Monday, February 25, 2013

Sydney, Wedding - Geo and Dan

I'm so excited to share with you a 'post wedding' photo shoot I did late last year with Geo and Dan, who are both Malaysians but are now residing in Singapore. I brought them around all the iconic Sydney locations including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and also a ferry ride to convict / industrial island, Cuckatoo Island!  At the end of the day, they said it felt like having a really fun one-day tour of Sydney! Glad they had as much fun as I did.

Enjoy the photos. I'm sure you'll feel the love, joy and warmth coming through. 

I think this shoot heralds a slight change in my style of photography. Or maybe it was just my focus that has changed. 

You see, previously I always think about making dramatic and epic shots. Extreme compositions. Instagram-esque colour treatment. More, more, more of everything. 

Now as my photography evolves (or I'd like to think, 'mature'), I find myself striving for restraint. Instead of making my photos look great, I now focus on making my clients look beautiful. Instead of depending on amazing locations, I now focus on capturing real, genuine moments of love and joy. 

Sounds cliche, I know. But you'll be surprised how difficult it was for me to find a good photographer who capture the right moments (i.e. photos that don't make you wonder what the subjects are feeling) now that I'm looking for one for my own wedding!

And I think capturing these moments are easier on wedding days, and more difficult to achieve on portrait sessions when almost everyone usually stiffen up in front of the camera lens. That's why I'm quite proud of this session's outcome, with Geo and Dan. 

I'm not giving up entirely on epic shots though. Like my favourite shot of the day...

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13


  1. Great photos and truly can feel the love they had for each other!

  2. Jeremy!!! I really love the two 'epic' shots with the sparkler *_*
    Calling dibs on one for my very own whenever we next meet!

  3. Hi there. I found your blog really at random but felt compelled to comment after seeing these photos. I have seen a lot of engagement or pre-wedding photoshoots and they might have done similar things in composition but yours totally stand out because of one thing, they actually seem genuine, affectionate, and real rather than staged. They may not be dramatic or contrived, like many wedding and pre-wedding photos, where everyone is positioned just so, but these are so much better! I actually got a sense of this couple and their easy affectionate love for each other, which is a lot more than you get from most such shoot. Really lovely work, you are absolutely right to feel proud of these, they are great.