So kiss me tender, love me true… Darling feel this magic too

It’s another long title (what is it with me on long titles this week?) but I feel it appropriate for this image. The words are from an Elvis Presley song. Can you recall which one? And can you feel this magic too?

{Gown by Silhouette The Atelier}
{Hair styled by Kenneth Ong +65 9147 8321}

(Art direction by Michel Tay)
(Photography by Andy / Post-processed by Andy / Text by Andy)

True love calls on part of you that cannot speak

This has a long title because I cannot find a word to express my love for this image of Shan, but yet remembered a caption from a friend of mine who painted these beautiful words on canvas – True love calls on part of you that cannot speak.

It is my task as a photographer/imagery artist to observe my subjects. When I say to observe, I mean it not as merely looking with the eyes, but seeing and feeling from the level of the heart. No good work come from only scratching the surface. When it comes to imagery, it has to come out of love for your subject.

William and Shan told me about themselves and their wedding. They relive the moment to me about how they met and when they first held hands. They also described their wedding to me by telling me about the kind of decoration (flowers/colours/music), the type of cake, and the venue.

Last Saturday I was also at their church rehearsal. These things count to me. No effort must be spared. Every detail counts. All of these help me fall in love; my love for weddings, my love for photography, and my love for the two of them – William and Shan.

Beneath my cool exterior, there is a burning heart.

I still can’t find an adequate word for this image. Will you help me?

{Gown by Silhouette The Atelier}
{Hair styled by Kenneth Ong +65 9147 8321}

(Photography by Andy / Post-processed by Andy / Text by Andy)

Between the vines, she looks so fine

Shan was adjusting her gown in between the shoot with Michel doing the art direction. There’s something about the vines that Michel really likes. It’s not that I mind because here is one that I felt and like.

{Gown by Silhouette The Atelier}
{Hair styled by Kenneth Ong +65 9147 8321}

(Photography by Andy / Post-processed by Andy / Text by Andy)

Darren+Andrea

Wedding Day 07.02.2010 Darren & Andrea
Having met while attending the same university, Darren and Andrea were members of the NTU Windsurfing Club, and it was windsurfing that played a part in bringing the two of them together. That wasn’t the only reason of course and the couple being residents in the northern estates of Singapore meant that they were within close proximity of each other if so they chose the company.

Needless to say, they did. Distance then was no issue and much time spent together path the way for romance to blossom.

Their wedding banquet was quite a grand affair held at the Island Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. As a tribute to their parents, in appreciation for their care and upbringing over the years, Darren and Andrea planned the wedding march-in to feature the entourage of their dads and mums. The moment must have been their proudest as they witness the legal joining of their son and daughter.

I wish Darren & Andrea a blissful marriage and also hope for new additions to their life together in the near future.

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