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Bali Bliss a treasury of vibrant images from Indonesia's sublime isle

//Balinese wood carvings. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Paddleboarding the Bali coastline. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Discovering tropical paradise in Bali.  Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Delpi Rock Lounge, Suluban Beach, Bali.  Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
A tropical wedding destination: The St. Regis Resort in Nusa Dua, Bali. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Suluban surfer, hidden Bali beach.  Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Surf's up! Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Bali's epic surf scene.  Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Bali's spectacular sea carved caves. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Balinese fisherman at Nusa Dua Bay. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Carved columns & a stone Saraswathi: intricate temple details in Uluwatu, Bali. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Dancing Ganesha. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Delicate flame tree blooms. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Flora + Fauna, Bali. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Radiant Balinese countryside.  Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Harvesting rice in Bali.  Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Glistening grains of rice. Bali travel imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Bali's sunkissed rice terraces.  Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Balinese rice farmer. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Tropical honeymoon destination ideas. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Glimpses of Bali's countryside. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Vibrant plumeria blooms. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Bali's Tegalalang rice terraces at dawn. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Earthen spice dishes. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Coffee + Tea service in Bali's rainforest. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Cultural trappings. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Balinese coffee + tea. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Dried chilies, street vendors.  Vibrant life in Bali. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Ubud market at sunrise. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Fish Monger, Bali, Indonesia. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Fresh market pineapple, handwoven baskets. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Balinese daily life.  Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Ultimate wedding venue: Amanusa Resort in Nusa Dua, Bali. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Traditional Gamelan musicians in Bali. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Saltwater pools at the Amanusa Resort, Bali.  Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Atmospheric Australian Coastline from the skies. Stunning travel imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Brisbane Harbour from the clouds. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Sydney's stunning skyline. Imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Celestial Skies. Beautiful imagery by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

Sharing a series of sublime scenes from my recent travels through the breahthtaking isle of Bali, Indonesia. Between shooting a beautiful sunset engagement, welcome dinner, and wedding, my friend Eric and I, along with my dear friend Justine of TravelLush, found time to revel in the Balinese culture – exploring its ancient temples, traipsing through rice terraces, sauntering through sea carved caves, floating in azure saltwater pools, and sampling the flavors of local cuisine.  At every turn, Bali proved to be the perfect location for a gorgeous tropical elopement or destination wedding.

Shot on an assortment of Film stocks (Fuji 400h, Fuji 800z, Kodak Portra 160, Kodak Portra 400), and processed by RichardPhotoLab.com and TheFINDLab.com.

Te Waipounamu

Vibrant Kaikoura Coast, NZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
New Zealand wedding destination. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
breathtaking field of new zealand lupine... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
stunning pink saltworks fields. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
perfect honeymoon destination: Kekerengu, NZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
On the road in NZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
NZ Travel Inspiration: Akaroa + Havelock. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Bay of Many Coves Luxury Resort, NZ.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
so grateful for this green earth | Azure Isles, Queen Charlotte Track, NZ. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Queenstown NZ Winery Tours.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
beautiful elopement destination... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
cheeky kea alpine parrots. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
The silence of a great expanse | Arthurs Pass, NZ. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
little ships adrift at sea.... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

A few of my favorite scenes from the several weeks I recently spent in New Zealand… From the stunning ombre skies of the Marlborough Sounds to the vibrant glacial lakes around every bend, the South Island is a photographer’s paradise: every direction you turn takes your breath away. I cannot think of a more perfect location for a destination wedding! Counting down the days until my return in March.

Destination: Chefchaouen

A call to prayer. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Luminous window light, Chefchaouen, Morocco. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Chefchaouen: the ancient blue city. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Moroccan cuisine: chicken + apricot tagine. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Vibrant Moroccan ceramics. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Aromatic Moroccan herbs. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Moroccan travel inspiration. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful blue architecture. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Chaouen's ancient azure medina. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Moroccan mint tea. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Hammered lantern, colored glass. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Tangerine trees in the Kasbah garden. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Moroccan travel inspiration. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Indigo. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Exotic holiday retreat. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Romantic Moroccan destinations... Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Fragrant handcrafted soap at La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Afterglow. Chaouen, Morocco. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

Sharing a little travel inspiration to stir your wanderlust… images from the breathtaking ancient walled city of Chefchaouen, Morocco. From the striking blue architecture, the local gastronomic delights, to the fragrant courtyard gardens of the medina, a visit to this secluded mountain village is a feast for the senses sure to delight even the most worldly of travelers… xo

Viva Madrid

Parroquia San Jerónimo el Real de Madrid. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful Spanish architecture. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Church of San Andres | Madrid, Spain. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Palacio de Cristal. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Modern art in Madrid.  Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Exploring Madrid's art scene. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Spanish travel inspiration. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Beautiful botanicals. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Exquisite bonsai. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Preening peacock | Sabatini Gardens, Madrid. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Parque del Retiro. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
European travel inspiration. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Exploring Spain. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Plaza Mayor | Madrid, Spain. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Mercado de San Miguel | Madrid, Spain. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Spanish chorizo. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Madrid's Metropolis. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)
Spanish sunset | Madrid skyline. Photo by Élan Klein (elankleinphoto.com)

A few moments from a recent visit to Madrid, now one of my favorite cities on earth. Acres of gorgeous gardens, countless architectural masterpieces, fragrant paella, sipping sangria on rooftops… it was love at first sight.