21st February 2012 | 9 comments
You know those mythical women we see in the movies? The ones who excel in their careers, are effortlessly beautiful, and in addition to all that, are also extremely kind and lovable?
Well, here's one of them in real life. When I first met JJ, I was struck by her porcelain skin, her perfect features, her easy smile. Next to her, I felt like a total troll. But then I started chatting with her and found out that beneath the movie-star looks lies one of the most down-to-earth, super intelligent (she's a graduate of Oxford Uni), humble people ever. And to top it all off, she is engaged to the warmest, kindest guy in London, Leo. Between Leo's enthusiasm for photography and the couple's easy-going nature, I was in photography heaven.
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!
13th July 2011 | 0 comments
Here's a wedding I've been just dying to share! Sue-Anne and Dom had their beautiful wedding in Kent a couple of months ago, and I simply could not stop staring and gushing at all of the beautiful details that Sue-Anne had poured into making her wedding simply amazing. From soft pink peonies adorning the reception rooms at Sundridge Park Manor to the pristine ivory cake, everything had obviously been planned and executed to perfection.
Obviously I don't need to tell you just how pretty Sue-Anne was. My camera loved her to bits! Dom, ever so suave in his spotless tux, was also a joy to work with. He slipped into all these dashing poses effortlessly...which is quite a rarity amongst men. ;) And augh, I could NOT get enough of the three little pageboys...they taught me quite a bit about posing and shooting kids, so I will have to do a techniques post on them soon. Sue-Anne and Dom, you guys were just so lovely, and your friends and family were the friendliest bunch of people I've met. I hope you two had a wonderful and relaxing honeymoon, you completely deserve it!
27th June 2011 | 2 comments
Can you believe that this girl is not a professional model?? I had the best time shooting my dear friend Basia last Saturday. As you can see, not only is she insanely pretty, she is also super photogenic and a total treat to photograph. She didn't mind slogging through waist-high wild grass to get into just the right position and never stopped posing for the camera. Like I said, a total dream to work with.
I will do a techniques post on this shoot sometime this week because I've learnt so much from it, but for now, I'm pretty satisfied to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. :) Happy Monday!
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??
30th September 2011 | 0 comments
Deddy and Fann were one of the sweetest couples I've ever had the good fortune of meeting. Throughout their day-long engagement shoot, Deddy was conscientious in making sure that the makeup and hair people and photographers had enough to eat and drink. We had to keep reminding him that this is HIS day, not ours!
It started raining in the middle of the shoot and we were caught right smack in the middle of the street. But Fann was such a great sport and after getting over the initial horror of ruining her beautiful wedding dress, she threw her head back and went, "Oh well, might as well have fun in the rain." Of course, wet as she was from the rain, Fann still managed to look gorgeous in every shot.