Archive for Category: Weddings

Kazu and Kelly – Pre-Wedding Singapore

Every time I shoot for a new couple whom I probably have met only once or twice prior to the shoot, a lot of questions ran through my mind. How long have they dated and how do they meet each other. Likewise when Kazu san hires me to shoot for him. I am thankful for the locations they have picked for the photo-session are how I like it to be – telling their love story.

He is from Japan and she is from Singapore, the two first set eyes on each other at a cafe called the Flying Squirrel and cupid did a great job that day. During dating, they enjoy chilling out drinking beers at a bar called the Pump Station 1965 located at Punggol. Last but not least, they are nice homely people that’s why a home setting that they usually spend a lot of quality time together is one of the location choices.

ISPWP Summer 2019 Contest Result

The ISPWP Summer 2019 Contest is announced today and I am glad to bagged 3 awards this time around and with this, it brings me to have a total of 53 awards till date under ISPWP. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my clients for having faith and showing great support to my style of work. I am definitely enjoying every single wedding assignment and will keep working on this photography craft.

2019 Junebug Weddings Best of the Best Destination Photo

Good news came in this Thursday morning as one of the pre-wedding photo I have shot in Hong Kong for Hong Kong couple Kay and William won me an award for the 2019 Junebug Weddings Best of the Best Destination Photo Collection. I would like to take this opportunity once again to thank Kay and William for liking and trusting my style of work and giving me all the freedom and space to create photo memories for them.

https://junebugweddings.com/photo-contests/best-of-destination/2019

Here is the set of this Hong Kong Pre-wedding:
http://derrick-ong.com/blog/index.php/2019/03/17/kay-and-william-from-hong-kong/

Winter Hokkaido Wedding – Kameya and Alina

I will start this post with an apology that this is going to be a long post with a lot of photos. At the beginning of this year, I had the privilege to shoot another Japanese wedding in Hokkaido for Kameya san and Alina san. I still remember it’s a cold winter day with a temperature of about -5 degree and was quite snowy. However, the atmosphere at this wedding was a total opposite from the outside, the fun and laughter of all the guests quickly made this wedding celebration filled with warmth and love for the couple.

Thank you Kameya san and Alina san for having me to shoot this wedding. Congratulations once again. I didn’t have the chance to take a wefie with you guys but I added a pic at work photo in this collection. : )

Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay – Shooting Streets in Tokyo

First of all, I wanna put a disclaimer that this is not so much of a product review in a technical way but more of sharing my user experience as a photographer. I am quite sure all the technical specification should be out on the internet at this time when you see this blog post.

When Fujifilm handed me this new instax camera and wanted me to bring it to Japan to do street photography with it. I was honestly a little skeptical.  I love street photography and shoot a lot on the street with the X series camera but never have I tried shooting street with an instax before. Nonetheless, I said yes and the journey began, it was challenging but fun and fruitful. Using the capability of adjusting the exposure from -2 stop to + 2 stop, I have the control on creating dramatic photos with lighting and shadow like how I enjoy doing it with the X series camera. I was impressed with how easy the operation of the camera and the best part, I get to select ONLY what I like to print as we all know, printing instax isn’t cheap. The new function for voice recording is an interesting feature. The first thing came to my mind is I can take an intax photo, record a message on it and give it to someone who can simply scans the QR code on the instax print and retrieve the message I have recorded.

Overall, I didn’t expect too much in the beginning shooting street photography with instax but this Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay have proven me otherwise that it’s not juz a selfie/wefie camera. Here are the photos of my experience shooting with Liplay instax in Tokyo:

Sendai Wedding Party

This is part 2 of the Sendai wedding celebration of Hiroto san and Ikumi san.  Japanese wedding tradition usually will have another party session which the program is more relax and chill and the guests attending are the couple’s friends and colleague. The whole evening is simple but nothing short of fun, lots of drinks and laughter. Enjoy the photos and try to spot me in one of the photos. hahaha

ISPWP Spring 2019 Contest Result

Amidst this busy season, good news came in today, the latest ISPWP Spring 2019 contest result is announced today and I am happy for this 2 awards.  Both photos are taken in Japan, one taken during a Japanese Shinto wedding for Hiroto san and Ikumi san in Sendai and another from a pre-wedding shoot at the famous Shibuya scramble crossing last year for Jason and Chloe. Thank you everyone, who has always shown support to my work.

Coincidentally, both photos are taken with the Fujifilm X-H1 which was also the first camera I work with Fujifilm for the launch last year as their X-photographer (Ambassador). A big shoutout to Fujifilm Singapore for continuous support and always there when I needed help. Truly Appreciated. : )