While shooting their video, I managed to grab a few shots. Oh yeah, this place. It’s my playground. It’s paradise. You can just sit and enjoy the beautiful sunset and the lighting is just magical. This couple, they will be walking the aisle in just about 5 days. Heads up for their event photos yeah. Do check out their awesome video at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151702295970957&l=7683539302237616848. Have a great day ahead!
We are celebrating the love of a Muay Thai boxer and a Nurse. Something out of the norm, a wedding in something which looks like a traditional thai (or was it?). Find it cool though. It’s rather a simple ceremony with the solemnisation being held at Masjid Ba’alwie, somewhere along Bukit Timah Rd, Lewis Rd to be exact. One of the oldest mosque around, built by Habib Muhammad bin Salim Al-’Attas in the early 1950s. The event was lead by yet again, one of the oldest and experienced Kadi around, Kadi Hassan Salim (think I can memorise his dialogue) , one of his favourites – “Fuhh,bergegar hall ni” (Wow,the hall is shaking) lol! Oh and he loves to say this to the photographer (me) “Arr petik gambar banyak2,biar masuk berita harian,tamil murusu” (Snap more photos and let it be published in the newspapers). Hahaha. He does have sense of humour for an old-timer. It all went smoothly, weather was on our side (syukur alhamdullilah) during the solemnisation though it’s the November Rain (guns and roses rocks!) season, it did pour a little but that was when we reached the Centrepoint where the wedding was held. Desa Kartika to be exact, Indonesian Restaurant. Everything was in order when we reached there and everything just went smoothly as according to the schedule. The bride and groom was able to meet 97.8% of their friends who came (I’m just making up figures hor!). Oh yes, that’s the benefit of having a combined wedding. Trust me! One place is enough and the best part is that you don’t have to rush and you will be able to meet your friends and thank them personally for attending your wedding. An advice from a bachelor, if you are planning for a wedding ,either do it one day at one place or two days whereby Saturday will be the solemnisation + event at the girl’s side followed by the guy’s side on Sunday. Meet your friends, smile, keep cool, stay calm, no rush and avoid unwanted misunderstanding and arguments. Trust me. I’ve covered numerous weddings and I’ve seen how things go but hey! at the end of the day it’s your wedding. Do as you please,I’m just sharing my thoughts. Well apparently I have acquaintances among their circle of friends, happen to be that I knew one of them from a friend back then and one of them was my ex school mate whom apparently is leading a happy live with a cool dude who was my senior and they have a super duper cute son whom I wish to kidnap and put in my camera bag!Oh and I met my future client whom I can’t really recognise!Sheeesh!Epic! (Ok my bad!my mind was elsewhere when you jumped in front of me.) From the bottom of my heart, I apologise!Oh if you wonder why it’s called “The 311 wedding”,well it was held on November 3rd! and their march in song was “Love Song” by 311!Love it!Ok! I shall stop here, it’s 0635 now and yes I’ve not sleep throughout but I’m always happy to see the frames that has been freeze for my clients to remember the things that happened or just some part of it which was missed.And being able to present to them and making them smile, priceless. Have a great weekend beautiful people!
Always in a rush
Never stay on the phone long enough
Why am I so self-important?
Said I’d see you soon
But that was, oh, maybe a year ago
Didn’t know time was of the essence
So many questions
But I’m talking to myself
I know that you can’t hear me any more
So much to tell you
And most of all goodbye
But I know that you can’t hear me any more
It’s so loud inside my head
With words that I should have said
And as I drown in my regrets
I can’t take back the words I never said
I never said
I can’t take back the words I never said
The longer I stand here
The louder the silence
I know that you’re gone but sometimes I swear that I hear
Your voice when the wind blows
So I talk to the shadows
Hoping you might be listening ‘cos I want you to know
Taufiq & Hamizah,perfect for each other.They’ve known each other for like a decade,friends back then from their tertiary CCA in NCC where both of them were Cadet officers.The charming Taufiq spotted the sweet tomboyish Hamizah,who wasn’t really a social butterfly due to the fact that she was wearing a yellow shoe (reminds me of paddington bear!) and he thought that she was kinda sweet (awwwww).They reconnected 3 years back when Hamizah was in her second year at NUS while Taufiq was working as a teacher at Teck Whye Secondary School and everything just took it’s path to a smooth sailing love story.I really had great time working with them especially during the outdoors.They were so full of energy!Till we meet again..nighty night!Signing off,Nasz Ismail……
It feels great to back on the field after a long break.Well how do I start here.Let’s talk about friendship.Yes.I’m sure most of you treasure your friends.Let’s pause for a moment and ponder,your closest bud that you’re hanging out with now.How long have you guys known each other?3 years?5?How about 13 years?Nope,I’m not talking about the friend that you have in your Facebook list.I would have a 20 long year bud in there if you asked me.I’m talking about someone whom you keep in touch often or meet up regularly.Someone that you can trust to help out with your wedding.Niz the bridesmaid & the bride has been friends for like 13 long years.Ever since they were back in Springfield Secondary.Now both of them are working in the hospital.Along the way came another bestie, (we called him the brides man ) 0o” .. I’m not quite sure if that term exist,well me and Raihan (Cinematographer from Once Upon Images) decided to let him have that title.Aslan (Brides maid) is Fitriah’s close working bud in KKH.It’s great to have close buds whom you can rely on.I’ve like a bunch of dudes,met them 8 years back and till now we are still meeting up,we even have a group chat in what’s app.Friendship is something amazing,it depends on how you go about it.You have the “Hi,Bye” friends,the “Ok,I need help then I contact you” kinda friend.Looking back,I can really see so much changes within 8 years.From NS serving bunch,to working adults and now most of them are happily married with kids yet we still keep in touch,introducing each other to the other half of us.It’s simply beautiful and amazing if you really cherish it.Well enough about me.My bad,got carried away.So yeah,while covering this event I worked with Niz & Aslan which was the brides bestie.It was a pleasure meeting them both.Alongside with me was Raihan & Shafiq from Once Upon Images on the vidz and not forgetting Dylla the makeup artist from Grandeur Fai.Ouh Dylla did a great job with the makeup and assisting me and Raihan.Really appreciate it.Wedding is always fun,you meet all sorts of people and that just expands your acquaintance.The percussionist from Wira Arjuna was great!I almost dance to their beat!A lil bit of traditional with a wee beat of samba to it.It was like watching the Brazil game!It was that awesome!
Ait then I shall end this post here.I wish the couple all the best.It’s 04:07 now and the weather is super awesome now.Good night (morning) beautiful people and have a great day!
Arrrr..A wedding reception in the hotel.A very cooling wedding I should say (simply coz it’s air-conditioned) . Hah! Have you ever thought of dating your colleague or even spend the rest of your life with them?That’s how the love story unfold for Lauren & Serene. Working in the same company and now living in the same house and sharing a common toilet ;p .. It’s not easy to have your spouse as your colleague,for them it doesn’t really matter.Hey when you’re in love you just don’t care about all this.Even if your spouse is your boss!Errr,well that would be awkward.Niwaes,kudos to the both of them and goodnight to all of you!
Jo & Ika,perfect for each other.A handsome gentlemen and a gorgeously beautiful lady.An Air Steward and a teacher.The event was held at the Serangoon Country Club,it’s a simple function and those invited are mostly close friends and relatives.The bridal was from Merah Jambu The Bridal Gallery,simple yet stunning,it was really nice working with them.The couple,well they were fun and energetic.I had a great time.Unknowingly they would surprise me with funny gestures.Love it!The event was short and sweet,we had the Groom surprising the bride with a song on the acoustic guitar at the end of the ceremony.Awwww,it really touched the bride.How romantic was that?Would you do that for your loved one?Face the crowd and express your feelings through music?It really takes a lot of guts.Kudos Jo,you sang and played well.Well I don’t really have much to say,wait,just one thing.Do whatever it takes to keep your love alive,you don’t have to be romantic,you don’t have to do something special only when it’s a special day.Keep it random and don’t let the flame die.Everyday with your love one is a special day.