged couple against a red telephone booth and South Yorkshire Police van

Living in New York Maja couldn’t resist having some photos taken with a nearby red telephone booth and a South Yorkshire Police van parked just behind. The novelty of being a tourist in Doncaster!

Newly engaged couple walking outside Cast in Doncaster
Newly engaged couple walking in Sir Nigel Gresley Square in Doncaster
Newly engaged couple walking outside Cast theatre in Doncaster
Newly engaged couple kissing outside Cast theatre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple sitting on a bench outside Cast theatre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple outside Cast theatre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Newly engaged couple outside Cast theatre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Being this late we knew that Cast theatre in Sir Nigel Gresley Square would provide us with some nice illuminations and this combined with low shutter speed and a kiss of flash gave us some nice effects.

Newly engaged couple with the Lovers in Waterdale area of Doncaster
Newly engaged couple in Waterdale Shopping Centre in Doncaster at hight
Newly engaged couple in Waterdale Shopping Centre in Doncaster at hight
Newly engaged couple in Waterdale Shopping Centre in Doncaster at hight
Newly engaged couple in Waterdale Shopping Centre in Doncaster at hight
Engagement ring
Silhouette of an engagement ring

Finally we went to meet the Lovers in Waterdale and ended this productive afternoon with some moody pictures using shop shutters as our backdrop.

Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to congratulate Maja and Marcin on their engagement of if you simply like their engagement pictures then please leave a comment below. I’d appreciate your feedback!

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