Celebrating Love: The Kons

laugh together, stay together
- #jkandpb
@trapyourass

I photographed their intimate and super sweet April Fool's Day wedding (they really signed on the dotted line #notajoke); their joint instagram handle is @trapyourass.

What not to love about easily one of my favourite-ist clients.

So when they asked for a post-wedding portrait session, I knew it was going to be awesome fun. And I was not disappointed! He told me 'no cheesy shots please', she laughed. That set the tone for the entire session. Adventurous, funny, with a huge love for coffee and each other, Feebs + Jase, marriage definitely looks good on you! You've also convinced me that #postweddingportraits are the best.  

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Engaged: #lexchun

This is love: To fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First to let go of life.
Finally, to take a step without feet.
- Rumi -

The social butterfly from Ipoh and the cheena boy from Penang. Who would have thought that when Alex and Rachel first met at RBS in 2003, they'd be getting hitched 14 years later?

A girl with one of the biggest hearts, Rachel and I go way back.... when we were still too young to remember, and only had photographs as proof we knew each other. We reconnected at the Residential Bible School, a month-long Christian camp, organised by the Inter-Brethren Assembly.

I was immediately drawn to her laughter, friendliness and good nature. Together with a few other girls, we would chat till way past lights-out, we'd sing and harmonise, as well as swap secrets in whispers. #thosewerethedays.

Since then, we've kept in touch, went out on dates, and have even taken a girly trip to Seoul. She's sensitive, compassionate, and very generous with her time. She's also an accomplished businesswoman. After several years moonlighting as a make-up artist and helping people plan weddings (my wedding being one of the first few she helped coordinate), she is now a full-time business owner/wedding planner extraordinaire at Pretty Little Things

Simple, easy-going, with the ability to make people laugh, Alex complements her completely. It also helps that they share a huge love for EATING, eating, and MORE EATING.

For this engagement session, they decided to take a trip down memory lane, back to where they first met - HCC, Cameron Highlands. :) Thank you loves for allowing me to capture your love. xx

Celebrating Love: Adrian & Pei Hwa

Grow old along with me,
The best is yet to be.
- Browning

Adrian and Pei Hwa met as housemen when they first began their careers as doctors. After a whirlwind year of courtship, he proposed (in a hot air balloon! so completely romantic), and they got hitched a year later.

She's a self-professed type-A personality who plans way in advance. On the other hand, he is easy going, random and comical. Together, they complement each other. She becomes a lot more relaxed and chill when he is around; and he appreciates her planning and finds her very endearing. 

Pei Hwa contacted me for a session to celebrate their one year wedding anniversary. They wanted something casual, simple and genuinely them, as they enjoyed each other's company. Their love and complete adoration for each other shone through, and I had such a wonderful time photographing and celebrating together with them.

After one year of marriage, this is what they shared about each other:

About Adrian:
He makes me feel loved when he accepts me as I am, despite my shortcomings. He makes me feel loved because he is willing to make changes, to come out of his shell, making me the happiest person. 

About Pei Hwa:
I count myself one of the luckiest guys because of her. She is there for me all the time. She is so caring and has a wonderful personality. She is definitely my perfect life companion.

Engaged: Glenn & Bree

You know, perhaps there’s something there that wasn’t there before 
Beauty & the Beast

An IT professional and a lover of all things Disney - it looks like it would be an amazing wedding for both Bree & Glenn! I first met Glenn in my final year IT project unit, and through the many crazy late nights, we clicked and became pretty fast friends.

When I got married in 2011, Glenn was awesome enough to fly over to celebrate with us. When I found out he was getting married this December, I knew, to make up for my absence, I had to grab some portraits for he and his gorgeous fiancee.

Meeting Bree for the first time, I was immediately attracted to her warm personality and love for all things kooky! A girl who loves Disney is also all good in my books :) Her zaniness complemented his seriousness completely. We took a stroll behind their place, and I was awed by how pretty everything was.

So much love to the both of you, as you take on the crazy adventure of marriage and the beginning of A Fairy Tale Come True. May it be filled with many shining, shimmering, splendid adventures; tackling everything with a smile and a song together; as you strive to be part of each other's world. I wish I can be there for your Disney-themed wedding next weekend, and cannot wait to see loads of photos.

Love Day: Ming & Jenq Uei

A successful marriage involves falling in love many times, 
always with the same person.

The girl with one of the sweetest smiles. Who would have thought the talkative little girl, whose home was an essential pitstop, during every trip to KL, would grow up to be such an accomplished young doctor.

Even though a couple of years younger than I, generationally, Ming is actually my aunt! She is the daughter of my grandma's youngest sister #ohwhatamouthful. In easier terms, she is my second cousin.

With both Ming + Jenq Uei serving in public hospitals as doctors, they held an intimate luncheon at the clubhouse, a week before their wedding banquet at a Chinese restaurant. It was an afternoon of smiles and I loved how the both of them were just so laid back, and genuinely hung out at each table, talking to their guests.

Thank you for letting me be a tiny part of your celebration. Much love to you both.

Love Day: The Fox and The Lamb

Here is my secret
it is very simple
It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I love weddings and everything about it. The palpable joy and peals of laughter and happy tears, celebrating the joining of two, are just some of the things which keep me inspired to capture the essence of the day through photos. It isn't every day that one of your best friends get married. So when she does, you pull out all the stops to ensure that you do the gorgeous bride, and the beautiful person that she is justice. 

I first met Kim in second year Japanese class while at uni in Perth. She was a first year Vet Science student, while I was in my final year. During one of our very first coffee breaks, she introduced herself, called me prissy... and we've became fast friends since. A gorgeous Vietnamese-Australian, Kim is a beautiful old soul with a level head on her shoulders. She is such a joy to be around, and always radiates warmth, happiness and positivity. All traits that I've come to depend on. 

When Kim first met Jase, she was every bit the gushing school girl. 

... i guess the highlight of my life at the moment is a boy named Jason, but as per usual it’s difficult to grasp all at once. he has beautiful red curly locks that bounce over his forehead, and unfortunately (but i don’t mind much) he has a goatee beard thing. otherwise i agree he would look like a little boy. i find him utterly gorgeous...
— (email from Kim in 2006)

I thought, it was highly probable, that this was someone with whom she would be spending a very long time together with. I first met Jase when the two lovebirds visited Kuala Lumpur almost 5 years ago. He is easily one of the most easy going person, who very obviously adores Kim. Fast forward to 2012, my heart almost burst with love for these two amazing people as I had the privilege of sharing in one of their biggest and most special day. Their Love Day was held on the very beautiful grounds of Abbotsford Gardens. The intimate ceremony reflected their individualistic personalities as they decided to keep it a private affair with family and people they loved. 

As they made their personal vows to each other, there wasn't a dry eye in the audience. It was simply so special, unique and magical.

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