One of the great things about being a destination wedding photographer is being able to capture intimate and heartwarming moments that will be ingrained in someone’s memory forever.
Most recently I was honoured to document an occasion that precedes the big 'I do' moment,
the anticipating 'Yes'!
This romantic and well-thought-out proposal had been in the works for weeks
and finally took place at Banana Island Resort in Doha, Qatar.
Featuring a fake story and actors, I knew this would be the one for the books.
As the future groom admired the sea views as he waited for his soulmate, I myself was tucked away
in the bushes, ready to photograph the beautiful couple in their most organic way.
Hiding is the best way to prevent any offset reactions; and boy, did my method work a treat!
One of the happiest moments in their lives was taking place right in front of me. A rush of emotions caught for eternity – from surprised, shocked and confused to happy, moments like these always
make me realise how valuable life is. And moreover, finding a person who will elevate you
every step of this crazy trip called life is the biggest treasure one can have.
Capturing this unrepeatable moment on both video and photo, the big question was popped along
a wooden walkway that sat on top of the clear blue ocean. Framing the scene, white soft sand and a drawing crimson sunset. Both myself and the groom had beads of sweat dropping, whether that was due to the hot weather or an insane amount of nerves for the both of us to get this moment right.
As organic, in-the-moment shots were taken, I took advantage of the breath-taking scenery and islands abundant greenery to have a few moments with them to show their happiness.
Both picture perfect ready, the couple simply radiated romance and happiness. They had smiles
going from ear to ear, and I couldn't hide mine either. As sun said its goodbye, I decided to elevate the evening shots with the flickering flames torches spread along the walkway.
With an abundance of shots taken, the newly engaged couple could pick the perfect photographs to share the amazing news with friends and family via social media.
Life changing moments like these take days, weeks or even months to plan, with excitement and trepidation jumping over the roof, but are all over in a matter of only few eye blinks. That’s why
it is vital to capture these occasions that cannot be experienced again. A proposal like no other,
these love birds were a beautiful couple to work with.
Opportunities like these I never take for granted. They bring about a big sense of responsibility which can feel daunting, but those nerves drive me to take the best pictures of wonderful moments.
It is a pleasure to capture moments like these perfectly and I can’t wait to see where my next job will take me!