After saying their “I do’s” in North Bali, Claudine & Daniel were keen on doing a very adventurous Trash the Dress wedding shoot. First and foremost, I should mention that they run Abyss World Indonesia (an amazing dive charter in North Bali) and are water lovers, so it was no surprise to me when they started sharing all their awesome shoot ideas. I knew instantly that it was shaping up to be a very exciting Trash the Dress shoot.
It’s not every day that you have a fantastic Balinese dive boat at your disposal, so we made sure to take full advantage of the opportunity. North Bali has some truly amazing views both from the land and the sea. The roiling mountains that are right on shore provide a landscape that reminds me a lot of the Hawaiian islands.
So with a SUP at our disposal and adventure in our hearts, we set out to make some photographs that you don’t get to see every day. Being a Bali Wedding Photographer, I get to make images of some of the most jaw-dropping scenery Southeast Asia has to offer. However, this day was exceptionally beautiful, and what better way to top it off than by having the bride and groom jump off a perfectly good boat into the ocean?
I am always very cautious when I put a bride in the water with her full gown on, as it is a safety issue because it can be very hard for them to swim (in addition to being a Bali wedding photographer, I also act as a dive safety, wearing long blade freediving fins at all times). But Claudine, being an avid swimmer and dive instructor, did fantastically well, and I can say I wasn’t surprised by her awesome performance. I think the playfulness of this shoot really portrays the dynamic between these two lovers. What better way to end a Bali wedding than by doing what you love, with whom you love, and allowing me to document it?
A special thank you to these two crazy kids for pushing me to take the adventurousness of my wedding photography to the next level, and also for taking me out scuba diving on their home turf. I would definitely recommend getting in contact with these two if you are interested in an authentic Bali dive experience.