Back from Perth

Hi everyone, I’m back from Perth! It was a fun family trip…a precious week where we are together 24/7. We stayed in Fremantle, Margaret River, Busselton and Dunsborough where we clocked a record of 900km driving distance. Hope this is an unforgettable trip for Yang before he goes Primary One next year. Here are some of the highlights :

Our Hyundai Tucson which we refill full tank thrice!
We stayed in Fremantle for the first 3 nights, this is our house which we booked from . We loved this house as it is just 5 minutes walk from Fremantle market, 4 bedrooms, wifi, and only AUD$160 per night!!!

The living room

We drove 278km to Margaret River. My wife chiong 120km/hr and we reached there in 3 hrs time!

morning coffee, my wife’s favourite : flat white

What can we do when we visit the Hilarys Boat Harbour ? Modelling of course!!

We stayed at this farm for one night :
The views in front of our farm house. Kangaroos and sheeps in the wild.

Yang is excited to feed the animals!

Here’s a hilarious video of Yang feeding the lambs

For our last 2 nights, we stayed at The Wyndham Vacation Resorts in Dunsborough. 2 bedrooms apartment with full kitchen at AUD$170 per night

We visited the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Thursday, 27 August, 2009 - 2:58 pm

june - oh! what a FUN trip! the house in fremantle was a REALLY GOOD deal! and guess what? we went to sunflowers farm with DN too and he absolutely loved it. we were all very smelly after the farm though. :p

Thursday, 27 August, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Gabriel Mendes - Thank God i only stay at the farm for 1 night. Fun for my son, but too dirty for me ๐Ÿ˜›

Thursday, 27 August, 2009 - 11:09 pm

anz - where is his brother? lovely photos!

Thursday, 27 August, 2009 - 11:18 pm

Gabriel Mendes - His brother was having fever, thus unable to travel with us.

Thursday, 27 August, 2009 - 11:42 pm

Nicole Lim - what a lovely family! you guys are great parents, fulfilling a little boy’s dream ๐Ÿ˜€

Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 1:09 am

esther - I like the video of Yangyang trying to feed the lambs – “Hey you, can you sit still?” Hoho!
The house at Fremantle was a fabulous deal!
And I can see you are using your white Olympic Pen..

Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 3:20 pm

tommy - Hey
I see someone has an Olympus Pen ๐Ÿ™‚
Are all the holiday pics from that camera ?

Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 3:26 pm

Gabriel Mendes - yup. All photos and videos from this trip are taken by Olympus Pen ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday, 31 August, 2009 - 1:33 am

bev - Oh my goodness, you are right, Yang always pose like that when he is put beside a car. Why!? I think his poses take after you leh…

Alex + Pauline PRE-WEDDING

I had a great time shooting Alex & Pauline’s prewedding yesterday. From the beginning, I wanna make this a more unique shoot, something similar to their personality. So we went to the usual places to do unusual things. They kena tekan by me until blur blur. Here are some of the highlights :

Hair and makeup by Jesslin Ng of Tresses Studio

Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 10:26 am

Jimmy Lim - Good set of photos!
So fun !!

Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 3:20 pm

Pauline - Thanks for a super fun shoot Gabriel. Kena tekan with many laughs till my mascara run!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday, 6 November, 2009 - 1:37 pm

Little Cat - Happy photos! Congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚

Saturday, 20 February, 2010 - 5:42 am

Chanelle Segerius-Bruce - Fun and Quirky, I really like this set!

Daniel + Yan Ling in BALI

Daniel and Yan Ling are a very fun couple who i enjoy shooting a lot. At first they seem to be quiet and reserved. But once pressed the right buttons, they go alive!!! I can’t wait to shoot their wedding day this November. Here are some of the highlights :

Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 1:00 pm

yanling - only 1 word… SUI!!!!!!!!
Gabriel, photos are superb. trillion thank you-s for capturing our FUN, ALIVE, REAL and MADLY IN LOVE moments. haha… it was great fun with so much laughter and nonsense. can’t wait for our actual day!!!!

Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 1:14 pm

Gabriel Mendes - Hi Yanling, I had a great time shooting you guys. My conclusion : both of you are made for each other cos you guys are MAD!!!

Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 4:27 pm

Wendy - Not only we must have a professional photographer that make the photos look awesome, a fun-loving spontaneous couple plays a part too. Im also counting the days, seconds and minutes for our new family member(“da-sao”).
gabriel, yeah…i agree with you that they are made for each other or else they wont be shortlisted for Beautiful Couple 2009. When they are together, they are full of crap!!

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009 - 1:14 am

Chiewz - Agree that the pics are superb and this couple is mad… in love!!!!
I love how fun and natural the pictures turn out!

Nicole + Adrian + Adam TOGETHER!

I always wonder how my clients locate me? Well, Nicole found me me via google when she typed “journalistic family portraits”. Her son, Adam, will be celebrating his one year old birthday next month. So, we spend the afternoon together yesterday and we had a blast.

PS: Nicole kept telling me that she don’t know how to pose….but i think she did really well.

Sunday, 16 August, 2009 - 9:52 pm

Nicole Lim - Wow, wow, wow! Adrian and I love the photos, Gabriel! We’ve already agreed we must do this once every year ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for capturing these precious memories.

Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 1:16 pm

Gabriel Mendes - Hi Nicole, thank you for letting me shoot your family. Can’t wait for next year!!

Suhardi + Dawn Prewedding in BALI

I’m back from Bali !!! It was a great trip….good weather, great clients, good food….and I’m in dark tan! Suhardi and Dawn are both lovely people and the shoot went incredibly well. It was seldom that i met couple who can enter into “my photography zone” immediately and this is the couple who can instantly “zone into it”. Here are some of the highlights :

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Saturday, 15 August, 2009 - 9:18 am

Suhardi Ng - Awesome pictures come with a Professional Photographer ๐Ÿ™‚
Can’t wait for the rest to come…..

Thanks Gabriel!

Saturday, 15 August, 2009 - 9:46 am

Dawn - As always….every photo is breathtaking. Gabriel is extremely talented =) Balancing in the paddy fields was an interesting experience hahaha
Thank you for the memorable time and beautiful pictures.

tsk….Suhardi was too excited after looking at the teasers the other night LOL

Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 1:17 pm

Gabriel Mendes - Hi Dawn and Suhardi, I had lots of fun too. Thanks for treating us drinks at Kudeta. Lis will remember it for life!!