Archive for Tag: pre-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.

In the classy mood – Paris

Paris is always a good idea!

I am blessed to have traveled to Paris for photo shoot almost every year since almost 10 years ago. Though compare to other parts of Europe, Paris is slightly more touristy but it have a special flavour in itself that you can’t find in other cities; not just the romance but the artsiness in the small lanes and sidewalks along the Seine River where you know Henri Cartier Bresson might have made a photo here and Pablo Picasso might get inspiration from a cafe he have his morning coffee and croissant.

For me, the classy vibes of the city during different seasons are charming to make photos for my client.  Enjoy this set of pre-wedding photos of Chi Siang and Joanne, awesome couple whom I had a great trip with them enjoying not just the shoot but great food and dining in the city of love. Thank you for having me. : )

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.

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. : )

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.

In the Romance of France

” Paris is always a good idea” – Audrey Hepburn

Paris is one of the very popular pre-wedding destination and I am blessed to have shoot there at least once every year for the past 6 years. Everytime I when I am there, I will imaging my favorite street master photographer Henri Cartier Bresson and Elliot Erwitt walking through the charming Parisan streets or walking along the Seine river creating their black and white master pieces.

This pre-wedding photography shoot for Guan Hong and Wei Teng brought me back to the romantic French capitol and we had a nice photo session travelling towards east of France in Saint Michel. Enjoy the photos. : )