Destination Bridal Portraits

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Engagement Shoot By the Ocean in Canggu, Indonesia

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Often what makes an engagement photo album extra special is the friendship that the couple shares with their photographer. This makes the shoot even more meaningful, as seen here in these images. Here at this chic beach villa in Canggu, Indonesia, this couple let their hair down for a fun and romantic evening while their photographer snapped away. See their delight in each other as they twirled around, waded ankle deep through the waves, and admired the beautiful horizon before them. To top it off, an amazing sunset at Seseh Beach gave them the perfect golden hour. As Fire, Wood & Earth shared: “The great vibes and perfect chemistry here made this session special.” Well done!

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Spectacular Sunset Wedding Portraits at Boranup in Perth

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We see a world of adventure and joy ahead for this couple, who shot their spectacular wedding portrait album at Boranup in the south of Perth. Opting for a casual photoshoot, the couple (and their photographer) spent an enjoyable and idyllic day journeying through the lush and tranquil Boranup woodlands and quaint town of Fremantle. Nature’s forest hues and golden sunsets certainly made for a wonderful tapestry that ensured a memorable day out. Kudos to Iluminen for these fantastic photos!

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Just Strolling Through Shanghai With an Adorable Alpaca

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Living and working in a hip city like Shanghai with your fiancé is a special experience. You have a bank of memories from building this chapter of your lives together, away from all that is familiar, and you want to remember how you’ve made this place home. Shanghai, with its iconic streets, memorable frames of skyscrapers, and eclectic mix of Chinese-European residences, all make for a meaningful engagement album that encapsulates this Malaysian couple’s life in this season.

We love their carefree spirit in these images, and check out that adorable alpaca curiously eyeing its surroundings. It’s an unusual addition to an engagement album but it’s so docile, you can’t help but be charmed by it. To capture a sense of the local fashion, the couple wear Fei Yue, a well-known sneaker brand produced in that very city. Thank you for sharing these brilliant shots, Andrew Yep Photographie!

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We got in the night before and discussed our shoot options. We decided on some of their favourite locations and other interesting ones in Shanghai,” says Andrew Yep Photographie, adding that many of the shots were spontaneous. “The alpaca was a joy to work with after we got over our initial apprehension. It drew plenty of attention and there were times when a crowd had gathered and we had to ask them for space to shoot. But the alpaca never once misbehaved.”

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MICHELLE & ANDREW {China}

Photography by Andrew Yep Photographie / Hair and Makeup by Chen Jen Ying / Location Shanghai

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Engagement Portraits Amid the Stunning Hues of Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots at Rainbow Mountain in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eleven days, 7 hotels, countless flights, and enduring altitudes of up to 5,200m – that’s what it took for this couple and their photography crew to create this most incredible engagement album. Here, we rely on the captivating prowess of Metrophoto to fully appreciate a couple’s bold declaration of love as they stood in some of the most spectacular locations in the world, such as Peru’s Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Well done, Metrophoto, and thank you for sharing this brilliant album!

Believe it or not, this is only the first part of this couple’s engagement portrait series. Don’t forget to check out Part 2 of their adventure, which took place in Bolivia.

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

From Traditional to Contemporary in Iconic Japan

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This pre-wedding album has it all – romance, flair and characteristics of the gorgeous couple’s unique relationship – all shot in the prolific landscape of Japan. Dressed traditionally in sky blue kimonos and with a matching parasol, the couple took to the streets, bazaar and shrine for an enjoyable morning stroll before later changing into their gown and suit, and finally, their casual wear.

The photographer’s artistry here is tangible. The vivid colours around them stand out in sharp contrast, breathing life into these precious moments as if a tribute to the love story of the couple’s youth before their next season as man and wife. Thank you for these brilliant captures, Terralogical!

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photography by Metrophoto. Destination bridal portraits in Bolivia. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Engagement Shoot at the World’s Largest Salt Flat in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination bridal portraits in Bolivia. www.theweddingnotebook.com

There are two crucial life lessons to glean from this arresting engagement album: perseverance and making time count. Just as these values will apply to their union as man and wife, this couple experience it first-hand in a challenging but rewarding 2-part engagement portrait series shot amidst extraordinary landscapes in Peru and Bolivia.
 
They engaged Manila-based Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto, whose vast experience with destination photography would be imperative to the success of the task. Together, they planned for a 3-day shoot in spectacular locations like Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat (a lake gone dry), and Laguna Hedionda, a saline lake in the Andean Altiplano that is notable for having pink and white flamingos.

What an outstanding job by Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto! These shots are the second part in a bridal portraits series taken across Bolivia, so head on over to check out Part 1, which was shot in Peru. Thanks for these amazing photos, Metrophoto!

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination bridal portraits in Bolivia. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination bridal portraits in Bolivia. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination bridal portraits in Bolivia. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Chester Kher Creations. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Retro Chic Stylish Engagement Shoot in Hong Kong

Photo by Chester Kher Creations. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We pored over this fashionista’s bold and fun engagement album with delight; her retro chic look was just so stylish and vibrant! Thanks to the groom’s new job, this couple is about to begin a new life together in Hong Kong, and these photos, featuring its iconic cityscape and picturesque ocean views, perfectly capture the couple’s union and sense of anticipation. Well done, Chester Kher Creations!

“The couple first met in Kota Kinabalu, and then dated while they were living in Kuala Lumpur,” shared Chester Kher Creations. “This shoot marks the beginning of a new chapter for them.” We just love the personalisation that they infused into their photos. There are no rules when it comes to styling your engagement or pre-wedding shoot, so have fun and be creative with yours.

Photo by Chester Kher Creations. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Chester Kher Creations. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Chester Kher Creations. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Engagement Shoot in Snowy Dinner Plain, Australia

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Snow, skis, hot chocolate by the fire, cuddles and a poodle – we can’t imagine a cosier engagement shoot than this. Having both resided in Australia for a number of years, this couple’s engagement shoot at a ski resort in snowy Dinner Plain reflected their shared love for snowboarding. And of course, it would not have been complete without their pet poodle, Mia. Kudos to Munkeat Photography for this mesmerising album!

“One of the biggest challenges during the planning process was sourcing shoot locations and finding the right attire,” shared Munkeat Photography. “Winter in Australia usually sees popular ski spots packed with holidaymakers, which would have served up an additional challenge. Fortunately the groom found Dinner Plain, which is more private and less touristy. Best of all, the oaken resort fit our theme perfectly.”

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by VRP Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Poignant and Intimate Pre-Wedding Shoot in Queenstown New Zealand

Photo by VRP Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We were absolutely floored by the magnificence of Queenstown, New Zealand, as captured in this couple’s pre-wedding shoot. These amazing shots certainly evoke the deep sense of quality, life and beauty that only nature can provide. This adventurous couple worked hard in the cold, enduring various weather conditions and cosying up at the various spots they discovered with their photographer. The miles of meadow, with snowcapped mountains in the distance, billowy clouds overhead and the brilliant galaxy of stars in the night sky, are simply out of this world! Thanks, VRP Photography, for this beautiful set!

Photo by VRP Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by VRP Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by VRP Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Kiss Me in Paris. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Surprise Romantic Proposal in Paris

Photo by Kiss Me in Paris. www.theweddingnotebook.com

After six years together, you’d think these high school sweethearts might find it difficult to keep a secret from each other. Much to Dasha’s great surprise, Shil bought a ring, planned a holiday, and even got their loved ones to Paris so he could pop the question! From the costume changes – that yellow dress and blue suit channelling serious ‘Beauty and the Beast’ vibes – to the sights of romantic Paris, these bridal portraits are an absolute dream. Many thanks to Cengiz Ozelsel from Kiss in Paris Photography for these postcard-perfect shots!

Dasha: “Shil popped the question during sunrise at the Trocadéro in Paris, with the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop. Shortly after, 15 of our friends and family members surprised me! He’d even hired a photographer for the surprise proposal and for an engagement photoshoot, which he initially sold as an anniversary gift.”

Photo by Kiss Me in Paris. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Kiss Me in Paris. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Kiss Me in Paris. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by The Galeria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Classic Noir Wedding Portraits at Chinatown

Photo by The Galeria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The beauty of wedding portraits is that any location can serve as a backdrop to your story, and with an experienced photographer behind the lens, your experience will be complete. In this wedding portrait album, an adventurous and artistic couple explore Chinatown Singapore, discovering some very vintage-esque and quirky spots. Thanks again thegaleria, for reminding us of the beauty of film when done right!

Wearing spunky red kicks with their wedding attire, and traditional outfits to contrast the city’s raw and iconic cityscape, this album is testament to the couple’s bold sense of fun and adventure, and will serve as a good reminder of the dreams they are building as man and wife.

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Photo by Kai Picture. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination Pre-Wedding Shoot in Eclectic Tokyo

Photo by Kai Picture. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It’s pretty normal to feel overwhelmed when your list of wedding things to do gets longer by the day. Why not take some time off with your spouse-to-be, committing only to the moment and the love you share? Rekindle your passion for each other as you explore the charm and flavours of an eclectic city like Tokyo. Like this couple discovered, it will be nothing short of the needed getaway that will also help in the preservation of good memories.

Taking to the market, streets and buildings, the lovebirds expressed their love of art and wonder against the fast paced and raw backdrop that Tokyo affords. Destination mood albums are good fun and rewarding – provided you are able to place your trust in your photographer of course. Thanks for these brilliant pictures, Kai Picture!

Photo by Kai Picture. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Kai Picture. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Kai Picture. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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