Photography : She Said Yes
Ricky & Helena by Donny Wu
Aug 2016

I’ve always been an admirer of mountains. The view of the mountains never fails to take my breath away. Every visit to the mountain always seems to encourage my creativity as I gain new perspectives and new confidence just by standing on the greatness of the mountain. And that’s probably why, I love recommending going to the mountains for pre-wedding sessions. Aside from having a view that is naturally gorgeous, I think that love just looks much over there.

Not many want to go though. Most prefer the beach views, since they’re already on the island. But those who wants to go the extra miles will find that there is more to Bali than it’s pristine shores.

I felt really lucky when I suggested shooting at Mount Batur to Ricky and Helena and they agreed. The roads leading to the gorgeous spots were not easy. There was a long traffic (due to Balinese religious ceremonies) and road blocks (on the foot of the mountain, due to repairs). I guess we could have just turned back and decide to go to the lakes or the beach, but we didn’t. After asking around for alternative roads, we made it to the mountain. And every challenges we faced were redeemed by the breathtaking view that it offered.

We stayed on the mountains for a while, until a few hours after lunch, then we headed down towards the lake, then to the beach, then to the clubs before finally wrapping the shoot at about 9 at night. It was a long, long, long day. But when I went to bed that night, I didn’t think about how tired I was because all I could remember was that gorgeous view of the mountains and how it took my breath away.

To Ricky and Helena, thank you for coming with me on this trip. I hope it was as memorable for you as it was for me. Sending you all the best wishes for a smooth walk up to the altar.



Location : Bali

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