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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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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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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Amanda Lee Weddings

Wow wow wow! Besides being so good in Photography, Raymond is damn good at IT & Networking stuffs too! Well, at least that’s what he studied during his Polytechnic days. Every time we have any IT or networking related issues in the office, Raymond is the man! So we have all these tech stuffs in the office – NAS, UPS and what nots, it’s all linked up by Raymond. While I was having problem spending too much time on blogging, he offered a time saving solution! I can now spend more time on blog, work, and the rest prolly either catch up on sleep backlog, or spend more time with Mini Boss!

So today I’m digging the archives and decide to share on this series of photoshoot we did for Amanda Lee Weddings a while back.

The couple featured in the photoshoot is none other than our local talented artistes – Tay Kewei and Alfred Sim!

The photoshoot location is at Tiong Bahru estate, we didn’t have any specific must go places but Raymond and myself did spent time recce-ing the location for one or two nights before the actual shoot. Come to think of it… I didn’t even know I was pregnant while I was running around and carrying all the barangs! O_O”

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Kewei in beautiful gorgeous wedding gown by Amanda Lee Weddings. The whole get up just makes one look so princessy! This is also a very versatile piece – you can mix and match the top and bottom cos they are two separate pieces unlike the traditional one piece dress.

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Feels a little like Cinderella, don’t you think? If I remember correctly, Amanda has a name for her creation! So cute right, like she give names to the dress/suit she makes.

Like hey, I’m wearing Benjamin!


This is actually a test shot, but Amanda liked it a lot cos it’s all so candid. Hahaha! The yandao kia you see in this photo at the right hand side is none other than DOUGLAS FROM XD STUDIOS! One of the guys whom we’re gonna steal his first time by packing him around to New Zealand with us this year! 😀

Alfred is like mmmm… 要拍了吗?

Kewei is like final warning 了 hor, 还不 start 是吗?

Actually the two of them are really, really nice! No airs, super friendly and very 亲切.

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Hock Leong Hin Teck Kee auntie was damn nice to let us shoot inside their shop. They do wholesale distribution of drinks at a good price! When we were done, we bought quite a lot of drinks from the auntie cos we were all thirsty! Special thanks to Joe for the treat! 😀


Not easy for Kewei to stand on this trolley thingy, cos she was wearing heels, and the base of the trolley ain’t those flat platform. But she just makes this shot look like she was having a breeze and the two having fun.

This is literally “HIGH 5”. Hahahaha!

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Spin spin spin~

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Then it rained on us! We finished this shot, loitered around cos was waiting for rain to stop so that we can walk to the car which was parked further away. And we were super duper hungry!

After the rain, comes the sunshine! Wah, Alfred got 古铜色的肌肤,你是阳光男孩吗?This one is 对未来的瞻望充满希望!

Then he was demonstrating to us his power hurdle jump~ For those who think Alfred only sings, he’s actually the founder of Reactiv!

How else do you think he’s so fit! He heven has a degree in Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science ok!

See, even Kewei hear already also scared!

RAWR!! Those bits of stuffs behind are sand~ flying~ in~ mid~ air~

Time for some evening shots with Kewei changing into an alluring red evening gown.

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This one was a candid non posed shot! Super love it leh somehow. Like got feel lidat. Like those emo MTV cinematic scene lidat.

Across the National Gallery~ This walk-turn-throw pose took a few tries and Kewei was most accommodating! This was the last shot before we call it a wrap!

That’s us in a group photo! Raymond (botak scream face), Kewei in Red and Alfred with his doe eye smile, Douglas with the bushy thick Jappy eyebrow, Pearlyn with the sweet dimple smile, Amanda with the cheeky expression & Mr nice guy Joe at the back, Axel and Susu and Angeline on the right.

Thank you Amanda for having us onboard your SG50 project! It was really fun working with everyone – Amanda Lee Weddings, Kewei & Alfred, XD Studios and of course Raymond Phang Photography!

Kewei & Alfred were very easy to work with, they even sang duet together which was a treat for our ears! Can never forget their 以爱为豪~ <3

XD Studios as always, they are like our battery! What can we do without them sial~ They high, we high, everyone high! They crazy, we crazy, everyone crazy! Shooting with them has been most fun! <3

Joe was like the nanny to us babies, always making sure we’re well hydrated. He got us 100 plus and water even in the evening too!

Oh, and how can we forget the yummy dinner at Hanare/Teppei. Sadly their original outlet at Tras was full, so we were directed to their other outlet. But it’s ok! It’s the company that counts! 😀

Till the next time!

Chewing on veggies,


The Mini Boss goes Gai Gai

Raymond went for his high key reservist last week, which is still ongoing currently.

Over the weekend he was allowed to book out, so after he was done with his work which was already 7pm when he got back, we took Mini boss out for a stroll.

I got this tricycle for her few months back, and she love riding on the tricycle (actually more of sitting and us pushing). I was contemplating which brand to get, and once i’ve decided on the brand, I had to think hard on which model should I be getting. It’s just one tricycle, but I used up quite a lot of my brain cells cos there’s just too many brands, too many different models, and worse thing is, their prices are all thereabouts similar. -_____-”

Initially I wanted the radio flyer brand, and since our space is already very cluttered, i wanted something that is foldable so that i can just keep it somewhere without taking up too much space. But unfortunately Singapore doesn’t carry their foldable model, and the non foldable ones doesn’t have a dedicated foot rest. So i gave up on radio flyer. Will probably look into that next time when she’s bigger.

So after checking with my Mother-in-Law on her requirements, here are the criterias that I need to look for in a tricycle;

  • Got canopy overhead like a rounded shell (don’t want the flat fan kind) and I must be able to see her even with the canopy on
  • Multi uses and mileage for money (can use until like 4-5 years old)
  • Brakes
  • 3 point seatbelt
  • Safety bar
  • Adjustable seat with reclining function
  • A small tray to put her snack container or bottle
  • Wheel pedal lock safety
  • Parental control steering
  • Basket either front or back to put barangs
  • High back rest (detachable to short back rest)
  • Below $200

I saw the iimo Tricycle and wanted to get that cos the seats looked quite comfy, and I like the minimalistic design of it. Mini boss enjoyed pressing on the “horn” thingy anyway, and it is foldable! She had a lot of fun in it when we first saw the iimo tricycle at John Little Plaza Singapura before it closed down. Ended up if I really got that tricycle, I had to top up to get the umbrella and adapter separately on my own. With the umbrella on, i cannot see her at all. So… unwillingly dropped the idea.

Then I was deciding between Smart Trike and Little Tikes. Was a long struggle before i decided on the Little Tike’s 5-in-1 Deluxe Ride & Relax Recliner Trike. I got it off Lazada for $205 then. If you want to get the tricycles, try baby fair. Sometimes they have good deals!! The one at Suntec in February had quite a lot of tricycles on sale. I didn’t really go for that one, and usually I’ll go the Mummy’s Market at EXPO. Wait for the pre-order deals to launch, grab them, then go the fair to collect pre-orders and see if we missed out on anything.

So here’s Enen enjoying her ride;

Looking out for traffic before we cross the road. Enen’s tricycle is zhng-ed with a yellow fan, and a blue color cutesy bicycle bell (which is mine!). Clipped up her hair cos she’s having heat rashes on her neck. Erm… no shoes… Ooops!


Lesson of the day – the one who takes the selfie standing at the corner will always look the fattest. -_-”


Mini boss slowly enjoying the scenery. Her seatbelt wasn’t on because… so far she’s ok without it. The safety bar thing is an added bonus. It comes with 3 compartments – one for her pink color Munchkin 360 drinking cup, the other two mini compartment at its side to put snacks or what not. Look at the foot rest… LOL!


Ok now can see the bell clearer and the compartments. Canopy is high enough for us to see her while strolling. Time to time she’ll turn her head to make sure I’m still around, so it’s a good thing i got this.

Stopping by the reservoir and taking a sip from her cup. The red basket is quite spacious to put your barangs.


Here’s the overview of the tricycle. Mini boss taking a break, Big boss answering a call. Slave taking photo of the two bosses. -___-”

Oh forgot to add that there’s a compartmentalised tray at the handle where you can put your water bottle, iPhone, keys and what not. The handle is adjustable – 3 different heights to choose from. This is at its highest, for Raymond. He also commented that it seems a little hard to push the tricycle, cos you need to actually use a weeeeee bit of strength. So I told him it’s good mah, not like our bicycle got those ABS system, don’t need use much effort but can wheel damn fast. Otherwise if we’re going down the slope, Mini boss will just roll off the slope and crash very badly cos of the speed.

Overall we are pretty happy with the tricycle, just that we felt cheated it came in red color instead of the orange color shown in the photo. I think they really need to calibrate their monitor cos every screen i see, the photo of this tricycle is in orange… and people commented the same too – photo shown orange, product came red.

Also one grouse is the steering handle feels flimsy. Hmm.. I’m pretty ok with that cos so far so good for me lah. Cannot ask for more liao.

Alrighty, hope you had an enjoyable weekend too!

Till the next time!


Super dry eyes,


The Wedding Celebration of Seth & Louisa

Yesterday while I was trying to do some work, mini boss crawled over to my desk and pulled herself to stand. She wanted me to carry her up so that she can help me do some work by hitting on my microsoft keyboard and clicking on my Logitech ball mouse. I’ve been using the Logitec M570 mouse for years already and I love it. It saves my wrist from hurting and i’ve never had a sexier thumb. Wahahahaha! For those who don’t know how the mouse look like, can go and google.

So I was trying to distract mini boss by asking her lame questions, like what is Bruce Lee’s favourite drink. It’s…. Water!  Erm… water sounds like WATAH!!!!!… so yeah… geddit geddit? T_T

Anyway, while the mini boss is asleep, time for blogging!! 😀

Today I’m sharing on Seth and Louisa’s actual day wedding photos! Noticed that i’m sharing more on actual day wedding images hor? That’s because we’ve received  feedback from vendors asking if Raymond actually does actual day wedding shoots or not. Yes he does! And erm besides the conceptualised pre-wedding shoots, he also does the traditional bridal portraits. As per my previous post, Raymond shoots EVERYTHING. Hahahahaha!

And I’ve also realised, the images i shared might not be the best of the best from the wedding in your eyes, or even in Raymond’s eyes, but these are just some of my personal favourite. <3


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For this wedding, Raymond started off at Louisa’s place, and early in the morning at 6am. He was shooting with Samuel Seah from Simplemotion for this wedding, so he was very onz and looking forward to the shoot since he’ll be working with one of his favourite video partner (we also heart XD Studios and Substance Films lots!).


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Gown shot. Our digital plastic surgeon trying out a different feel of editing.

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Some detail shots found in Louisa’s room. Love all the childhood photos… I haven’t read the book 101 secrets to a Happy Marriage, but I bet the content inside must be “Happy wife = happy life = happy marriage”. All 101 of it. Muwahahahahaha~

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Louisa getting her hair curled.

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Here’s Louisa’ MUA (Makeup Artist) Sammi working her magic, and yeah… Louisa had a lot of pretty gowns to wear on her big day!

All done up!

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This one is Louisa’s room ok. Got her name on the door there if you cannot see.

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Yay ring shot ring shot. My favourite~

Didi why you cry? Is it because Louisa jie jie is getting married to Seth kor kor and not you? Teeheehee~


Seth got the bride! This one is not I skip the gatecrashing part, but is their wedding totally didn’t have any gatecrashing~

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Wah, like every groom will put on the heels for the bride hor? How come my groom didn’t put for me? -_____-“


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Raymond’s signature shot of the bridal car in motion – Rain or shine!

So fast reached already.

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Love this kind of foreground background shots that tells a story.

Seth was so farnie, he was literally taking selfies here and there during his own wedding. Can see he really enjoyed himself!

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Time to feed some munchies~ Some eat eggs, some eat tang yuan, so it’s all different. Have to check with your parents or grandparents ok? Don’t follow blindly hor. For mine… we had 2 eggs with mee sua and red date and some thingy inside which i cannot remember. But we only ate once! Didn’t eat anything at my parent’s. Wah also quite heng cos i don’t really like to eat all these. If they give like chocolate cake or ice cream then different story… 100 tubs for me please! Tea ceremony you all can ownself carry on. 😀

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See see! More selfies! 😀

So happy~

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Louisa changed into a blue gown as her “Kua”.

Then the couple had a mini shoot at Conrad hotel with their entourage~ I remember this remark in their itinerary – Please be sneaky and don’t get caught by Groom’s parents. I hope Seth’s parents are not reading this. Hahaha! But i thought that remark was interesting. Usually i’ll look through the itinerary and liaise with the couple, then i’ll condense the itinerary and note down the important pointers for Raymond. So.. i really got read one ok! 😛

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A mandatory sisterly shot.

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And a shy shy want to kiss don’t want to kiss shot. Hahahaha~

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Still no kissy kissy~  See, their mouth still not touching! 😛

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It’s okie, we won’t force de. If you don’t feel comfortable, let’s drop it and move on to our favourite… CANDIDS!

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Louisa’s Papa chilling before the start of the solemnization.

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The solemnisation room – Conrad Suite outside the Grand Ballroom.

Seth and everyone else waiting for Louisa. And from this picture, can you tell by the head of the solemnizer who did the couple engage to be their JP??

Louisa and papa!

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Well well well, it’s my all time favourite Dr Phua Tan Tee!!! Haven’t seen him in action for a long while already, it’s good to see him again!

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A humorous Justice of Peace, fatherly figure, speaks English and Mandarin and a little dialect if i remember correctly. He’s not one to make the whole ceremony tensed and solemn, so you can be assure to catch smiles and laughters here and there.

But of course for kids who don’t understand what the whole ceremony is about, they read books at some corner.

So cute!

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Vow finish, exchange ring ok? I remember my wedding vow was super no effort cos we didn’t have time… or rather we didn’t prioritise our work life the way it should be which was kinda sad. So when Dr Phua arrived, he handed us a choice of 3 different vows to choose from. We picked the shortest one. -______-“

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Woahhhh, what are you whispering to ah ma?

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Dr Phua seemed to have lost weight cos his coat was pretty oversized. =\

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Ah ma so happy~ 😀

Okie everyone, the moment that you have been waiting for, I present to you Mr and Mr Liew!

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Muacks Muacks!

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Overall shot of Conrad’s Grand ballroom.

Some detail shots. I love detail shots and candid shots.

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Photobooth time!

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Their stage set up with the giant LOVE word decor.

And the couple marches in~

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Cut cake! I was super tickled when I cut my own wedding cake. Cos it’s like made of some foam material, there’s a pre-cut slit there to insert the knife. No, the cake monster didn’t have a real wedding cake cos her idea of the wedding cake she wanted was weird with fish tanks involved. So end up we kept everything simple. Heh heh heh~

The pretty emcee making an announcement for Louisa’s 2nd sister – Lynette’s special performance!

Lynette’s 自弹自唱 was so good she can 开演唱会了。

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Louisa’s second march in evening gown.

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Actually i quite like Seth’s tie also.

Details details… Seth’s initial embroidered on the cuff of his sleeve.

Seth has been a dutiful husband. He helped Louisa clean her heels when Raymond wanted to take photo of it. See, no need gatecrashing, no need declaration of love also can one. I guess Seth has already read the 101 secrets to a happy marriage book and understood the essence of it. Well done! Hahahaha~

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The couple actually danced in for their second march in~

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Champagne popping and yum seng time!

All their teeth damn healthy, no cavity! Which pretty dentist you all visit ah? Must be go there regularly that’s why teeth so clean. 😀

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Speeches and candid time!

Uncle was so touched he cried tears of joy. Really.

Then who knows, Louisa prepared something to surprise Seth!

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She sang beautifully!

No your eyes are not playing tricks and this is not photoshopped. Raymond somehow manage to find some mirror or reflective surface and took this brilliant shot!

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And it’s so brilliant he could even capture the reflection of Seth who was actually standing at the left side, out of the frame! Understand what i meeeeean?

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Of course have to give a kiss for effort!

Yay more candid time! This frame has all the babies and kids!

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The rest of the frames have guests smiling and laughing and having a damn good time!

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Seth, we caught the culprit who made you drink yucky alcohol mix!!

Ah ma says, why liddat leh? Why Seth finished everything don’t leave some for me leh?

Mei mei opens mouth because she also wants…

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OH~?? If ah ma and mei mei both also want, that glass of alcohol mix must be something good!

Someone added weird chilli and sauces inside and they think is good stuff! Hehehehehehe~

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No no no, cannot believe what jie jie in white above is saying. We must ninja our way to get to that glass of potent alcohol mix!

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Hmm.. How about using some 美人计? Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

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Hehehehe~ Pardon my nonsense caption, quite fun to use the different expressions to tell stories, which is actually untrue… or true?? :p

Last selfie to end the entry!

Hope you guys enjoy this series!!! I love the photos too! Till the next time, have a happy Tuesday! 😀

Thinking of Sushi,


The Wedding Celebration of Adrian & Joleen

Today I’ll be sharing the wedding of Adrian and Joleen… With the Mini boss and Rebecca sitting on the floor just beside me, playing and talking and laughing and screaming damn loudly. My ears and my brain… it is very distracting but the Mini Boss simply refused to stay out of the work room. But good thing is, kids adapt very fast. Mini boss has already gotten used to Rebecca, and sometimes even calls her Mama. Not sure if she even know what’s the meaning of Mama anyway… Prolly cause I’ve slowly delegating some of the care-giving task to Rebecca, like bathing the mini boss. I still prep and cook Mini boss’ meals and put her to bed. Feed her milk, and try to do some meaningful play with her. But i guess my meaningful play is too meaningful for her liking, she prefers to play with Rebecca and she picks things up real fast from Rebecca too. I just hope she doesn’t pick up the bad habits from her because Rebecca cannot stop peeling the skin off her feet, face, lips. Also on the pronunciation of certain things like orleng (orange), zeeroo (Zero) and things that we would say don’t touch, she’ll go “no no touch”. I guess there’s good and bad to everything in life. We just have to weigh the pros and cons, appreciate the good and overlook the bad? Can’t have the best of both worlds, right?

That aside… Our New Zealand trip has been confirmed, Raymond Phang Photography will be heading there this year in May to June. This time we’ll have the Mini boss travelling with us, and we’ll also be taking the virginity of XD Studios!! Muwahahaha! It’ll be their first time stepping on New Zealand soil, filling their nostrils and lungs with the New Zealand air and drowning themselves with SPEIGHTS beer and sausages! Totally cannot wait for the road trip! So for couples who would like to have a photoshoot done in New Zealand, our photo + video team’s airfare has already been taken care of so you don’t have to pay a single cent for that. Like wow right! For those keen in the photoshoot package details, please email to contactme @ Slots are super limited! Don’t say we #bojio.

And also I realised there are silent readers out there! I hope you’ve enjoyed the rubbish i’ve written on this site. I don’t wish for this blog to be all about weddings weddings weddings, because our lives is not all about weddings. You’re sharing that one biggest day in your life with us when you engage our service to photograph your special wedding day, but we’re sharing our everyday life with you through our blog. I guess that’s one of the ways you can get to know more about us. So, we’ll try to update on other stuffs happening in our life besides weddings… provided that we have a life. HAHAHA!

Okay, I’m monitoring the tri-color quinoa with threadfin fish & dried scallop + cabbage + carrot + egg yolk lunch I’m cooking for Mini boss while typing this entry. Hope it doesn’t burn out! Let’s go!~

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Adrian and Joleen’s wedding was a rather chillax one. The day started at 8am for Raymond.

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Sun was beautiful, so Raymond did most of his set up shots outdoor.

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Even for the ring shot

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Joleen’s super bling Jimmy Choo heels and for Adrian he’s having the Septième Largeur Chausseur Oxfords. Having sial… macam talking about food. 😛

Here’s Joleen having her hair and make up done by Cleo Chang. Cleo is one of the talented makeup artist we’ve worked with, and she’s a very beautiful lady herself too. 😀

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For Adrian and Joleen, they didn’t have any travelling or fetching the bride customary to go through, so everything started off at their residence. Both parents were there too.

Can tell Adrian really love his coffee, he’s like a barista himself, he made all these coffee art and he even have the pro coffee machine! On the left is a photo of their wedding menu tasting. See already also salivate. I made it small here so you wouldn’t salivate. 😛

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Adrian’s turn to get his hair styled by Cleo. Guys have it easy… Grrrrrrr~

Almost done, and here’s Joleen giving mama a hug.

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Some detail of her bling.

While waiting for Joleen to be done, Adrian shared with us his impressive collection of crockery pots and knives. Raymond & Susu were both super fascinated cos these items are what the two monkeys love too. -____-“. I’m secretly glad that Adrian didn’t have any collection of torches. If not, that’s it… I need to send Mini boss down to shoot already.

Helping Adrian get ready too.

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This is very real ok… couples need to eat on their wedding day too! Now I’m craving for some black noodles too. Dammit!

Joleen all ready! She looked so radiant! The make up is very light and natural, and i think bridal make up is the hardest to do cos you have to put on a lot of things but the end results look like nothing much was put on, YET, the bride looks damn good.

Veiling time!

Putting on their respective shoes.

Raymond’s signature shot of the bridal car in motion. You’d have noticed me mentioning this a million times, but this is a must shoot for Raymond at all the weddings he photographed, unless couple request not to.

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The couple moved on to the church for their church wedding ceremony.

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Location of their church wedding? Blessed Sacrament Church.

Some of the detail shots at the reception before the ceremony begins.

The interior of Blessed Sacrament Church.

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March in already!

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Here comes the bride, and ceremony start already must be quiet one mah. So I quiet quiet for the next few photos ok? What a good excuse not to write any captions. Muwahahaha~

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Ok this one finish the solemn segments already, so can talk liao. Kissy kiss the bride time! Little boy be like facepalm, not kissy kiss again~

Lighting the unity candle.

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Like this also cool hor?

End of their church wedding ceremony, they had a small lunch reception after, and a dinner event.

Their dinner was at St Pierre – a fine dining french restaurant, at Sentosa. They’ve since shifted to One Fullerton, a downsize from the 120 seater at Sentosa to the 30 seater at One Fullerton. Chef Emmanuel Stroobant enjoys cooking for smaller groups anyway. That’s how he can focus on the quality, and make it more personal. Just like how Raymond Phang Photography doesn’t take in many weddings too. For conceptualised pre-wedding, only 5 couples a year.

Detail shots at the reception set up.

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Interior shot of the restaurant, gorgeous place, full length window makes it super magical at the twilight hours. Look at the blue sky outside the window! It’s kinda sad that they’re no longer operating there, but we have to constantly move on yeah?

Details, details! That mini snowman thingy in the middle? I think that’s butter. T_T

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And they have an assortment of cheese! Susu almost ran away with the entire cart, no kidding! But we are all professional people, so on the job we must maintain our professionalism.

Look at all the fine wine & whisky to pair!

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The fooooooooooood! OMG~ They have like the Amuse bouche, bread, pea soup (susu loves pea), tomato tartare, risotto, asperges, beef/fish, flourless chocolate cake/croquembouche. Not all photos of the food are here because I don’t want you to drool all over your keyboard or table. =D~

Wapiang, why you like this! Make us “gian” only!

Candid candid~ The interior of the restaurant was a dim with a mixture of different lights, overall very warm lights. But it makes for nice photos, especially when people’s faces are right within that spot light.

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March in cum speech.

Despite being a fine dining restaurant, the whole setting still feels very casual, because everyone could just stand and walk about. The couple were seen all over the place mingling with their friends and family!

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All you happy people, bet you enjoyed yourselves!

Joleen is beautiful inside out

She took the effort to write personalised love letters for the guests. Here’s a shot of Joleen seen distributing the love notes.

More candids. And seems like the Abang here on the right is quite expressive since Raymond took another candid shot of him. 😀

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SEE!! The guests opening up their individual personalised love letter from Joleen! Love & Thanks, for Jingz!

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It’s not a short thank you note, thanks for coming, etc kind of love letter. It’s quite a long chunk of words! Don’t believe, ask Willie! Photo too small to see the content of the letter, but i can tell you Joleen writes beautifully too! Her words are really kind and encouraging. <3

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Speeches time~

Here’s Abang #2 with a golden jaw dropping shot~ That’s how the asparagus was cooked!

Adrian distributing love notes too!

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Hello Chef Emmanuel Stroobant!

*Sneak attack on Joleen*

*Sniff sniff*

Adrian: “You love the chocolate cake so much you smeared it onto your hair as hair mask riiiiight…”

Joleen: “Heh heh heh heh, no la no la…”

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See, the spot lighting~ Like nice hor?

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Couple’s speech time. I really love this wedding cos it’s a small group of close knitted friends + family coming together. No fancy march ins, no template like cake cutting/champagne popping, table shots. Something really casual, personal, intimate, emotional.

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Raymond’s actually shooting the guests reflected in the mirror above.

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It’s a wedding where i don’t see people lowering their heads to play games on the phone, and people stopped to listen when the couple was giving their speech. <3

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Big hug to the family members.

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I’ll end the entry with a hug from this last shot.

Raymond enjoyed himself a lot shooting this work, so much so that it didn’t felt like he was working. I hope the photos give you a happy cheery vibe on this Monday where most people will be having the Monday Blues~

Have a good week ahead! 😀

Craving for the Black Noodle,


Vera’s First Birthday Celebration @ The Chop House

Not sure if most of you know that besides Wedding Photography, we are also damn good in shooting other stuffs. We do commercial and advertising photography, model comms card photography, corporate headshot photography, architectural/interior photography, car/automobile photography, food & product photography, corporate event photography, birthday event photography, baby shower photography, maternity photography, newborn photography, family portrait, etc etc. I really cannot think of anything that we don’t shoot… yet.

So if you have any special request and you need someone experienced to help you achieve your objective through photographs, Raymond Phang Photography is the one. Wah, I talk like macam trying to sell durian like that hor? Well I guess you’ll just have to try one time then you see the results for yourself ba. There’s always a first time in life… Hehehe~

Anyways, today I’ll be sharing on birthday events! We’ve been getting quite a bit of enquiry asking if we do birthday events. Yes, we do! Raymond is super experienced in all sorts of events, and in fact he started off shooting events! Events trained him to think fast and act fast, always be on the ball, sensitive to things happening around him (situational awareness) and patience to anticipate that critical moment. Like ministerial events with VVVVVVVVIP getting off the car, shaking hands with President or Prime Minister etc, that one is you miss it, that’s it. You cannot ask the President or Prime Minister to samula and redo for you. That’s like wedding day – fleeting moments, missed it and that’s it.

So here’s Raymond’s take on dearest Vera’s First Birthday party with pink and gold theme – She leaves a little sparkle everywhere she goes!

Actually I quite like the venue, it’s at The Chop House (Vivocity, #01-161/162). Vivocity is a very accessible location mah, shopping mall. Take the MRT to Harbourfront can already. Layout of Vivocity is also quite straight forward, unlike the malls in the West with many different wings. I so scared.

The Chop House has a mini outdoor area where you can arrange for bouncy castles (kids super love it!), and other outdoor activities if you wish. When I was planning for Miniboss’ first birthday, oh mai gosh it was a super duper headache! So many activities you can do, so many things and details you can incorporate but you’ll definitely burst your budget and I didn’t want it to be a 5 figure celebration. I’ll share more on Miniboss’ birthday when the photos are ready *coughs*.

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Bouncy castle! Gabby and Vera were the first to play on it before the guests arrived!

Here comes Emily and Colin! 😀

Some quick photo of the whole set up. No party planner, everything was DIY can you believe it!

Wider view of the set up.

Even the cake, cupcakes, cookies, meringue and goodie bags etc were all done by themselves. I can only salute them for their effort.

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Hello Vera~ <3

Birthday event is a lot on the candid expressions also. Photos of people enjoying themselves, having fun!

Photo of the venue – long table seating and guests were free to sit anywhere they wanted.

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Full length window letting the natural light in, makes the place look and feel very bright, clean, airy and spacious. Alfresco dining is available outside.

First Birthday Celebration – Photography by Raymond Phang

Back to the Chop House, their food is very awesome!! Talk about the food menu will already make you drool a thousand buckets;

  • Smooth, sweet and creamy pumpkin soup served with garlic croutons.
  • Penne Pomodoro served with homemade tomato sauce
  • Mini beef burgers stuffed with blue cheese, bacon and pear
  • Battered pacific dory fish with homemade tartare sauce
  • Chicken quesadillas with tomatoes and melted jack’s cheddar cheese, served with guacamole, sour cream and salso pico de gallo
  • Pecan, spinach & apple salad with maple cider vinaigrette
  • Tater tots (mini hasbrown?)
  • Mac’N Cheese
  • And scoop of ice cream for dessert!

Makes me feel like going there again to makan, like right now. T_T

Ok better don’t think about the food liao else this blog entry will take forever to finish. Time for more photos!

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Oops! Kena caught munching on tater!

Daddy: “Vera, what did you eat?”
Vera: “Har? Err… hehehe… no la no la…”

Riiiight… Kor kor believe you… 😀

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People were casually chitta chatta-ing, catching up with friends, makan, drinking, it was a very fun and relaxed gathering cum celebration! Er… I know cos i was there! Susu was there too! We were busy stuffing our faces with the delicious food while Raymond was stuffing his face with his camera to capture all these. Muwahahahaha~

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Little M was very well behaved, she sat by her own, playing with her sticker book and reading her own book too! I’m very impressed!

First Birthday Celebration – Photography by Raymond Phang

Bouncy castle has a weight limit and recommendation for number of children to be on it at one time, so do take note when you’re booking for one ya? If not, have an adult keep watch/supervise.

For Miniboss’ birthday, the power plug was a little too short, so there were times when the plug came off and the castle collapsed. So scary!!! Thankfully no one was injured… maybe the kiddos’ broken hearts when they thought the castle died. But they were like squealing when they saw it revived.

Like best friends. The girls were running around playing in corners, hard to catch them at their most relaxed and natural cos Raymond is so big and hard to miss. So he’ll squat and camp, and blend in with the surrounding as much as he can to prevent bringing any attention to himself.

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Wow, Vera starts young!

First Birthday Celebration – Photography by Raymond Phang

Vera caught eating a cupcake! The pastries were all very very yummy and lovingly baked by Sylvia’s mum Ginny Chan! She’s one talented baker, and was even interviewed on our local newspapers Straits Times! We’ve the honor to try her creations, and Susu still cannot forget the mint chocolate flavoured cake that she baked for Gabby’s first birthday. <3

Hmmm.. say until got phoenix got dragon, i must sneak one to try.


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The cake was delicious!

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Time for cake cutting~

Everyone was busy taking photos~

Finished blowing the candle

And the girls got smeared! Look at the cream on their mouth and nose!

So good even Mummy and Daddy couldn’t resist~

Ah yes, we take group photos of the family too~!

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First Birthday Celebration – Photography by Raymond Phang

Love this shot!

And here’s Susu the part time bubble blower. She bought a bottle of soap bubble to entertain the kiddos~

Kids were so tickled by it!

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Towards the end, birthday girl was sleepy already.

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Here’s Little M and a very happy emily.

First Birthday Celebration – Photography by Raymond Phang

Here’s a group shot of us with Emily & Colin! Our first couple who went with us to New Zealand for pre-wedding photoshoot. Unforgettable memories feeding the ducks at Queenstown, the greedy piggy & horse who kept gnawing at our bags, freezing in the cold for the star trail shot. <3

Ahhhh… those memories….

Thank you Emily & Colin for having us shoot your wedding day and also the bridal pre-wedding in New Zealand!

And also thank you Andrew & Sylvia for having us shoot your wedding day plus all of your precious kiddos’ first birthday celebration! We’re very sad that we can’t shoot Becky’s first birthday this year cos we’ll be in NZ… 🙁

Hopefully when there’s a fourth one coming along, we’ll be available. So, have a fourth one soon okie? HEHEHEHEHE~

Love you guys always,


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