When Prajwala called me a few months ago, she was so sure that she wanted only me to capture her maternity shoot that she was willing to pay for my whole travel expense to fly me out to BLR.
I was so stoked & that was one of those moments where you feel really special, like "Yeah, I do actually do a good job!"
Anyway, cut to, The shoot day!!
Thota is this beautiful farmhouse on the outskirts of BLR. It's a 200 acre space filled with trees of fresh fruits & veggies. As you enter the gates of Thota, you are greeted with muddy tracks & a bumpy ride before the most welcoming barks & wagging tails. Thota has their own little pack of misfits that run around the huge expanse of nature. Pudding is a cute little pupper that has adopted the folks of Thota as her own & prefers to stay inside the main house than with her loud family hahaha!
The main house itself has a beautiful lawn with lush green trees & even a small waterfall passing by it. A little fountain in the corner & a gazebo make the space a beautiful sit out. It was a cloudy week in Bangalore as the monsoons were just about to set in, so we thought "Why don't we start the shoot at the house, since it'll be muddy where our set up is"
Hahaha oh my god did we underestimate this boy hahahaha
The minute he saw the fountain, he took off for it & went under the water system to swim! hahahaha, poor guy couldn't figure his way out so we had to lure him with treats & we ended up doing the whole shoot with him drenched in water hahahahah
It was the cutest thing ever.
Like I say all the time no matter how much you plan & prepare for your shoots, You've gotta go with the flow when things go haywire haha That's the fun & the shoot is anyway all about the puppers!
Take a look at the photos from this maternity shoot! We ended up drying off Stark with our blanket & just let him lead us in the shoot! We finally also managed to use our actual set up!
A little more about Thota & what they offer! Thota is this beautiful farmhouse on the outskirts of BLR. It's a 200 acre space filled with trees of fresh fruits & veggies. As you enter the gates of Thota, you are greeted with muddy tracks & a bumpy ride before the most welcoming barks & wagging tails.
In Thota, you can book a Teepee with a beautiful wooden table & a tablescape of your choice! They have themes in every pastel colour & the arrangement of plates & flowers is beautifully done. They also offer you wine & cheese platters & yummy home cooked meals depending on how you'd like to spend your morning!
It's the perfect day long getaway with loads of space for your dog to run around in & enjoy nature. There's even a natural spring where your pupper can take a dip & cool off after playing! Definitely give it a visit & let me know what you think of it!
Had a wonderful shoot with Pawparazzi. Prathima was so kind and patient with our baby that we felt settled and relaxed right off the bat.
I would highly recommend every pet parent to have your family photographed atleast once with Pawparazzi, for pictures - yes but also just for the beautiful day out to see your pet interact with this kind lil girl.
- Prajwala Yeshwanth