Labuan Bajo is a small town on the Island of Flores and capital of the West Manggarai district. Comfortable and charming, far less developed than Bali yet still featuring a few five-star resorts and surprisingly good restaurants. Getting to Labuan Bajo from Bali is much easier than you might expect, there are several direct flights a day from Bali. Labuan Bajo prewedding destination could be an alternatives if you want to avoid Bali’s crowd.
Enchanting Alila Manggis Candidasa wedding of Karen and Michael. Karen and Michael met each other online while Michael was living in Hong Kong and Karen was living in Melbourne. Karen came to Hong Kong for a friend’s wedding. They met up and spent the week together. They did long distance for about 10 months visiting each other every few months until Michael eventually moved to Sydney.
At the end of the year 2016, Tilia and Pedro, Brazilian couples who living in Jakarta contacted me and asked if I can do a maternity session for them. And of course I was so excited and here’s the result. Not long after the session they contacted me again when they visited Bali and asked me to do their Bali holiday family photo session along with the new member. I was more than happy to shot them again. Witnessing the family journey of my returning clients is what makes my
Prewedding photography in Canggu Bali of Barnabas and Krizta, the lovely couple travel from Hungary! We did the session mainly in Canggu area. As they love temples we stopped at the home temples nearby before headed to the beach. We did the session at two best beach in Canggu, Mengening Beach and Nyanyi Beach.
Luxury Bali Wedding Reception at The Glass House by Tirtha of Devie and Rick. Hosting their wedding in Bali proved to be convenient and memorable for this lovely couple. The day of their big day was started at Tirtha signature wedding chapel, followed by their luxury Bali wedding reception at The Glass House.
Magical morning photography at Tegalalang Rice Terrace of Alyssa and Kevin. Alyssa is a a film photography based in California that happens to have their honeymoon in Bali. Actually our first plan was do the shoot at Tukad Cepung waterfall, however the day before the photoshoot they got a bike accident in Ubud. Kevin had a wound on his feet that made he need to avoid a water, so instead of going to the waterfall we went to the rice terrace.
I love returning to my favourite spot for shooting, I like it because every time the lighting is always different, creating a different feels, like this Bali waterfall photo session. Last month I got to photograph Melissa and Nick engagement session in Ubud’s best waterfall, Blangsinga Waterfall. Little that I know, they just engaged a few weeks before the shooting. It was an absolutely gorgeous sunrise when we arrive at the waterfall, make their skin looks adorably glowing. This waterfall consist of three tiers, the first one is at the
The hunt for the perfect wedding ring is of course a major part of the wedding planning process—but before you find the perfect ring, you need to find the right wedding destination. And when it comes to beautiful, and unique, settings for your big day, there’s almost nowhere as warm as Bali. The so-called Island of Gods in Indonesia is overwhelmingly beautiful and contributes a certain magic to things—especially with colorful offerings and adorned temples everywhere, a beach inspired Bali destination wedding is a perfect choice!
You got engaged! Congratulations! And what now? Planning a wedding can be a heavy task and sometimes engagement photos can seem like just another thing on the to-do list. But they can actually be an important aspect leading up to the big day. Here’s my Bali photography guide as a professional photographer to make sure that your engagement photos capture your personalities and this monumental time in your lives.
Bali fine art film engagement photography of Jeffry and Dani. As everyone know, sometimes I work with a hybrid of digital with my Fuji camera and a classic medium format film, playing to the strengths of each. The wonderful thing about shooting film in Bali is that it is incredibly flattering to skin tone and creates an ethereal and elegant finish.
The island of Bali is blessed with the abundance of beautiful beaches. Be it the alluring dark sanded beach, rugged and rocky beach landscape or white-sanded beach with still water, the island has it all. Some are rather challenging to reach such as the beaches of Uluwatu, but some are just an easy stroll away like the beaches in Sanur or Nusa Dua.
Kupu Kupu Barong Ubud Surprise Proposal Photography of Denis and Olivia. Surrounded by the beauty of nature and magical twilight in Kupu Kupu Barong Ubud, Denis got down on one knee with his most sincere and heartfelt vows to her future brides. One of today’s most popular ways to get engaged: a destination proposal. There’s something so romantic about being away together, and alone in your little corner of the world, whether it’s in a cabin two hours away or on an island in another hemisphere. Plus, the very nature
Ash and Sam, the lucky couple whose held their Bali beach wedding at Komune Resort Bali, met each other 10 years ago (to the day of their wedding!) in Bali. They both were solo traveler and coincidentally they were staying at the same hotel in Kuta. They were introduced by an American couple, whose also were staying with them.
During the most early time of the year, I’m filled with holiday joy capturing the cheerful love between Tania and Dedex during their Bali engagement photography session. The two love birds will cherish new memories with each other. If we’ve captured your wedding before, you will know Dedek, he’s been helping me as my second shutter in the last few years. It’s my time to capture his Bali engagement photography session and also his upcoming Bali wedding.
To celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary, Jade and her husband wanted to have Sanur Beach Bali Renewal Vow Photography. The renewal was held at luxury beach resort in Sanur, Fairmont. Jade was married in Bali 10 years ago, that’s why she wanted to celebrated their wedding anniversary here in Bali too, the different is it was just two of them before, and now there are four members. Witnessed by their parents and son, they renew their vow at stunning beach front location. A vow renewal is an opportunity for a
Canggu Wedding Photography at Soori Bali of Leanne and Anant. Canggu hasn’t been on a tourist map since wasn’t very long. And now it’s becoming a popular spot for tourist who seeking a place closer to beach but not as busy as Kuta or Seminyak. Tourist come to Canggu for surfing, eat and chill at the beach. Beside Canggu has a pretty dark sandy beach, you can easily find a rice terrace in Canggu. Basically you can find everything here!
Romantic Bali marriage proposal of Chris and Torrie. They first met in a hospital in Las Vegas back in January 2013, then they started dating on June 2013. Torrie is a registered nurse, and Chris currently in nursing school. Chris contacted me regarding his proposal ideas since a year ago!
Ubud Bali Honeymoon Destination of Simone and Maurice. Ubud is become one of the most romantic honeymoon destination in the world according to Conde Nast Traveler. It seems almost unfair, just how many heavenly location in Ubud to visit. The wanderlust rice terrace, thousand of ancient temples to age-old royal palaces with amazing green panoramas on the background. Ubud is a perfect place for romantic escape, it’s an enchanting place and one of the best honeymoon destinations with many romantic places and an idillic setting for all those looking for
Colour and intentionality came pouring through Bayu and Ivony wedding at the gorgeous Bali wedding venue. Backed by an incredible vendor team Vara Wedding, their vintage garden union was nothing short of a party overflowing with fun and tears of happiness. Contagious smiles complemented the nature-inspired outdoor reception decor in a way only emotion can.
Bali travel 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 the nature.
Romantic beach maternity shoot in Bali of Monica and Nico. Maternity sessions are a very special thing to me — I love capturing the happiness, affection and love shown by the wonderful mom to be. Monica and Nico are a parents to be, and expecting their son in few months after the shoot. I opted to do this beach maternity shoot in Bali at Balangan beach as it’s very close to their hotel, La Joya Biu Biu and it’s easy to reach from the parking unlike the most beach in
Elegant Bali wedding destination at Tirtha Bridal of Joe Lee and Poh Fern. Avid believers in ‘less is more’, Joe and Poh Fern who both work as architects in Malaysia have always dreamt of finding a wedding venue that offers both iconic structure with stunning views. They trust that the right wedding venue can set the stage for the entire event and provide dramatic backdrops for photographs.
Bali honeymoon photography in monkey forest of Stephanie and Ty. We were very excited to receive an e-mail from Desiree who wanted to give her friends that recently got married a photography session with us. The newlyweds were having their honeymoon in Bali. When we contacted thee lucky couple to have their Bali honeymoon photography in monkey forest taken, they were beside themselves with excitement. The newlyweds wished to have their pictures taken with the mischievous monkeys at Monkey Forest Ubud.
I photograph all types of people, but children are my very favorite subjects to work with. I love their innocent nature, genuine expressions, sparkling eyes full of life, and the endless possibilities and dreams their futures hold. By combining beautiful natural light, a truthful connection, and a glimpse into the soul, even the most ordinary scene can be transformed into something magical. I’d love to share with you this magical family photography in Ubud.
Fine art Ubud elopement photography of these beautiful yogis, Bre and Flo. Everything about this fine art Ubud elopement photography was incredible. On top of that there was this spirit of Bali feel on our shoot location at Bali stunning temples that you could feel in every moments. Elopements are always a fun escape for the couple where they can be very intimate and it’s just only two of them. As their Bali photographer, I had an incredible time shooting these two souls that deeply in love. It was a
Bali wedding at The Ungasan Clifftop Resort Uluwatu of our beautiful couple from Hong Kong, Gigi and Jerry. Gigi and Jerry met each other through mutual friends in 2013, even they meet each other several time, their love happened naturally after they were chatting and texting each other constantly for almost two months. With the help of their wedding planner, Wine and Co Wedding Organizer, Gigi and Jerry held their wedding at The Ungasan Clifftop Resort, Uluwatu located on the magical Bukit Peninsula. The wedding started with the couples preparation
The most romantic places to propose in Bali. Besides being one of the best wedding and honeymoon destination in the world, the island of Bali also has some of the most romantic places to propose your loved ones. From the stunning vista of Indian Ocean to the lush hill of Ubud, Bali provides some stunning locations to ask the most important question in your life. I have experienced and captured some the most unforgettable romantic moments for Bali surprise proposal photography sessions.
Katie and Rob has been engaged for 3 years when they contacted me. Rob proposed her at the top of mountain while they are snowboarding in Japan! They loved traveling together and loved something adventurous! Reading their story I suggest them to do this Mount Batur Bali engagement photography. In the month leading up to before the session the Mount Agung is starting to blew some ash, Katie and Rob was considered to postponed their trip to Bali. Thankfully and not surprisingly, a weeks later the situation is better, and
The Bali wedding Photography at Canggu Villa of Fleur and Sam. The sweet couples exchanged their vow upon 5,000 square metres of glorious garden next to Cemagi Beach, Semarapura Villa. Beyond the venue rolling lawns of Japanese grass, the sacred sea temple Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus rises above the Indian Ocean, an iconic silhouette against the coast’s famed crimson sunsets. What a beautiful set for Fleur and Sam Bali beach wedding destination. The wedding was started with the couples preparation in the different villas, then the ceremony. The greens from
Bali proposal photographer for Allan and Natalie. We love receiving inquiry that involved us in a surprise proposal. So, when Allan wrote to us that he planned to propose his girlfriend for five years in a surprise Bali proposal photography session, we got very excited. The lucky woman was Natalie.
When they met for the first time, Maya and Kevin found that they had nothing in common except for their love of food and traveling. Fast forward six years later, the couple decided to tie the knot and continued to eat and roam the globe as husband and wife. “We’ve traveled together quite extensively since we’ve been together. Kevin proposed to me last year when we were in Paris for our two weeks Europe trip,” said Maya. The San Francisco based couple were truly looking forward to explore Bali and
The Canadian couple came to Bali together with their family for a holiday. Before they arrive, Julia and Mike contacted us. “We are looking to get a Bali casual prewedding session taken while we are there,” wrote Julia to us before they arrived. The couple wanted to capture the beauty of Bali, its beautiful sunset and colors of nature. She wrote that she loves how my pictures looks very colorful and vibrant, and breathtaking. We were blessed with a beautiful weather on the day of the photo shooting. We took
Bali fine art film photography session of Taylan and Gozde. I’ve been a fans of Erich Mcvey work for quite some time, he is one of the best fine art film photographer, I even bought his online lesson last year. His work inspiring me to capture a session with film camera, and it’s actually challenging! I adore how he able to create with film and the rich, timeless quality of the images. Here is some images that I took from my medium format film, Contax 645. This Bali fine art
Getting married in Bali probably the best things that happened to our beautiful couple, Pooja and Callum, as Bali is top choice for every couples when it comes to celebrating their union. Located in popular tourist destination in Bali, 100 metres of absolute beachfront and stunning ocean view, Villa Atas Ombak is the place where they decided to get married. It is as welcoming as it is beautiful and we can see why they along with their guests would enjoy a day of celebration in its embrace. The decor from
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
Bali Honeymoon Photography in Sanur of Rachel and Steve, our clients who were travelled from the United States. They just recently married and chosen Bali for their honeymoon destinations. I had the privilege to capture their Bali honeymoon photography in Sanur.
Bali wedding photography at Seminyak luxury villas of Lucy and Rory. Lucy and Rory were introduced by their friends in 2010 before finally their fell in love. Their love continues, they have spent the last 7 years travelling the world together, including a full year living overseas in Canada and London. Their wedding was held in The Cotton House, whose architecture is inspired by the great houses of the Caribbean.
Gusmank Professional Bali Wedding Photographer, Thank You Messages 2017! Well what a year! 2017 you have been phenomenal! Thanks to all our amazing families, friends, partners and clients for your continued support. Thank you for trusting us, Gusmank Professional Bali Wedding Photographer to capture your lifetime memories, happiness, laughter, love and tears. Each of the images we took that would cherish your life forever make us so grateful. It was amazing get to meeting people all around the globe!
Bali engagement session at Mandapa Ubud, a Ritz Carlton Reserve of Xiao Yu and Rain, our clients whose travelled from Shanghai China. Embark on a mindful journey to the extraordinary – to a place that is fully immersed into the surroundings, this location is a perfect place to photograph an engagement session. An intimate Ubud, Bali luxury hotel of only 60 villas and suites, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve providing renowned service at every touchpoint to awaken the spirit and provide rich, meaningful memories to last a lifetime. As a resort
From Bali to Singapore wedding destination of Kai and Mag. This September we were lucky enough to get to visit Singapore to capture a wedding. We’ve shoot their engagement in Bali, then as they are happy with the result, they wanted us to capture their wedding in Singapore. The wedding were started from Tea Pay ceremony at the bride’s house. Before the groom entering the house, the groom and the groomsmen has to do the wedding games prepared by the bridesmaid. It was hilarious! The main ceremony, was celebrated at
Rainy day engagement shoot of Regina and Alex. Don’t get the weather make you down, as this madly in love couple proof bad weather could be a romantic engagement photoshoot. Nothing can stand in their way — not rain, not hail, not snow, not thunder, not lightning. Instead of letting some crummy weather conditions ruin their rainy day engagement photoshoot in Ubud, they decided to dance in the rain.
Bali honeymoon photoshoot of Pauline and Loris. “We’ve known each other for six years,” said Pauline who met her future husband, Loris, in business school. They recently got married and celebrated it by going to Bali for a honeymoon. They asked us to capture them as newlyweds and we couldn’t be happier. Pauline was passionate about photography and she liked their Bali honeymoon photoshoot to be simple and emotive. We took them to two locations, the picturesque Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud and the quiet Serangan Island in Denpasar area.
A Bali Wedding Inspiration with an Indian & Middle Eastern Exotic Architecture at The Villas Bali Hotel and Spa. We know their day will inspire other couples who are dreaming of having an middle eastern architecture with the tropical trees on their backdrop. Inspired by the legendary Moguls of Rajasthan, the designers of the building sought to blend Indian Palatial complexity with Moroccan rustic simplicity. Whether under a tented ceiling or an elaborate hand painted canvas. The bride, Emily, wearing an undoubtedly one of the most incredible wedding dress, she
Macy and Jay: Amid the ricefield of an Ubud Bali couple session. This sweet couple from Argentina has been dating for a while. Macy and Jay wished to have an Ubud Bali couple session photo shooting amid the green terrace rice field of Tegalalang, Ubud. Unfortunately, the rice field was just recently planted. However, the surrounding area made of tall swaying palm trees and dramatic rice field terrace made up for it. We went there at seven in the morning and successfully captured the gorgeous light of Balinese morning. On
Best of Seminyak, Bali travel photography of Lyndy and Don. This was our second time capturing their travel photography in Bali. Previously we have done the session in Tamblingan lake a few months ago, then they contact us again for their travel photography session in Seminyak. For the first location, we took them to best of Seminyak cafe, Kim Soo Bali. We can see a lot of things at Kim Soo Home Bali, from Raw wood, recycled teak root, glassware and ceramics. Marble top French cafe tables, teak kitchen hutches,
A Dramatic Bali Cliff Top Wedding Photography. Pandawa Cliff Estate was a stunning setting for the beautifully intimate wedding of Ashleigh and James. The Australian couple decided to say ‘I do’ to each other in the presence of their beloved family and friends. The gorgeous couple celebrated their love at the estate’s famous wedding chapel which provided a breathtaking background for a dramatic Bali cliff top wedding photography. Ashleigh looked very beautiful in her mermaid wedding gown from Vera Wang and we loved capturing the look on James’ face when
Before sunset bali engagement photoshoot. Charlene and Kevin’s Bali engagement photoshoot turned out to be as perfect as the couple have requested when they booked a session with us. The Singaporean couple recently got engaged and since Bali is their favourite holiday destination, they wish to commemorate the special moment in their lives at their favourite island. We took them to the beautiful Melasti Beach at Ungasan. The dark stone temple created a dramatic background for our first photoshooting. The golden rays showered us beautifully and gave the couple a
Casual engagement session in Tegalalang rice terraces lush greenery of Carole and Fred. Carole and Fred, the French couple, were engaged a year ago and they planning for their wedding next year. They wanted to do a photo session as they don’t have a good picture of them together, while they also want to use the picture as a save a date. One cannot go to Bali and not make time to see the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. This beautiful rice terraces is located around 3 miles from Ubud central, make
Oceanside elopement photography at Soori Bali of Eddie and Wings, the sweet couple travelled from Hongkong. Soori Bali and wedding bliss are a match made in heaven. The romance of the beach, the fragrance of exotic flowers, the sparkling ocean and a sunset glow provide the magic that sets off their elopement into perfection. The shoot start from their preparation at their villa, then followed by a ceremony witnessed by the shimmering Indian Ocean. The couple were very calm and in love. We instantly felt drawn to this sweet couple’s
Bali beach wedding at Balangan of Claire and Brent. Accompanied by their closest friends, Claire and Brent tied their knot at the gorgeous Balangan Beach. This white sandy beach stretch 200 meters with panoramic view to the Indian Ocean and blessed by the spectacular sunset that create the romantic nuance for the couple exchanging their vows. The bride and groom’s preparation was in Balangan Beach Front Villa Nakar and then we walk together to the heart stopping ceremony location. Organized by Bali Brides Wedding Planner, this wedding was very intimate