Check out this preview from a wonderful surprise proposal photography session at the Lumpini Park in Bangkok, Thailand. Many thanks to the couple Melissa and Vivek for letting me capture these precious and truly amazing moments! Special thanks to Vivek’s cousin Tuhina and her husband Abhishek for their organising and coordinating skills.
A Surprise Proposal photography session:
I got the call just a day before the actual proposal date. The couple were travelling from Detroit to Bangkok for a holiday, so the groom-to-be had entrusted the hiring of the photographer to his cousin (who was based in Bangkok). Luckily I was free for the shoot. To be honest – I was a bit nervous as there was no time to plan the shoot and scout the location.
Tip: Give the photographer an advance notice of 2-3 days to scout for the locations and to plan for the surprise proposal photography session.
The original plan was that Vivek would do the proposal at the King Rama 9 park in Bangkok which was quite a distance away from my place. To get a feel for the location, I went in early (start time planned was 1pm). I reached the venue at 11am – only to find that the park was closed in honour of the recent demise of the Thai King, His Majesty, King Bhumibol.
After lots of phone calls with the cousin, who in turn was whatsapping the groom-to-be, we decided to change the venue to Lumpini Park in the city centre. I raced to the venue and reached at 12.45pm, barely in time for a quick recce. And I was also hoping the couple would use the correct entrance (I did inform them) as there were many different entrances to the park. I barely had time for a quick look-around, when I saw them walk through the gates. Vivek, the groom-to-be had shared their photos with me beforehand and also let me know what they are wearing, which really helped!
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