Archive for Category: Weddings

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. : )

Japan Portraiture – Trudy and Yihang

Over the years, I have shot many couples who are same as me, loving Japan. Trudy and Yihang is one such couple and shooting them in Fall last year was an awesome experience. I am thankful they trusted my vision and perspective as I am the kind that will jump on any photo opportunities be it a very far angle shot or shooting on a really busy street and of course even when it rains. : )

Briar and Allan

Briar and Allan lives in Sydney but were back to sunny Singapore for their small and cosy wedding reception and on this day, close family members flew in from all around the world to celebrate with them. They arranged a nice historic peranakan house for a quick photoshoot before the guests arrive and the sweet couple even arranged magic shows for the kids in their family. Nice celebration.

 

LOMOGRAPHY – The DAGUERREOTYPE ACHROMAT 2.9/64 ART LENS

It’s has been a great working relationship with Lomography and after I review their Petzval art lens last year. I am invited once again for a review of the latest art lens:

The DAGUERREOTYPE ACHROMAT 2.9/64 ART LENS – Reinventing the first photographic lens from 1838

I must say I am honored to be a very small selected group in the world to get a hands-on for this lens which is a prototype version. On first look, it does resemblance the look of the Petzval lens and it’s really robust.

The lens is easy to use except you have to be very patience in the manual focusing. What makes the lens a masterpiece are the Depth of field effects created by the different aperture plate. The Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens works with a Waterhouse Aperture Plate system, which allows full creativity with depth of field, and loads of variation in bokeh effects. If you are a photographer who like dreamy effects straight from the camera, this is the lens for you.

Asides from the classic Waterhouse Aperture plates, for this lens, Lomography has created the Lumière and Aquarelle Aperture plates. The Lumière aperture plates soak images in a radiant, soft glow – and create delicate dotted backgrounds, enriching depth of field. The Aquarelle aperture plates produce a rich and very textured, painterly effect – comparable to watercolor masterworks!

I brought this lens to Japan while I was there for a shoot and I took this beautiful lens for a walk and I had lots of fun shooting with it. It takes a while to get use to it for it’s a fully manual lens and also exploring the different effects created by the aperture plate but after a very short while. It’s really easy to use and the picture effects created are awesome; though some plate pattern are difficult to get a sharp focus but hey those are for the dreamy effects. : )

As I am doing this review, a kick starter event for this lens is happening at the same time and here is the link: http://kck.st/1q5J24v

Wedding Portrait / In the classic mood

As a photographer, when it’s my turn to get into wedding planning, I suddenly understand what my client went through, the kind of excitement, planning and even though we wanted to keep things as simple as possible, certain things do need time to make it happen. One part of it is pre-wedding photos, Jaymie and I did talk about this in the very beginning of the wedding planning that we wanted to shoot at a oversea location but due to time management; I have more oversea assignments and she have very tight flying roster, we didn’t manage to make it happen for a oversea shoot. So I  decided to do something very different which is a studio portrait session and the concept is totally in classic black and white.

This is a partial self shoot and I am very blessed that my good buddy Michael Chan helped me in materialising my idea and helped me in capturing the look that me and Jaymie wanted. So here is the full black and white album layout that I have done for my own wedding. Special thanks goes out to Yukiko Lim for the awesome make up on Jaymie.

Enjoy.

Kai Ching and Shuji – A Singapore Wedding celebration

This is a wedding of a international union and a pair of awesome and fun loving couple. : ) I shot their pre-wedding in Toyama, Japan last autumn, Kai Ching and Shuji had a wedding celebration in Singapore at the Shangri-la Singapore. Though a small and cosy wedding, this wedding is a heart warming and joyous one. Lots of laughters and happy tears. Enjoy : )