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Rustic Pre-Wedding shoot with a VW Kombi: Eu Jin & Samantha

Her idea of a perfect day would be to cuddle in on a rainy day with a good book and a cup of latte. Ideally, next to the beach with the sound of waves breaking softly in the distance. His idea of a perfect day would be an early morning cappuccino followed by a good game of golf. And then enjoying a Rambo or Indiana Jones movie while dreaming of traveling to Africa one day and thinking of how to adopt a white tiger as a pet.

Together, they love to daydream about the future and talk about how to train their future white tiger pet. This is probably done over a Zinger burger meal at KFC! When they are not watching the sports channel on Astro, they are probably traveling the world seeing as much as they possibly can!

What a cute couple Eu Jin and Samatha are. Jamie and I truly enjoyed photographing their pre-wedding shots, and I am sure Chi Yin enjoyed herself too while shooting the behind the scenes video that you can see here. On the day of the shoot, it was raining at Sekeping Tenggiri and we weren’t sure if it would be raining too at UPM. But we took the risk and it was a perfect day which ended in a gorgeous sunset.

Smurfette, our resident VW kombi made an appearance too at the shoot! I am glad that I managed to drive it without any problems! Was worried about driving this manual car that has absolutely ZERO power steering. But all was good, and we had an awesome time.

Eu Jin and Sam, can’t wait for the wedding!

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Pre-Wedding in Santorini: Terence & Sarah

As a photographer, I am always touched that couples would willingly display public forms of affection in front of my camera lens. It’s not an easy thing to do… following directions and at the same time, being engrossed in ‘the moment’. And when the photographer is your sister-in-law, it can either be a good or awkward. But Sarah and Terence rocked the session, and were totally easy to photograph.

If you have been following this blog, you’d know that a few days before this shoot, it was raining in Santorini. The weather was 8 degrees Celcius and strong winds threatened to ‘blow’ us off the cliffs. But thank God the clouds parted and we had a sunny day for Terence and Sarah’s session. (though her jacket was always within reach in between shots!)

Terence and Sarah have known each other for years now, since uni days, when they were young adults exploring life in Australia. Their journey began in 2004, and now, 11 years later, they are registered. Thank you, T&S for being such awesome family members. I’m glad we could share memories like these, including lugging our bags up and down stairs in the rain, exploring different restaurants and lying on the black beach. Love both of you very much. Looking forward to the Bali wedding later on!

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Behind the Scenes Video: Eu Jin & Samantha’s Prewedding

Our aim at every pre-wedding shoot is to relax and just have fun! For Eu Jin and Samantha’s pre-wedding, we headed to Sekeping Tenggiri and UPM. It rained just after we completed the shoot at Sekeping Tenggiri but thank God the weather held up while we were at UPM. One of the biggest challenges for me during this shoot was to drive our resident VW kombi, Smurfette to UPM. My short legs and lack of arm muscles posed a problem on the road (especially when doing 3 point turns with this non-power steering manual vehicle!), but thank God we survived!

Really had lots of fun too with Jamie assisting. And of course, this video wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Chi Yin who filmed and edited the video.

We will be posting the photos from the pre-wedding shoot at a later stage, so keep a look out for it!

Credits:
Photographers: Grace & Jamie
Videographer: Chi Yin
Locations: Sekeping Tenggiri & UPM
Hair & Make Up: Angie Ng
Wedding Gown: Pretty in White
Flowers: Floristika

You’ll Never Walk Alone: Pre-wedding of Andrew & Desiree

Andrew and Desiree are one of those couples who instantly make the ‘friend’ list the moment you meet them. They’re friendly, warm, and thoughtful. After our pre-wedding shoot, they even gave us a box of chocolates and a hand-written card, which really made our day! We photographed their wedding at Pulai Springs Resort, JB recently but before we share those images, here are some of the photos from their pre-wedding shoot.

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Pre-Wedding at Sekeping Serendah: Jimmy & Rachel

20140627_PRE_WEDDING_JIMMY_RACHEL_139Jimmy and Rachel first met while they were both working in the same hospital. She was a freshy, only 5 months into the job. Jimmy was the medical officer in charge of the infectious disease ward at the time. Her first impression of him was that, ‘He surely talks a lot and comes across as being quite bossy!’ Naturally, they didn’t really hit it off then and Rachel was mostly preoccupied with surviving through working in that particular ward. It was only a year later when their paths crossed again. By that time, they were both in different departments.

It was a tragedy that brought them together eventually… a tragic Genting car crash that happened one day.

Rachel had to accompany one of the patients who was in critical condition for an MRI scan in the radiology unit while Jimmy was the doctor in charge of doing the scan at the time. The scan took more than an hour to complete, and while waiting for it to be completed, they had some free time to talk and sort of hit it off after that. Over that one hour, Rachel got a glimpse into a different side of Jimmy which she never noticed before. Her heart eventually softened towards him, and she thought, he is actually quite charming and easy to talk to.

Soon, another unexpected encounter in the hospital brought them together again. They started messaging each other and then went out for a movie date a few weeks later.

Jimmy and Rachel are total opposites in terms of character. Jimmy is a very meticulous person and very detail orientated; Perhaps that’s one of the reasons he is attracted to the radiology field while Rachel is more spontaneous and usually goes with flow. It is their differing personalities that make this relationship blend well. They just complement each other so well! Rachel can definitely attest to the fact that Jimmy has certainly helped her be a more organized person!

They have been in a long distance relationship for almost 2 years now since Rachel had to move away from KL for work. Despite the challenges of frequent traveling and their busy work schedule, being in this long distance relationship has taught them to be more thankful and appreciative for the simple and little things they are able to do together like having a quiet dinner or maybe just buying groceries together.

Rachel says, Looking back at how we met, I realized it was really fate that brought us together as I was actually reluctant to accompany the patient to the radiology department during that fateful day and had wanted to switch with another friend.

What a way to get together! Congratulations, both of you!

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