ALL OVER THE WORLD
These couples may have shot their wedding portraits in different countries, but what makes the portraits so romantic is the love and joy they express in their pictures.
These wedding portraits were shot in different countries, but what unites them is the love and joy that’s expressed in the pictures.
GRACE & YUCONG For their destination wedding portraits, Grace Thio and Lee Yucong headed to Australia, where he proposed to her.
“My first trip to Melbourne was with Yucong, and we both fell in love with its culture, weather and landscape. “We did a lot of online research before choosing Sage Feng of Love Journal Photography, who is based in Melbourne, to take our portraits. He has an impressive portfolio and years of experience. I also checked with other couples who’d worked with him and they had good reviews to share. I love how he’s made the trains of my dresses look so amazing. “I also made sure that the makeup artist, also Melbourne-based, had experience working with Asian features.
TIPS & ADVICE
“Bring shoes that are comfortable to walk in. Moving from one location to another in a gown can be challenging. Our favourite spots were Lindenderry Red Hill Vineyard and Cape Schanck Lighthouse. The views, especially the ones at sunset, were stunning.”
"WITH ITS STUNNING VIEW OF MOUNT FUJI AND THE SAKURA TREES IN FULL BLOOM, LAKE KAWAGUCHIKO WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE PLACE."
AUDREY & LEON Audrey Sungkono and Leon Thio, who’d never experienced Japan during spring, thought it would make their portraits look amazing.
“We were attracted to Japan’s unique culture, so choosing to go there wasn’t difficult. After landing in Tokyo, we headed to Kyoto for its historical charm. We also visited Lake Kawaguchiko in Yamanashi Prefecture. With its stunning view of Mount Fuji and the Sakura trees in full bloom, Lake Kawaguchiko was the most memorable. “It also helped that our preferred photographer from Maxtu Photography was offering a promotional price. After much research, it had the best pricing and photograhic style for us. “The moments we shared and the photographs we took will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of our lives.”
TIPS & ADVICE
“Have an itinerary and plan it well. Not only where to go, but how you are going to get around. If you have the budget, hire private transport.This is an especially important consideration when you have heavy gowns to cart around for your shoot.”
ANTHEA & VINCENT Anthea Zhou and Vincent Lim had three different shoots that showcased their personalities and relationship.
“Vincent and I wanted two shoots for our wedding portraits – one that took place in a forest setting, with us in a gown and suit, and another of us in a more casual street style. “We knew our photographers, Kenneth Lee of Said & Meant and Jessica Lim of Androidsinboots, were very experienced with these themes, so working with them was a breeze. “On top of that, we had an indoor studio shoot with Love Story Wedding Boutique that was one of my prizes for being chosen as the Her World Brides Cover Brides contest winner last year.”
TIPS & ADVICE
“Don’t let yourself become stressed. Try to loosen up and have fun. The photos will turn out beautifully if you are truly enjoying the moment. It’s also important to meet with your photographers and be comfortable with them ahead of your photo session. No matter how much you love their work, if there is no chemistry between you, the photos may not be up to your expectations.”
Opposite: “The gowns and makeup by Love Story Wedding Boutique were done so beautifully! It was a refreshing change from our usual selves.”
Left: “We both love nature so we did a shoot at Coney Island. We also knew that Kenneth was the right person to capture that intimate side of us. I was actually sick at the time, but he made it so easy and relaxing that I forgot that I wasn’t feeling well.” Photography: Kenneth Lee of Said & Meant (9816-9358)
Top: “Our casual shoot with Jessica was a breeze as she’s also a friend. She captured many natural moments, which we absolutely love.”