A surprise engagement in weather challenging circumstances in the Swiss Alps near Interlaken, Switzerland. Ricky proposes marriage to Barinder. Of course she said yes!
So this is what happened!
Ricky wanted it to be a surprise engagement proposal. That wasn’t going to happen! Barinder and Ricky have been together over 10 years. She could see he was acting strangely and confronted him. He had to spill the beans! Which is why Barinder is wearing a beautiful summer dress and high heels in the snow.
But nobody told me that Barinder knew about it. I shadowed them up from Mürren to Allmendhubel. I kept my distance until Ricky went down on one knee. I could see that Barinder was cold and suggested a warm drink in the nearby restaurant.
Afterwards, a couples photo shoot where the cloudy parted for one minute to expose the mountain peaks.
We also re-enacted the proposal scene again in true Hollywood style with Barinder showing us her acting skills. This time I was able to position them with a better background. (Barinder loved the sign.)
The first pictures are the staged proposal. Then the “as it happened” proposal. I have photographed several couples who have asked to “do it again”. One person proposed to his girlfriend 9 times. Three times at three different locations.
The “as it happened” proposal