By Jack Williams
These one-of-a-kind wedding shots saw a loved-up couple hop between the world’s most recognisable locations in order to capture their romantic images.
Over three months, Keow Wee Loong and his wife, Marta Sibielak, visited the famous cities such Venice, London and Copenhagen, as well as more rural locations such as Norway’s Trolltunga, the fields from The Sound of Music, and Mount Fuji.
At each recognizable location, Keow and Marta photographed themselves in the same embrace – the doting bride donning in a full wedding dress, kissing Keow, who wore a suit.
The idea for the unique journey came to photographer Keow, 28, while he was shooting a Taiwanese couple earlier this year.
The pair scaled two mountains in freezing cold temperatures in order to get their shots, so Keow proposed to Marta that they shoot a similar series for their wedding – only they would visit their favourite locations across Europe and Asia instead.
On their travels, the couple faced the likes of wind, rain and cloud cover, Keow said, as well as the exhausting effort of carrying all of the camera equipment – tripods, lighting rigs – themselves.
To save money, Keow shot each one of the images using a remote connected to his camera.
With Marta, 25, living in Japan and Keow living and working in Malaysia and Indonesia, the journey was cheaper than expected, Keow said, costing the pair less than $1,000 in total.
Keow said: “As a photographer I always wanted to shoot my own wedding photos.
“That saved a lot of money, because most photographers are charging $3500 USD and above in Asian counties to do a wedding photoshoot in Europe.
“The most important part for me, other the documenting our wedding, was to show the journey with your loved one is more important.
“Spending more time together and being on a road trip make couples stronger.
“Our families thought it was a crazy idea, but worth it.”