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ISPWP Fall 2017 Contest Result

2017 is a busy but fruitful year for me shooting many awesome couples and traveling to many beautiful countries to create images. One part I definitely neglected this year is participating in a photography contest. This ISPWP Fall contest is probably the last one of the year that I remember the submission date and made the submission on time. The result of the contest was announced a couple of days ago and I am glad that I won 2 awards in 2 different categories; early Christmas gifts to me indeed.

Thank you to all of you who have always shown supports and faith in my style of photography.

Lost in Iceland – Darren and May

I am fortunate to have set foot on many beautiful countries and cities in the world for photo shoots but Iceland is a place that totally blew me away!

If mother nature is an artist and a great painter, Iceland would be the grand gallery she exhibits her masterpieces. Though the forever changing weather made the photo shoot a challenge, the photo shoot went well and we were also blessed with few nights of witnessing the northern lights.  Thank you Darren and May, for braving the sub-zero temperature for the photo shoot and it was a pleasure to shoot for you both at one of the most beautiful countries I have created my work. Special thanks to make-up artist Jenny Goh and videographer Taylor and Christel for making the trip a very enjoyable and fun road trip. In short, all of you Rocks!

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!