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The First Look

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The first time I came across “The First Look” concept was through an online class by Jasmine Star. It’s not something big nor complicated, but instead if put bluntly, is simply a moment where the bride and groom sees each other for a while before the wedding ceremony.

For most people, it is most probably against their culture to do so but on a personal ground, I’d definitely encourage my brides and grooms to go for it.

I believe that my part as a photographer is not only to capture images but also to help my brides and grooms achieve the perfect experience through their wedding. No doubt the shots from “The First Look” are always really good (and I personally love them to bits!) but I know what my brides and grooms get from their little private moment is much more than that. It’s priceless.

To me, celebrating with friends and family has in it its own value but it is as (if not more) important to have a private moment, away from the crowd. After all, a marriage is not only about hosting a big celebration, but about two people who decide to spend the rest of their lives together. Thus, I believe my brides and grooms definitely deserve a moment of their own.

 

With love,
SE

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October 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Crazy Booth + Facebook

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Did my very first crazy booth recently at a wedding and decided to create a fun slideshow out of it. Not sure whether the participants found it fun, but I’m quite sure I looked as if I was on sugar high or something throughout cos I HAD FUN!! :p

Oh and by the way, I’ve created a Facebook Page. Just wanted to share more of my works and thought Facebook Page would be a nice platform to do so. Hope to see you there! :)

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October 12, 2010 at 1:20 am

Weekend at Wakayama

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Am here at the laptop, with the aircond turned on, fan at full speed, enjoying my cold Milo, thinking of my weekend in Wakayama. It was blazingly hot and all, but definitely a wonderful weekend. Think beach, seaside view café, paddy field, fireworks with the great company of friends (and dogs!). Here’s a sneak peak at some SOOCs. Will post up more photos soon! :)

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August 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Scrambled tofu egg

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Nope, not a 52 Breakfast post. I know whenever I post food pictures here, it’s always for the 52 collection but today I just thought I’d share something nice to end the week. One of my experiments – Scrambled tofu egg sandwich! :)

For those who are wondering what scrambled tofu egg means, beat an egg and add in some mashed tofu, soymilk, rosemary, salt and pepper. Pan fry it (but don’t overcook it) and there, you’ve made yourself some scrambled tofu egg!

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June 12, 2010 at 12:19 am

Portraits: A&K

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A&K were here for a holiday and decided that they would take a day off from all those sightseeing and get some portraits done. I was more than happy to do so for them. Afterall, I’ve known A for more than 15 years (17, to be precise!). And what could be better than to do a portrait shoot with her and her hubby to be?

It would have been great to include some really Japanese background (e.g. famous tourist spot) but it was the Golden Week in Japan when they were visiting. And believe me, any Japanese would have told you to avoid sightseeing spots simply cos it would all be so fully packed with people.

I don’t remember whether A suggested it or did I give her the idea, but we both liked the idea of having the photos done in a park with lots of nature. And so I suggested the Expo Commemoration Park.

When we arrived at the monorail station near the park, there were so many kids in their school uniform (probably some kinda field trip). We both went: “oh no! The park’s gonna be filled with kids!” Surprisingly, the park was exceptionally quiet, with very few people.

I’ve been to the park several times already and this was the first time it was this quiet. It was pure bliss – to be away from all those city noises and people, and to be surrounded by nature and good company.

Anyway, here’s some of the pics from the day:

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May 25, 2010 at 10:28 am

Photos: Spring in Banpaku

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Been so busy I barely have time to blog. Even this post isn’t a fresh post but one that has been lying in Drafts for a long time now. It’s been lying there for a long time simply cos I just couldn’t find a right title for it.  But today, I just really feel like sharing them. So bear with me, please.

I have this special liking for simple yet colourful flowers simply cos they are such gems of nature. Pair them up with blue skies and and they effortlessly blow all your troubles away. Although quite different from being surrounded by  these poppies in person, I hope the ones here still bring a bit of sunshine to you.

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May 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Photos: Sakuras

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I’ve never felt too much for sakuras. But this year being the last year here, they somehow appeared to be more beautiful than ever. And so, I decided to go out snapping and put together a collection of them.

I spent the whole morning and afternoon (skipping lunch!) snapping these little gems here. Yeah, that’s me. When I start snapping,I tend to forget about food. :p

Anyway, presenting to you Sakuras by SE Teoh:

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April 24, 2010 at 11:21 am

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