Abourjaily Family Holiday Photoshoot in Alila Seminyak

Not for long now, the Abourjaily would welcome the newest fifth member in the family, Julie and Roger were expecting their third child! Wishing everything to go well, easy birth, that they would have a healthy baby and mommy. 
During their vacation in Bali they made some time to do a family photo shoot at the place they were staying, Alila Seminyak. 

That afternoon photoshoot was so much fun, that I thought this may be the short holiday photoshoot that resulted the most shots in my entire photographer career. Both of their children were so interactive, love working with them. I prefer taking pictures naturally, in candid letting them play and enjoying the atmosphere, this gives me freedom and will result honest photos. I always try to minimize 'pose like this, pose like that' directions. I take shots of every chance to capture the best moments. 

Great thing, Julie and family loved my photo shots, I'm very glad and happy. 
Alright, next, who will entrust their family holiday documentation to me? I will be delighted to be your personal holiday photographer!

Merti + Sanjaya Engagement Photo Session in Nusa Penida

Last week Sanjaya and Merti had a Balinese traditional wedding in Nusa Penida, the hometown of the groom. Early February they did a casual engagement/pre-wedding photo session in Nusa Penida island and another session with Balinese traditional outfit at Museum Bali, Denpasar. 

It was merely because of Sanjaya's the groom's homeland was in Nusa Penida, that they decided to do the pre-wedding photo session there. Besides, Nusa Penida now had become the favorite destination for both local and foreign tourists. It offered many beautiful places with unique landscapes and beautiful beaches that are different from the beaches in Bali.   

So, there we made our adventure from the far east Atuh Beach, Diamond Beach, Treehouse Melenting, Kelingking Beach, Angel Billabong, Broken Beach, Teletubbies Hill Tanglad to the most favorite location for tourists to watch sunset, Crystal Bay. 

We explored Nusa Penida for two days from sunrise to sunset. We started our adventure as early as dawn, still with sleepy head we went off and returned as the night fell and feeling so exhausted, but let me tell ya, it was all worth it! Go, have a look at their photos here, enjoy.

Nasim + Bobby Adventurous Engagement Photoshoot in Bali

After a few times making changes on photoshoot schedule, finally Nasim decided to do the engagement photo session in the morning, and I was totally certain that they wouldn't regret this decision because morning photo session would all be worth it. 
By the dawn, my team and I picked them up at the place they were staying while in Bali, at Double Six Luxury Hotel. It was exactly as I scheduled, we got to see the beautiful sunrise on Batur, strolling down the interesting spots around Kintamani area. It all went fast, it was so easy to capture Nasim and Bobby. It didn't take too much time for me to direct them, easy peasy.  

It was little bit freezing in Kintamani, we went down the narrow roads with potholes here and there headed to Batur volcano area. It was like in a different world, middle of nowhere until we made it to the last location, Tibumana Waterfall, that was surrounded by beautiful green villages, surrounding coconut trees and rice fields. I think it was one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bangli region. 

A few days after Nasim and Bobby saw their engagement photo results, they rewarded me with the best and longest review and testimony I'd ever received. They were so kind! Thank you Nasim and Bobby, I really appreciate it and feel so flattered by your testimony! And here are their pre-wedding photos, enjoy!

Kisah ini seperti pagi
Awal yang suci membangun bahtera duniawi
Terbit di kaki langit dan berakhir membumi
Mengantarkan puja-puji dan nyala api, sebuah kidung surgawi

The Soeganda | Family Vacation in Bali

There are many ways or themes you can do to make vacation photo shoot more exciting and fun, especially for those who have done it for many times, so you don't just get the same old boring theme. The Soeganda family did a vacation photoshoot in Bali with renting a Combi Volkswagen, the whole family was all classic cars fans, and father was the number one fan!  
By noon, we spent time at a Hilton Bali Resort beach area, it was not easy to get "standard" family photos because their children Dom, Hayden and Norick were very active. It made the photo session got more exciting though, and the best part was most of the photos taken were candid.

As the sun glided more to the west horizon, we went strolling on Melasti beach, the faces of Soeganda Trio were lit as they saw the Combi. We had so much fun in several interesting places along the way and we could make them as photo backgrounds. As the sun really disappeared behind the Jimbaran hill, we made a campfire and as the darkness kissed the sky we went home. We were exhausted but feeling so happy and satisfied. 

What about your vacation photoshoot? Have you got any ideas to realized? Contact me anytime!

Janzen Family | Chasing Sunrise at Sanur Beach

I rarely get clients who want to do morning photo shoot, particularly for family photos, but the Jazen Family really would like to do morning session to get sunrise landscape at Sanur Beach. I was happy to meet Keita, the only child of this couple Pete and Yuka, that was so cute. Keita didn't seem sleepy, instead he seemed so excited, although yes at the end of the photo session he did feel sleepy.

Sanur sky was covered by thick cloud and it was pretty windy too that day, we also had a little bit of drizzling rain, but every once in a while the sunshine shone through the clouds even not for long.
A day before I posted their photos on my blog, I received a testimony from Yuka, after they had seen all the photo results that were sent to their Villa in Ubud, she told me that they were so happy and satisfied with them. Man, that has made happy too! So, now shall we continue the editing work that's been piling up!