Destination Bridal Portraits

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

Enchanting Waterfall and Black Sand Beach Engagement Shoot in Bali

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

We were absolutely enthralled by these waterfall captures that were taken at Tukad Cepung in Bali, Indonesia, but that was just half of it. The couple also had some photos taken at a secluded black sand beach, Nyanyi Beach, as the sun set on the horizon. Many thanks to Fire, Wood & Earth for these marvellous shots!

“The waterfall truly looked like a curtain, a sparkly cascade with the sunlight on it. We even managed to get some dramatic lighting with the sunlight piercing through the waterfall into the cave, creating the most mesmerising photos for the couple,” said the photographer from Fire, Wood & Earth. “As for the black sand beach, it was serene, soft and beautiful. At dusk, when the sky darkened, the soft light fell upon the surface of the sea and sand, giving it all a poetic vibe.”

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Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Magical Outdoor Portraits in Japan

Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Clear skies and bright sunlight always make photographs appear fresh and inviting. Braving the biting cold of Mount Fuji, Lake Kawaguchiko and Tokyo in Japan, this couple was handsomely rewarded with beuatiful landscapes and awesome wedding portraits that they will enjoy forever.

Look at the snow-carpeted fields with their tall, bald firs and cherry blossom trees in full bloom! This, along with the shots by the lake with majestic Mount Fuji in the background and those taken in eclectic Tokyo, collectively infuse the album with an unparalleled charm that is unique to Japan.



Many thanks for these amazing pictures, GMPS Wedding Film & Photography!

Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by GMPS Wedding Film and Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Artistic and Nostalgic Wedding Portraits in Hong Kong

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We love the artistry in this wedding portrait album. There’s something romantic about nostalgic wedding portraits with that film noir-esque feel, the sort we might see in our grandparents’ photo albums. Many thanks to Samuel Goh Photography for these splendid shots.

For Hui Jin and Shiu Yuen, the effort they put into their shoot was worth it. Their wedding portraits were shot in several locations in Hong Kong, including a rooftop in Sham Shui Po, Oi Man Village, the High Island Reservoir East Dam, Montane Mansion and Parkes Street. Simply gorgeous!

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Glamorous High Fashion Bridal Portraits in Shanghai

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shanghai never disappoints, with its rich history and twinkling lights in stark contrast with the skyscrapers and modern infrastructure. Yet the allure of old China remains when you explore its sidewalks and pavements, and these photos are proof.

We love the bride’s jaw-dropping outfits and dramatic makeup, the hustle and bustle of the streets, and especially that rooftop shot overlooking the Shanghai skyline! Many thanks to Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto for these shots, which, by the way, were only the first stop for the couple in a series of locations across China. Don’t miss part 2 of their bridal portraits, which were taken in Lijiang and Shangri-La.

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Untouched Beauty: Traditional Bridal Portraits in Lijiang and Shangri-La, China

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

If heaven were a place on earth, Shangri-La would come close. Part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, it’s an untouched landscape, a slice of tucked-away magic with its quiet people, majestic monasteries and curious wildlife.

Worthy of a fashion editorial, the styling of these bridal portraits, with those impeccable outfits against the scenic backdrops creating the perfect contrast of colours, patterns and textures, simply took our breath away! What an outstanding job by Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto. These shots are actually the second part in a series of bridal portraits taken across China, so don’t forget to check out part 1, which was taken in Shanghai.

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Winter Photoshoot in Kanazawa and Shirakawa-go

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The howling winds had come and gone, leaving behind a picturesque landscape of white hills and snow-capped houses in Shirakawa-go, Japan. Reflecting their love for the outdoors, this adventurous couple took their pre-wedding shoot to the Miyagama River and the Higashi Chaya-gai, with breathtaking views of the old Japanese cityscape.

“I’d describe it as majestic,” said the photographer, Iluminen, who enjoyed this trip as much as the couple did. “Even though this was our second trip to Japan, it was special because it was our first time visiting the artsy city of Kanazawa together, as well as the snow-capped village of Shirakawa-go. We decided to end that first night in the beautiful city with a tasty bowl of squid ink ramen, great company and plenty of laughter.”

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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