Often people think that there should only be two people going for a honeymoon, but my honeymoon had three. I had good reasons for this, and it worked out nicely.
Before you start thinking of crazy ideas which most possibly include ‘orgies’, let me kill off that thought by saying it didn’t happen nor was it ever in the plan.
The whole reason for this third person, or some say ‘tiang lampu’, was to capture the moments, or in other words, be a photographer of the whole honeymoon. You know, selfies are fine, but you really need to take awesome couple photos when you are going somewhere special, especially if its for your honeymoon.
Hiring a professional photographer would of course be wonderful, but that would incur more cost, so I asked a friend to come along, paid for his meals and accommodation, and he was more than happy to oblige. On top of that, a close friend, or a family member allows you to act naturally, and demand stuff.
Well, as proof, here are a few shots taken by this friend of mine.
You can disagree with me on this point, but I like the fact that I have a whole lot of photos during my honeymoon with my lovely wife.
If I didn’t bring the ‘third wheeler’, I’d be having only a few couple shots, and a whole lot of couple selfies which I think ain’t great for a memory.
Of course the cost would be a little higher, but what’s that compared to nicely documented memories of your honeymoon?