We are planning a trip to Kyoto on 5 April 2012, which happens to be the cherry blossom season!
As usual, limited sessions available, so those interested in photoshoot there, please drop us an email at email@example.com
Was a crazy hot afternoon yesterday and among the crew involved in the photo shoot, the savvy ones who applied sunblock lotion got away with nasty sun burn. That’s how the weather is like in Singapore, forever summer … and now we know why many of couples from overseas choose to get married here as well.
We finally headed to the Wanderlust hotel, a new boutique hotel near Little India, and after a whole of baking in the sun, even the slight bit of air conditioning is heaven.
Here’s one that I like, featuring the beautiful gown from Jos + Rachel , more to come 🙂
Wedding is not just an event about two person’s commitment to each other, more than that it is an event where people that you know all your life shows up to share those moments of fun, joy, laughter (and booze) with you.
The wedding of Weilun and Qiaoling was one that not only celebrates the fact that they have known each other since Secondary or Middle school and finally tying the knot, but the friends whom they have known since childhood were there with them on their Red Letter day.
Oh yes, the Geek Boys vs Leopard Prints Gals, was simply hilarious! (My toes are giggling as I’m typing now…)
Getting out of my comfort zone is really something that I’ve been working on since 2010. Ask any photographers out there and they’ll tell you all the places that they like to do a shoot in.
If you ask me, London just happens to be one of those places that I had to step out of my comfort zone, and there’s a tendency to go back to the previous (and often touristy) sites. When Ken and Lee Yen approached me to do a series in London, I actually sat down for a while to think about what more could I do in the location, trust me there are many photoshoots that are conducted there by other photographers from Singapore.
While the other part of me was drawn to this mystical charm of the busy city and for some strange reasons, someone showed me an image of Cannery Wharf underground station that really intrigued me.
I was attending the Master Photographers Association (UK) awards ceremony in Birmingham in Oct 2010, and just 10 days before I set off to UK, the job was confirmed. I knew I had to do something more to make this worth my while, and now looking at the series that just made it as one of my featured portfolios, the rain and 6-degree cold that we endured in the morning of the photo shoot finally paid off!
Oh by the way, the lovely Cheong Sum is designed by renown gown designer, Tan Yoong. Go check out this guy, he’s really one of the premier designers in Singapore.
1 month ago…
March 2011 had been a really busy month for us here in Lyrical Moments and above all the photo shoots, we had two overseas jobs at the beginning and end of the month.
ok, back to the present
I spent quite a bit of time reviewing and evaluating the photos that we have taken over the past month, not just because of the deadlines I had to meet to deliver the albums; I was looking around for the cornerstone images for Lyrical Moments and I don’t think I had to look very hard, which is a great thing! I was also preparing for the workshop-cum-demo this coming Tuesday and trying to find which are the images that are worth mentioning.
This is one series that I’ve shot in Melbourne that I will highlight some examples. I have photographed so many jobs in Melbourne, but this is one that we totally avoided the ‘common’ and ‘popular’ spots – especially those in the city (think Federation Square, Brighton Beach, Flinders Street station, the trams, etc). My couple was exceptionally conscientious when it came to location selection and we had the advantage of one of their friends who happens to be living in Melbourne to drive us around.
At the end of the day, we had really good fun creating the series!
Joseph, one of my assistants, took a candid photo while I was doing a photoshoot in Marina Bay Sands shopping area. For folks not in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands is one of the two newly opened casinoes in Singapore, and I had the opportunity to do a photoshoot in an area where professional & commercial photography is strictly not allowed, which is why we do not see many wedding series shot there 😉
And no, I don’t always wear red for photoshoot…
Ok, a sneak peek of what equipment I used for the photoshoot –
And this is the photo that I was creating…
More to come later, stay tuned! 🙂
Quick announcement, I will be giving a talk /demo for the WPAS event this coming Tuesday, 26 April 2011. I will be touching on on-location lighting and how a little peek on the making of some of the award-winning images that I have shot using strobes and speedlites.
For more information how to register for the event, please goto http://weddingphotographers.com.sg/a-night-at-fort-canning-on-26th-april/
See ya there! 🙂
Here’s a favourite series that I shot recently. Everyone worked hard for the images – 2 assistants, a pair of sporting couple, 1 photographer and a huge swarm of blood thirsty mozzies. Yes, the photo entitled “The Missing Link” has received raving reviews on my Facebook page, check it out here
I’ll leave it to you to guess their professions, the “Courtship” photo says it all 🙂
The beautiful gowns are the creation of The Wedding Present bridal boutique.