Located in the Southern Thai province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Hua Hin is a seaside resort with the charm and fascination of an active fishing port.
We especially love their scenic attractions, Swiss Sheep Farm and Santorini Park; which was the main reason we had decided to return to Hua Hin for our Couple photography 2 years later after our first visit.
Some people engaged photographer from home ground perhaps as a package or personal preference of local established photographer, or even for the ease of communication barrier. But we had chosen a local photographer instead, for these reasons:
- The local photographer might frequent the locations and knows where to get the best shots
- Reducing cost by eliminating the cost of flying the home ground photographer over
We engaged a Thai photographer just a month prior to our scheduled photography date through recommendation. Our photographer Add from Freshylove had been accommodating since the early planning stage, even before we confirm his service.
Our photographer had kindly agreed to drive us to Hua Hin together with his Assistant, which definitely saved us a lot of travelling time (it took us almost 8 hours travelling from Bangkok to Hua Hin via public transport 2 years ago, including waiting time).
We managed to reach our first shooting venue 1 hour ahead of scheduled time, and started the photo session immediately to avoid crowd, since it was a local public holiday that day. Photographer not only patiently guide us with our poses (and even with the props that we brought along), his smiles and laughs also lighten our mood for more natural smiles. Since it was a casual photography, we took quite a bit of candid shots which turned out remarkably well.
I was wondering if we would miss our last shooting venue for sunset shots, since we started 1 hour earlier, which logically mean ending an hour earlier too. But to my surprise, we went to Kao Sam Roi National Park as planned.
Our mood dampened when our shoes got stuck in black mud while trying to catch the sunset. Photographer and his Assistant immediately tried to wash my thick black mud coated white Adidas Superstar slip-on with bottled water but to no avail… But photoshoot got to continue, photographer let me wear his slippers, which he stepped on the ground bare footed (which I personally felt he went the extra mile).
Weather wasn’t at its best along the way, but we were at the mercy of Mother Nature, skies cleared upon our arrival at Kao Sam Roi National Park, so clear that we didn’t manage to get nice sunset shots. *oops*
Photographer sent us back to our hotel after the photo session. I was worrying about my muddy shoes along the way, photographer’s suggestion caught me by surprise. He had volunteered to send my shoes for washing!
Back to Bangkok the following day, our photographer passed us our photographs in thumb drive, over 300 shots in total, together with my washed shoes. Thumb drive was given to us in exquisite packaging.
Our package includes color adjustment of all photographs and 30 chosen photographs for editing. But I felt that the photographs taken were good enough, hence we skipped the 30 photographs for editing eventually.
Places we went for the photoshoot:
- Santorini Park (Highlight: For the Santorini feel at a much lower cost)
- Swiss Sheep Farm (Highlight: Animals and mountain backgrounds)
- Plearnwan Eco Village (Highlight: the classic charm of Hua Hin)
- Kao Sam Roi National Park (Highlight: Sunset)
It was overall a pleasant and fun experience for us, and I highly recommend Add the photographer, if you are planning for photo shoot in Thailand. 👍
Loving Hua Hin like we do? Check out my next post on Hua Hin train ride!