Diyang and Jacqueline’s Engagement Shoot in Budapest

Diyang and Jacqueline made the most of their European getaway by shooting their pre-wedding snaps with four different photographers in four iconic cities. This fresh, clean and bright set with the statuesque bride-to-be in Galia Lahav and her athlete fiancé, was captured by Peter Herman Photography at Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest. Stay tuned for part two, featuring photos of the Singapore-based couple in Bled, Prague and Vienna!

How did you meet, and what was the proposal like?
“We met on the 3rd of January in 2015, at a friend’s wedding. The groom and I were on the national water polo team together, while Jacq was friends with the bride. When I found out that Jacq was a swimmer herself (and single, too), we started chatting and hit it off right away. She looked amazing – oh boy, was I nervous! Without the water polo boys egging me on and a little help from alcohol, things may not have turned out the way they did. (laughs)

Jacq already had a pretty good reason to be suspicious about the proposal since we had been talking about tying the knot for some time. I chose to keep it simple by proposing to her after a dinner date at Sentosa – no fireworks, no candles, no flowers, and no special attire. I thought she would have seen it coming otherwise. Smart right? Nope. To this day, she gives me a lot of grief for the supposed lack of effort.” ~ Diyang 

What was the inspiration behind your shoot?
"We had already arranged to have local photographers and videographers cover our wedding in October, and we were looking to do something a little different for our pre-wedding shoot. Coincidentally, we previously booked tickets to go to Europe in May. So, we decided to experiment and try working with a few different photographers along the way! We shot in 4 countries with 4 photographers and really enjoyed their unique styles.”

What was it like shooting in Budapest?
“Budapest actually turned out to be our favourite city of all – it was simply spectacular, and we felt that everything fell right into place. Fisherman’s Bastion was the perfect backdrop, and lighting that day couldn’t have been better; we also had the most amazing photographer, Peter Herman. The ivory columns of the Bastion were a nice contrast to the darker hues of the buildings in Prague.”


Thank you for sharing these lovely images with us, Diyang and Jacqueline!


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Vendor Information
Location: Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest
Photography: Peter Herman Photography
Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav
Hair and Makeup: Anita Torkoly