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...)
11th August 2011 | 4 comments
Who can forget Jessica and Matt, the adorable couple whose engagement session was featured on Whimisical Wonderland Weddings? To say that after our Oxford engagement shoot I was looking forward to their wedding would be the understatement of the year. Jessica is not only a natural beauty who has a face that my camera loves to bits, she also has the most lovable personality ever! I just want to put her in my pocket and take her home! (Okay, I don't, stop giving me dirty looks Matt.) Aaanywho, like I said after our engagement session, Matt is also a treat to work with. Easy-going and amicable, I can totally see how the two of them compliment each other. All right, I think I've said enough for now...scroll on down to see this amazing Coventry wedding!
22nd August 2011 | 2 comments
Kerry and Rick's wedding was full of unforgettable moments. Kerry was a spirited bride with a bubbly smile that's just irresistable, and to top it off, she was surrounded by the cuuuutest little flower girls who would giggle and twirl every 5 minutes. The ceremony took place in one of the prettiest churches I have ever been to: St Edwards Church in Netley. I have the good fortune of living in Oxford, which is surely one of the most beautiful places in the world, but even then, I felt honored to be able to photograph such a beautiful location. It was a completely fitting venue for a couple like Kerry and Rick. (Read more...)
22nd July 2011 | 5 comments
Cass and Josh tied the knot on the 16th of July 2011 in a little church in Gloucester, and there were more than a few sniffles as the two said their vows to each other. I don't have to tell you how beautiful Cass looked because you can see that for yourself, but what the images don't tell you is that Cass is one of the sweetest brides in the world. Following their touching ceremony, there was a reception at Hatton Court, a charming hotel in the Cotswolds that has lush ivy curtained over its facade. It was the perfect venue for our stylish bride Cass!
28th April 2011 | 0 comments
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??
1st January 2011 | 0 comments
Anjileen's wedding was a bittersweet occasion for me-- sweet because I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in her wedding, bitter because she was just so drop-dead gorgeous that day that a dozen times I found myself wishing that I had my camera with me. It was pure torture from a photographer's standpoint to be in the midst of so much vibrant beauty and not be able to take any pictures. Add to that the fact that Anji has what is surely the most photogenic smile I have come across, and there you have it: I was just torn between being happy for my best friend and sighing wistfully for my camera!
Luckily for me, I was able to attend her sangeet the day before and take as many pictures as I wanted to. So phew! I did not come away empty-handed, and I am immensely grateful for that because (le sigh!)...well, just look at how stunning Anji is!
6th November 2010 | 0 comments
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!