A day of exploration; of fascination and wonder; of magical discovery to the unknown.
Dave & Li are good friends of mine. And we decided to take a little trip for their engagement shoot.
The whole concept of a day of exploration was absolutely amazing. With no specific locations in mind, we just wanted to have fun and take some photos along the way. The entire day lined up with my philosophy that the process is more important than the outcome (I am writing my thesis on this). And at the end of it all, the images speak for itself. Thank you Dave & Li for a wonderful time and making it so easy for me.
The lovely Ms Polka Dot has featured their engagement shoot here.
Scott and Pearl are one of those couples. One of those couples that will live happily ever after, despite the circumstances. One of those couples that have already made it in their relationship. One of those couples that make each other complete. Yes, one of those couples.
In the last couple of weeks I have been to Singapore and back and written the first draft of my thesis (The Importance of Process Over Outcome), hence the lack of blogging.
Andre & Cheryl’s story of how they got together is a great one. I sometimes wish I had the boldness Andre had, because out of that boldness he found love. And everyone knows that only love can make a man eat his vegetables :)
Thank you to the lovely Ms Polka Dot, who featured this wonderful shoot on her blog.
Mark & Amy got married on the 28th of March 2010. It was a surprise wedding. No one knew except their parents and myself. All the guests thought it was their engagement party.
I felt special, being one of the few privilege to know. And also so honoured, that Amy would pick me out of the many photographers to shoot on her big day.
Amy has posted up pictures from the wedding on her blog too. She writes about it in much more detail, so do check it out too :) I, on the other hand, am a man of few words, so I’ll let the images speak for itself.
I’ll add more images from their outdoor shoot when Amy posts it up on her blog :) Stay tuned.
Brendan & Jennifer are one of the most friendly people I’ve met. I had the honour of shooting their wedding down in Brisbane last weekend. It was a great big party, with friends flying in from London, Sydney, Melbourne just to see them get married.
It’s a new year in Melbourne and many things have been happening since I’ve gotten back. It’s taken a while to reply all the emails; I’m sorry!
Started at the Works this week. The next 4 weeks will be great. 5 shoots in all; the next one being Jennifer and Brendan’s down in Brisbane :) I’ve never been down to Queensland before, so I’m looking forward to it.
I’ve always had a special connection with London, not merely because I love their fashion and architecture, but I love the British with their humour and accents. I grew up in London for the first 3 years of my life, and I’d like to think that London is somewhere I could live in the future.
So far, it hasn’t been life changing. The gloomy weather, the rain, the freezing cold, the unspectacular sales and the endless amount of crowds have not made London what I had imagined it to be.
But thank God for friends. Someone once said the company makes a trip, and I totally agree. Despite the many negative factors of London, I am still having a good time, with my two best friends- Aletheia & Kevin.
The home cooked meals, the post dinner Bohnanza games, the comfortable silences, the morning talks - all that has made this trip special.
Before I leave for London, I leave you with this amazing couple that I shot the weekend before I departed from Melbourne.
Brendan & Jennifer are from Brisbane, now based in Melbourne, after spending 3 years in London. They love opp shopping, appreciate great food, and are great people to hang out with; which is what we essentially did for the engagement shoot. Definitely my kind of people. Can’t wait for their wedding in March.
Over the last year I’ve learnt to deal with Murphy’s Law -everything that can go wrong will go wrong; in a more mature, calm way. No freaking out, no panic states, no extreme stress levels.
It rained during our outdoor shoot and a few years ago I might have panicked but this time I decided not to stress or worry over something that I couldn’t control and dealt with the situation to the best of my ability. I really like this group portrait. Plus, it’s the first one in the rain.
This week my Macbook Pro crashed; motherboard failure. Which isn’t the best timing considering I have back to back weddings and a lot of editing to do. And surprisingly, I kept calm, dug out my Applecare receipt (Thank God for that) and headed to the Apple store and got it expressed fixed and I am up and running again. *Don’t worry, all photos are safe. Backups of photos are immediate after every wedding/shoot.
On a lighter note, I just came back from the gorgeous wedding of Peggen & Hauwei. Thank God for great weather and a glitch free SMILEBOOTH.
I leave Melbourne on the 17th of Dec. It’s a busy busy time for me, a lot of editing to do before I leave + graduations to attend & my mum and sister arrive tomorrow!
Just bought Henri Cartier Bresson’s "A Propos De Paris".
"To each his own Paris. Paris takes her chances, year in, year out, with her fashions, her races, her exhibitions, her fairs, all the games with life and death that become stories to be told on doorsteps, in bars, on building sites, in factories, in courtyards and in gardens. The most beautiful city in the world can only give what she has; but all that she offers is on view, for anyone who knows how to see her, take her, and love her."