• 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…

China Bali pre wedding

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This lovely couple from Shanghai – China contacted me on a very short notice. And because my schedule was pretty full for the period of their Bali visit I initially declined. But Xiao Xiao insisted very strongly for me to take her pre-wedding photographs and I was able to make space in my schedule.

She explained to me that the photo shoot should be a surprise for her husband. In fact the whole Bali trip was arranged without him knowing about it. Therefore I use term shanghai-ed. Which is describes of high-jacking’ someone for a trip.

This pre wedding photoshoot was also very unique in that sense that the bride briefed me that her parents were also to come with us – at least for some pictures. I welcomed this idea and we had lots of fun with her parents too. It was a great oportunity for me to also practice and hone my Chinese language skills. The weather was perfect and so were all other conditions for this fabulous pre-wedding shoot.

To add even more to this pre wedding photo shoot the couple also decided to have horses for one hour. And within this hour we managed to shoot on a beautiful beach and also among rice fields.

My set designer created some beautiful environment using traditional Balinese umbrellas. Much to the delight of the couple. I love the fact that more and more of my pre wedding photography clients are coming from China. And hope more brides will ‘shanghai’ their husbands for pre wedding photos in Bali.

In the following please see some of my personal favorites of this pre wedding photo shoot.

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Makeup & hair styling was provided by ever so fabolous BALI MAKEUP AND HAIR.

Liz - October 7, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Can u please send the pricelist for prewedding photo session to ellisa.hasim@gmail.com .. thanks before

Emy Nissl - April 2, 2014 - 7:22 pm

Hi Dominik, I will be in Bali with my husband for 25th anniversary at Alila Uluwatu and Soori.
I am just wondering how much is the package for a photo session of 3 hours? Including make up and hairdo.
The trip is from 17-22 April.
Thanks,
Emy

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I think I have a new favorite pre wedding photo shoot for this year. Jade, the bride contacted me a few months ago and said she loved my pre wed work but she would like to have more… than my usual work. I gladly accepted this challenge because I was anyway in the midst of planning and thinking about prewedding photography for 2014.

Jade told me that she would like to do 2 days for her prewedding photographs. I was a bit hesitant about that because one full day is in my opinion absolutely enough. However since the light, which is the most important factor for pre wedding photography, is at its best in the early morning hours and late afternoon I suggested to do a one day shoot but spread it over 2 days. Jane was happy with that idea and so was I.

I prepared a schedule for them that incorporated my usual locations plus some  more. And it is that ‘some more’ that made this pre-wedding shoot so gratifying for me. In particular I love the photos with fire & smoke. Because fire emphasizes on the love and passion of a couple who committed to spend the rest of their life together. And besides it also looks great. We again used fire as backdrop for more photos in a forest on the 2nd day as well.

Jade also loved to idea of underwater pre wed photos. So we did also did an underwater photo session as part of this shoot.  And last but not least Jade briefed me that she would love to do some photos in a villa. So we also had a photo session in a fantastic private villa.

It was also very easy and joyful to work with this lovely couple. And it was great honour for me to have met and worked with people from Brunei for the first time in my career.

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Jade, Husni I am truly honoured having worked with you guys on this pre wedding shoot. It was an inspiration and a pleasure and I hope to see you again some time in the future.

Truly’ Dominik

Makeup & hair styling was provided by Bali’s Number ONE bridal: BALI MAKEUP & HAIR.

Wai - October 27, 2014 - 10:52 pm

I’m loving these photos, the mixture of under water, fire & sunset photo shoot is great!!! Am planning to come Bali in early September 2015, please send me the price list. Thx

Fish - April 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm

Hi,
We are going to Bali in late April. Could you please send me your price list?

Miriam - November 20, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Hi there

Thanks for your kind words of praise. Unfortunately I need to advise that Dominik does not do shoots for only one hour. Thanks for your kind understanding.

Miriam
Client Relations

Fereshteh - November 11, 2013 - 8:15 pm

Hi
Your photoes are amazing, I would like to book for one hour pre wedding photography. Would it be possible that you send me your price list as well as your make up and hair package?
Thank you

Ben - November 11, 2013 - 8:10 pm

Hi
I will be in bali on November , I would like to book for pre wedding pictures. Could you tell me your price list and how can I book ?
Thank you
Ben

Husni - November 6, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Wow… Is the first thing that comes to mind!!! Jaw dropping shoots, my jaw kept on opening as I scrolled down the pics.. Really fantastic…
What an amazing experience having come into it without knowing what to expect. Thank you so very much for the experience and hosting us. Enjoyed every bit of of it.
Thanks again Dominik..

Miriam - November 6, 2013 - 9:02 am

Thanks so much for your kind words Jade !!
Dominik

Jade - November 5, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Thanks for the amazing experience and your kind hospitality with your family.
The photos are fantastic, way out of my expectation, especially with the underwater shoot. Totally worth the ever drinking of pool water. Me and Husni are excited to see the photo album.

A fun-tastic Wedding

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As Bali wedding photographer I have the wonderful opportunity to witness weddings of all sizes, shapes and cultures. And it never ceases to amaze me how different weddings can be. From quite a few previous Chinese weddings I knew that they like to have fun and do games and stuff… The wedding of Vivian & Jacky was indeed one with lots of fun and laughter. That is why I have termed it a ‘fun-tastic’ wedding.

It all started even before the official parts commenced. There was lots of giggling going on in the bride’s chamber where the ladies were getting ready. And an equally relaxed mood where the gentlemen had their preparations. Then during the morning several games were carried out. The highlight being when the groom’s men had to get into bikinis… I felt sorry for the bride who could not be part of this as she was awaiting the groom up in her chamber.

Then when the groom was about to pick up the bride there was again heaps of laughter and fun. What followed was a tea ceremony where the couple paid their respects to their families.  This concluded the first part of the wedding. It was fun, but a bit exhausting – so I was glad that I had longer break.

I returned mid-afternoon where the preparations for the ceremony and the evening were in full swing. What a fantastic setting. The ceremony was to take place on the villas lawn – with a fantastic view overlooking the ocean. The altar was set upon an Infinity pool. The weather was also perfect. All this combined provided for a truly regal setting. The blessings for the couple were performed by one of their dear friends. After the ceremony concluded two doves and balloons were released into the deep blue afternoon sky. The remainder of that late afternoon was then for photos – both family & friend photographs as well as a portrait session with the couple around the villa’s compound.

The reception also had a lot going on. It started with a Balinese dance performance, shortly after sunset.  Then the bridal party, followed by the newlyweds made their entrance. The couple took lots of opportunities to visit all the tables and again had lots of laughs with family and friends. Several of the couple’s friends and family paid tribute to then in the form of musical performance. Out which certainly the performance of the bride’s father was the absolute highlight.

Later on there was a spectacular fire dance performance. The whole party continued on well into the late hours.

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This was a really funtastic wedding. Vivian and Jacky, thank you so much for letting me be part of this funtastic wedding.

 

Truly’ Dominik

[…] – PERNIKAHAN FUN-TASTIS […]

Wedding at Sinaran Surga - Bali - October 10, 2014 - 12:36 pm

[…] 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 […]

[…] – A FUN-TASTIC WEDDING […]

Lou O'Brien - September 23, 2013 - 7:50 pm

Amazing wedding pictures! The choice of the wedding photographer is the most important wedding-related decision you will make and this couple made the right choice. Even I am a photographer and I am very passionate about photography

Eason Lee - September 23, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Great photos! Million thanks to jacky, vivian and their family for having us there to be part of such an unforgettable wedding!

Liew Ah Ching - September 23, 2013 - 11:41 am

It was indeed an unforgettable, touching and sweet wedding to be remembered throughout my life time. TQ my sweet daughter, my handsome & loving son in law , my in laws from China, Hui Min’s friends and colleagues & all my family members ! TQ everyone for your presence & assistance. I love you all !

Honeymoon photo symphony

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I had actually planned to go on a longer vacation during August / September and therefore turned down Elena’s inquiry for a honeymoon photo shoot in Bali. However, she advised that they will be in Bali for a longer period and she is very positive that she wants ME to do their photo shoot .  In the end my holiday plans had to make way for several other projects .  So I was available to do a honeymoon photo shoot for Sebastian & Elena.

And it was not just another honeymoon photo shoot, but so far the very best of the last few years.  It’s hard to say what made it such an outstanding shoot. It rather was a combination of factors that played in concert to create this symphony. And at times it felt more like a fashion shoot … mainly because of how these two acted.

Elena was not just a ‘natural’ in front of the camera but her moves were those of a professional photo model and I asked her if she has some previous modeling experience. Or if she has been on many fashion shoots. Both she denied, although I am not sure if I can believe her…  It seems as if Elena’s stunning looks inspired me greatly during this photo-shoot. And this, in turn pushed me to new limits resulting in the best honeymoon photo shoot of my career.

But, it was also the weather with those super gorgeous fluffy clouds. The low tide at the beach during the later part of the afternoon was also ideal. The super lush green of the rice fields and possible many other factors also made this to become such an outstanding honeymoon shoot in Bali.

Whatever it was – what matters is the outcome! And I stop now raving and let you enjoy my personal favorites from the honeymoon photo shoot in Bali:

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Miriam - September 22, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Thank you !! We already emailed you our packages.

See you in Bali – DOMINIK

YUJUANX - September 1, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Hi Dominik,

I am interested your packages for Bali prewed shooting.

Thanks

Jocelyn Wong - July 15, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Hi Dominik,

I am interested to know more about your packages and prices for Bali prewed shooting.

Thanks,
Jocelyn

Miriam - March 20, 2014 - 9:18 am

we alrd email you our prices. Pls let us know if u have any questions.

pauline - March 10, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Hi, please email me the price quote for wedding/honeymoon photography. pauline.sand@gmail.com

Thanks

may tung - November 3, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Hi i would like to enquire about the pricelist for re wedding shoots in bali. Mind e-mailing me the details? thanks

Miriam - October 28, 2013 - 10:15 am

Thanks Stella – we have already emailed you the relevant information.

stella - October 28, 2013 - 9:59 am

can i ask pricelist for prewed in bali?

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