We shot Egi and Zita’s pre-wedding portraits in Menjangan National Park, Bali. It’s a location often unheard of and I was beyond excited because it was my first time shooting there. New locations always send chills down my back from excitement. It promises the freedom to create new shots and not limiting myself because I’ve done it once before and it encourages the artistic part of me to create fresh shots time and again.
I meet a lot of different kinds of people doing what I do at AXIOO. Some loves the camera and can appear naturally and effortlessly, while some are a little camera shy. It is often the case I meet couples where the bride-to-be is just so great in front of the camera, while the groom-to-be would much rather be behind the camera if he could. But that’s not the case for Hendry and Salvia. It was such a pleasure to shoot for these two who can appear so naturally and so in love throughout all the clicks.
I’ve probably shared once before about how amazed I am to hear stories about how one meets his soul mate. It never ceases to amaze me just how their roads seemed to have been paved towards that certain someone they were meant to spend eternity with. Some probably had the time of their lives during their period together and some have been fortunate enough to have gone through a certain test that has proved their love to be stronger than they have ever thought before.
What a privilege it was for me to shoot for this sweet couple with an enormous heart. Not just for each other, but for everyone around them. Han is the conservative man, gentle and kind who won the heart of Surabaya’s own beauty, Amelia. More than beautiful, this woman is humble and loving and so much fun to be around. And San Francisco and Napa Valley provided the perfect backdrop for their pre-wedding portraits. California’s treasure trove of love in the wine country and the breezy city was a great place to capture the chemistry between these two gentle souls in love.
Ben and Susan have known each other since they were much younger but haven’t kept much in touch, until a friend reintroduced them again. They didn’t realize that they were both together sharing the same land down under at the time. They reconnected and started seeing each other intensively. The confident and bubbly young lady won the heart of the calm and quiet man, and I was lucky enough to cross paths with these remarkable people on their pre-wedding shoot.
Sometimes a person just gets lucky enough to shoot a pre-wedding portrait with Darth Vader in it, you know what I mean? And just in case you were wondering, Rindo and Netty actually collected all those empty beer cans. I assume being the beer enthusiasts that they are, they didn't have a problem coming up with so many for our shoot. Super!
Thanks for the fun during the shoot guys! Wishing you much happiness in the days to come.
The whole time I shot for this romantic couple, my mind was playing a soundtrack – La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf. There is just something about these two that brings out the magic and elegance of Paris. And I really love how these pictures turned out!
Anyone who works at Axioo knows how important Wenny is to all of us... aside from handling the office finances, she's also the one who adds balance into our accounts at the end of everyone. But that's not why we love her... she is a sweet person and more than that, she is caring. She pays attention to all of us at the Axioo house and we know that we got it great to have her around.