A wedding at the Sanctus is always a special treat for a wedding photographer. Let along for a couple. This cliff side venue is definitely among my faves in Bali. The views, the light, the garden – everything perfect. Combine this with a super lovely couple and a cheerful crowd and what you get is a perfect Bali wedding. For this wedding at the Sanctus the couple flew in from the U.K.. Their guests were mostly from South Africa. And it all went perfect. Crystal clear blue sky, a slight breeze to keep everyone comfortable and above all great light. The main ingredient for good photos.
The ceremony took place mid-afternoon, which gave us plenty of time for photos, which were done after the obligatory group and family time photos were done.
The ceremony for this wedding at the Sanctus was carried by a friend of the couple. First time for me to see a celebrant in shorts. After the ceremony guests were treated for coktails and imported beers. I emphasize on the beers not only because I am myself a connoisseur of good hop&malt drinks, but it showed the grooms attitude to sparing no expense to make every one happy. And in general it was a wedding of ‘good tastes’ . That was also reflected in an absolutely mouthwatering dinner buffet.
Another first timer for me and an absolute astonishing part of the wedding was when the groom’s friends did their speeches in the form of rap. Absolutely amazing. I applaud those guys for pulling that of.
I could go on, but I rather leave you with some of my favorite impressions of this magnificent wedding at the Sanctus:
Truly’ – DOMINIK
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:
Ginny, Gordon thank you so much !!!
Truly’ – DOMINIK
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: