Destination Bridal Portraits

All Eyes On Them

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This is the first set of bridal portraits and wedding we’ve received that were taken in Switzerland, and we are in love with the place and the photos taken by MunKeat. There’s a good reason why this couple flew the team halfway across the globe to Switzerland, but we’ll let the photos do the explaining.

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MunKeat of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MONIKA & PRAS {Europe}

Photography and Art Direction by MunKeat Photography / Assisted by Ndrew of Frame[S]tudio / Location Solothurn and Interlaken, Switzerland

Roaming Around Japan

Photography by Studio Numb9r. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding photos in Shibuya, Tokyo. Photography by Studio Numb9r. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It is hard to not love Japan, so we can imagine why many dream to have their bridal portraits done there. Though it is a very busy city, the people and culture more than make up for it. Not everyone can afford a destination bridal portrait session, but photographers in recent years are starting to make it a little bit easier.

Photography by Studio Numb9r. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Studio Numb9r. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Studio Numb9r. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Studio Numb9r. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marissa and Jay: “It was like a dream come true to have our bridal portraits taken in Tokyo. We never thought it would be possible until we found Jimmy of Studio Numb9r, who was planning a photography trip to Tokyo. We liked his photography style, so we decided in a very short time to join him.

“The most unforgettable shot was the one taken in Shibuya, at the world’s busiest junction. It was raining and the weather was cold, and we were standing right in the middle when the pedestrian lights turned green. Everyone was staring at us, and some even stopped to congratulate us. It was a bit embarrassing, but overall it was fun.

“Every part of Tokyo is unique, and even though it was very cold when we were there, we enjoyed ourselves very much. The most important thing was we had a very fun time.”

Photography by Studio Numb9r. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Studio Numb9r. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Studio Numb9r. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MARISSA & JAY {Japan}

Photography by Jimmy of Studio Numb9r / Hair and Makeup by Wee Jun / Location Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe

The City Of Love

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We are impressed by the fact that despite our having featured so many sets of photos from Paris, photographers never fail to show us a different side to the City of Love. In fact, we are stunned by how artistic and beautiful this set of photos taken by Adam Ong is. His talent is beyond words, capturing the essence of a city that is filled with dancers, painters and writers. It is obvious he knows exactly how to stage perfect moments.

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

EMILY & BEN {Europe}

Photography by Adam Ong Photography / Hair and Makeup by Remy Ngan / Location Paris, France

Under The Northern Lights

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Definitely not your regular bridal portraits, these cost an estimated USD20,000, and much planning had to be done in advance to ensure that they achieved the results they wanted. Needless to say, the journey there wasn’t easy, and neither were the weather conditions.

This pursuit of the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as The Northern Lights, was made possible by ChuianFeng of Avior Pictures and a team adventurous enough to move out of their comfort zone, not to mention a couple crazy enough to attempt it.

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Read more about the challenges they faced in our magazine, and find out more from the website they specially set up for this.

JIAN YONG & JACQUELINE {Europe}

Photography and Art Direction by ChuianFeng of Avior Pictures / Makeup and Styling by Liren Neo / Location Porjus, Sweden

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Countryside Tranquility

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Film photography has been making a comeback of late, and if you are a fan you will like this set of bridal portraits that was taken in Nagano, Japan. This is thegaleria’s signature style but it is still the photographer, Brian, who has done an impressive job on his maiden trip to Nagano. Most of what you see is original, untouched-up photos, which makes them even more awesome. We are awed.

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thegaleria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

XIN MEI & ESMOND {Japan}

Art Direction and Photography by Brian Ho of thegaleria / Bridal Gown by Junko Yoshioka / Hair and Makeup by Maho Hamashima and Ayako Kurosawa / Groom’s Attire by Justmen’s / Location Scouting and Logistics by Daniel Yeoh / Location Nagona

Read more about how they achieved these photos in the magazine.

The Whitewashed Towns Of Santorini

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

When it comes to photoshoots in Santorini, Greece, there is a pre-conception of how the photos will turn out – couples cuddling and looking sweet as they pose overlooking the Aegean Sea under the big blue sky.

Thankfully, this photographer wants more for each couple that comes his way. After looking at the attire they had in mind, he knew Ting and Hin were after a more stylish approach.

In the beginning, the couple had their doubts as to whether Greece was the right backdrop for what they wanted, but the photographer assured them it was, and they are more than pleased with the results.

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

TING & HIN {Europe}

Photography by Siuming.Photo / Location Oia, Santorini

A Beijing Love Story

Bridal portraits in China. Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We know the difference between a couple doing a destination wedding in a foreign land, and a couple in a familiar place filled with their stories and memories. There is a kind of connectedness to the place that can be seen in the photos.

Fennie and Halim are from Indonesia, but the couple chose to have their bridal portraits taken in Beijing because that’s where they first met, fell in love and decided to be together forever.

In the beginning, Fennie was annoyed with Halim for being so picky about their bridal portraits photographer. They went through many months of looking at different photographers, but never thought they’d have to settle with one from outside of Indonesia.

When they stumbled upon Metrophoto, however, they instantly fell in love with Oly’s work.

We like how they intentionally didn’t shoot on the Great Wall of China, but explored other locations in Beijing. We also like the extra touch of traditional Chinese theatrical makeup, which apparently was Fennie’s idea. It is beautiful.

Pre wedding photo in China. Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

FENNIE & HALIM {China}

Photography by Metrophoto / Assisted by Thaad Sabolboro / Location Temple of Heaven

Wonders Of Nature

Pre-wedding at Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Pre-wedding at Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been included among the new 7 Wonders of Nature. The limestone in this bay has been shaped through 500 million years under different conditions and environments. This is the kind of natural beauty we have in Asia that is often ignored.

This cheeky couple also made their way to the city of Hanoi. A red dress always has a way of making the bride stand out in the utterly busy streets. From the photos, we are sure the team had lots of laughs shooting this.

Pre-wedding at Hanoi, Vietnam. Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

LIPING & LUCIEN {Vietnam}

Photography by Avior Pictures / Venue Ha Long Bay and Hanoi

Back In Time

Photography by Kres Bridal Image Connoisseur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We like the styling and mood of this set of photos. The location and checked tiles definitely play an important role in creating the right backdrop as well. Kres have recently expanded their services to include more than just makeup, and we thought this shoot was a good example of what they can deliver. They have also done quite a number of editorial photoshoots.

Photography by Kres Bridal Image Connoisseur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kres Bridal Image Connoisseur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kres Bridal Image Connoisseur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kres Bridal Image Connoisseur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kres Bridal Image Connoisseur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kres Bridal Image Connoisseur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

IRENE & BENJAMIN {Indonesia}

Photography by Kres Bridal Image Connoisseur / Makeup by Kres Kuang / Location Bali

Photoshoot In Borneo

This couple flew all the way to Borneo from Singapore to do their bridal portraits. They really went all out and roughed it out – took long drives, climbed rocks and stood against the wind. There was just so much to explore in Borneo.

ZA Gallery: “The dairy farm in Kundasang was our first stop for the shoot. It was very windy that day, and it took them a lot of effort to climb that rock. As for us, our cameras were even shaking due to the strong winds.

“On the second day, we departed early so that we could reach Kudat early for the shoot. Google Map showed that it would take about one and a half hours to drive there. We expected it would be longer – two hours maybe. But it took us about four hours to reach there as the road was not in good condition!

“Nevertheless, we enjoyed shooting there. There weren’t many visitors when we were there, so we had the whole place to ourselves! Angie’s cheongsam suited the environment of the longhouse perfectly.

“After that, we made our way to the tip of Borneo. Thereafter, we had to make the long drive back to Kundasang.”

ANGIE & YUTING {Malaysia}

Photography by ZA Gallery / Location Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, Kundasang and Rungus Longhouse, Kudat in Sabah

One Photoshoot, Two Cities

Korean inspired photoshoot by All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in Japan by All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in Japan by All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This is as good as it gets – bridal portraits that were taken not only in Korea but Japan too. Whether it’s the gentle people, the beautiful scenery, the cold weather, or maybe even the Korean serials, we can’t help but feel that love is in the air in both Korea and Japan. Being in two of Asia’s most fashion-forward cities, this couple definitely went all out with their wardrobe as well. Honestly, we would have thought they were locals.

Destination bridal portraits in Japan by All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in Japan by All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in Japan by All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in Japan by All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in Japan by All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

TIKA & ADI {Japan & Korea}

Photography by All Season – Photo