Bali travels photography or Prashant and Swetha. “We wanted to get close to nature and feel the rustic vibe of the countryside as an escape from our usual monotony of life in the urban city of Singapore.” To celebrated their harvest session festival (festival of Pongal), they decided to do their Bali travel photo at the rice field in Ubud, as they wanted to be close to nature.
How did you two meet?
We met in Singapore’s modern way. You guessed it right, we met in an online dating app. For two people originating from the same place (Chennai) and in fact born in the same hospital, it was cupid that brought us together. We surprisingly had no mutual friends. We had chatted very little through the app and wanted to take a shot and meet immediately. Something just clicked and by the third date, we were sharing some of the deepest stories with each other. We became pretty close after that and realized how similar both our lives and families are. Within a year of dating, we knew we were meant for each other.
Why you choose Rice Terrace and Monkey Forest for your engagement shoot?
We chose rice terrace as we visited Bali during the Hindu festival of Pongal which signifies the harvest season and is celebrated with pomp and frolic in the south of India. Both of us are South Indians and Hindu by the origin and to enjoy our engagement along with the essence of the festival, we wanted to be close to the rice fields. We wanted to get close to nature and feel the rustic vibe of the countryside as an escape from our usual monotony of life in the urban city of Singapore.
We chose Monkey Forest as we fell in love seeing some of the previous shoots of Gusmank in the area. The thick rainforests with its dark green colors gave it a very ancient look which we felt contrasted the bright green from the rice terraces.
What was the most memorable part of this Bali Travel Photography shoot?
The most memorable part of the shoot was the image in which the monkeys come near us. It was a bit scary for sure but they were friendly and it did feel nice.
How was the Bali travel photography shoot going?
The shoot was really good. It was a break from both our holiday in Bali and from the monotony of our daily lives. We enjoyed the morning sun and the fresh smell of the morning dew on the rice fields. It was a refreshing experience made perfect with Gusmank capturing us at all the right angles.