We shot Egi and Zita’s pre-wedding portraits in Menjangan National Park, Bali. It’s a location often unheard of and I was beyond excited because it was my first time shooting there. New locations always send chills down my back from excitement. It promises the freedom to create new shots and not limiting myself because I’ve done it once before and it encourages the artistic part of me to create fresh shots time and again.
There’s nothing I love more than couples who knows what they want and don’t think twice about going after it. Egi and Zita are one of those couples. They are lovable and it’s easy to just fall completely in love with them, especially with the giggles and laughs they share between each other. They are relaxed and down to earth and yet they can appeal so elegant and classy in every setting. Zita came prepared with dresses from the designer of her choice, and Egi willingly suited up, played his part, and showcased that hidden model look for the world to see.
We drove for about 3,5 hours from Bali airport to Menjangan. The drive was long but well worth it. The nature was glorious and of course, having a nice eco resort to stay at adds to the experience. This shoot is special to me in many ways… more than the exciting new location to shoot at, it was also the first time I ever shot with a large crew. Between the make up artist, the design team, the event organizer, the hotel staff, the food coordinator, the security guards, and the assistants, there were about twenty of us all together. It was quite a crowd. But to my surprise, we all worked so well together. We were well coordinated and everyone played their parts exceptionally well. Looking back at these photos, I know that I couldn’t have pulled these shoot off without their help. So, here’s to you, all the super helpful friends, for making this shoot a huge success!
Dresses by Marga Alam
Make up by Irwan