Archive for Tag: singapore wedding photography

A Wedding in Hong Kong / Jazs and Chloe

It was a pleasure and great joy to shoot for Jazs and Chloe’s wedding in Hong Kong. It is always an eye-opener for me and a chance to experience how weddings are celebrated differently around the world. Though this is not the first time I shoot a wedding in Hong Kong and Chinese wedding there and Singapore are quite similar, there are still many small details that the approach is different. I truly appreciate Jazs and Chloe that they prefer the un-stage kind of photography style and trusting me in capturing all these moments. Congratulation. : )

Intimate Tokyo Wedding – Yu and Satoko

This special moment belongs to them only. Yu and Satoko exchanged vows in a quiet and intimate ceremony at a luxurious wedding venue at Omotesando Hill in Tokyo. The day was simple, and it was theirs. Though we didn’t speak a common language, shooting for them was a breeze and the day went by without any communications issue. They trusted me to capture unscripted moments. Later, as we headed out for some posed shots at Shibuya’s scramble crossing and Omotesando Hill – they knew exactly how to turn on the magic for the camera. : )

Special thanks to Naoko Kinami san for all the wonderful arrangement for this wedding. : )

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!

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. : )

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

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