Bali Engagement Session

Photographing an engagement session in Bali, Indonesia was truly a dream come true. The biggest problem we had was where to shoot, not because there were not enough unique, beautiful locations, but because there were so many it was near impossible to choose a location that truly encompassed the Balinese culture.

We started our session at the Ubud Elephant Safari Park. The owners and trainers of the Safari Park were amazing to work with, allowing us to choose which of their 30+ elephants we wanted to work with. Our elephant, Taro, was sweet, gentle and simply stunning.

Marielle and Deon gracefully walked beside Taro, feeding and petting her lovingly along the way after which they rode Taro for some unique and stunning images. Our couple, currently residing in Australia, frequent Bali to visit family and friends. They know the tradition and cultures becoming our tour guides for part of the session. They helped us pick out the hot spots to check out and romantic locations to visit while around the island.

They were thrilled when we arrived at the elephant park, having never worked with animals of any type, let alone elephants, in our shoots we were beyond excited as well! We played with the elephants and walked through rice paddies and a jungle adjacent to the safari park.

After the safari park we stopped at Bali’s famous Tegallalang village, known for its picturesque rice paddies. The Balinese rice terraces go back over 2,000 years when farmers with primitive hand tools began carving the stepped terraces out of steep hill sides. Generation after generation has extended and kept them in meticulous shape. These paddies were simply breath taking, and to think, everything is maintained without complex machinery.

Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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Bali Engagement Session at an Elephant Park

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