It was an absolutely incredible surprise proposal photoshoot in Nara! I received a message from a gentleman who was planning a surprise proposal in Japan and asked for my assistance in capturing the moment, among other things. He expressed his preference for Nara Park, knowing that his partner had a fondness for wild deer, making it the perfect location for her.
Together, we devised the ideal plan: he would propose by Sarusawa Pond with a lovely bouquet in hand. I made sure to have the bouquet ready before the shoot and positioned myself discreetly at a Starbucks by the pond.
As they approached, I blended in with the other tourists, casually strolling around the pond, eagerly awaiting the pivotal moment. When the time came, he proposed to her at the perfect spot, and she joyfully accepted with a resounding YES! The happiness on their faces was truly heartwarming, and it marked the pinnacle of my photography that day.
Following the proposal, I guided them to various locations, capturing numerous photos with the engagement ring and the friendly deer of Nara. It was an exceptional day, and I was not only able to create beautiful memories but also forge new friendships.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude for choosing me to be a part of this special occasion, and I eagerly anticipate the possibility of meeting you again, whether it’s in Singapore or Japan!
I had the pleasure of doing a couple photoshoot in Nara. The couple had been eagerly looking forward to this photoshoot, having booked my tour well in advance, and I was equally excited to meet them. As everyone knows, Nara is home to many friendly deer, and it’s a city where tourists can easily interact with deers. She had a deep affection for animals, and was especially delighted to feed and interact with the deer. It was heartwarming to see her so comfortable and familiar with the deer, and they responded by being calm and gentle as well.
Capturing those moments with the deer allowed me to take some truly wonderful photos, and the couple was overjoyed when they saw the results. The genuine joy and excitement on their faces made the photoshoot a truly enjoyable experience for all of us.
With a generous three-hour photoshoot time, we had the chance to visit historic locations such as Kasuga Taisha and Kofuku-ji Temple. We also ventured into vast green meadows to capture more pictures. The family’s friendly and kind demeanor made the day even more special, and I was able to create some unforgettable images.
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to this wonderful family for choosing me as their photographer. Thanks to them, I had a fantastic day, and I sincerely hope they will visit Japan again. It would be my pleasure to capture more beautiful moments for them in the future. Thank you so much!
The proposal photo shoot in Nara was absolutely lovely! While normally we do many photo shoots with deer in Nara Park, this time we had a huge success with a proposal photo shoot at the top of a mountain called Wakakusayama! The distance from the trailhead to the summit was quite far, so it took nearly 30 minutes to follow our clients up. By the time we reached the summit, we were quite tired, but even more surprised by how truly beautiful the scenery was. As planned, the proposal was a huge success with the amazing view in the background. When she received the ring and started crying, she looked so happy, and it made me feel happy as well to capture the moment. We took many great photos of the sun’s rays, the cityscape of Nara, and even the deer walking around. As we descended the mountain, we took various pictures, and of course, we also took photos with the deer. Congratulations again! Come back to Japan anytime!
This is a continuation of the previous customer I updated about. After the photoshoot in Osaka, he also booked photoshoots in Arashiyama, Kyoto and Nara Park. It made me very happy that he liked my photos. Arashiyama has many attractions such as the bamboo forest, Togetsukyo Bridge, and Kimono Forest, and he seemed to enjoy it a lot. There were many people wearing kimonos along the way, so we took photos together, and it seemed to have become a very good memory for him.
We gathered early in the morning to take photos at Nara Park. There were many deer wanting food, so I was able to take pictures of him feeding them, and it was good to capture his happy expression and the moment when he was surrounded by deer. A baby deer approached us during the shoot, which was a very rare scene because they usually don’t get too close to humans. The baby deer eating quietly was so cute that we both got excited.
Thank you for booking my photo shoots many times, it was really enjoyable every time. I am looking forward to seeing you again when you come back to Japan:)
I had another surprise proposal photoshoot. Lately, I have been getting a lot of requests for surprise proposal photoshoot and I’m surprised at how many people are proposing while on a travel in Japan. At the same time, I am grateful for the opportunity to do such an important job. For this proposal in Nara, we decided to use a temple floating on a pond called Ukimi-do as the location. Of course she didn’t know about the proposal however it seemed like he hired a photographer to take photos with deers because she loves them. They looked enjoy to feed deers and I capture many great shots of like her surprise expression and smiling face. The couple was always smiling, whether they were walking or talking, which Madame smile too while taking the photos. We also found a place with beautiful plum blossoms along the way, which became my favorite photos of the shoot. Proposal has been succeed. He was so happy with her reaction that seemed even happier than he expected. It was fun and heartwarming to capture the happy couple’s photos, and I am glad they enjoyed the proposal, photography and feeding the deers. I think it will be a great memory for them. Congratulations!!
This place is one of the places you should visit in Japan. You can see a lot of deers everywhere after you got off the train at Nara station. They are very used to people and some of them follow you if you have any snacks. Shops sell biscuits for deers and you can feed them in the park. Deers are usually starving in the morning and I have seen some tourists who have a biscuits and were surrounded by deers many times. I visited there with my guests and they enjoyed to feed deers and take photos with them. Nara has traditional area like a Kyoto because this city has very long history. I took them to the traditional area and took some shots with a temple and a tower. I recommend you Nara for day trip if you stay in Osaka or Kyoto. It takes about 1 hour from these cities and I am sure you would have great time with deers!!!
I have realized that many people have a plan to propose in Japan because I have held surprised proposal Photoshooting 3 times last a month. I am very happy they chose me as a photographer for great moments. I will write one of them today. A guy contacted me about surprised proposal and he wanted tp do in Nara and we talked where the best place for proposal. Nara has many temple and shrine and we chose Kofukuji temple where near from Kintetsu Nara station and Nara deer park. This place is quite crowded everytime but less people now, So I thought this temple is good for them.
On that day, I was waiting for them in front of main building of Kofukuji temple and pretending a tourist. I am very nervous whenever I am waiting my guests for surprised proposal and this time as well. I could find them walking to proposal point and prepared to capture. He took her to the point and looked talk to her about something. She didn’t notice about proposal and was surprised so much because he suddenly showed a ring to her. Walking people around them looked very surprised and smiled, the awesome couple made them happy as well. I got many pictures of the moments and he introduce me to her as a photographer. We walked and visit many places around Nara park after proposal. They really like deers and deers looked like them as well. Hahaha. Deers are very excited when we have snacks for deers but they are very relaxing even I took photos. Ukimido was very nice place for taking photos and it was first time to take my guests. I tried some angle and posing at Ukimido and they liked the photos are taken this place. We talked about Japanese Manga and Anime because we are same generations and have watched same Anime. I really had great time with them and it was great day. I hope they come back to Japan and see them again!:) Thank you for taking my tour!!
In 2020, Cherry blossoms season is coming soon!! Actually early blooming cherry blossoms are blooming in Japan now!!! This kind of Cherry blossoms bloom from the middle of February to March. I already have some photoshoot tours in Kyoto with this cherry blossoms. You can see cherry blossoms if you come to Japan earlier than main cherry blossoms season. Japan will be full of Cherry blossoms in the end of March to the beginning of April. I hope many people come to Japan and I am looking forward to seeing them here! I would like to take your photos with Cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Nara!!:)
I was looking forward seeing them again the end of 2019! They booked my tour exactly same day of 2018 and we met in 2019 again!!! The family is super kind and friendly. I had great time with them last time and their 2 boys were very very funny and have a lot of energies! This time, they remember me and we had such a great time again! I took their photos in Kyoto last time and met in Nara this time. It was first time Nara for them, So I took them to many spots like Nara machi where have many traditional houses, Sarusawa pond and Kofukuji temple. I capture some moments and walked to Nara park. We could see many deers on the way already and deers were very relaxing because it was early morning. They looked very sleepy and it was easy to close and take photos with them. The boys were afraid first, but they are getting used to deers and looked have fun a lot. Mom and Dad tried feeding and the boys tried as well. Some deers were so excited because they were very hungry and many deers come around them. They looked afraid of deers a little but have fun a lot.
I brought deer’s horns for boys. They were very happy and used it during the photoshooting tour. I was so happy to take some very sweets family photos, jump shots, cute boys photos and mom and dad photos. It was very nice day and great memories for me. I hope we see again when they come to Japan again or I go to Canada. Thank you so much for taking my tour for the two straight years!:)
I have some tour in 2019 to write here and I will make a blog about the photoshoot tour in Nara the end of December. A couple took my photoshooting tour and we held in Nara. It was not cold and good weather. Autumn leaves season has gone already but we were able to find a tree has some leaves. I took some photos with the tree in Nara park with deers. They enjoyed feeding deers and it looked like deers were their pets. Hahaha. they have just made proposal, So I took some ring photos and lovely photos with the ring. Also with flower bouquet they brought too. Nara deer park is very good place for taking photos and not only that, We found nice photo spots and took a lot of many good photos. I gave them some ideas and they did all of them. We had a lot of fun and got many good photos!! There are not Autumn leaves anymore now but Cherry blossoms season is coming soon. Nara deer park and Wakakusa mountain have many Cherry blossoms tree and the best spots to take Engagement photo, surprised proposal, Family photo and couple photo, and of course solo travelers as well. I would like to help you to make memories with Cherry blossoms in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara in March and April. Please contact me feel free if you are interested in my photoshooting tour!!
I wrote the tour in Kyoto last time and will tell you the tour in Nara now. The couple took my tour in Nara again and I was so excited to see them again. Lest time They wore kimono but casual wear this time. It was quite cold in Nara and casual wear was good for Nara machi (traditional townscapes) and Nara park. It was first time to come to Nara for them and they were very excited when they found deers. I captured many moments that she played with deers and her husband also like to take photos. So she was like a model had two photographers. We visited in Nara park afternoon. Deers are very hungry every morning but more calmed down afternoon because tourists fed them a lot in the morning. So it was easier to take photos with some deers. She walked with a deer like her pet and it looked very interesting because some deers can’t walk with people. Autumn leaves have fallen already but some trees looked still beautiful. I took photos with leaves in the tree and on the ground. They were very warm and happy couple and I was so happy to see them and felt like a part of their family. After the tour, she sent me some photos which they took my photos. The photos are very nice and I was glad to get them. I hope see them again in other city in Japan or Singapore!! Thank you so much for taking my tour twice!! See you again!!!:)
They were very very nice couple and I had awesome time with them and deers in Nara park!! His name is Deswin and he had a plan to surprise propose to her and told me about that. We talked where and when the best and decided. I suggested Kyoto but he preferred Nara park for photoshooting. I didn’t know why but I was able to know the reason when I met in Nara. His girl friend was so excited to come to Nara because she love animals and that’s why he preferred.
We met at Kintetsu Nara station and visit Naramachi which has many traditional Japanese house and Sarusawa pond. I took their pictures and they practiced how to pose but they didn’t need to practice cause they were already very natural and give their nice smile to lens. They looked can’t wait to feed deers in Nara park. So we got biscuit for deers and walk to deers area. There are a lot of deers and tourists who fed deers already. Deers were so excited because so hungry. We tried feed them but many deers came to them and finished in just a few seconds. I was not able to capture the moment because it was so fast!! We moved to different spot and then see a local guy. He had many nuts for deers and told us how to feed. It was very interesting and I didn’t know how to feed although I have been to Nara park many time. We need to make deers to bow 3 times before feeding. Deers knew they can eat if they bow, So It is not dangerous to feed. After that, Deswin and In in enjoyed to feed and I was able to captures the moments.
Deswin and I was thinking about proposal while we fed deers and we moved to big field area of Nara park. Less people were there than main deers area and it is the best point for proposal I have thought. I made her to turn around and took her back side pictures he prepared a ring during this moment. He called her and she saw the ring and started the happiest time of this Photoshooting tour!! I captured many moments and was very happy to take this big surprised proposal photos!! Deers celebrated them and they looked soooooo happy.
It was very nice day and I am so happy to see them. I hope they come back to Japan and see them again!!! Thank you for taking my tour!!!!! Congratulations!!!
I had a lot of tours in Spring time with beautiful Cherry blossoms in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Nara. It was amazing season here and I was super happy to know many people who are my friends already now. I held the tour at Arashiyama park, Seiryoji temple, Maruyama park, Yasaka shrine, Demachiyanagi, Kyoto imperial palace, Gion area in Kyoto, Osaka castle park, Sumiyoshi park, Sumiyoshi shrine in Osaka, Nara park, Kasuga shrine in Nara. In addition, Ueno park, Odaiba in Tokyo. Cherry blossoms were blooming and beautiful everywhere in Japan. I got many great pictures and memories with them and they are unforgettable experiences for me and I hope for my guests too.
Cherry blossoms will bloom north of Japan area like Sapporo, Hakodate and Aomori. They bloom late because it’s colder than west south side. You can still see and take pictures with Cherry blossoms if you go to These areas. I am already missing Cherry blossoms and Spring. It is getting warm and Summer is coming soon. We can see other flowers and it is beautiful too. I am looking forward to meet new guests and friends in next season!!