13th August 2012 | 3 comments
How do you react when someone tells you they're spending their 9th-year anniversary being photographed by you? I had nooo clue how to react to that! I was simply quite overwhelmed by the privilege of being able to spend the time with them on such an important day.
Beng and Wai Ping have been together for nine years, three of those having been spent long-distance, with one person in Cardiff and the other in Cambridge. "Three years?!" I exclaimed. They nodded, smiling, as I shook my head in disbelief. I spend about two months out of the year shooting weddings overseas, and that's hard enough on me and the hubs. I can't imagine spending three years away from my loved one. What kind of strength must one possess for that kind of tenacity?
But there you have it. I am fortunate enough to come across all sorts of couples in my line of work, and Beng and Wai Ping are proof that love really DOES conquer all. They will be getting married later this year in Malaysia, where I am sure Wai Ping will make a radiant bride. While snapping pictures of them, I was struck by the quiet affection that Beng showed...such as helping Wai Ping with her dress and carrying her bouquet for her without being asked to...and once again, I thank god that I am able to share this moment with them.
Beng and Wai Ping, thank you so much for having me photograph your beautiful engagement session. I am sure that your wedding in Malaysia will be a blast, and Wai Ping, you are going to be the most beautiful bride ever!!
Make-up and Hair: Becky Sutton