Xiao Qian (@geiwosushi) and Xavier’s Effortless Photoshoot at Bintan Island, Indonesia


A short 45 minute ferry ride transported Xiao Qian and Xavier of Singapore from urban jungle to nature’s smorgasbord. From Trikora beach, sand dunes at Gurun Pasir Busung , Kijang blue lagoon to Mt. Bintan, this island is an open canvas perfect for couples looking to make a short getaway out of their pre-wedding photoshoot.

“The Hey Stranger team planned a photoshoot for us at Bintan and it was such an incredible experience as it felt like a mini destination photoshoot away from Singapore. We were so impressed at the unique sights that Bintan had to offer and we had no idea that these existed just 1 hour ferry ride away from Singapore. Despite the super early morning call (because Bintan sunrise is around 5.30am),the breathtaking blue lake that welcomed us was truly a sight to behold and we even got to climb up a mini pyramid at a hidden spot in Bintan. The nature scene there felt so raw and untouched that it was almost like being in New Zealand at times!” – Xiao Qian

“What we cherished a lot was the friendship that was forged amongst everyone during these 3D2N shoot. It’s very different from doing a 3 – 4 hours pre-wedding shoot in Singapore as we were almost together 24/7 in Bintan for 3 days. We braved early mornings, long car rides and the heat together. Everyone had such a good time even though we were lacking sleep and sweating buckets.”

“The casual conversations that we had, encouragements that we gave one another and after-shoot dinners at the end of a long day are memories that we hold dear. Those memories made this photoshoot so much more meaningful. When we look back at the photos, it feels so much more than just pretty pictures, it feels like we are reliving those 3 days again and it fills our hearts up with so much happiness to have experienced that with such an incredible team that we still keep in close contact with until now!”

“One of the most thrilling parts of the 3D2N shoot has got to be when we rode the ATV into the forest in our gown and suit and had the most badass photoshoot ever!”

“Work with a team that makes you feel comfortable. These are people who are going to be around you for the most special day of your life and you want to enjoy the day as much as possible. It’s so important to be around people who share your energy and keeps things easy when you may be stressing over everything.” – Xiao Qian

We’d like to thank the team at heystranger for sharing their beautiful work with us. We’re truly enamoured by the authenticity and chemistry captured in these photos of Xiao Qian and Xavier. Be sure to check out Heystranger’s other works here.

Hey stranger is a Singapore based team of creatives who are united in their goal to make meaning out of moments. 

Pre-wedding  ●  Wedding  ●  Styled shoots  ●  Videography

Vendors: Photography: Hey Stranger | Bridal Gown: Bridefully Yours | Hair & Makeup: Dear Muse Makeup (Celine)

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