For a couple from the UK a wedding in Bali certainly qualifies as far away. But even for me as the wedding photographer for this fabulous event it was a ‘far-away-wedding’. Let me explain: I was told that the villa where this wedding was to take place is ‘somewhere in Ubud’. Upon further investigation it turned out that its not in Ubud but in Tampaksiring. My assistant, who is Balinese, knows the island very well. But finding this villa was tricky and we had to stop several times on the way and ask for directions. When we finally arrived we were up for a very pleasant surprise. This fabulous villa was overlooking a steep valley with a drop-dead gorgeous view. And due to its remoteness the area is not built up yet – pure jungle view. AMAZING!!
And whilst on the subject of views and looks: Joanne & Jay had chosen to tie their knot in Buddhist faith. I love Buddhist weddings because visually they are very, very appealing. Which in turn yields very spectacular Bali wedding photographs. Please note that I am not making a religious statement here or voice a religious preference. It’s just that with all the décor that usually comes with a Buddhist wedding those weddings look very, very nice.
Due to reasons beyond the control of anyone the wedding was running a bit late and I was concerned that the light would get ‘difficult’ later in the afternoon for wedding photography. But the opposite was true. The late afternoon sun provided for a fabulous light with very warm hues.
This event was rather small, with roughly 10-15 guests only, which created a very intimate and relaxed feel for this Buddhist wedding. After the ceremony concluded there was just enough light left for the obligatory family photographs and a for a brief photo session with the bride and the groom during the sunset period. The evening continued with an informal dinner during which we left.
Enough said: I leave you now with some Bali wedding photographs of this marvelous Buddhist wedding.
The makeup & hair for the bride was done by Bali’s leading styling agency BALI MAKEUP & HAIR.
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Truly’ – Dominik