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
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.”