Engagements

The Journey

In every shoot I does, I try my darnest to make it as meaningful and as personalized to the Couple as I can.
Not only do I aim to have a “Oh thats so pretty comment” (of course I love it), but I want the Couples’ friends to go “Oh thats so Them!” as well..

A picture tells a thousand words, how true. and here’s a Journey of a Couple thats’ told by me, through my lens..

as usual, Enjoy peeps.

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Gavin & Huiling – Up the Faraway Tree

“and yup! We are done!” I said, after checking my camera screen.
“woohoo!” was Gavin and Huiling’s happy cheer..

Huiling told me it’s like her dream to have her prewedding taken on a tree.. so there we were laughing, tree climbing (with a bit of ant-chasing) and having adventures.

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Wilson & Carrie – Baked with love

I really really like it when Couples combine their love for something with the Engagement shoots. It speaks so much about them.. About who they are, how they spent their time and enjoy doing. and today, Im sharing a shoot I had done with Wilson & Carrie.. which is their Love for baking (and nevertheless to say, each other)..

We bought out the baking tray, the icing sugar, the egg-beater and all things nice and spicey.. But with a twist, we bought everything outdoor, to a beach! (Nay, the kitchen’s too usual and expected!)

So, enjoy the pictures, peep.. Baked with Love.








Ben & Cecilia – Time Travellers’

Ever had a crush when you were schooling? Im sure you did.. Heck, I’m sure we all did in fact, at some point of time. And I remember it almost makes schooling bearable, hey, FUN in fact!
Like peeping eagerly under desk to see if she has left any notes for you.
Doodling tiny heart-shapes around his name.

Today’s Couple meet wayyy back in School.. so we ‘time-travelled’ and went back for a shoot. No prizes for guessing which school, and we even found a piano there. I almost pee-ed myself, I been wanting and wanting to shoot with one of these babies since, a gazillion years back!

Enjoy the picture peeps..

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Alicia & Michael – Happy Holiday

I am so sorry for the lack of posts, its not that I do not have photos to show, I actually have TONS im just dying to show. It’s I am living on ‘Stolen Time’ now (a phrase I stole from one of my fav. Photographer).. I am just so mad busy here I wish there’s 3more Melodys..

Anyway.
OhDear’s first Birthday is coming and I had met quite a number of couples over the year. But I do still get butterflies the night before the shoot. I would wonder would we ‘click’? Would they be nice peeps? Etc etc. I used to forward to seeing what clothes they would turn up in and their props.

Nothing works better then carefully planned outfits.

But over the time of shooting, I realized it not the outfit that matters. Sure, turning up in beautiful gowns and suits, having unique props do score points (not with me lah, the photos!) but it’s the very raw emotions and happiness of being Engaged that matters the most.

Alicia and Michael is one such Couple. They turned up in the most casual outfit (not complaining!) but my lens love them. Why? Cause they are simply Naturals. If ever Love can be captured, it would be through the happiness on newly-engaged couples, the smile on their faces and the way they look at each other.. and I see that on them..

That being said, I still do not wanna see my couples turning up in ratty old slippers har.

So here’s the picture from Alicia and Michael HappyHoliday.. As usual, Enjoy Peeps!

 







Jamie & JieLiang – Painting with Lights

I once read that the word “photography” comes from Greek roots. Photo means ‘light’. Graphein means ‘to write’.. To write with Lights..
How beautiful and how true.

Here’s afew selecteds of Jamie & JieLiang’s session, shot in the classic Chinese Garden.. with beautiful evening rays..

Enjoy the serenity of it peeps.. =)




Cynthia & Bryant – Happy Birthday Out

They say Opposite attracts and I cant agree more! heh.. Cause Cynthia super love photoshoots while bryant.. well, he doesn’t like facing cameras at all! Haha..
but on Cynthia’s birthday, we went strolling along the country side, we went picnic-ing and had a lovely time. Thank you B & C! ♥












Alvin & Ruth – Star Lovers

I am a self-confessed Bad Writer. Always been. In fact when I was schooling, I was always the only one who nearly flunk my compositions.. Gag!

Well maybe I ought to explain abit about the title, might it be ’cause both of them love Starbucks, they bought a star to the shoot as props and erm erm, they go starry-eyes at each other.. (ok. I made that up, slightly. ahem)

So just the other day, I was out shooting Alvin and Ruth, I was telling Ruth about what a horrible writer I am and that sometimes, I just cant find words beautiful enough to describe my couples and shoots. So Ruth suggested letting the bride “guest-blogging” instead and so.. here’s what she has to say about the shoot!

Alvin and I had a hard time choosing where to have our shoot because we’ve seen how both and urban and “ulu” places can be beautiful backdrops in the hands of a good photographer. We eventually decided to stay in the city because we’re really urbanites at heart and wanted to be shot at places that mean something to us!

I was quite concerned about how the shoot would turn out ‘cos I’m not a natural model. But Melody made it easy and we ended up having a lot of fun. We were also blessed with wonderful clear weather that day (it was raining throughout the rest of the week)! Thanks Melody! 🙂 ” -Ruth






Szehui & Luke – You are my SunShine

I have one beautiful shoot to share today. I think what makes a good photo is a genuine happy and relaxed smile, lots of laughters and some perfect sunrays won’t hurt. I think SzeHui and Luke totally nailed it. I love how perfectly at ease they are infront of the camera. =D

We were blessed with gorgeous golden morning sunlight that day and man, it was Beautiful.

Szehui also did her Family shoot with me, so we went for a Picnic at Botanic Garden. Well a picture speaks 1000 words..
So here’s “14000 words” for you peeps..

Enjoy!















Worm & Wendy – Loveworms

Well well well, what can I say about Worm and Wendy.. They are one of my Funkiest, funniest, cutiest and lively-est (is there such a word?) couple. What can you expect when his name is Worm right. ;P

“We are rough, cool, lovely, nonsense and funny (puke) so i think romantic, clean and soft feel don’t fit us… haha” – Worm

and how true indeed!
What was supposed to be this….

Turned out like this!

Hahaha.. And what was supposed to be like This…

Turned out this way!

How fun how Cute! I love lively couples who are not afraid to have fun infront of a camera.. Heh..
And oh man, they came to the shoot early in the morning when they just got back to Singapore at midnight the previous night! I can’t believe how energetic they are.. ( I would be a walking zombie if I am deprived of my 8hours sleep.. X_x )

So here’s Worm and Wendy’s Engagements.. Full of glorious sunshine, Totally wild and Totally unplanned.. Enjoy peeps!!






Rahayu & Firdhaus – United, We will never walk alone!

Have you watched the malay movie titled ” Seniman Bujang Lapok ” (The Three Bachelors as Actors) before?

It’s one of the most popular and iconic Malay movies/comedies of all time by Shaw Brothers during the 60s..

When Rahayu & Firdhaus told me they wanna do a few iconic scenes from the movie, I was like “Oh Wow, that’s challenging”..

But I think I was stressing myself too much, the shoot turned out so fun! They’re natural actors.. heh..

For the second part, Rahayu wanted to incorporate their love for Soccer into the shoot.. and they are Rival Fans! How cute right..

So here’s Rahayu & Firdhaus’s Engagement, enjoy peeps and I wish you a very very very blissful marriage!!

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Justin & Sharon – Stardust

I know I haven been updating much lately (guilty!) so here’s my first Bridal shoot of year 2011..
Justin & Sharon’s Prewedding.. entitled Stardust..

How many of you believe Stars have the power to grant wishes?
Well whatever it is, they do look gorgeous in photos don’t they? (yes justin & sharon AND the stars)

So enjoy the photos peep and have a blissful marriage justin & sharon!

“not a single star was left or harmed in the process of making these photos” – Justin






Bridal Gown & Suit – di Gio
Hairdo & Makeup – Bride’s own


The days when Apples and Blackberries were still Fruits

Remember our 2nd Giveaway? Well, here’s the Result!

ChunKai and Maureen knew each other through Twitter. (Ahh the amazement of technology nowadays) So while brainstorming about their shoot, we decided to give it a vintage twist and have their shoot at the last kampong of Singapore.
And to add in the “Twitter” in the kampong, we had a tin-can-telephone! =D

We also brought along all-time fav childhood toys like the skipping rope, marbles (also lovingly named Gor-Li!), bubbles etc and had a fun morning..

Hope you guys enjoyed!

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Alvin & JieYin – Cycle down The Lane

Couple of weeks back, I was telling my mum happily “I love my job! Who gets to cycle around East Coast Park on a Sunday when they are working?”
She cheekily reply “Got! The Security Guard.”

Nice one, Mum.

Anyway, here’s Alvin and JieYin’s Engagement done at East Coast Park.. We rented a couple of Bikes (to get around quickly and easily) and went around finding lovely spots. Alvin even showed me the very particular spot he proposed to JieYin and told me the story of how ‘random’ it was. Sweet. Thanks for the lovely afternoon and I hope you guys have a blissful marriage!






Eugene & Sandi & Little Bebe

she told me “a picnic setting with lots of flowers and nice food, complete with a picnic basket and an irritating little poodle.”
So on one bright sunny morning, we had a beautiful picnic with Eugene, Sandi and LittleBebe.. Well, LittleBebe wasn’t annoying. She’s adorable!

Enjoy peeps!