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Intimate Travellers – Mataraz Villas – Bali
Bali! OK, to be honest I’m one of those people that had never been to Bali and had no intention in going there, EVER. Quad bike adventures, White water rafting, Riding scooters on the busy street. It kind of freaks me out a little. Until an opportunity came up to document an intimate session with this Beautiful couple Anton from Russia and Sveta from Belarus. As an aspiring Destination Wedding Photogrpaher I can’t say no to Travel and I felt it was an opporunity to experience some place new. “You’ll never, never know – if you never every go” – Thanks, Ernie Dingo.
I tell you what, waking up in a bed with blinds wide open with your own personal pool as you step out of your room. Really felt like the freshest morning I had ever experience. Until I started sweat like crazy! Even after I wipe myself down from a shower, I questioned whether I’m sweating or just still wet. Oh, and I also realised that I’m here to work! ‘Pay attention Naz!’ In all seriousness, with all of my shoots, I’d like for everyone to be comfortable and in their own zone. I just create a scene for you guys to share your emotions in. Being taking away to a tropical place stepping outside your villa and watching the whole world go by. We had the opportunity to shoot at the more popular tourist sights in Bali, but we were quite comfortable in our little private Villa, just chilled vibes.
Anton and Sveta were probably the most sweetest, kindest couple I had ever met. From the moment we shook hands they were both smiling and just happy for me to start doing what I love. As traveller’s and they’re native tongue being Russian, it was a little hard to communicate and direct. ‘Direct’ I really dislike that word, I hate to think that I’m forcing un-natural poses, or holding your partner in a way you normally wouldnt. That’s why every couple is unique in that way. The best way to communicate with your loved ones for photos is just to express how you feel for them through your own body language.
Sure, there are alot of destinations and popular tourist sites to explore in Bali but we kept this shoot quite intimate. Documenting a day of Anton and Sveta on their honeymoon retreat. Chilled out and relaxed. I completely understand why Bali is such a popular spot, there’s something in it for everyone. Whether you’re in it for a wild adventure, Seeking amazing Waterfalls, Temple, experiencing the culture, Beaches, or just want to chillback in your Private Villa. It’s all here in one spot.
I do offer Honeymoon/destination shoots. If you’re interested, dont hesitate to ask. You’re celebration of Marriage starts at you planning and continues into your honeymoon.
Looking for accomdation in Bali? Check out Mataraz Villa.