Alvaro & Jose’s Spanish Gay Engagement Shoot

Musicians Álvaro and Josechu met in the Spanish opera orchestra. Josechu had yet to come out, but they fell in love and are now engaged. View their alternative engagement shoot...

The Lowdown

Where: Villa Roca, Spain
Photographer: Alvaro Sancha
Planner: Carolina Cazorla Gavin, Vamonos de Bodorrio – Wedding Planner
Cake: Corisst

Álvaro and Josechu are musicians and met whilst playing in the orchestra at the opera. Although Josechu had yet to come out, they soon found themselves falling in love and after five years of being together, they became inseparable. They are now engaged and, after meeting their wedding planner, Carolina, decided to hold a styled engagement shoot that not only showcased how their love, but told the story of an alternative proposal idea…

The Alternative Proposal

Set up by Carolina, this ‘styled’ proposal sees Álvaro wake up to find a note that leads him to a surprise brunch in the quiet corner of their garden.

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There, Josechu had prepared a private picnic and left a note next to Álvaro’s favourite book, which read: “I can’t find the words to express how I feel about you, so I’ve taken the liberty of taking them from one of your favourite books.”

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Inside the book, Álvaro found a paragraph highlighted and underlined with “Will you marry me?”, along with two earrings threaded onto a ribbon, which they exchanged to symobolise their engagement. When Álvaro said “yes” Josechu popped open the champagne to celebrate.

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We love the the story-telling in this shoot; told, in part, through the eyes of Josechu, makes it all the more personal; the epitome of romance, yet so simply done. It’s beautiful.

Credits: Alvaro Sancha

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