It was 4am in the morning. Hui Yi woke up to discover her eyes were red, puffy and swollen. It wasn’t because of the lack of sleep the night before. It wasn’t normal. But with the courage to carry on, and under the talented hands of Doris, the make up artist, Hui Yi was transformed. When I rolled around to Pullman Hotel at 7am, I didn’t even realize her eyes were swollen.
Thank God for amazing make up artists, and for clients who have faith in them and also their photographer.
Hui Yi told me before the shoot that Noel is quite camera shy. I reassured her that 80% of my brides tell me their grooms are camera shy or don’t really like taking photos. Most times I meet my clients before our photography session, but when they live overseas or time does not permit, I only get to meet them on the shoot day. In a short span of time, I have to build a rapport with my clients and get them to feel comfortable with me. It’s definitely a challenge but I do enjoy the process!
Noel travels a lot for work and so this meant that a long distance relationship was necessary. I do respect couples who despite the distance, manage to make the relationship work. It takes resilience, patience, and also lots and lots of love!
Hui Yi actually transported these chairs for the shoot herself, and a lot of the props that you see here.
I found out that Hui Yi used to play the pipa, which is a traditional Chinese musical instrument. That is amazing, because I’ve never met anyone who could!
Noel & Hui Yi, I hope you like these images! Though I will not be there at your wedding in Kuching later this year, I know you’ll be in Johan’s good hands. All the best for the future!