Hi. How was your weekend? I forgot how my weekend went. Saturday was busy. Sunday was a little tolerable with time spent with the family. We had some Rendang sedap Angus Beef Burger with criss cut fries, apple pie, and a filet-o-fish burger, along with some home cooked mee tai mak (mouse noodle some call it). Then we headed out. Made some major decision (hopefully not one we will regret). Went over to my mum’s place where the mini boss had a lot of fun (she’s been asking to visit since forever). On the way back, mini boss said “I forgot to go church”.
One would think how does a 2 year 7 month knows about church (when we only brought her for service less than 5 times). Apparently she does. And whenever I’m not feeling well, she’ll surprise us by saying a simple prayer for me. She’s been asking a lot of questions, some which I can’t even answer. Kind of taxing on the brain especially when some of the cheem questions come in the middle of the night like 2-4am and you’re simply too brain dead to respond or decide whether to give the textbook answer or some random troll answer for the sake of satisfying her curiosity. Sometimes she’ll also ask me where is Jesus. How would you mamas answer your LO if they asked this question?
Parenting is not easy at all. So many books on so many different parenting styles. Regardless, all parents just want the best for their children. Kinda not sure what to expect and how do parents even cope with more than 1 kid. How do you divide your time? How do you make sure you’re fair & just, totally unbiased towards all your children? How can you not love one more than the other when one becomes a little monster throwing unexplainable tantrum due to big emotions and the other little one sleeps like an angel?
So much for a Monday. Guess i’ll just stop here and move on to something more heartwarming!
Here’s a collection of photos captured during Patrick and Cindy’s wedding. The day started off at the bride’s place in the morning for hair & makeup, followed by Grandma veiling for the bride & a simple tea ceremony for the bride’s mum. It was at this part where the tap started flowing. Will keep the bride family’s story private but trust me, photographers are human too. Despite having shot many hundreds of weddings over 10 years, there’s no such thing as “immune to it” or “used to it”. Otherwise we’d all be worse off than a beast. Sometimes we do shed tears behind our lens and camera (good that we’re still Canon users. Camera body and lenses big enough to hide our faces when we tear. Haha!).
There’s no gate crashing. Everything was as minimal as possible and keeping only to things that truly matters to the couple.
Patrick arrived in his smart number one military uniform, looking all sharp and ready for the big day. He presented Cindy with a bouquet of fresh florals, fetched the bride and off to Church of St Mary of the Angels for the Holy Matrimony Wedding.
We did a little bit of a quirky shoot for the couple right after the ceremony ended, playing a little bit on their height difference. The photos were included in the couple’s same day express photo montage highlight and the guests were highly tickled by it.
Moving on to the dinner reception, the couple held the evening celebration at Marina Mandarin Singapore. We did their bridal pre-wedding photoshoot, it was something simple, with a quick 3-4 hour session indoors. But we ended the shoot with a bang cos towards the end it rained so heavily that the clouds were so low it swallowed half of the Marina Bay Sands. Raymond as usual will always push for something different to give the couple if possible, so he suggested to end the last shot in the rain. Couple were game enough and the big canvas displayed at the reception in the photo below was the shot that we took for the couple. (:
Same with the day celebration, they had sword bearers for their march in and for the dinner reception, one of their VIP guest includes current deputy prime minister Teo Chee Hean. Such a hearty sight to see our deputy prime minister happily chitta chatta-ing around and into the selfie game too!
The night ended with hugs and kisses, tears and laughters. It’s one of those unforgettable celebration that makes you feel human again.
Hope you guys enjoyed this set of photos as much as we enjoyed photographing.