Thailand Wedding Photo Shoot
As many of you know, in addition to being a wedding photographer, I’m also a travel blogger. You may also know that I was away during the Fall on a two month international trip which started with TBEX, a travel conference in Thailand. I was fortunate to have already connected with some fellow travel bloggers prior to the conference, one of which was Natalie of Love and Road. She and her husband, Rob, are phenomenal travel bloggers and they make it their full time gig! I was lucky to have a chance to finally meet up with them in person when they were also in Bangkok for TBEX.
Bangkok’s Lumpini Park
Before the trip I thought it would be fun to do a Thailand wedding photo shoot with this gorgeous couple and they agreed that it was a great idea. We had originally hoped to do a shoot at one of Thailand’s beautiful island beaches, but the timing for all of us just didn’t work out to meet up at an island. So instead we stayed in Bangkok and at their suggestion, had the shoot at Lumpini Park, a big urban oasis in Bangkok. A great recommendation!
The biggest challenge for the shoot was getting the right clothes. Normally for a styled photo shoot, I would work with local vendors to supply anything needed, but at the time I didn’t know any. I ended up finding some cheap, casual attire to carry in my backpack. It may not have been very practical in reality, but it worked well enough for an elopement or wedding photo shoot. Since I couldn’t get pants in Rob’s size, he wore a pair of his own burgundy shorts, but this was fitting enough for my typical, non-traditional styled weddings, so I was okay with it in the end. And of course, Natalie and Rob are super easy going, so they didn’t mind either.
We met at Lumpini Park on a cloudy, muggy day. I had already found my spots for the shoot so as not to make them wander around too long in that heat. It is a pretty big park though! So big in fact that we observed quite a variety of interesting sights during our short time there – swarms of giant Catfish, Dragonflies buzzing around us, a public aerobics class, lots of cats, and what happens during the Thailand national anthem… all Thais stop what they’re doing and stand still. Fascinating! Anyway, the park made for a well-rounded shoot, featuring parts of Bangkok’s skyline and a little bit of traditional Thailand architecture. A fitting backdrop for this traveling couple who at the time had made Bangkok their temporary home.
Natalie and Rob easily show their love for one another, as you can see in the photos. I was glad that they didn’t hold back and felt comfortable in front of the camera. They are used to being photographed in the destinations that they visit, after all. They are a lovely couple, inside and out, and I encourage you to go check out their very informative and entertaining blog!
Thanks you guys! I had so much fun! 🙂