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Surprise Engagement

Photographer for an engagement photo shoot in Interlaken, Switzerland. We can visit a lake or castle ruins near Interlaken. A mountain or a lake. I have a lot of experience with surprise engagements. I have written a couple of ideas below:

Meet at the location in or near Interlaken

We can meet at the location. I am unknown to your girlfriend. I’m just another tourist taking pictures. I keep my distance until it is time for you to propose. Unfortunately, I have no control over the situation. You might be standing in the wrong place or the background is not spectacular. The sun might be casting shadows on to her face or people could be walking past.

Perhaps suggest to your girlfriend that you ask “that man over there” (me) to take a picture of you both with your camera. I can position you both better with the sun and mountains in the background.


Propose during a photo shoot / guided tour

Ask your girlfriend to marry you during a couple’s photo shoot / sightseeing tour. We can visit one or more locations depending on your budget. You can give me a signal when you are ready to propose marriage. We travel around using my car.

TIP: Ask your girlfriend to put on some makeup. She will hate sharing pictures with family and friends if she has no mascara on her face and wearing old clothes.

TIP 2: Avoid wearing white clothes if the photo shoot is in the snow.

One location.
Includes transport from and back to Interlaken Ost railway station.

Two locations.
Includes transport from and back to Interlaken Ost railway station.

Three locations.
Includes transport from and back to Interlaken Ost railway station.

Meeting Point: Interlaken Ost railway station
Or we can meet at the location if you have a rental car.

You might like to take the local bus to the location if it’s a surprise engagement. Your hotel should give you a “Guest Card”. This gives you free travel on the local bus (for example to Iseltwald). Plus discount in some shops. It is possible top get a “Day Ticket” or “Tageskarte” from the bus driver if you are unable to get an Interlaken Guest card. This will allow you to use the bus service all day.

Link to Interlaken Digital Guest Card

Traveling around Interlaken. More information here

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Location ideas

Prices do not include your travel tickets for the train, bus, boat or cable car / gondola.

Interlaken – Harder Kulm – CHF. 200.-

The viewing platform on the Harder Kulm.
Elevation: 1,322 m (4,334 ft.). Closed during the winter.
There are also some other nice locations in Interlaken.

Iseltwald Pier : CHF. 220.-

Situated on lake Brienz. (Netflix “Crash Landing On You” location).
Early morning or late evening photo shoot. Popular location for surprise marriage proposals.
Hourly bus connection with Interlaken.
Here is a report from my blog

Giessbach Waterfall – CHF. 280.-

Giessbach Waterfall and in front of the Swiss historical hotel: CHF. 280.-.
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Includes transport from / to Interlaken Ost railway station.

Lauterbrunnen: CHF. 250.-

Some locations around the village. We can also ride the cog railway to a spectacular viewpoint.
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Grindelwald First – CHF. 350.-

Elevation 1,955 m (7,106 ft). On Grindelwald First including the Sky Cliff Walk. Several spots to take some nice pictures.
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Grindelwald First Gondola operating dates: 18.12.21 – 27.03.22 | 14.05.22 – 23.10.22.

Mürren – Allmendhubel – CHF. 350.-

We can meet on the Allmendhubel above Mürren village. This is only possible when the furnicular railway is in operation. (Timetable here.)
Suggest you combine it with a walk down the mountain back to Mürren.
Furnicular closed 04.04.2022 – 10.06.2022.

Wengen Alpine Resort – CHF. 300.-

A photo shoot around the Alpine village. I normally take clients to a trail near the village. Access is by train from Wengen or Kleine Scheidegg.

Männlichen Royal Walk – CHF. 350.-

On the mountain that overlooks Wengen. You can ride the cable car up from Wengen (stand on the top!) or the new cable car from Grindelwald Terminal. This is a morning or afternoon photo shoot and includes a 20 minute walk uphill to the summit. More here →
Grindelwald Terminal to Männlichen & Wengen to Männlichen cable car closed for maintenance from 24.10.2021.

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe – CHF. 500.-

Elevation: 11,371 ft. Snow all the year!
Quickest way up is with the Eiger Express cable car from Grindelwald Terminal. Connect with the train from Eigergletscher station up to the Jungfraujoch.

Eigergletscher – CHF. 350.-

Some great views. Elevation 2,320 m (7,610 ft.) I shall have to post some pictures. Nice start for a hike down to the Kleine Scheidegg.

Kleine Scheidegg and Wengernalp – CHF. 350.-

The Kleine Scheidegg is a mountain pass where the trains from Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen connect with the train to the Jungfraujoch.
Elevation 2,061 m (6,762 ft.)

Bachalpsee Lake – 400.–

A popular lake in the mountains above Grindelwald.
Elevation: 2,265 m (7,431 ft.)
It’s a one hour hike to the lake from Grindelwald First cable way. Wear proper shoes. I always suggest walking further along the trail to a better location.
Grindelwald First Gondola operating dates: 18.12.21 – 27.03.22 | 14.05.22 – 23.10.22.

Schilthorn -Piz Gloria: CHF. 550.-

Many scenes were filmed at Piz Gloria for the 1969 James Bond 007 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Piz Gloria is located on top of Schilthorn, a 2,970 m. high summit in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, above Mürren. This is an afternoon photo shoot.

Sigriswil Suspension Bridge – CHF. 300.-

It will cost CHF. 8.- to cross the bridge. It is not necessary to cross the bridge to walk 10 minutes to the spectacular view point overlooking Lake Thun.
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Prices will vary according to the time of the year. Included in the price:

— Photo shoot with me. Nobody else.
— Editing the images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop (brightness, shadows, cropping etc. as seen on this website.)
— Pin protected web gallery with free downloads online for 1 month. Back up for 2 years.
— At least 200 pictures. I will give you ALL the pictures after editing.
— Picture size will be at least 3,600 pixels on the longest edge.
— All my travel costs.
— All correspondence by e-mail. Easier for me to insert links from pages.
— WhatsApp on the day before the photo shoot for last minute decisions.
— No deposit required.
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