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.

Herworld Brides (Singapore) - - Contents - TEXT CAS­SAN­DRA KOH

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.


“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.”


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.”


“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.”


“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.”

Pho­tog­ra­phy: Maxtu Pho­tog­ra­phy (

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)

Pho­tog­ra­phy Jes­sica Lim of Androidsinboots (9438-2066)

Top: “Our ca­sual shoot with Jes­sica was a breeze as she’s also a friend. She cap­tured many nat­u­ral mo­ments, which we ab­so­lutely love.”

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