Today’s best of re-run is a very unique shoot – a honeymoon shoot! This darling couple had the bright idea to hire a local wedding photographer to capture a day of play on their honeymoon in Bali! And what Danna and Brian have to show for it is truly magical. What a wonderful gift to give each other to take home from the honeymoon back to Texas!
Julian Wainwright accompanied the couple (and acted like unofficial tour guide) for a day of sightseeing and adventure out and about in Bali. Tough job, but someone’s got to do it. Julian and the newlyweds began their journey in Ubud at 6:30am where they found themselves stopping time in the middle of a street market. What incredible light at this time of day! Stunning!Julian described this shoot as “an experiential, or activity-based shoot, rather than the traditional posed photo shoot.” And that it was! The couple even partook in a holy water purification ceremony at Tampak Siring Temple. What an unforgettable experience! This probably isn’t a traditional honeymoon activity, but likely that much more special for these two lovebirds.Then it was off to a traditional Balinese healer called a Dukun, on the outskirts of Ubud. Danna shared with us what the experience was like. “We had been looking forward to our honeymoon in Bali as much as the wedding its self – and just about the same amount of planning had been put in to it. It was an opportunity of a lifetime and we wanted someone who understood the significance to be there to capture the “moments” of the two of us experiencing this together. It was so unbelievably fun. I wouldn’t change the experience for anything and recommend it as a “must-do” for anyone going on their honeymoon. “ And what day would be complete without a visit to some friends at a monkey forest?!We love this honeymoon shoot idea so much that we asked their very talented photographer about the concept. Julian told us, “Couples are in that relaxed post-wedding mode, which is a great frame of mind to be in to make memorable pictures. It’s also a great opportunity for couples to create images in an exotic location that also will have meaning for them down the road. Why not book a day with a photographer while you’re food tasting in Italy, zip-lining in Laos, jungle trekking in Costa Rica or on safari in Kenya? I think activity-based or “experiential” photo shoots are a great alternative to traditional portrait shoots (though I like to mix the two). I’ve got a photojournalism background, so my preference is for documentary photography, with a touch of creativity. I would love to see honeymoon photo shoots pickup in popularity.”
Looks like they had a fantastic honeymoon (and the photos to prove it)! Congratulations Danna & Brian!
Destination Wedding Photographer: Julian Abram Wainwright Wedding Photography