July 7, 2010 § Leave a comment
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.
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.
- Rates cannot exceed $2000
- 70% people, 30% objects. SO must be good at capturing emotions
- Colors. I want vibrancy.
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.
Rates: Starts from $100/hr
Plus: Very affordable.
Minus: Some photos are not what I expected from a professional.
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.
Rates: Starts from $1500
Plus: Colors, check. Emotions, check. Humour is a added bonus. Weeee!!
Note: Chuian Feng captures the most goofy, people centric shots. I will go for him.
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!
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.
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.
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?