• Welcome to Bali Wedding Photo blog !

    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…

Bali Nuptials for Nick & Natasha

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Nick & Natasha wanted to combine elegance and convenience for their wedding. They therefore choose to have their Bali nuptials at one of Nusa Dua’s finest addresses. That allowed them to stay at the same resort with most of their friends and family.

I had met them a few days before their big day to get acquainted and to discuss the schedule of the day and their requirements and desires. From the outset it was clear that this was to be an elegant, yet relaxed Bali nuptials. During the first hour after my arrival I commuted between the villa where the bride was getting ready and the groom’s chamber to capture some impressions of everyone getting ready.

Guests meanwhile started to assemble at the spectacularly decorated venue – a large beach side pavilion. Everyone stood in awe when Natasha, accompanied by her parents entered the venue. The ceremony went without a hitch. And afterwards the newlyweds cut the cake and enjoyed some quality time with their guests. The obligatory group and family photographs followed before Natasha, Nick and the bridal party embarked on a photo tour. We took photos at the beach and also throughout the vast grounds of the hotel.

Natasha & Nick choose wisely not to hold their reception at the hotel but close by at a lovely beach side restaurant. While their guests were enjoying their sun-downers Natasha & Nick had a few more photographs taken on the peer in front the reception venue.

When darkness fell and the guests had taken seat the bridal party, followed by the newlyweds made their entrance. I left soon thereafter. Natasha & Nick continued to celebrate this very special day.  And in the following my favorite photographs from the fantastic Bali nuptials.

 

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Natasha, Nick I feel very privileged that you let me be part of this fabulous event that were your Bali nuptials. I look very much forward to see you again one day for some photos with the little ones…

 

Truly’ DOMINIK

P.S.: Natasha and the bride’s maids had their styling done by BALI MAKEUP & HAIR

Wedding dinner in Ubud

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This couple from Taiwan initially confused me a little bit. And even up to now I am still not sure whether to call this a wedding, a pre wedding / honeymoon or what photo shoot. The bride called it a wedding dinner.  Whatever it may be called it was a fantastic photo shoot with a lovely couple. We started with a photo tour around the resort in the mid afternoon and continued taking pictures until around sunset time. The couple then were joined by their parents and good friends. They then had a fabulous, candle lit dinner in the garden of their villa. At some time during that dinner their friend took on a funny disguise and some sort of ceremony was held. Nothing I have ever seen before… But that is what makes life as a wedding photographer interesting. Every time something new…

They also did a cake cutting, as part of their wedding dinner. I then left and they continued to enjoy the evening.

I am particularly proud to have been chosen by those two. Why ? Because Taiwan is very well known in the Chinese world as a destination to do wedding and pre wedding photography. And some photographers there have very high standards. Although their style is very different to mine. So it was an honor for me that the bride choose me because of my very natural looking photographs. Thanks guys for letting me be the photographer for your wedding dinner in Bali.

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Truly’ – Dominik

 

Traumhochzeit in Bali

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Sorry folks this one is in German… my mother tongue and for fellow compatriots….

Diese Hochzeit war fuer mich was ganz B’sonderes… weil es eher sehr selten is das sich Landesgenossen von mir sich in Bali verheiraten. Hoffentlich is diese Hochzeit an Ansporn und eine Inspiration fuer mehr ‘Austrianer’ nach Bali zu kommen um da Hochzeit und mehr zu feiern…

Michaela & Fredi waren schon lange zusammen und haben davon getrauemt an einem echt exotischen Ort sich das Ja-Wort zu geben. Da die Beiden die Tropen sehr lieben sollte es ganz im Gruenen sein. Und romantisch, aber nit ktischig sollt’s auch sein. Und die Michaela haet’ kaum eine bessere Wahl treffen koennen als Ubud – Bali. Ein kleines, aber ganz feines Eco-resort mit Traum-Ausblick. Versteckt und eingebettet in einem balinesischen Dorf.

Was die eigentliche Zeremonie angeht waren die Beiden eher nit im Klaren was da genau abgehen wird. Aber sie waren recht relaxed was das betrifft. Komme was wolle, es wird schon passen. Eine sehr gute Einstellung meiner Meinung… Und es haette kaum besser laufen koennen. Zuerst eine traditionelle Balinesische Zeremonie, die Ihr euch besser anschauts – weil auch nit so ganz verstehe was das so genau ablaueft. Und dann, so zu Sonnenuntergang noch eine kleine Zermonie – eher ein Duett – wo die Beiden sich gegenseitig das versprochen haben was Eheleut sich halt so versprechen… Schauts euch das video (ganz unten) an, dann bekommt ihr eine bessere Idee von dem… Und zwischendurch hamma dann auch noch ein paar Fotos im resort gemacht. Selbige und mehr seht’s ihr jetzt im Folgenden:

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Im Folgendem das video von dieser Traumhochzeit in Bali:

Fredi, Michaela – vielen aber ganz, ganz herzlichen Dank – es war mir ein Vergnuegen und eine ausserordentliche Ehre !!!

 

DOMINIK

Miriam - January 4, 2014 - 11:12 am

Vielen und herzlichen Dank. Es war mir eine Ehre und ein Vergnuegen.
Dominik

Michaela und Fredi - January 4, 2014 - 12:31 am

Lieber Dominik!

WOW WOW WOW – wir sind überwältigt von den tollen Bildern! Jedes einzelne Bild lässt die Gefühle dieses einzigartigen Tages wieder lebendig werden! Diese Art zu fotografieren ist etwas ganz besonderes und genau aus diesem Grund bist du einfach der Beste! Wir sind froh dass du uns an diesem Tag begleitet hast und diese tollen Momente so fantastisch festgehalten hast! Unsere Erwartungen wurden mehr als übertroffen!
Und das das Arbeiten mit dir auch noch Spaß gemacht hat und wir uns blendend verstanden haben, war eine zusätzliche Freude!

Danke auch an das Team von Bali Video Prod. International für das ebenso traumhafte Video! Alle unsere Freunde, Bekannten und Familienmitglieder waren hin und weg!

Und Danke an die Ladies von Bali Make Up & Hair die bei hohen Temperaturen und hoher Luftfeuchtigkeit immer zu Stelle waren!

Lieber Dominik, nochmals vielen vielen herzlichen Dank! Wir können es gar nicht erwarten das Album in Händen zu halten….
Alles Liebe,
Michaela und Fredi

Wet Wedding at AYANA

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Lynn & Jackson are people of delicate taste ! And they choose a wedding at AYANA. At the romantic Tresna chapel to be precise. What they did not choose were the rather adverse weather conditions on that day.  It was one of those few days in a year when the rain in Bali simply did not want to stop. But the gods showed at least some mercy and let the clouds part for a few seconds when the groom and few moments later the bride and her father made their entrance into the beautifully decorated chapel. Everybody held their breath when Lynn, preceded by some children from their family arrived. I loved the dress and congratulate Lynn for breaking with traditions and not wearing a white nor white-ish dress. Good on ya me lady!!! Long live yellow – the color of the smart 😉

Because of the thick cloud cover it was a bit dark and that necessitated the lights to be switched on in the chapel. And this mix of light between natural and artificial light provided for a fabulous lighting for the photographs. After the nuptials for this wedding at AYANA concluded we took the obligatory family and friend photos inside the chapel. The couple then retired for a moment to freshen up for the evening.

The reception dinner took place in one of the resort’s ballrooms. The guests meanwhile were enjoying cocktails and canapés at the foyer. We were lucky because again the rain stopped for a few minutes allowing us to do a few photographs outdoors. They were then joined by the newlyweds. The first formality of the evening was then the champagne opening. Lynn & Jackson then visited every table for a short chat.

Lynn had a second spectacular dress prepared into which she changed mid-way into the reception. Meanwhile culinary delights started to arrive. The newlyweds then made their grand entrance to the reception. The evening continued in a relaxed manner. I very much enjoyed seeing Jackson entertaining the youngest guests of the day. He devoted quite a lot of time to this – much to the delight of the youngster attending this wedding at AYANA. A sign of things to come… possibly maybe..

I leave you now with my favorite photographs of this lovely and intimate wedding at AYANA.

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Lynn, Jackson – thank you so much for letting me be part of your big day. It was an honour and a pleasure. I wish you both all the best and look forward to seeing you in Bali again someday – hopefully with some offspring…

Truly’ Dominik

P.S.: makeup & hair for Lynn and the other ladies courtesy of BALI MAKEUP & HAIR – simply the best in Bali.

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