Wedding Photography of Bond and Kelly

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Bond and Kelly’s wedding on 25 December 2013 [Christmas] was my first time assisting Raymond on an actual day wedding shoot. So far the shoots I followed Raymond were for pre-wedding, casual shoots, food shoots, corporate profile shoots, product shoots etc but not for actual day. The only other time was for John and Ei-leen’s dinner banquet back in 2008, but I was sitting outside the ballroom, just waiting for Raymond to be done so that doesn’t count as one.

 

The opportunity to assist Raymond on an actual day wedding made me realize and understand a whole lot more on how he work. It’s nothing like the other shoots we have been to. Not even pre-wedding. Actual day wedding is so much more stressful! Everything is about being on time and meeting the auspicious timing, making sure everyone turns up accordingly, things happened as planned, and at the back of the couple’s mind they have to keep worrying about whether did so and so remember to bring along the overnight bags or shoes or the pouch or medicine and stuffs. All these doesn’t concern Raymond and doesn’t affect his job, but I feel that the energy does affect us somehow because besides focusing on getting the moments, there’s this nagging feeling inside us that shares the couples’ concern too.

 

We woke up in the morning and reached Kelly’s place earlier than 4.30am which was the stipulated time just because we don’t like to be late for shoots. The morning air was crisp and cooling, so I felt rather hopeful since the start of the day. I thought it was gonna be a fun day, should be fairly simple and easy, day should pass by pretty quick.

 

Upon reaching the carpark of Kelly’s place, Raymond switched to no nonsense mode and started to shoot the exterior of the building. In a very stern voice, he asked me to look out for suitable and interesting place to shoot the wedding gown, and when we’re up at Kelly’s place, I’ll need to look for places to shoot the wedding shoes, wedding rings and stuffs. STRESS!!!! His words came like lightning and thunder, and my brain like an old CPU without the UPS backup power supply decided to power off itself and went dead. Dead with some fire sparks and smoke sizzling out.

 

Went up to Kelly’s place and said Hi to her + the bridesmaids + parents + Grandma. Because I have always been the one liaising with couples since the very start of their wholesome experience with us, I felt at ease talking to Kelly. She’s really nice, really approachable and I thought she looked like Gillian Chung (One of the Hong Kong pop duo – TWINS) when she smile. (:
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Not smiling here, but here’s Kelly having her make up done.

 

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A photo of Grandma who was really happy.

 

After the mingling, I had to look for place to shoot the gown – checked. Was quite a challenge which required the use of a plastic stool, climbing here and there, and the use of a long bamboo pole.
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Spot me!

 

Next I had to look for place to shoot the ring. My goodness. My boss decided to play with Fire. Real fire. Found a place, checked with Kelly on the material of the rings and I had to set the rings on fire. Not easy! I had to quickly blow out the fire after Raymond was done with the shoot. Because it can get a little challenging to focus with the lens, he’d take a few shots just to make sure he gets the perfect focus with the perfect flame. Everytime I blew out the fire, the rings will move out of their position and I had to pick up the ring to reposition them. First time I didn’t know, I touched the ring and it was HOOOOOOOOOOT!!!! Ok that woke me up already. -_-“
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FIRE!

 

Anyway, thankfully Raymond got the shot he wanted fairly quickly and I brought him down to shoot the shoes. When we reached the carpark, that was the only place I thought looked pretty interesting because I like the texture of the wood. Positioned the shoes, lights, snapped, and went up…

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Wedding Day Celebration of Cindy & Patrick (Singapore)

Hi. How was your weekend? I forgot how my weekend went. Saturday was busy. Sunday was a little tolerable with time spent with the family. We had some Rendang sedap Angus Beef Burger with criss cut fries, apple pie, and a filet-o-fish burger, along with some home cooked mee tai mak (mouse noodle some call it). Then we headed out. Made some major decision (hopefully not one we will regret). Went over to my mum’s place where the mini boss had a lot of fun (she’s been asking to visit since forever). On the way back, mini boss said “I forgot to go church”.

One would think how does a 2 year 7 month knows about church (when we only brought her for service less than 5 times). Apparently she does. And whenever I’m not feeling well, she’ll surprise us by saying a simple prayer for me. She’s been asking a lot of questions, some which I can’t even answer. Kind of taxing on the brain especially when some of the cheem questions come in the middle of the night like 2-4am and you’re simply too brain dead to respond or decide whether to give the textbook answer or some random troll answer for the sake of satisfying her curiosity. Sometimes she’ll also ask me where is Jesus. How would you mamas answer your LO if they asked this question?

Parenting is not easy at all. So many books on so many different parenting styles. Regardless, all parents just want the best for their children. Kinda not sure what to expect and how do parents even cope with more than 1 kid. How do you divide your time? How do you make sure you’re fair & just, totally unbiased towards all your children? How can you not love one more than the other when one becomes a little monster throwing unexplainable tantrum due to big emotions and the other little one sleeps like an angel?

So much for a Monday. Guess i’ll just stop here and move on to something more heartwarming!

Here’s a collection of photos captured during Patrick and Cindy’s wedding. The day started off at the bride’s place in the morning for hair & makeup, followed by Grandma veiling for the bride & a simple tea ceremony for the bride’s mum. It was at this part where the tap started flowing. Will keep the bride family’s story private but trust me, photographers are human too. Despite having shot many hundreds of weddings over 10 years, there’s no such thing as “immune to it” or “used to it”. Otherwise we’d all be worse off than a beast. Sometimes we do shed tears behind our lens and camera (good that we’re still Canon users. Camera body and lenses big enough to hide our faces when we tear. Haha!).

There’s no gate crashing. Everything was as minimal as possible and keeping only to things that truly matters to the couple.

Patrick arrived in his smart number one military uniform, looking all sharp and ready for the big day. He presented Cindy with a bouquet of fresh florals, fetched the bride and off to Church of St Mary of the Angels for the Holy Matrimony Wedding.

We did a little bit of a quirky shoot for the couple right after the ceremony ended, playing a little bit on their height difference. The photos were included in the couple’s same day express photo montage highlight and the guests were highly tickled by it.

 

Singapore Wedding Day photography by Raymond Phang Photography.

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

Singapore Wedding Day photography by Raymond Phang Photography.

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Wedding Guest - Singapore Minister Teo Chee Hean

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Singapore Wedding Day photography by Raymond Phang Photography.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Singapore Wedding Day photography by Raymond Phang Photography.

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Wedding Guest - Singapore Minister Teo Chee Hean

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Singapore Wedding Day photography by Raymond Phang Photography.

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Singapore Wedding Day photography by Raymond Phang Photography.

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Wedding Guest - Singapore Minister Teo Chee Hean

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

 

Moving on to the dinner reception, the couple held the evening celebration at Marina Mandarin Singapore. We did their bridal pre-wedding photoshoot, it was something simple, with a quick 3-4 hour session indoors. But we ended the shoot with a bang cos towards the end it rained so heavily that the clouds were so low it swallowed half of the Marina Bay Sands. Raymond as usual will always push for something different to give the couple if possible, so he suggested to end the last shot in the rain. Couple were game enough and the big canvas displayed at the reception in the photo below was the shot that we took for the couple. (:

Same with the day celebration, they had sword bearers for their march in and for the dinner reception, one of their VIP guest includes current deputy prime minister Teo Chee Hean. Such a hearty sight to see our deputy prime minister happily chitta chatta-ing around and into the selfie game too!

The night ended with hugs and kisses, tears and laughters. It’s one of those unforgettable celebration that makes you feel human again.

 

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Singapore Holy Matrimony Wedding Celebration

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Singapore Holy Matrimony Wedding Celebration

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

Singapore Holy Matrimony Wedding Celebration

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Singapore Holy Matrimony Wedding Celebration

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

True Love conquers all - Singapore Candid Wedding Photography by Raymond Phang.

Singapore Real Weddings, unscripted and raw emotions.

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Singapore Military Style Wedding with Sword Bearers

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Wedding Guest - Singapore Minister Teo Chee Hean

Marina Mandarin Singapore Wedding - Actual Day Wedding Photography

Church of St Mary of the angels - Singapore Church Wedding Photography

Hope you guys enjoyed this set of photos as much as we enjoyed photographing.

Cheers!

Extremely bloated like a whale,
Angeline
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Celebrating the love of Andy & Joyce

Today I’m sharing a little bit on Andy and Joyce’s wedding. We have never met this couple before, and they in fact didn’t enquire with us directly. It was through a referral/recommendation that ended up having us shoot their wedding. We’re not complaining and in fact thankful that we got to know these two beautiful souls!

Chatting with Joyce online via WhatsApp, I find her cheerful/bubbly, easy going and friendly. Somewhat like the chin cai kind but when she sets a goal, she makes sure she sticks through it. I think people into sports and fitness have a high level of determination. Like us, her life is fueled by the love in what she does, she has the support of her spouse (Andy) and they are in this together with God as the center of their relationship (now marriage). I didn’t have a chance to interact with Andy at all, cos everything was done through Whatsapp with Joyce so I have no idea how’s Andy like as a person, what are his likes/dislikes, what are the things to look out for on the AD shoot itself when we’re photographing him. No doubt on the wedding day shoot we’re more of the fly on the wall – observing and shooting anything that happen, it’s good to know abit about the couple to best bring out their personality and love stories with photos.

So here we go – Photos from Andy & Joyce’s actual day wedding celebration!

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We started off at the bride’s place. Actually we almost always start off at the Bride’s place, unless couple request otherwise. Cos that’s where we get to shoot most of the stuffs such as gatecrashing preps, bride getting ready, detail shots of the ring/gown/shoes etc, parents veiling, and sometimes even shots of parents/family getting ready, cooking tang yuan etc etc. Lots of things going on at the bride’s side, whereas usually for groom’s side it’s much simpler and the groom doesn’t spend as much time getting ready. Fastest one we know was probably about 10 minutes – wake up, brush teeth, wear clothes, gel hair and see you later!

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Hello Andy! Looking sharp and excited!

A mandatory shot of the groom and some of his bestest buddies. It’s early in the morning and you can see none of the units at both sides of the blocks are lited. Residents still sleeeeeeping!

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Some snippets of the gatecrashing! The xiong di wore a simple white long sleeve top with a pale gold/yellow bow tie. Jiemeis wore this sexy one piece shimmery rose gold plunge neck low back dress. Anyone has a name for this kind of dress??

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The declaration of love and 11 promises to Joyce. They love God so much that they made these the first few top priorities in the list;

I promise to always keep God in the CENTER of our relationship.
I promise to PRAY with you EVERY NIGHT before we sleep.
I promise to seek God FIRST every time we quarrel.

Actually this is one of the first time I see any couple that we’ve shot so far listing down promises as such.

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Andy and Joyce, with a traditional wedding portrait of Joyce’s parents in the background.

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Next, we’re off to Andy’s house!! Joyce game enough to stand up for the signature shot of their bridal car in motion. Glad the weather was good that day!


Having some tang yuan and mee sua. That mee sua looks damn… crispy? Like prata! Hahaha!

Candid wedding photographerHeading off to One Degree 15 Marina where they had their solemnization and makan.

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Who can forget the bouquet toss!

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A quick outdoor shoot with the xiong di and jeimei! 8 Sisters and 7 brothers.

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Love their shimmery dresses!

And that bouquet of luscious red blooms are one of the prettiest ever.

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Tea ceremony shots. A little bumped that the photos appeared rather small here cos I entered the wrong dimensions when I was doing the layout just for the blog post. End up every collage has a huge white border surrounding the image which nobody will notice and prolly think i entered too much spaces. T_T

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Some detail shots and… food!! Ok next blog post I will modify the layouts so that the photos are much bigger. T_T”

Candid expressions of guests mingling before the solemnization ceremony.

Mei mei pointing finger at Lady be like: “Youuuuuu, next time cannot ask people to throw things on the floor! It’s not right to litter!”
Lady holding petal tio stunned and headache cos kena scolding and later have to pick up the petals.
Mei mei continue to pout at the side.

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More candids! I love candids cos they are captures of real emotions and expressions.

Ceremony.

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I lift my voice to sing You praise
No matter what life may bring my way
I know that You are
The God of my life
You are the one who holds it all

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Here comes the couple, with daddy walking in with Joyce.

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For the OCD, you’ll feel annoyed cos this image is off center. HAHAHA. Oops!

Exchanging their vows, both looking super happy, and their guests equally happy for them.

Kissy Kisses and painting a cross, one stroke each, instead of the unity candle, sand, or tying of the three chords.

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Woohoo!! Officially husband and wife!

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They went out for some quick snaps and group photo with their friends~

Another off center layout. HAHAHA.

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Interior of the ballroom at One Degree 15 Marina, some detail shots of the wedding cake, floral centerpieces, wedding favor.

Basically the couple was literally showered with Gold – gold confetti marching out after their Solemnization, here we have gold confetti again.

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Candids!

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Another gold confetti shower!!!!

Yuuuuuuum Seng!

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The loving look of a Grandpa.

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Speeches! I know, photos are too small! T_T”

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Will make them big sized like this next time. But that would also mean more time spent to choose photos and lesser images to share cos I can’t possibly be uploading nearly a hundred shots. =(

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Peek-A-Boo, where are you??

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Usually when couple walk around for their table shots, they will shake hands and have a quick chat with their guests. We don’t stop clicking that camera shutter button even though it’s supposed to be table shots time. Anything we see, we shoot! How else can we capture these candids if we only stand there and wait for the people to get ready and stand/sit in their formation for the table shots right? So whenever i attend weddings and see photographers standing around with their cameras down waiting for I don’t know what, I get extremely angry. You should always be in camera-ready mode right?? How fast can you react when you see something happen that’s worthy of capturing? Bring up camera, focus or adjust setting, by then the fleeting moment would have passed by just like that, right in your face. Want to retrieve that “image” from your memory? Can… but you’ll have nothing to give back to the couple of that fleeting moment which you could have gotten if you were in camera-ready mode!  >:(

This is also why we are grateful for the help of xiong dis and jeimeis who help to pre-arrange the tables ahead, so that we can focus on capturing these precious candids. Thank you very much! <3

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Ending the post with a I’m bringing sexy back shot for the jiemeis. I know I know, photos too small. T_T”

Friends of Andy & Joyce can check with them for the photos to have a sense of how we shoot the entire day’s wedding.

OH OH! And also we’ve updated our instagram! If you haven’t followed us, check out our instagram page ya!

Have a great weekend! 😀

Holding my bursting bladder,

Angeline
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Happy Birthday (人日)!

Today is the 7th day of the first lunar month, and this day is also known as 人日, which is considered to be the birthday of Human since it was the day human beings were created (according to the chinese mythology). In the Chinese mythology, 女娲 (nv wa) was the goddess who created the world. She created animals on different days (chickens, dogs, boars, sheeps, cows, horses) and human on the seventh day. Well, I don’t really celebrate 人日 but I sure don’t mind celebrating birthdays everyday… just to eat cake. Muwahahaha~!!

We’ve been so busy over the CNY period and bam, now we’re already 7 days into the first lunar new year. I had 3 rounds of reunion dinner this year – an early one with both sides of parents cos my sister in law will be away in Perth on the actual reunion dinner day. Second round was a lunch with Raymond’s parents (home cooked Pig trotters vinegar, pigs stomach soup, steamed chicken, sweet & sour prawn, veggies etc etc). Third round was a dinner with my parents and aunt. We had steamboat with lots of food items such as fish maw, scallop, fish, crayfish, quail eggs, beef shabu etc etc. It was literally a seafood steamboat session. We ate so much until our stomach exploded, and I had to say bye bye to some of the clothes I got which was meant for CNY. Haiz… But I cannot resist the shrimp roll, the bak kwa, the pineapple tarts, the chiku (arrowhead/arrowroot chips). So I really stuffed my faces with those goodies. And we discovered that the mini boss enjoys eating Belinjau cracker. You know, that bitter bitter cracker thingy? I don’t even like it but the mini boss chomped it down like a champ. -_-”

I’ve also met a friend before the lunar new year and I do share the same sentiments with her on several points.

To friends/strangers reading this who are feeling really lost and stressed up this year, here’s something for you from Joel Osteen;

What God has spoken over you has an appointed time to come to pass. Don’t get discouraged. The silence is temporary. God loves you so much that at times he will hide you. He’ll cause you to be overlooked, he’ll cause that door not to open. He’ll cause a person to walk away. You can be talented and hidden, anointed and hidden, have great ideas and hidden. And if you don’t understand that it’s God hiding you, you’ll be frustrated and try to make things happen out of God’s timing. But before you see notoriety, you’ll go through a season of obscurity. You have to pass this test when you’re hidden.

This sure speaks a lot to me and I hope it will to you.

Coming back to blogging… today I’m sharing some photos from Christopher and Hui Lin’s wedding day. It’s a full day 8 hours wedding which we started off at the Bride’s place in the morning. They didn’t have any gatecrashing (lucky you Chris!) and it was a cosy wedding celebration at the beautiful Tamarind Hill. Tea Ceremony and solemnization were all done within Tamarind Hill itself so the couple saved quite a bit of timing on the traveling;

 

Good morning!

 

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Since there were no gatecrashing preps to photograph, they got us to start at 11am, when bride is already dressed and dolled up.

 

But we sneaked time to take some quick shots of the final touches anyway.

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And of course the important part – veiling!

 

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Groom arrives, take a very sud sud shot. Must act fierce in case got any unexpected ambush upstairs since gatecrashing wasn’t in the agenda.

 

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Upon reaching the bride’s unit, finally can breathe and smile and laugh already cos really don’t have gatecrashing. Heng ah!

 

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All Christopher had to do was to kiss the bride. Can you spot the old school portrait in the background? Somewhere at the top right area? That was the kind of wedding portrait of our parents’ time. We don’t do that anymore cos the young generation is all about hippy stuffs, cool portraits, being loud, bold, and unique. This kind of classical portrait probably bores them no end. I felt the same too years back. But now I’m starting to appreciate the simplicity and the classics too, besides the wacky fun shots. Maybe because I’m getting old already. Oh those MRT tracks running on my face….  -_-“

 

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I can’t tell why but I like this candid shot! So many ways to interpret the story here!

 

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The traditional tossing of the fan by the bride shot. Even though we’ve advanced in many ways when it comes to expectations of wedding photos, there are some traditions that we are still practicing today when it comes to wedding. I’m sure we still have many couples consulting the feng shui master on auspicious dates and timings right? 😀

 

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Hohoho~ Our signature shot of the bridal car in motion. Nissan Qashqai never looked this good. Muwahahaha~ The 0-100km for the 2.0 litre version probably comes in about 10.9 seconds and the 1.6 litre version at about 11ish seconds?

 

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Another mandatory getting out of car shot.

 

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Christopher fetched his bride and we went straight to Tamarind Hill. Took some quick shots around the area before they went off to have their hair/makeup done for the evening.

 

Should have asked them to attempt a Titanic pose. You know the part where Jack was hugging Rose from behind and Rose was saying “I’m flying!”

 

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A standard group shot with the buddies! Thank you for helping, and also for driving Raymond’s car! (:

 

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Ok, Christopher had to go off for his rehearsal and to settle some of the logistics, so we have Hui Lin to ourselves for some solo shots.

 

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太美了! T_T

 

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Solemnization part begins now.

 

Solemnizer: “After you wed, all your money is her money.”
Christopher: “Hmmmmmm.. right….”

 

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Hui Lin: ” OMG this Solemnizer is the best!”

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Hui Lin: “Ok, now all your money will be my money. I will use it very wisely by investing them in Hermes Birkin bags.”
Christopher: “Jialat liao… can only listen and nod and say yes now.”

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Happy wife, happy life, right! 😀

 

And they sealed the deal with the ring exchange.

 

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Solemnizer: “Remember ah, happy wife happy life. You let her invest in Hermes Birkin, and who knows one day she might let you do Stage 3 for your car.”
Hui Lin: “Haha… Ha… Hmm.. What is stage 3 ah?”
Christopher: “Hehehehehehe… Stage 3!!!!!!!”

 

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You guys fancy this grainy treatment done to the photo?

 

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Ring shot.

 

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Let the party begins!

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The march in aisle is not exactly a straight aisle, cos they have to walk through pillars and what not since it’s not a traditional hotel banquet venue.

 

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CAKE!!

 

Speech time

 

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Happy until can see teeth cannot see eyes!

 

 

 

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Oh oh…. Christopher actually drank so much until he had an epic end to the night with blood all over his face and floor in the toilet. Poor Huilin must have freaked out cos she woke Christopher with her scream. O_O”

 

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Love the expression! 😀

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Yah, can tell they were really enjoying themselves that night.

 

 

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You know we returned about 700+ edited photos to the couple, it’s soooooooooooooooooo difficult to pick a bunch for blogging!! I might have missed out on some nicer ones, but friends of Christopher and Huilin can perhaps check with the couple if you want to see the full set. :p

 

 

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So we can see who were the culprits.

 

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Hahahaha~ that -___-” face.

 

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More yum sengs~

 

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再来一瓶!

 

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So nice of the culprits to label their concoction.

 

 

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Some of the brothers were buddy enough to Da the drinks!

 

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Ehhhhh!!! Don’t finish everything!! Leave some for me!!!!

 

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Christopher really drank a lot….

 

The guests were high and started singing (the couple engaged a live band).

 

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Christopher’s mini rock concert with his fans.

 

来来来,再来一杯!

Hello Christopher.

😀

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He had to be “escorted” that night.

 

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Taking a quick break outside for some fresh air.

 

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Cannot make it already.

 

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Good night.

Actual Day Wedding Photograph

Sweet dreams.

 

It was a fun fun night for the couple – they didn’t do any table shots kind of thing (table setting was long western style), it was more of impromptu mini group shots with their friends. They didn’t have to bother with formalities, they simply let go and be themselves with their friends. I just relooked at the folder of 718 photos again, there are just too many shots and I wish I can share them all here – many candid expressions, couple’s speech, fairy lights, live bands, details/decor etc etc!!! One of the most enjoyable and unforgettable weddings we have photographed. Thank you for having us and here’s wishing you guys good health, happiness and many more wonderful adventures!! 😀

 

Lots of Bak Kwa,

Angeline
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Singapore Kindness Movement – Ben and Bang

Dear empty space, sorry for neglecting you just like how I neglected many aspects of life. But… here I am! Filling your ears with stories and updating you with some of the happenings!

Lots of nitty gritties – Bailey crossed the rainbow bridge (did i share this with you already?), we went on to New Zealand, Zurich, then to Hong Kong and back in Singapore, I gained 3 KG from the 3 different countries, Mini boss had hyperpyrexia, the ad campaign we did for Singapore Kindness Movement (Ben and Bang) was launched when we were away. We have been extremely busy since we returned, so it was only recently that we managed to squeeze some time out to hunt for the prints. Susu and I are gonna be jie meis for Anna and Sherman’s coming wedding next week! I hope the gatecrashing will be an interesting, fun and enjoyable tekan session for Anna’s friends and family.. hopefully not too much of a culture shock. We promise we’ll go easy… but it’s not easy on us too! 5-6 sisters against 15 brothers plus the groom. They have too many sneaky and cunning brothers in their team so hopefully our few but lethal games will have them begging for our mercies. MUWAHAHAHAHA!!

Thing is, the weight gained didnt help in our dress fitting. They got a pretty pink one piece dress for the sisters, but if i were to put anything, siew mai or a slice of cake into my mouth, the dress is gonna burst into a million pieces. I don’t think anyone would like to see pink confettis and a blob of fatty jelly running for life. SO, we’re gonna hunt for alternatives this weekend. Wish us luck! Hahaha~

So, so, so, so, we were talking about the ad campaign photoshoot right? Here are the photos!!!

Meet Kelly, Christopher and Imam! Kelly as the falling lady, Christopher as Ben and Imam as Bang;

Singapore Kindness Movement - Photography by Raymond Phang

Spotted one at bus stop! Had to take a photo! Ray’s mandatory shot and Angeline’s failed falling shot. Kelly obviously did a much better job!

SKM Ben and Bang

Next, we brought along our trusty EZ-Link card and headed down to Hougang MRT Station! Ta-Dah!! They’re all over the station!

Ben and Bang Singapore Kindness Movement

Sorry photos abit small, will share the biiiiiig one on Facebook and Instagram~

Singapore Commercial Photographer

The photoshoot was super duper fun (as with almost all of RPP’s photoshoots). We’ve had friends in the industry sharing about how some talent/model’s attitude are smellier than Prahok (sorry to my Cambodian friends, I know some of you really love this dish but it’s an acquired taste for me. :P). So we’re extremely grateful to have this group of people working together with us – fun, positive, vibrant, humble, accommodating and all things sugary!! They brought us so much laughter on set! Thank you for letting us enjoy what we’ve always loved doing! 😀

MRT Ad Singapore

If you think it’s easy being an actor/talent, think again. Here’s Angie’s failed casting for the Ben and Bang role. Christopher and Imam clearly were the winner with the expressions. Angie just look like she’s…. haggling price with the granny underwear seller at the wet market. -_-“

Singapore Bus Outram North Bridge Road Terminal

Next was the toughest one. Buses. -.-“. We went to a few bus interchange to hunt! Ended up eating a lot of junk food also cos of that. Imagined just one bus interchange and Angie had 3 slices of cake – Lychee Martini, Black forest and some Sea Salt Caramel from The Pine Garden. Now someone please tell Angie why her dress is exploding.

We waited damn long, asked the bus captains but no luck. Finally J gave us some bus numbers to try and here we are at the North Bridge Road Bus Terminal trying to use our Karma points. It was quite a burning hot day, and the summon uncle was lurking around like hungry shark. $1.20 per half hour was the rate for the parking… you don’t want to know how many coupons we teared.

Photography work printed on Bus!

Finally spotted the bus!!!!!

Bus number 2

Wah, fasterly we ran down and take photo like mountain turtle tourist! Those who have seen us running must have thought we were mad people who have never seen a bus before in their lives. Well, it’s exciting to see your work appear on buses mah… Raymond wanted to go up close to scrutinize the prints but surveillance camera were everywhere and we’re not allowed to set foot on the bus bay, so we could only admire it from a distance.

Bursting with excitement

Just when we thought we might have a chance of taking an up close photo, the bus flew straight ahead without stopping at the bus stop where Angie was standing. Grrrrrrrrr…. So Angie quickly stood and froze while Raymond took a few shots with Angie’s iPhone. Sadly Angie almost camouflaged together with the road cos she was standing in the shade, but oh well, at least we can see the bus! Weeeeeee!!

We were super relieved that we can finally close the bus hunting chapter and move on to focus on the work we have on hand. Lots of through and fro communications, lots of liaising, lots of challenges with tripping stones, heads becoming 40 times bigger, white hair count increased by 100 folds. But we’re thankful for the opportunity and experience, it’s a test to see how far we can go in terms of our capability, how much strength and endurance we have to push this through, how much faith we have to make things happen. I’m sure we can do a swee swee job as always! Let’s see what magic we can create this time round. But first, let us stock up on the chocolates. Muwahahahahaha~

See ya around next time! 😀

Craving for curry (again),

Angeline
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Hello Switzerland!

Today we’re gonna talk about Switzerland. What’s in Switzerland besides the banks and alps? Switzerland has… Chocolates! OMG the world’s best milk chocolate made of the finest milk and cream with their superb art of chocolate making. I’m soooooo gonna infuse every single one of my cell with chocolates and make sure I hit my 100 years chocolate quota there!

How about… CHEESE!! Oooooo… Over 450 varieties of cheeses there!! I wish they can make one pizza with all the hundreds of cheese varieties! Hehehehe~

Obviously Angeline is gonna start selling organs to acquire her first Tourbillon. Muwahahahaha! Ok maybe no need that extreme, a normal watch will do. I shall crack Mini boss’ piggy bank to get that first Swatch. HAHAHAHA! Then slowly followed by the IWC and MB&F and Chopard and Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-leCoultre. Okok, let’s be serious and just focus on that one watch. I still want the Deep Space by Vianney Halter. =p

Vianny Halter Deep Space

What other awesome stuffs do they have in Switzerland? Raymond Phang Photography!! MUWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! So not shy. :p

Raymond Phang Photography is heading off to Switzerland this year in June, right after we are done with our pre-wedding photoshoot tour in New Zealand!

Couples who would like to have a piece of this awesome, be a part of this awesome and are interested to have a shoot done in either country, feel free to chit chat with Angeline via WhatsApp at 8138 3397! If you prefer to do it the email way, send it to contactme AT raymondphang DOT com ok!! Can be a simple photoshoot to celebrate friendship, casual engagement photoshoot, pre-wedding photoshoot, proposal photoshoot, family photoshoot, even travel shoots!

Alrighty, gotta go already!

Hear from you soon! <3

 

Drooling over watches,
Angeline
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