As a photographer, I chase it...live it...I breathe it...
So much so that I swear, there are moments where I'm caught in a flurry, and I literally forget to breathe. And then the crazed babble in excitement begins and that is usually where I need to pause for a split second and apologize to whoever is in front of my camera at the time for my deranged frenzy. "I promise I am normal, really....except maybe in this instance. But I swear it's for the photos. " My clients at that point, generally have a chuckle, shake their head a little and just continue on their merry ways as the shutter continues to snap around them. They must think I am crazy. I can't blame them :P
Seriously, crazy beautiful light does that to me. It renders me insane for a brief instance and I go into a flurry. It literally leaves me breathless. It is in these moments I honestly think it stops becoming a part of the photo... it IS the photo. It is in these moments I like calling it "God's light"... for the sheer reason that it is so incredibly magical, and it makes everything under its rays beautiful :)
This was one such moment :) These were all captured in the span of about 15 minutes at a recent shoot. I can't help but marvel at God's gift to us when it decides to show :)
It is always a little daunting to photograph another photographer. It's always an honor, but really, it's daunting at the end of the day. Because you know they know what you are doing, watching your moves, analyzing your methods and wondering why you are doing what you are doing. Meet Hui Ling and Yew Cheong - BOTH photographers :) Double daunting!!
Or so I thought :)
Until we chucked, giggled, laughed, and laughed some more over things I cannot even remember. But those are the best kind of sessions... where you are bursting over, chortling in stitches on so many occasions that you cannot even pinpoint or recall what was funny to begin with. While we had strange stormy weather brewing over our heads over their quick pre-wedding session with me, I absolutely loved the fact that they were willing to try anything...like, lie in a paddock littered with cow dung and insects, or trek up a long steep hill to chase the only remnant of light we had that crazy stormy afternoon. And you know what? Perseverance, boldness, and patience is always rewarded.... :D
Thank you SO MUCH Hui Ling and Yew Cheong for that gorgeous crazy afternoon! The storm and insane amount of rain started literally as soon as we shut our car doors, but I had the best time photographing you both. I hope you love some of these frames as much as I do :)
Lastly, thank you Eddie Lee for making the video montage for this session (WAIT FOR IT readers!! I'll publish it as soon as I get my hands on the final cut!).... and of course, HUGE thank you to the superbly talented and sweet makeup/hair stylist, Shinny Ong for making Hui Ling look so fabulous. Girls and brides in Malaysia - she is amazing at what she does and I cannot recommend her highly enough!!Anyhow, onto the photos! :D Don't forget, there is a bonus slideshow at the end of this post! Enjoy!
Hello everyone! Hope your friday has started off sunny and lovely! :) We are back today with a tiny serving of a blog post, in the form of another spoon of styling!
My awesome sister, Jillian, has come up with another inspiration board for you to have a look at and hopefully it will help in how you visualize for your wedding :)
Like I mentioned before in the previous Inspiration Board post, Inspiration boards really help to tie in all the pretty little details and visual aspects of their big day together in a beautiful cohesive theme, so that at the end of it all, you get a gorgeous wedding, and everything photographs wonderfully because it has all been planned and laid out neatly according to a colour palette and visual theme. No more random style choices spilling across your wedding day and just getting 'so-so' photos :)
As a photographer, I find that brides who have done their homework and made inspiration boards, and ensured that all their purchases, choices, and designs for their wedding day always fit and tie back into their theme/inspiration board, always get the prettiest (and I mean PRETTIEST!!) photos at the end of the day. And who doesn't want that? :) And don't limit yourself to one or even 2 colours! We find that colour palettes of about 3-4 work wonders in how the details of your wedding theme come up in your photos! :D
Today, we are experimenting with the berry colours of the rainbow! Inspired by forest fruits, woody elements, and the romantic flavours of red in all its gorgeous hues, here is today's board! Look how even things like your linens, and food colour makes a difference! :D
(You can click on the board above to see a larger version :D)
(1) a well executed theme will be carried ALL THROUGHOUT the wedding (that means, your place cards, your invitations, your menu design, your flowers, your cake design, your table linen/cloth colours!!, your napkin and plate colours!!, your seating plan design, your favours and favour tags/boxes, your signage, your dress STYLE, your shoe colour!, and so much more! The more we see your theme in your wedding, the better it will show in your photos :) )
(2) Style boards work JUST AS WELL for your engagement/pre-wedding shoots!! :D
To end this week, I want to share with you a song I really love! I love how anthem-like, passionate, and powerful the words are, as well as the melody! Enjoy! :D