Dubbed as one of the most romantic places on earth, including the repeated reputation as the best destination in the world, Bali is definitely has all the winning factors for any couple on vacation. The Island of God is not just welcoming with its paradisiacal beach and sweeping ocean views, but is ready to wow with its culinary, culture, people and more. It's really no wonder that Bali is one of the most popular destinations even for #SweetEscapePrewedding.
Our Bali-based SweetEscape photographers share some insights on what to prepare for a #SweetEscapePrewedding in Bali. Check out the three things you need to know to make your #SweetEscapePrewedding in Bali a successful one:
A photo concept means the main theme of your pre-wedding photography. It could range from general ideas, such as casual, romantic, fun, bright and so on, to something that is specific, for example editorial glam, boho summer style, nautical only, etc.
At SweetEscape, we encourage our clients to think about a theme because it helps define what kind of mood to highlight. Some couples love the fun silly concept, while others prefer to go with formal tone or deep romance. We welcome all concepts as preferred by our clients, and in fact really encourage you to pick the best one that suits both of you as the couple.
Once you have decided on a concept, tell us all about it, including your inspiration, expectation, worry and all other details. It’ll also be helpful to show us some photo reference to pinpoint the exact idea of your concept. No information is ever too much, so spill it on us! Simply think of us as a friend, good listener and expert all rolled into one. Very often, such brainstorm sessions with clients result in better preparation, more ideas and suggestions too.
To get the best pre-wedding photo results, the shooting time is essential as it is the key factor to the best lighting for photoshoot and other details, such as location, weather and your personal schedule. This doesn’t mean that you only get to pick a morning or afternoon session, because SweetEscape have some of the best portfolio in Bali for all hours, from sunrise to sunset too!
Simply tell us what time works best for you, so that our team can arrange and assign the right photographer for you. Based on your timing preference, we’ll suggest the details to you to optimize your session, such as suggesting the best spot, and put you at ease during the whole time.
One of our top recommendations for a couple on pre-wedding photoshoot is outfit coordination.
Believe it or not, what you’re wearing is just as important as the other details we mentioned above (lighting and locations). Poorly planned outfits can really take away from an otherwise really great results. While a well-planned one can flatter the couple and really bring out the best in you.
The best outfit coordination is about complementing each other, without having to match your outfits to the same exact colors or styles. So pick a color theme or stick to the concept that you have picked prior. Most importantly, it should be something that is comfortable for you, because comfort means confidence and that is the perfect recipe for photography success.
Here are a few of our favorite #SweetEscapePrewedding shots in Bali for your inspiration:
Winter has passed, flowers are blooming, and a new season has come! Spring is celebrated extensively in most part of the world with joy and excitement, and more-often-than-not with unique and colourful festivals! Take a look at some that we've complied to inspire you for choosing your next spring-break holiday destination!
Our first spring festival is Songkran, also known as the Thai New Year. You will definitely love Songkran, because this festival is a good excuse for adults and kids alike to sprinkle, spray or even flush others with water in a kingdom-wide water fight, from the streets of Bangkok, to mountainous Chiang Mai, all the way to the sandy beaches of Phuket! The Thai people believe that water is spiritually purifying, cleansing us from any bad luck or grievances for the past year, and blessing us with renewed fortune and happiness for the coming year. This extremely fun festival is fittingly held every April, which is Thailand's hottest month of the year!
The White House Easter Egg Roll is a timeless tradition that dates back to 1878 under President Rutherford B. Hayes, held on the White House South Lawn in Washington D.C. each Easter Monday for children aged 13 and younger and their parents, hosted by the current President and the First Lady. The Egg Roll is basically a race, where children push an egg through the grass with a long-handled spoon, while other activities such as live music and decorated Easter eggs exhibition happen around the lawn, encouraging kids and young people to live healthy and active lives.
If you plan to visit the beautiful New Delhi, Jaipur, or Agra for holiday, why not come in late March to join the explosion of colours in the Holi festival! Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, and is super-popular among tourists as well. Also known as the Festival of Colours, participants splash each other with multi-coloured powders, signifying the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and thanksgiving for good harvest. It is also a great occasion for locals to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. Get ready to be fully covered with colours!
Also known as the Tomb-Sweeping Day, Ching Ming Festival has been celebrated by Chinese people for over 2500 years. During Ching Ming, celebrated every April 5th, Chinese families all over china--from big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou to small vilages across the vast land--make a trip to visit the tombs of their ancestors to clean the gravesites, pray to their ancestors, and make ritual offerings such as flowers, food dishes or burning joss sticks and joss papers, showing the reference Chinese people have towards their ancestors. Other popular thing to do during Ching Ming is to fly kites in the shapes of animals or characters from Chinese opera.
The Bloemencorso Bollenstreek is an annual festive flower parade held every mid April in the Netherlands, showcasing colourful floats decorated with tulips and other locally-grown flowers. The 40 kilometre-long parade attracts hudreds of thousands of spectators along the way, both locals and tourists from overseas.
Wherever you plan to go, don't forget to make your spring memorable with SweetEscape! We connect you to 2000+ professional photographers in more than 400 cities around the world, so all you have to do is to join in on the fun of these amazing spring festivals and create beautiful memories, while we take great photos of your every moment! Use the code FIRSTESCAPE on your first SweetEscape booking to get USD50 off and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!