Engagement + Proposals

Deer Park Romance

October 16, 2018

By Stacey Goldberg

Photo © Zanda Markitane

This couple lives in Australia and traveled all the way to their homeland of Latvia to have engagement photos done with Zanda Markitane, who suggested having the shoot at a local deer park to incorporate the natural beauty of the country. Fortunately, the couple was very enthusiastic about the idea.

During the shoot, the soon-to-be-newlyweds quickly became comfortable around the friendly animals. “The couple loved them,” Markitane says, but from her perspective, they were a bit challenging to capture on camera. “I can’t tell deer what to do, so it was hard to get the right frame with all of them looking nice at the same time,” she says. Luckily, she managed to get a few frames filled with both the animals and the couple’s romance. “My favorite part of this frame is that the focus is on the deers and it looks like the couple is hiding in between them, just having a great time.”

(Captured using a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 35mm f/1.4 lens.)

Photo © Zanda Markitane

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