Bali elopement photography package for Rebecca & Luke.

I was very much looking forward to working with Rebecca & Luke. Why ?

Firstly, because they were my second couple who decided to combine a photo tour with an elopement ceremony and allowed me to arrange everything for them.

We started the day with a small and intimate ceremony in the garden of a stunning private villa.

The wedding ceremony was a mix of Western and Balinese traditions. The Western part took place under an arch at the poolside of the villa. This was followed by Balinese short Balinese blessings, help in a traditional Balinese gazebo.

The second reason why I was so much looking forward to this day was because I loved the brief Rebecca, the bride gave me about the photos she wanted to have. Here is what she told me.

In the weeks leading up to their wedding in Bali and the photoshoot, I asked Rebecca what kind of places and environments she would like to have for her photographs.

I invited Rebecca to show me what she likes. And therefore asked her to send me some photos from other couple’s weddings and photoshoots which I did in the past.

She replied she can’t do that. Because she loves all my photos. She went on to say that I would have complete freedom to choose whatever places I feel would be best.

The only thing she said is that she was not too keen on beach photos.

No beach?! I like that. Because I love challenges.

Not that I don’t like to go to the beach. On the contrary, beaches are among my favorite locations. But I also love to try out new things. Including new locations.

So I very much welcomed Rebecca’s request. It challenged me to come up with a set of spectacular locations.

Although we did the last set of photos on a cliff above a beach. Why?

Because the sunset on that day was so super gorgeous that we spontaneously decided to go to a fantastic cliff-top location to end of the day and the photography.

Talking about spontaneity. That was another aspect I love very much about working with this wonderful couple. These two lovelies were so easy to direct with their outgoing and spontaneous personality.

It felt effortless for all of us to capture photographs that reflect the deep bond and the strong emotions these two have for each other.

Because it is emotions above all that I strive to portray in my wedding photography.

And I think this transpired very well into the photographs. The proof is in the pudding or so they say.

Therefore, without any further ado please see in the following the photographs of the fantastic Bali elopement of Rebecca & Luke:

Excited ?!


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Here we go…


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Are you sure you wanna do this …


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Let me lift this veil.


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Ready !


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

I can see it in your eyes


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Together from now on.


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

YES !


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Will you from this day forward ?


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Let this moment last forever.


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Balinese vows


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

In prayer


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Cheers my love


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Amid the beauty of Bali


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Together forever


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Flower shower


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Under the big tree


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

This is fun!


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Look into my eyes.


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Go soft on me…


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

A moment of silent contemplation together


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Us & the beauty of Bali


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Somewhere in the heart of Bali


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

We are ‘coco-nuts’…


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Together under an umbrella


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Tell me now….


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

The flying veil


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

I love this!


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Amid flowers


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

run away with me…


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Do you feel it also?


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Tease me !!!


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Have you heard the news today?


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Can we stay here forever?


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

See, the sun begins to set…


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

What did you say?


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

Like lovers do…


Bali elopement phototour by Michelle Pastel

In the moment

I also need to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Jameela Tey, from the BALI WEDDING BLOG, to spread the word that for elopements it is often unnecessary to engage the services of a wedding planner. You can discover more about that in this article.

Rebecca heeded that advice and made all the arrangements for her elopement directly with me. My team and I arranged a small elopement ceremony on the pool-side of a private villa where a lovely & intimate blessing ceremony was carried out.

I may also mention that all the photographe were taken using vintage equippment such as 30,40 year old lenses. And all the editing & post production was done manually without an digital trickery.

Rebecca, Luke, thank you so much. I hope to see you again in Bali one day.

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