Carlina Teteris Photography » Travel and Lifestyle Photographer


I wish I could run away and marry Hong Kong.  Such a perfect crazy city. I’m in love.

This is pretty much the end of my travel posts for 2013.  63 nights on the road.  Not too bad.  Looking forward to wherever 2014 takes me!  Happy New Years, friends!

Caitlin D - Gorgeous! Hong Kong is one of my favorite places on Earth. You make me want to return–there’s always something new to explore there, and you’ve done a fantastic job of seeking out the quirky little nooks and crannies of the place.

Magalie - I love this post! Reminds me of my 11 days in HK, which was absolutely amazing. What a great place :)

Marta & Felix | Botanic Gardens Wedding Portraits

These two had their wedding in Poland about a month ago, but wanted to do a bridal shoot back here.  When you’ve got a dress like that, why WOULDN’T you make another excuse to put it on!  It was like a post wedding pre-wedding shoot.

They were fabulous to work with.  Not only do they have style, they were totally up for a morning shoot to make use of that fabulous morning light, which so far I haven’t been able to convince ANYONE to do.  Oh yeah, and Marta also willing got up in a tree in that dress.  <3


Elżbieta Wiśniewska - What a couple! what a garden!!

Ewa Wisniewska - wonderful :)

Sharizqi Zain - Awesome…

Kelly’s Flapper Fête Baby Shower

Kelly is the absolute unmatched master of theme events.  Her baby shower was certainly no exception: a totally decadent flapper themed tea party at Flutes in the National Museum, with her signature touches on everything.

Weirdly enough, I shot a wedding there a few months ago and it was a different restaurant and looked COMPLETELY different than it does now.  I was pretty confused when I walked in.

Knowing how this Mama-to-be works, this baby boy is going to be one awesome kid!

Bali | Homestay in the Kampung

I go to Ubud as often as I can justify it.  Normally I stay at the same place (and the same room) every time.  It’s nice to have a little home there.  I’m not saying which place it is, because it’s already busy enough, and I don’t want to risk having it being full when I just show up there unexpected.  This time I decided to mix things up a little and stay out in the villages.  I found Wayan Widyana’s homestay on Airbnb and it looked pretty much perfect.  It was about a 15 minute motorbike drive from Ubud, so just a perfect distance to be able to escape from the busyness and traffic of town.  I love my normal place, but waking up in a real Balinese home in the village was pretty perfect.

It also made it easier for exploring, and intruding on some guys building some kind of lions for their village cremation ceremony coming up.  If you’re looking for somewhere around Ubud to stay, but don’t want to be too close to town, go check out Widyana’s place!

Oh, no… the oceany shots at the end have nothing to do with this homestay.  I stayed with my buddy Erik in Jimbaran the night before I flew off, and we drove around the southern tip of the island and Uluwatu.  The beaches there are so much nicer than any other I’ve seen on Bali!

Romulo - I love Ubud! Thanks for bringing back memories

Seaweed Farming | Nusa Lembongan

There only seems to be three types of people on Lembongan: surfers, divers and seaweed farmers, this post’s dedicated to the farmers.  Of course there’s probably a bit of overlap, but everyone seems to keep to their own schedule, so even though there’s apparently quite a lot of people on the island it doesn’t seem very busy at all.  Seaweed farming doesn’t look like a lot of fun.  These poor ladies (maybe the men too, but I don’t heard from the ladies) were FREEZING…. and complaining about it like no other.  I’m not entirely sure where the seaweed goes, I don’t think it’s eaten though, I think it’s for other products.  They did look at me a little weird when I asked if the sea vegetables were delicious.  How should I know how to say “seaweed” in bahasa.  “Sayur laut” seemed to get the point across… or at least the point that I was weird enough to want to taste the fresh stuff they had just harvested.

Most of these were from the low tide fields at Jungut Batu near where I was staying, although there were a bunch of other farms around the island as well. 

Magalie - Amazing job (yet again)!

Carlina - Thanks Magalie! What have you been up to these days? I’ve been missing your posts. *sadface*