Archive for Category: Weddings

The Art of Portraiture Seminar – Derrick Ong + Nikon Singapore

I am honored to be invited by Nikon School of Singapore to collaborate and give a seminar on The Art of Portraiture photography at LYF@ SMU.  The turnout was good and I am blessed with a great audience who are eager learners. I had an awesome time sharing my experience and answering all the questions. Thank you everyone for attending and a big thank you to all the nice people at Nikon Singapore for arranging the event.

Anny and Brett – Wedding at Flutes Singapore

This post could get you drunk on alcohol or high with laughter!

When I first met Brett in my office, I was like wow, this guy looks like Hulk Hogon, but after talking to him for a few mins, he is a very cool and gentle guy. Anny and Brett’s wedding was held at one of my favorite wedding location in Singapore, Flutes at the National Musuem. The wedding was a simple yet cosy celebration and the whole night was nothing short of laughter and lots of drinking! Enjoy!

Hokkaido with Naoko Kinami-san – A travelogue

I was in Hokkaido a couple of weeks ago by the invitation of Naoko Kinami-san for a collaboration pre-wedding photoshoot. Kinami-san is a wedding planner from Naco-de and we hit off very well on our first meeting in Tokyo last year, she wanted to promote my style of photography to Japanese couples in Japan.

During the trip, the shoot took place in the mountain area of Kamikawa and I am truly impressed by the arrangement she did; getting a very nice cottage for all to get ready and also extra winter jacket and pants to make sure everyone is warm enough. She even hired the mountain guides to do a round of location scouting on snow jet ski, it’s really awesome there are proper briefing and safety checked prior to the shoot!  I must say even at -15 degree at night when we shoot, I do not feel the cold at all. The experience is awesome!

I am truly appreciative of NaokoKinami-san for arranging for my trip covering everything including awesome Japanese seafood to Onsen in the snow. Though I can’t speak Japanese and she can’t speak much English, she is always very patience to communicate with me using google-translate.  Thank you very much.  ありがとうございました

Special thanks also go out to Sasaki-san (Kanami-san’s very hard working assistant).

ISPWP Fall 2016 Contest Result

It’s December! The year zoomed by in a nick of time. It’s the time of the year where we all look back and see what we have done or not done. While it’s the peak time of the year for wedding, I am also taking some little time off to reflect back on the year. While doing so, one good news came in and the latest ISPWP Fall 2016 contest result was announced and I am happy to receive an early Christmas present with 2 awards under the Pure Art Category.

Thank you everyone who have continously show support in my style of work and to client who have put faith and trust in having me making photo memories for you.

Kazu and Ivy – Wedding at the Fullerton

I love shooting mix culture wedding and this wedding of Kazu and Ivy takes place at one of my favorite hotel, The Fullerton Singapore. Kazu is from Japan and Ivy is from Singapore, the wedding is filled with lots of laughter and blessing from the guests and one of the highlights of the wedding is when the couple marching in wearing the traditional Japanese kimonos. Ivy wore a kimono given to her by Kazu’s late mother. Awesome family love!

David and Eunice – A Chijmes Wedding

I really enjoyed shooting this wedding as everything just beautifully fall in place; Unscripted. The part that this awesome couple just relax and enjoy every single bit of the day is a huge blessing to me as a wedding photographer. All I need to do is quietly get into position, wait and witness a celebration unfolding itself. All wedding should be this way: fun loving, happy, real, no staging and let the awesome feeling of love shine in the happy laughter. Congratulations David and Eunice

ISPWP Summer 2016 Contest Result

Just got back from shooting in USA and in the email today came the result of the latest ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers) Contest result Summer 2016.  Great news that I have won 2 awards in the Wedding Dress and Fine Art category. Thank you everyone who have shown support in my work and I will continue to work hard to produce creative work. : )