Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This backdrop is stunning, needless to say, but we are more impressed by how the couple introduced colours into the shoot. Also, besides the normal dramatic landscape bridal portraits, Kelvin of LightedPixels managed to capture close-ups and fun shots that are often overlooked by others.

Doreen: “Although Stephen and I are from the busy cosmopolitan cities of Hong Kong and Singapore respectively, fate had its own way of letting us meet while we were working as expatriates in the desert. We met during the summer of 2008 when we attended a dinner gathering organised by a mutual acquaintance. We did not interact much during the dinner, and it wasn’t until he drove me home that we talked more. We had a pleasant chat in the car and exchanged numbers to keep in touch. We went on a second date shortly after, and simply couldn’t resist pairing up with all the chemistry and sparks flying between us!

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We decided to do a desert engagement shoot because this is where we met, instead of going to popular cities known for wedding photography, which although beautiful, aren’t meaningful to us. It is also a good way to share the surreal desert landscape and architecture with our wedding guests, most of who have never been here before, and give them a peek into our lives in the desert.

“It was definitely a challenge to plan the logistics, weather conditions, fashion, props and styling all by ourselves, but it was all worth it in the end to realise our crazy little dream. Love happens, even in the desert. The shoot was also a beautiful memory that we will bring with us to wherever we may go in the future.”

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DDestination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination bridal portraits in the desert of Doha. Photo by LightedPixels. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DOREEN & STEPHEN {Qatar}

Photography by Kelvin Koh of LightedPixels Photography / Bridal Gown by Blue Dress – Jessicacindy (blue dress) and BCBGMaxazria (black dress) / Headpieces by Twigs and Honey / Location Doha