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Top 10 Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Locations in Indonesia

The fact that nothing in this world is permanent motivates a lot of people to treasure their memories in different ways, especially if the event is really special to them. Special events such as birthday celebrations, work achievements, anniversaries, and other occasions that involve gathering of friends and relatives always ended up on taking pictures that will serve as their memorabilia. But with all the occasions that can take place, no doubt those weddings are on the top of the list when it comes to having exceptional photographs. Great pre-wedding photos do not need good cameras alone, it also needs breath-taking venues and places as backdrops.

Furthermore, weddings are one of the biggest and most special events of every couple’s lives. Everything about it must be well-planned; from the preparations, invitations, gowns, caterings, and of course the location for the pre-wedding photo shoot. Choosing a specific location for the photo shoot seems to be a hard task because we are living in such a beautiful world. There are a lot of great places in every country, so to help you choose a location for your pre-wedding photo shoot, check our list of Top 10 Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Locations in Indonesia.

Top 10 Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Locations in Indonesia

10. Pandawa Beach,  for serene pre-wedding photoshoot

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For another beach wedding photo shoot, you can consider visiting Pandawa Beach located at Kutuh Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency. According to research, this beach was formerly known as Secret Beach because it was actually hidden behind the hill. But as the local government recognized the beautiful panorama of this tourist spot, people worked together to break the cliff that is considered as a dangerous valley before, then they created a better road that can be accessed by any vehicle.

So for your pre-wedding photo shoot, you can expect an amazing view of the white sandy beach. Then as you go further you can have a glimpse to some caves with beautiful stone formations. This quiet and clean place will add an instant effect to your photos. In addition, you can also enjoy some swimming time, sunbathing or even playing in the sand because there are no garbages and the waves are not that strong. To check other recreational activities they offer, take some time to visit this amazing tourist spot as you consider possible locations for your photo shoot.

9. Tulamben Shipwreck, for a one-of-a-kind underwater photoshoot

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People have outrageous fantasies when it comes to pre-wedding photo shoots. But if you and your partner want to take it to the next level, you can do the shots underwater on Tulamben Shipwreck. The said tourist spot is one of the best places in Indonesia because it offers truly recreating and challenging activities including the underwater photo shoot. If you want to make your dreams come true, don’t be afraid and grab the opportunity to try this one of a kind theme for your pre-wedding photo activity.

8. Tukad Unda, for a fresh and one of a kind photoshoot location

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Twenty five kilometers from Ubud and you will find yourself in one of the most popular spots in Indonesia. The Tukad Unda, a dam made not only to be a source of recreation for children as they splash water on each other, but also to other people who want to bathe as they wash their clothes.

Capturing your happy moments while bathing is definitely one of a kind. So if you are looking for a different theme for your pre-wedding photo shoot, you may consider this interesting town which offers authentic architecture and beautiful nature as it reflects some of the historical events of their place. In addition, visitors can go there any time every year, but locals actually suggest that June to September will be a great time to go if you are planning to have a pre-wedding photo shoot.

7. West Bali National Park, for a splendid photoshoot

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Want some different view for your pre-wedding photoshoot aside from beach views? You can consider West Bali National Park located at Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia. This tourist spot is well-known for its beautiful scenery such as a dry savanna, acacia scrub and lowland forests wherein you can have a glimpse of some mangrove forests and volcanoes. Then, if you need some props to compliment the nice backdrop, there are some horses, and vintage rides that you can use for your photo shoot.

6. Tamblingan Lake & Gubug Temple, for dramatic photos

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Every photo shoot has its own theme, so if your pre-wedding photo shoot needs a dramatic location, you may consider this 15 square kilometer Tamblingan Lake, located in the northern part of Bali, Indonesia.

According to research, Tamblingan was derived from the words tamba, which means medicine and elingang which means spiritual. The fantastic view of the lake will help you feel relaxed and refreshed for your photo shoot. Moreover, some couples can actually visit the well-known tourist spot beside the said lake which is Gubug Temple. It may add some mysterious effect on your photos after achieving the dramatic one because this abandoned temple has two Meru shrines.

5. Suluban beach, for a majestic photoshoot with ocean view

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Many couples prefer beach weddings more than other types of weddings as the view of the sunset from the beach gives extra romantic vibes. If you and your special one want to try having a pre-wedding photo shoot with a breathtaking view of the beach, you should consider this beautiful Suluban beach located at Jalan Pantai Suluban, Pecatu, Indonesia.

Suluban beach is well-known for surfers as they enjoy its great waves. It was also the best spot to enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean. So if you are looking for a peaceful atmosphere for your photo shoot or unique access to the beach wherein you can capture the beautiful sunsets at the late afternoon, this tourist spot is definitely a must try. Aside from capturing moments with your partner in one of the popular beaches in Bali, you can also visit some souvenir shops so that you can share your special experience to your friends and relatives as you bring home some special items for them.

4. The Savannah (Bukit Teletubbies), for a natural photoshoot concept

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The Teletubbies hill located at Taman Nasional Bromo Tengger Semeru, Indonesia is called as Savannah as it is surrounded by rows of hills. So, if you are looking for a natural environment for your pre-wedding photo shoot, this place will be a great fit as it offers green grasses, ferns, and lavenders.

If you also want to capture the amazing sunrise view, try to take the spot on the Mount Bromo, wherein you can also experience fun car rides as you take a close-up look of the gigantic sand seas. In addition, this place is also called as Whispering Sands, as it once served as a location for a movie entitled “Whispering Sand”, created by popular Indonesian Director Garin Nugroho. So if you want to add some story to your pre-wedding photo shoot, you can try visiting this place.

3. AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI, for majestic pre-wedding photoshoot

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Ten kilometers from Bali airport and you will reach a world-class destination resort on Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali, Indonesia. This is the award-winning AYANA Resort and Spa. If you want majestic sunsets and oceanfront view as your backdrop on your pre-wedding photo shoot, you should consider this place as your location. Then, when you still want to capture some shots, the stunning view of the white sand beach will be a great option.

Furthermore, there are horse carriages and resort buggies that you and your soon to be other half can use as props for the photo shoot. After collecting memories, you can also enjoy the facilities and entertainment of the resort which includes 15 restaurants, 11 swimming pools, world-class spa services, golf-putting and fitness center.

AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali
Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
+62 361 702222
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2. Water Blow at Nusa Dua Beach, a blasting photoshoot

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If you and your partner are one of those adventurous couples who love to take some thrills, try to visit this beautiful attraction located on the edge of the peninsula of Nusa Dua, the well-known Water Blow at Nusa Dua Beach.

The said tourist spot is being recognized for its dangerous cliffs as it serves as the venue for big events like Nusa Dua Festival, world-class exhibitions, and other international events. So if you want to show off to your friends and relatives that you really love thrilling things, try to capture some moments here as the waves rolled for three meters from the backdrop. But take note that you can’t swim here, just enjoy the panoramic high seas and waves colliding to the rock walls.

1. Tanah Lot Temple, for panoramic view craving

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Tanah Lot Temple is one of the best tourist spots in Bali, Indonesia as it shows off a great cliff formation that will surely satisfy your craving for panoramic views. This famous landmark, estimated to be in 20 km north-west of Kuta, offers good facilities such as restaurants, shops, and cultural parks wherein you can watch some dance performances. There are also two caves that are open for visitors, so if your goal is to capture a memory through a photo shoot during sunset, this place will be great for you.

Tanah Lot Temple
Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia
+62 361 880361


The Mangrove Forest, for an exotic romance

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If you are tired of mainstream themes for your wedding photo shoot, you can try something exotic or unusual wherein the best location for that is The Mangrove Forest that can be found in Southern Bali, Indonesia. This place is not just about mangroves, visitors can also enjoy some relaxation time in huts and floating decks after the photo shoot. Capturing photos with the beautiful nature as your background is a sure catalog-worthy one.

Lembongan Island, for tropical-themed photoshoot

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If you prefer a tropical island as the location for your pre-wedding photo shoot, you can consider Lembongan Island located at the Southeast coast of Bali, Indonesia.  It has a white sandy beach that will be a perfect fit for your beach theme. And as for props, aside from the given sun, trees, and seas, there is also a limestone cliff that will add a sort of dramatic feels because of the cave formation.

Tirtha Uluwatu Chapel, for a classic touch

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In this generation, there are couples who still choose the traditional kind of wedding photo shoot. If you and you’re one of them, you should consider Tirtha Uluwatu Chapel as your location. This chapel located at Jl. Uluwatu, Br. Dinas Karang Boma, Pecatu, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia will make you feel sophisticated as it is a masterpiece of glass, giving you the chance to witness the spectacular cliffs of Uluwatu and the gorgeous ocean view. Being classic is still good.

We hope that our list of Top 10 Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Locations in Indonesia helped you to have enough of great ideas for your own photo shoot. Top 10 Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Locations in Indonesia helped you to have enough of great ideas for your own photo shoot. 

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