Matthew & Felicia’s pre-wedding shoot

My friend business partner Matt and his wife Felicia were in town for their pre-wedding shoot and the photographer was none other than my buddy Daniel Ho, so there was no way I would miss joining the session. The photoshoot started in the morning but I was only able to join them the afternoon. After a quick bite, we were off to the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Daniel is a great friend and a constant source of inspiration. It has always been fun to watch him work and there is always something new to learn from him. Matt and I co-founded RubyCoded and BakingPixel. That itself speaks volumes of our friendship. Both of them are my very close friends so it was a great pleasure just being there. Moreover, Daniel and Matt are cousins and the session felt more like a family affair. The mood was casual and made more enjoyable in good company.

While Dan was busy working, I snapped some behind-the-scenes shots. These were shot with my trusty Nikon D700 and my Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4G lens. Check out Dan’s website to see some photos from this shoot.

I have made some tweaks to the site design, as part of my endless iteration and improvement of this site. Enjoy the photos in the new layout. I’m really pleased with how it looks. Note that you have to be on a fairly wide screen, at least an iPad in landscape mode, to be able to see the layout. Small screens will collapse the images into a single column.

Serious work

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Kiss

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Modelling is hard work!

This set has been marinating in my hard disk for quite some time. I firmly believe in leaving photos aside after a shoot and go back to them after a while, so that I become emotionally detached from the photos and edit more objectively. It has been more than a year since the shoot. Matt and Fel have since been officially married, so expect photos of their wedding in a future entry.

I chose to go with a monochrome look to give the photos a timeless look. This last photo is my favourite from this series. Given that I was mainly taking snapshots to document the session, I’m happy with how the shot turned out.

Congratulations once again to Matt and Felicia. Here’s wishing you a blissful marriage!

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