Bali's Enchanting Natural Backdrops: A Photography Location Guide

Bali's Enchanting Natural Backdrops: A Photography Location Guide

Imagine embarking on your prewedding photography journey in Bali, where countless opportunities await to capture the enchanting moments of sunrise and sunset. The ideal lighting during these magical hours paints your photos with soft, golden hues, creating a romantic and warm ambiance. Our expert guidance is tailored to lead you through the optimal timing for these captivating shots.

Explore our blog for a myriad of themes that seamlessly align with Bali's natural beauty – from intimate embraces on serene beaches to candid snapshots amidst lush rice terraces. Each scene tells a distinctive narrative of your unique love story. Gain insights into capturing the raw, untouched beauty of Bali's landscapes, whether it's the morning sun casting a glow upon mist-kissed mountains or the interplay of light and shadow through dense foliage. Our tips empower your photos to resonate with the splendor of nature.

Adapting to Bali's diverse landscapes, we provide guidance on navigating varying conditions, including elements like wind and humidity. This ensures that your photographs emerge as flawless, picture-perfect compositions. To complement Bali's aesthetics, our blog extends wardrobe suggestions that seamlessly integrate with your chosen setting, enhancing the visual harmony of your prewedding photos.

Moreover, we keep you informed about potential entrance fees, as certain locations might require them. This underlines our commitment to transparency, guaranteeing that you possess all the information necessary to make well-informed decisions about your pre-wedding photography adventure.

Let's dive into our recommended location list and explore these detailed aspects! 


1. Tamblingan Lake

Tamblingan Lake is surrounded by lush forests and misty hills. The natural beauty of the area, combined with the calm waters of the lake, creates a stunning canvas for your pre-wedding photographs. Sunrise offers soft and warm lighting, often referred to as the 'golden hour,' which adds a magical touch to your photos. The gentle rays of the sun create a romantic and dreamy ambiance, making it an ideal time for a photoshoot. Additionally, there are floating boards in the middle of the lake, providing more space for posing flexibility beyond just being in a boat. You can also spread your beautiful gown or even do covered veil shots there!     

Perfect Time: Sunrise (be ready in location at 06.00 am)

Setting the Photo Conditions: Boat around the lake, floating board, the grass around the lake, the tample with the hill background

Dressing: Formal / Semi-formal

Cost: a pair boat rental IDR 700K, entrance ticket IDR 250K


2. Kintamani - Black Lava (Mt. Batur view)

Morning Mist and Fog: During the early morning hours, especially around sunrise, it's common to experience mist and fog at Black Lava, Mount Batur. This can create a dreamy and mystical atmosphere, as the mist gently rises from nearby bodies of water and blankets the landscape. The temperature in the morning can be relatively cool. The terrain can be uneven and rocky, so it's important to wear appropriate footwear for walking or posing for photos. The lighting during sunrise can be soft and warm, this type of lighting creates a romantic and picturesque ambiance, ideal for capturing prewedding photographs.

Perfect Time: Sunrise (be ready in location at 06.00 am)

Setting the Photo Conditions: Pose against the backdrop of the black volcanic tuff with the majestic mountain in the background. Be sure to wear covered shoes to protect your feet

Dressing: Formal / Semi-formal

Cost: entrance ticket IDR 300K

3. Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Sunrise photoshoots in Tegalalang Rice Terrace are a captivating experience, offering a stunning backdrop of lush green terraces and the first light of day. Tegalalang has specific spots that are popular for sunrise photography. Consider incorporating the famous swings or nature photobooth around this area for dynamic and unique shots. Note: Rice is usually planted during the rainy season, which in Bali is around November to March, and the harvesting time often takes place approximately 3-6 months after planting, usually during the dry season, which spans from April to October. 

Perfect Time: Sunrise (be ready in location at 06.00 am)

Setting the Photo Conditions: Tracking around the rice terrace involves following designated path routes to discover the best spots

Dressing: Semi formal / Casual

Cost: entrance ticket IDR 20K/ person, with additional costs varying depending on the photo spots (e.g. swing IDR 50K/person) 

4. Blangsinga (Tegenungan) Waterfall

A sunrise photoshoot at Blangsinga Waterfall offers a magical and serene experience, capturing the beauty of nature as the first light of the day illuminates the cascading waters. The rays of light appear as sunlight passes through water droplets, adding dramatic effect to your photos. To reach the waterfall, you need to trek down for about 5-8 minutes from the parking area. Be prepared to get wet during the photoshoot, even if you choose not to stand closer to the pond and waterfall.

Perfect Time: Sunrise (be ready in location at 06.00 am)

Setting the Photo Conditions: First, we start at the large stones located around the top of the waterfall. Then, we move down to capture more shots around the waterfall's pond. If you're interested, you can get closer to the waterfall for a half-body underwater photo.

Dressing: Semi formal / Casual

Cost: entrance ticket IDR 250K/ group for photoshoot


Daylight Locations

1. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

What makes Tukad Cepung unique is its setting within a cave. As sunlight penetrates the opening above, it creates mesmerizing rays of light that illuminate the entire waterfall, forming a magical scene. The path to Tukad Cepung includes a trek through the river and rocky terrain, leading to the waterfall nestled within a cave-like canyon. The mist generated by the falling water may extend to certain areas surrounding the waterfall, creating a potentially wet environment. This unique combination of cave setting and natural mist adds to the allure of Tukad Cepung, making it an extraordinary destination for those seeking a magical and immersive experience.

Perfect Time: Daytime (be ready in location at 09.00 am)

Setting the Photo Conditions: We begin by exploring the cave scenery before reaching the waterfall. Occasionally, there might be a queue, especially when waiting to take photos at the main waterfall.

Dressing: Semi formal / Casual

Cost: entrance ticket IDR 400K/ group for photoshoot

2. Manikliyu Pine Forest

3. Munduk Waterfall

4. Banyumala Waterfall

5. Bedugul Botanical Garden

6. Kintamani Caldera

7. Marigold Garden

Sunset Locations

1. Nyanyi Beach

2. Melasti Beach

3. Balangan Beach

4. Bingin Beach

5. Mengening Beach