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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 / 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.

The viewing platform on the Harder Kulm has been a popular place to propose marriage. However, it gets very busy. Early morning or late afternoon are the best times.


Private photo shoots

Couples, Engagements, Family Vacations, etc.

“Meet You There” (Surprise Engagement).
Up to 10 km from Interlaken.

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

Other locations
Giessbach Waterfall.
Includes transport from / to Interlaken Ost railway station.

Grindelwald First.
Elevation 7,000 feet. Duration 3 hours. on Grindelwald First.

Mürren Alpine Resort.
A photo shoot around this picturesque Alpine village.

Mürren – Allmendhubel.
We meet on the Allmendhubel above Mürren village. This is only possible when the furnicular railway is in operation. (Timetable here.) Not included in the price are train and cable car tickets. (I can travel half price.)

Wengen Alpine Resort.
A photo shoot around the Alpine village. You cannot drive your car to this village. Access is by train from Wengen or Kleine Scheidegg.

Männlichen Royal Walk.
On the mountain that overlooks Wengen. We have to use the cable car from Wengen to Männlichen. More information on Männlichen here. We can also use the cable car from Grindelwald Terminal to Männlichen.

Schilthorn -Piz Gloria.
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 metre high summit in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, above Mürren.

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe..
Elevation: 11,371 ft. Snow all the year!

Bachalpsee Lake.
Please note: One hour hike to the lake from Grindelwald First cable way.

You will receive a minimum of 200 pictures to choose from for a one hour photo shoot. Available on a pin number protected online gallery. I reserve the right to use some of the pictures for self promotion. The pictures are normally ready within 24 hours. RAW files cost extra. Payment on the day of the photo shoot in cash. We can visit an ATM.

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Please ask for a specific offer. I am available to work anywhere in Switzerland. Please send me an e-mail: