Taiwan Trip List

April 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

So many things to prepare for our Taiwan photoshoot.

Groom’s Attire

  1. Formal wear – supplied by BS
  2. Leather shoes
  3. Sandals
  4. Running shoes
  5. Triathlon medal
  6. Oakley shades
  7. Nerd glasses
  8. Swimwear
  9. Running attire
  10. Seiko watch
  11. White and black socks

Bride’s Attire

  1. Formal wear – supplied by BS
  2. Heels – to buy
  3. Sandals
  4. Running shoes/Casual
  5. Hat
  6. Running attire
  7. Flowy sundress – to buy
  8. Nu-bra – to buy
  9. Nerd glasses – to buy
  10. Swatch watch – a gift from him 🙂
  11. Wedding bands


  1. Placards
  2. Soft toy
  3. Umbrella
  4. Book
  5. Long red thread
  6. Kite

July 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

AD Photo Ideas

July 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

I want a AD shot like the bottom photo. Caught in the act.

Hello Studios via The Wedding Chicks Blog.

Taiwan Pre-Wed Photography – OMG!

March 26, 2010 § 1 Comment

Most of the time, we have a Take-It-Slow attitude to our wedding arrangement. Sometimes there will be OMG-did-we-exceed-our-budget revelations in Ya Kun’s Coffeshop. Other times, it is andante cantabile.

Runner found out that he will be very very busy in June. July is the start of Taiwan summer holidays. So we thought, why not go Taiwan in August. But the bridal studio advised us that August is typhoon season.

June – Out

July – Out

August – Out

So our window is end April till end May. OMG! And we haven’t figure out where to go.

AD Photographers

March 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

Our bridal studio, Cang Ai, will be providing the actual day photographer. I haven’t seen his portfolio yet. So what if I don’t like his style?! Time to start looking around. From a tip in the forum, I started my search in WPJA.com. The plan is to look thru the portfolio, then check out the photographer’s review in the forums. I narrowed my search down to rates < $2000.

Criteria :

  • Rates cannot exceed $2000
  • 70% people, 30% objects. SO must be good at capturing emotions
  • Colors. I want vibrancy.

Adrian Oh – Unique Colors

Plus: He captures emotions pretty well, both in big and small groups. Colors are striking. You can feel the fun and joy. Uses different angle so photos are never stale.

Minus: Photos in gallery have a too obvious “Bloom” effect (Bring out the sunglasses!!). Can be expensive.

Bernard Nguang – Gerries Photography

Rates: Starts from $100/hr

Plus: Very affordable.

Minus: Some photos are not what I expected from a professional.

Chris Lim – Chrisppics Photography

Rates: Start from $1450

Plus: His photos are more on contrast amd texture. Thank of old oak and aged wine.

Minus: Not much colors and emotions.

Chuian Feng / Darren Poh – 1950 Photography

Rates: Starts from $1500

Plus: Colors, check. Emotions, check. Humour is a added bonus. Weeee!!

Minus: Cost?

Note: Chuian Feng captures the most goofy, people centric shots. I will go for him.

Tze Yong Tan – Wedding Momments Photography

Rates: Starting $1800

Plus: Good with abstraction. From his blog, appears that he is willing to experiment with photoshop techniques

Minus: Cost? Most “emotion” shots are concentrated on the newly weds. I want to see more on the people around them!

Gene Goh – Photos By Marbles

Rates: Starting $1600

Plus: He captures emotions well, in a quieter, classier take. There are just enough colors to make the photos interesting, but the leads are clearly the contrast and texture. Good vintage feel.

Minus:  Cost?

Andrian – IanPhotography

Rates: $250/hr, min 6 hrs.

Plus: His style is soft lace and romance, with a hint of vintage. It is so different from the vibrant colors I like, yet, here is a timeless quality that never goes out of style.

Minus: From his profile, he is an award-winning director for commercial photoshoot. Erm, so this is a sideline?


February 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

In some of the wedding photos, the couple poses with a mascot or something that is uniquely theirs. That gets me wondering what is unique to PY and LS.

Vernier Calipers! Must go source for a plastic one in bright colors.

Image from diytrade.com

Kite! This is a recently picked up past-time. I’m getting a big, rainbow-colored with long long tail.

Food! The all time favourite. But how to incorporate this into the photos?

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