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Corporate Profile Headshots

Stories-corporate-headshotsA good corporate profile headshot can make a huge difference to someone’s perception of you! It can exude warmth, show a hint of fun or maybe a whole lot of crazy. If you have been using your passport photo in your resume or as your Linked In profile shot, it’s time to update that headshot of yours. Here are some tips on how to prepare for a session with us.

  1. Identity & Personality
    What would you like these images to say about you as a person? Would you like to portray strength? Or perhaps you would like the portraits to show that you are a fun and approachable person. Maybe you are generally an introvert, you don’t smile a lot but you have a serious and intelligent persona. Share with us some of the keywords you resonate with so that we are able to create images that reflect your personality.
  2. Clothing
    Choose outfits that you are comfortable and confident in. Single tone outfits are great, and you can also mix and match colours with a formal jacket or a light jacket. Make sure that your clothes are well ironed before you arrive! Try and steer clear from loud prints or outfits with text on it. We would like the focus of the image to be on your face, not your clothing. The same goes for accessories! You can bring a few outfits to see which works best during the shoot session.
  3. Hair & Make Up
    Don’t cut your hair the day before the shoot – it’s best if you do it at least 4-5 days before. We would recommend you hire a make up and hair stylist for your shoot (we are able to provide this service too!) as a professional make up artist would know how to enhance your features for the camera without making you look unnatural. Blemishes on skin like pimples can be retouched but we do not remove wrinkles digitally as they would look a little too fake if we smoothened it out! If you prefer to do your own hair and make up, please make sure that you use products that are not oily. Men and/or women can bring along a facial blotter to the session.
  4. Be well rested
    It might seem obvious, but not many realize the importance of sleeping well the night before a shoot and drinking lots of water the week before the shoot. Stress can easily make a person look haggard, so hopefully, when you arrive at the studio, you’ll be at your best, feeling a million dollars and looking like one.

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5 Reasons To Have a Lunch Wedding Reception

Ep2-TWSIt’s our second episode of The Wedding Stories video, created in collaboration with The Wedding Notebook. If you ever wondered why you should have a wedding lunch reception instead of a dinner reception, here are some reasons for you to consider. Thanks once again to the team of amazing actors (who also worked behind the scene to make this video happen!) and with a special appearance by Jon Low.

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Vendor Highlight: Wishing Tree

One would agree that having floral arrangements are essential for weddings as it adds beauty and warmth. The person I know who does a good job at it would be Wishing Tree. I had the opportunity to sit down with the founder, Lily Chew to have a chat about her thoughts and insights on the designer floral business.

VendorHighlight-wishingtreeOriginally from Singapore, Lily married the love of her life in 1999, who happened to be Malaysian. Since then, she has resided in Malaysia. Through her husband’s encouragement, Wishing Tree started 3 months after she was married. She wanted to make good the time she had at hand by pursuing her passion. With their first branch in Bukit Tunku, they have now expanded many times beyond their original size. Recently, Wishing Tree moved to their new 3-storey premise in Sungai Besi. 16 years since their doors first opened, Lily’s continued passion only grew stronger and it gets better.

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Vendor Highlight: Milestones

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Preparing for a wedding can be a daunting task- sourcing for a venue, food tasting, hiring the various vendors, planning the schedule and, well, you get it, it’s really a whole lot of things to do! While we may have a huge headache trying to figure out how to navigate through this seemingly intimidating long list of tasks, there are people who are gifted and finds delight in helping you with these tasks (thank God!).

The person I know who is perfect for the job is Mun Tzin from Milestones. Her meticulous and detail-oriented personality is exactly what is needed as the wedding planner to make your wedding a memorable feat, without the headache on your end.Mun Tzin’s interest in weddings started off during her university days helping out at friends’ weddings, contrary to the belief of others who thought she picked it up while planning her own wedding. She likes the role of planning, organising and conceptualising things. Seeing it materialise gives her great joy and satisfaction. Mun Tzin helps couples plan their wedding from A-Z – from sourcing vendors to bringing them to see gown designers, as well as delivering the stationeries to hotels. A wedding planner is not just there to plan your wedding. Mun Tzin has occasionally worn different hats, like being friend, a counsellor, seamstress and make up artist.

Take time to enjoy your day
When asked what are some advice she would give to couples who are planning their wedding, Mun Tzin recommends that couples allocate time to take time to enjoy the wedding day. The saying that goes ‘time flies when one is having fun’ is especially true for weddings, therefore it is important that the couple live in the moment and spend some quiet time together.

Trust is key
Only in a perfect world will you find things running flawlessly. The same can be said about weddings in this fallen world. Things will go wrong, like a slight delay on the delivery of the wedding cake. With that, trust the wedding planner to help sort these minor problems for you and don’t fret over it. Focus on the big picture, whereby everyone is enjoying themselves and after all, no one will notice that the wedding cake is missing for a short while.

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Photographer: Weiming

6 Types Of Wedding Guests You Shouldn’t Have Bothered Inviting

In collaboration with The Wedding Notebook, the hidden actors in us made an appearance in a fun video, featuring guests are a little lacking in wedding etiquette. It’s just a little tongue in cheek video. We hope you like the video. We are planning on coming up with a series of videos with all sorts of topics related to weddings, so if you would like to follow us, head on to our Youtube page and subscribe. (It would make a difference because we need a minimum of 500 subscribers to get our personalised channel name, The Wedding Stories).

Oh, and do see if you can identify our Stories team in the video by looking at our family page!