Unbeknownst to their family and friends, Kristie and Matt secretly got married in the States. No one knew about this until they arrived in Bali and announced their wedding, complete with under the volcano Bali honeymoon photo session pictures.
Kristie wrote to us about her wish to have wedding photos in an exotic location. So, they chose Bali. But then, Mount Agung decided to wake up from its 54 years old slumber, coughed some ashes, and went back to a fitful sleep. It remains active with an occasional ash coughing and spasms. Despite of an active volcano, life goes on as usual in the island of Bali although the international media portrayal made it seems like the whole island is in a grave danger. Bali received a lot of cancellations. Many didn’t want to risk coming to an island with a raging volcano except for Kristie and Matt.
“Our family is worried about our plan to go to Bali. But we did some research about the mountain and we found out that it is actually far from the area that we’d like to visit. Many people in the USA thought that the mountain is as big as Bali,” said Kristie when we asked her about her decision to come and continued with the Bali honeymoon photo session.
Kristie looked beautiful on the day of the photoshoot. With a long white silk slip dress and a glamorous pinned up hair, she gamely walked on the terraced rice field of Tegalalang, plunged into the cold water of Petanu River in Tampak Siring with Matt, posed like a film star at Tukad Cepung Waterfall, and touchingly, blessed by a priest in an intimate Hindu ceremony at Five Elements, the award-winning eco-conscious wellness retreat deeply rooted in the ancient traditions of Bali.
We truly enjoyed taking their first pictures as husband and wife. It was clear that they were made for each other and we were happy to witness that happiness. With a volcano as their witness, Kristie and Matt are embracing their beginning as a married couple. Congratulations for your under the volcano Bali honeymoon photo session!
I shoot this session with Digital and Analog Film camera, a Fujifilm Profilm 400H on Contax 645.