The Yin & Yang of a Happy Mar­riage

More than just a say­ing, op­po­sites re­ally do at­tract—and help to build strong bonds be­tween a cou­ple. Sin­ga­pore Tatler Wed­dings chats with three per­fect pairs about their life­long jour­ney in mar­riage as com­ple­men­tary op­po­sites

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Meet three mar­ried cou­ples who are proof that op­po­sites re­ally do at­tract

THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE MUSE Dur­ing their lux­ury travel ad­ven­tures, doc­tors Iroshini and Kevin Chua take their places on op­po­site sides of the cam­era lens to cre­ate stun­ning pho­to­graphic me­men­tos of their trips

In­fin­itely pho­to­genic, with a sim­i­lar af­fa­ble air about them and both doc­tors to boot, there’s plenty that power duo Iroshini and Kevin Chua have in com­mon. But it is the op­pos­ing as­pects of their per­son­al­i­ties that make them such a force to be reck­oned with.

“Kevin has pa­tience and I usu­ally want ev­ery­thing to be done yes­ter­day,” says Iroshini. As for Kevin, he says, “Iroshini is very or­gan­ised and struc­tured in the way she does things and I’m still learn­ing how to be as or­gan­ised.”

These “com­ple­men­tary” dif­fer­ences, say the univer­sity sweet­hearts who have been mar­ried for 15 years, have strength­ened their bond. Even more im­pres­sive, the Chuas have dis­cov­ered a way to show­case each other’s op­po­site per­spec­tives in an ut­terly mem­o­rable way— through their travel pho­to­graphs. With his bound­less pa­tience, Kevin is the photographer who tin­kers away at cam­era set­tings and ex­per­i­ments with light­ing and an­gles to snap the per­fect pic­ture while Iroshini’s eye forf de­tail, d il cre­ative vi­sion and sharp fash­ion sense makes her his ideal muse and model.

They make it a point to work the cam­era when they travel to ex­otic lo­cales such as Chile, Antarc­tica, Namibia and Sey­chelles, to cap­ture stun­ning images that have even been pub­lished in mag­a­zines in­clud­ing Sin­ga­pore Tatler.

“Our best shots are al­ways a com­bined ef­fort,” ob­serves Kevin. “Iroshini can visu­alise the im­age in her head and has a won­der­ful sense of style, which shows in our photos.”

“Kevin has a knack for pho­tog­ra­phy, is spot on with light­ing and an­gles, and is happy to take my re­quests and sug­ges­tions and re­peat the shot un­til we get the win­ning shot,” says Iroshini.

Most of all, their pho­tog­ra­phy col­lab­o­ra­tions have helped them be­come even closer as a cou­ple. Says Iroshini, “We work cre­atively with each other so we have learnt over the years to rely on each other’s strengths.”

Words KAREN TEE; KOH CHUIN YING Pho­tog­ra­phy LIONEL LAI/ACEPIX Art di­rec­tion CHAR­LENE LEE Lo­ca­tion GRAND HY­ATT SIN­GA­PORE

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