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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

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 : )

Laura and Thomas – Let’s give this relationship a Shot!

“Let’s give this relationship a SHOT!!”

This is the how the banquet started for Laura and Thomas wedding right after they march in; a toasts to each other with a tequila shot which is an important element of how the both have met and started their romance.

This is a night full of emotions for Laura and Thomas with lots of blessings from family and friends. Hope you enjoy the photos.

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. : )

Kai Ching and Shuji in Toyama, Japan

I always love Japan for their food, culture and really nice people, this shoot brought me to Toyama, a city 400km east of Japan from Tokyo. Kaiching is a Singaporean teacher who taught English in Toyama and in the school he met Shuji, a volleyball teacher. Romance blossom and it’s a great pleasure for me to shoot their pre-wedding in the Japanese traditional wedding kimono in Shuji’s hometown; the charming landscape of Toyama prefecture.