Becky and Mike celebrated their anniversary with a beautiful, colorful styled shoot with Ashlee Hamon Photography in honor of where they got engaged, Bali! Becky, designer at Daly Digs, created an incredibly vibrant tropical scene on the beach in Tampa that transports you to the South Pacific!
A Bali inspired anniversary shoot in Tampa, FL
When asked about my travel experience in Bali I find it difficult to describe. Bali is a feeling. The people are incredibly kind and full of life. The land is gorgeous, the culture is vibrant and overflowing with color. The locals respect for the Gods is moving and evident in their everyday life, from the baskets of offerings with flowers and incense they leave along the street to the art of storytelling through dance. There is always something to celebrate in Bali.
Several days into our vacation my then boyfriend Mike and I set out for a sunrise hike. We hiked for hours in the dark through some tough terrain. When we reached the top of the mountain to the view of the sun bouncing off a beautiful lake, Mike got down on one knee and proposed. I was completely surprised and overwhelmed with not only the joy and excitement of the proposal but incredibly grateful that Bali allowed us to share such an amazing experience.
Since getting married 3 years ago I wanted to celebrate with a Bali-inspired Anniversary session, not only as an ode to Bali but to celebrate the onset of our life together as man and wife.
I used some of our authentic Balinese treasures combined with sourced props and accessories to emulate our Bali experience as much as possible from several thousand miles away. When it came to choosing a photographer, there was no better fit than Ashlee to photograph our session. She's not only a good friend, talented and color-loving photographer, but she has been lucky enough to experience Bali in person.
Bali will forever hold an extra special place in our hearts. One day we will go back. And perhaps hike the mountain where it all began. – Becky