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Singapore & KL: Pre-Wedding of Andrew & Katrina

We went everywhere. From the beach to the garden and also the city, Andrew and Katrina’s pre-wedding shoot was as epic as their wedding. We recently completed a 3 week wedding marathon with this couple but more on that later! I’m really glad we had the opportunity to be part of this amazing wedding and got to know this really warm and friendly couple. From the start, we were treated like friends instead of vendors. It just feels as if you’ve journeyed along with long-lost friends.

It was 9 years ago that Andrew and Katrina met each other but unfortunately, they were both attached at that time. But as fate would have it, 5 years ago, they bumped into each other at a club. It was already closing time, and the lights had come on. At the corner of his eye, Andrew spotted Katrina as she was being whisked out of the club. He quickly rushed to her and grabbed her by the hand.

Katrina turned, about to land a huge punch on this creep who dared to hold her hand. But much to her delight, it was Andrew… who told her to call him the next day.

The next day came but the call never came through. On the second day, Andrew ‘poked’ her on Facebook, and Katrina called him back… somehow she couldn’t remember meeting him at the club! (Andrew claims she was really drunk).

And so a beautiful journey started as #katandrew.

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Family Portraits: Andrew, Lani & the kids

It was through my sister’s friendship with Lani that I got to know her. Random conversations at my sister’s home in Malaysia, usually over Chinese New Year or some BBQ/mee siam party that my sister is always organising. When my team and I were in Singapore for shoot some time back, we had the opportunity to photograph Lani’s family. Since I was not available then, Jamie went to do this shoot, and I think she had a great time with this young, energetic family. I must say, Lani and Andrew look really really good together. You would hardly think that this youthful looking couple would be the parents of 3 teenage (or almost teenage) children. I think the glow must come from all that love and connection in this family. So much heart. :)

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Portraits at Fort Canning, Singapore: Dave & Cynthia

Years ago, Cynthia and I were just college students, talking about which mamak to go to for a yumcha session, or which movie to watch with our group of friends. We talked about life, about friendships and our future. Since then, we’ve both moved on to build our own lives… and Cynthia is now married to Dave, with a life of their own in Singapore. But she’s still the fun-going (yet ever responsible) Cynthia I know. Nothing that much has changed. And yet so much has. We had fun going around Fort Canning Park one evening, just doing some casual portraits. Lots of love to the both of you!

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The Wedding Trailer: Andrew & Katrina

Andrew and Katrina’s wedding will be an epic one this Oct. They’ve blocked us for 3 entire weekends for their wedding celebrations, two in KL and one on Naka Island, near Phuket, Thailand. We can’t wait to share their pre-wedding photos as well, but that will come after it is previewed on the wedding day. But I hope this wedding trailer filmed by Chi Yin will give you a taste of the craziness that is to come!!

Thank you for taking care of us so well, Andrew and Katrina! We are sooooo excited to be part of your wedding team, and can’t wait for the big day to come! Lots of love from all of us here.

Credits:
Videographer: Chi Yin
Photographer: Grace & Jamie
Location: Botanical Gardens Singapore, Beach near East Coast Park, City shots near Marina Bay Sands
Hair & Make up: Michelle Touche

Family Portraits in Singapore: Alvin & Cheryl

My friendship with Cheryl started years ago when we were still in university in Australia – young, energetic and passionate about God. More than a decade later, I still hope we have the same amount of energy in us (just not as young!), even though she now has to run after 3 little girls. A few years ago, I photographed her family during their holiday in KL. At that time, it was just the 3 of them plus one on the way. Now that they have moved beyond the ‘normal’ quota of children most Singaporeans have, I am glad that I had the opportunity to photograph them once more.

I love Singapore for the many beautiful parks and outdoor spaces we can head to for pictures. I really don’t feel claustrophobic in this city with nice green spots like these near the Henderson Wave. The gorgeous evening light made everything so surreal. It was backlight heaven! Hope to head down to Singapore more often for more family portraits! *hint hint!*

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