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    A few words about me and my approach as wedding photographer, if I may: I have been a Bali Wedding Photographer for over eight years and have been documenting in excess of 300 Bali destination weddings for couples from across the world. For me wedding photography in Bali is not a profession, but a calling driven by an innate curiosity for what lies beyond the obvious. I am passionate about wedding photography and believe in the power of the enduring still image in our fast paced world where the emphasis is on immediacy. An intimate photograph stops time and allows you to reflect, to relive a moment and above all: TO FEEL. I am consumed with a desire to be an eye witness to the diversity of human emotions and to record all the defining moments of your wedding in Bali. I do so with empathy and honesty. I harness the story-telling power of wedding photo journalism by highlighting your own individuality and through meticulous attention to details. Some people have asked how could I have made such compelling and engaging photographs – my answer is: how could I not…

Wedding at Sinaran Surga: Forever G Love

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Firstly a word of explanation: What is ‘G Love’ ? Well, the way I see it, it’s a bit like the G force. But rather than binding physical objects to the surface of the earth G Love as I witnessed it, is the beautiful and electrifying bond of Ginny & Gordon. A bond which may even be stronger than the G force. But hey, what do I know… ?

Back to this fantastic wedding at Sinaran Surga. Like many great things it all started small and ‘harmless’ – in the form of just a simple inquiry to which I  sent a standard reply. After a few questions and conversations with Ginny she ‘summoned’ me for a Skype call for her wedding at Sinaran Surga. From that call onwards I knew I was dealing with determined people who knew what they wanted and how they wanted it to be. The precision of the couple’s questions made me think for some time that they too would be in the events business. I even got a bit nervous that Ginny may turn out to be one of those brides who attempt to boss me around…

But all those ‘fears’ were quickly dispersed when I met this super lovely couple for the first time. We set down in a café in Seminyak and from the outset we connected very well. In the beginning of our meeting we all had a hard time focusing on the wedding instead of discussing the world and things that could not be further from weddings…;)But professionals as G&G are we ended up with a very clear picture of what was supposed to happen on the day for their wedding at Sinaran Surga.

And what a day it was! I started rather early because G&G wanted to do some photos before the ceremony. So we did photograph for an hour or so with them around the villa.

The G Love Forever wedding at Sinaran Surga that was to follow was a spectacular event. Mainly due to this fantastic location and the lovely crowd that attended the wedding. It all went smooth during the ceremony. After which the couple had the obligatory family & friends photos done. We then still had an hour or so for more photos. And from a previous wedding at Sinaran Surga I knew that the light is going to be perfect in the late afternoon up at the 2nd villa of that complex. The evening was no less spectacular with fire dancers, a live band, a DJ and an extremely cheerful crowd. I could go on, but I rather leave you with impressions of this wedding at Sinaran Surga:

Firstly a word of explanation: What is ‘G Love’ ? Well, the way I see it, it’s a bit like the G force. But rather than binding physical objects to the surface of the earth G Love as I witnessed it is the beautiful bond of Ginny & Gordon. A bond which may even be stronger than the G force. But hey, what do I know?? Back to this fantastic wedding at Sinaran Surga. Like many great things it all started small and ‘harmless’ – in the form of just a simple inquiry to which I  sent a standard reply. After a few questions and conversations with Ginny she summoned me for a Skype call for her wedding at Sinaran Surga. From that call onwards I knew I was dealing with determined people who knew what they wanted and how they wanted it to be. The precision of the couple’s questions made me think for some time that they too would be in the events business. I even got a bit nervous that Ginny may turn out to be one of those brides who attempt to boss me around…  But all those ‘fears’ were quickly dispersed when I met this super lovely couple for the first time. We set down in a café in Seminyak and from the outset we connected very well. In the beginning of our meeting we all had a hard time focusing on the wedding instead of discussing the world and things that could not be further from weddings… ;) But professionals as G & G are we ended up with a very clear picture of what was supposed to happen on the day for their wedding at Sinaran Surga.  And what a day it was. I started rather early because G&G wanted to do some photos before the ceremony. So we did photograph for an hour or so with G&G around the villa. The G Love Forever wedding at Sinaran Surga that was to follow was a spectacular event. Mainly due to this fantastic location and the lovely crowd that attended the wedding. It all went smooth during the ceremony. After which they couple had the obligatory family photos done. We then still had an hour or so for more photos. And from a previous wedding at Sinaran Surga I knew that the light is going to be perfect in the late afternoon up at the 2nd villa of that complex. The evening was no less spectacular with fire dancers, a live band, a DJ and an extremely cheerful crowd. I could go on, but I rather leave you with impressions of this wedding at Sinaran Surga: wedding-at-sinaran-surga-wedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surga-wedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surgawedding-at-sinaran-surga27-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-28-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-29-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-30-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-31-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-32-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-33-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-34-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-35-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-36-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-37-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-38-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-39-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-40-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-41-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-42-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-43-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-44-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-45-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-46-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-47-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-48-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-49-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-50-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-51-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-52-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-53-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-54-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-55-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-56-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-57-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-58-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-59-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-60-wedding-at-sinaran-surga-

Ginny, Gordon thank you so much !!!

 

Truly’ – DOMINIK

Family & Maternity photography in Bali

Family Maternity photography in Bali

It is not often that I get asked to do Family & Maternity photography in Bali. So it came with great pleasure when Bec contacted me and asked to do such a photo shoot for her and her family in Bali. She had chosen me because I did photograph a close friend’s wedding a few years back. And she love my natural, uncomplicated way of doing photography. So she decided to her Family & Maternity photography in Bali with me. At the time of her visit she was pregnant in the 6tht / 7th month. The couple also had their young son Chad with them. We met at a café close by and wanted to venture out from there. I started to do a few ‘test-shots’ at the cafe. It turned out that the café had the most beautiful light and also very nice background colors. Also the boy Chad like the environment a lot and was very ‘cooperative’ towards the photography. So we ended up shooting there for close to an hour. For further Family & Maternity photography in Bali we went to a beach close by. Later on we drove to a few other locations. Actually the weather was not sunny at all and mostly overcast. Which was a blessing in disguise. That is because this kind of light is actually very good for Family & Maternity photography in Bali. We kept on photographing till we ran out of light. The 4 hours we spent for Family & Maternity photography in Bali went by so quickly.

Dru, the father, who was not sure about this whole ‘photo thing’ thanked me in the end and said he had a wonderful experience. He went on saying: ‘I could not have imagined that taking pictures could be that much fun… and so easy’…

I also had a great time. And I leave you now with my favorite pictures of this Family & Maternity photography in Bali:

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Truly’ DOMINIK

Bali Prewedding photos

Bali Prewedding photos

Beside the lovely Bali Prewedding photos itself the most special part of this shoot was that this was for me a first timer. For the first time in my career I had the privilege to serve a client from Burma / Myanmar. Although I have been living and working for over 25 years in South East Asia I never met anyone from this enchanting country. So naturally I was excited to do Bali Prewedding photos for this lovely couple. They asked me for most of their photos to be taken close to the sea. And their wish was my command. For these Bali Prewedding photos we visited several beautiful beaches during various periods of the day. That allowed to create a great variation of Bali Prewedding photos at the ocean. Of course we also visited some other locations as well. Overall it was a very natural, non posed shoots. Just as the couple had requested for their Bali Prewedding photos.

During the shoot they changed their dresses 3 times, which further contributed to a very mixed set of Bali Prewedding photos. That was made possible because all the locations we visited were no more than 10 minutes’ drive from my studio. The weather was very agreeable and during the late afternoon hours we were bless with a very warm, golden light. Also the sunset photos, which were again taken close to the sea, turned out very well.

Of course I had lots of questions to my new Burmese friends, which he patiently answered. Say, I hope you did not mind my questions but I am very curious about your country which I hope to visit in the near future.

Thank you guys so much for this lovely opportunity to work with you and to do those Bali Prewedding photos. I hope to catch up again with you soon for a drink in Rangoon.

Here are my personal favorites of this magnificent photo shoot:

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Truly’ DOMINIK

The marvelous styling for Jenny was provided by BALI MAKEUP & HAIR

Dominik - October 7, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Sai, what can I say ? I feel humbled by your lovely testimonial. I am very glad to hear that you not only like the photographs, but that you also enjoyed the experience during the photoshoot. I am particularly pleased this coming from a man, because for many men doing a photoshoot is more something they ‘endure’ for their fiances, wifes…
I sincerely hope that our paths will cross again some time in the future. And I wish you and Jen all the very best.

DOMINIK

Jen and Sai - October 6, 2014 - 7:58 pm

When my wife(fiance back then)was looking around for our Bali honeymoon photo, her wish was to get out wedding pictures taken in Bali with the best. I was excited to a certain degree. But man, after a day…I wish we could have booked for 2 days…I just want to compliment the service and professionalism of Dominik and his team. They picked us up from our hotel in Nusa Dua (I think). The photo shoot was excellent! We hired a guide to go around Bali before our photo shoot but the places Dominik took us, were amazing, we would have never been to places from our guides and tour book.

It was more than great working with Dominik and his team, just after a few mins of shaking hands, we felt like we ve been friends for years. By the way, this guy lives in the most wonderful place, a unique entrance.

I am from Burma/Myanmar and My wife is from Honolulu. So I wasn’t keen on taken pictures by the paddy fields. But when I saw the road side, paddy field. Burma is pretty in its own right but a combination of the sunset and a touch from this guy…Needless to say what next. Another lovely memories, my wife lost shoe just before we walked into the paddy field to catch a sunset, one random Balinese lady offer her slipper to my wife, such a wonderful act of kindness…you wont find anywhere else in the world.
The photos are amazing. The experience was positively unforgettable, Bali will stay with us forever and within it, one day photo shoot with Dominik will be imprinted in our memories.

Thank you for all and thanks for the beer at the end of the day. Just let us know, when will you be in town in Yangon, the drinks are on us !!!! Aloha and Mingalarbar !!!!

Bali engagement photography

Bali engagement photography

Being or getting engaged is for most couples a very special time of their live. So it comes without surprised that many couples come to our magical island for their Bali engagement photography. And I love this kind of shoots. Increasingly there are couples coming from China. I love to work with Chinese couples from China. That is because they truly appreciate the beauty of Bali and its enchanting environment. And it also gives me some opportunity to polish up and practice my Chinese. This lovely couple wanted to have nature as their main theme for their pre wedding pictures.

So we went to some truly beautiful locations,, which included beaches, forests, rice terraces and much more. The light and the overall conditions were perfect. I especially love those photographs taken in the late afternoon where I shot into this golden light. And my absolute favorite image is the one of the two under this old tree. I consider it to be one of my best ever engagement pictures.

The crowning part for their pre wedding pictures were the sunset pictures. We also prepared some pyro techniques to emphasize on the heat of love and passion among these two. I had a great time working with them during this photo shoot.

Thank you so much guys for this lovely photo shoot. I look forward to many more clients from China and beyond for more Bali pre wedding photography. Please see my favorites in the following:

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Truly’ DOMINIK

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