Philip & Eunice Prewedding in Bali

Bali was an obvious choice for Philip and Eunice’s pre-wedding shoot location. With astonishing natural beauty, a heavenly climate and a vibrant artistic culture – plus all the ease of only 2.5 hours flight from Singapore, Bali offers them the perfect mix of easy and exotic.

“We chose Bali for its beauty and close proximity to Singapore,” says Philip. “I had always envisioned a destination pre-wedding in a foreign country, and I loved the idea that we can combine both travel and photoshoot together!”

Indeed, Bali is not just a perfect short getaway holiday destination but also a beautiful place for pre-wedding shoot. Bali is easily accessible from Singapore. Direct flights to Bali (2.5 hrs) are available with Singapore Airlines, Garuda, Qatar Airways, Jetstar and Air Asia on a daily basis.

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Adrian & Yen Prewedding in Bali

An Unforgettable Bali Pre-Wedding Photography

There’s a lot of reason to love a Bali pre-wedding photography. I was just recently there with a handsome couple, Adrian and Yen, and the experience was awesome.

Bali has the endless oceans enveloped in its breasts. Bali is an immersion into rich history and culture. Bali welcomes you into its rustic villages, and lets you bask in the vast expanse of green fields. And a Bali pre-wedding photography has all these.

We can spend a day in Bali and cover a lot of destinations, each providing a dramatic backdrop to the kind of pre-wedding photos you desire.

A trip there is a fun nature hike as well, as what happened to us when we nearly fell into the rice field! For the beautiful natural milieu it offers, outdoorsy is the way to go in a Bali pre-wedding photography. And of course, it is also a relaxing visit to one of the world’s top tourist destinations!

So definitely, on the conventional side of things, couples can opt for a Bali pre-wedding photography on the beach sides, during the sunset, and in the many Bali villas and seafront hotels.

But in our case, we wanted to see the side trips. But anywhere you look in Bali, you find a picture-perfect backdrop. That is the perk for the photographer there. I didn’t really have a tough time composing my shots, and the creativity is unlimited, in the same way the cool Bali sea breeze soars limitless skies.

I liked it when Adrian and Yen can rough things, like sitting on high rocky formations by the mouth of the oceans and yes, standing on the grassy patch of the green fields. Donning a wedding gown and a tux, the rural background provided an exceptional contrast.

And that is just what a great Bali pre-wedding photography is all about. The poetry in irony, and a day in paradise with the one you love.

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Family Portrait Photography

If I Were To Do Your Family Portrait Photography

I would of course suggest to make it fun in your own kind of way. Family portrait photography is one of my favourites. I love my two sons and get inspiration from them a lot. I also have to say that I have become a better photographer because of my family.

The best thing to remember in family portrait photography is that each family has its own persona or character and that this is what the pictures should show. So the first thing I would do is to observe the kind of family you are, because, this thing is not something you ask, but something you infer by observation and then confirm at a later time.

Chances are, if I got my observation right, the family’s idea or concept of the family portrait photography will jive if not come close to mine. If this is not coming out, then I would take the chance to share them my ideas and if they agree, shoot!

Yes, photographers need to be some kind of a shrink sometimes to get a better and a fresher perspective of things. Or simply, photographers need to be able to empathise with the family so the family can feel and be at their best self, naturally.

As with all my photography projects, I try to make the family portrait photography fun and unique. Best of all, this is an occasion for the family to bond, that bond is something that no amount of expertise can create or produce. That bond is something that naturally shows.

The unconventional side of me would also explore what kind of characters your family members dream to be. I’ve had family portrait photography where the family members wanted to dress up circa 1940s, as elite members of the society. I’ve also had a shoot where the family members dressed up like the Bon Trapps.

Whatever the mood calls for, I’d emphasize on having fun, being natural, and being relaxed. The best family portrait photography is one that exudes the aura of happiness and unity in the family.

James + Felicia PREWEDDING in Singapore

Wedding Gown : Ted Wu
Groom Suit : Ted Wu
Hair & Makeup : Jesslin Ng from Tresses Studio

I had a great time shooting the prewedding of James and Felicia. When they told me that they wanted something unconventional, I knew this would be the photoshoot that I had been waiting for! Kudos to Ted Wu for creating the stunning outfits and three cheers for Jesslin who was busy creating new looks for the couple. I wanted smokey eyes on James… Think “Twilight”, I told Jesslin…We were ecstatic that the look turned out fantastic!

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Saturday, 3 July, 2010 - 1:32 pm

Yu Hsin - the shot is uber cool!

Saturday, 3 July, 2010 - 1:49 pm

Felicia - Thank you so much! The photoshoot was really enjoyable. I think we all had great fun.

Tuesday, 6 July, 2010 - 8:39 am

sin - Very nice! Looking forward to seeing more shots. (:

Saturday, 17 July, 2010 - 8:14 am

Joycelyn - Felicia, You look absolutely fabulous! Congrats!
Gab, thanks for alerting me to check this out! I was just relocated to Geneva 2 weeks ago, so had not enough time to answer ur sms. You did a great job!!! Its fantastic in every sense of the word!

Wednesday, 28 July, 2010 - 9:13 pm

lovexiaolongbao - COOL! Love the concept.