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20th October 2011 | 0 comments

Oh boy, are we in for a treat. This is a wedding to die for. I have waited quite a bit before blogging it because I just had to ensure that I am going to do it justice. Photographing a Chinese-Indonesian wedding is different from photographing an English wedding. Firstly, Chinese-Indonesian weddings tend to be large (1,500 guests being the average size), so I always work with another photographer. For another, they start really early (I had to arrive at 4am to do the bridal prep ) with a long break of about 3 hours between the ceremony and reception where the photographers would go home for a quick shower and a rest.

In addition to that, the order in which the day goes vastly differs. The groom would come to the bride's bedroom to pick her up, there will be couple portraits, a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, and then finally we'd all head to the church together.

Despite these differences, the emotions that run through the day are something familiar. Excitement, nervousness, and of course, something akin to an out-of-body experience where you look at the person you are about to marry and think, "Holy shizzle, did I really get THIS lucky??" I got to see such emotions at Debby and Ferdy's wedding, and this is exactly what makes being a wedding photographer the best job in the world. (Read more...)

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28th April 2011 | 0 comments

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Hans and Jeassyca dated for 7 years before he turned to her and asked, "Do you wanna marry me?" To which she replied, "Okay!".

Okay! This is the kind of relationship Hans and Jeassyca have: simple, down-to-earth, and utterly sweet, and this was how their wedding was; there was minimal fuss, everything just somehow came together effortlessly into one sweet day filled with laughter and "Awww" moments. I can't gush enough about how lovable Jeassyca is. Decked out in her gorgeous princess-style wedding gown, she thought nothing of walking around, offering ME, her wedding vendor, a chair to sit on and water to drink! Was there ever a nicer bride??


6th November 2010 | 0 comments

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I apologize for having so few pictures of this amazing Indonesian wedding... unfortunately, I was not allowed to step inside the mosque where the ceremony was being held due to certain religious rules. No worries though, I was working with another photographer at this time and he covered the ceremony and reception whilst I peeped through the windows with envy.

What a miserable 2 hours I spent, watching this wonderfully touching wedding ceremony unfold, wishing I could capture shots of the bride and groom as they said their vows (the groom could barely hold back his tears when he saw his gorgeous bride)! The imam heading the ceremony was full of jokes, putting the emotional couple at ease and peppering his sermon with humorous little anecdotes. Truly an amazing experience to have, even from a hundred feet away!


3rd July 2011 | 0 comments

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When I first met Marvin and Melissa, I knew I was in for a treat, and boy was I right. Melissa was just a joy to work with-- she was easy with her smiles and as a bride she was a sight to behold.

The morning of the wedding, as Melissa slipped into her frothy white dress and tucked fresh rosettes into her hair, it was hard for anyone in the room to keep from tearing up.

Needless to say, everything about their wedding, from the intimate chapel ceremony to the swanky reception at the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, was a blast to photograph.

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