From the sunny island of Penang, Wei Jin & Xiu Qi came down to have their wedding shots captured by us. Xiu Qi is a very photogenic girl whereas Wei Jin is a bit bashful. But that is probably what makes them the perfect couple. As the saying goes, opposites attract. When they came over, the couple mentioned that Xiu Qi will bring 3 bouquets of her own handmade dried flowers. The flowers are quite beautiful. They also sent some photos over to us beforehand. During the discussion, they showed me some Korean inspired indoor shoots.
We set up a specially prepared background for them. The couple are dressed in their sweaters with denim shorts and pants. They smiled radiantly as the camera captured each moment, cementing it through time. The couple do not really have a concept for an outdoor shoot. I suggested that they rent a Vespa. They like the idea and got a pastel colored Vespa, adding to the dreaminess of the shoot. They brought cans self-decorated with images and words to be tied behind the Vespa. Wei Jin does not know how to drive the Vespa as it’s different from the bike he usually rides.
So, we improvised and have them pose or sit on the Vespa instead. They requested to shoot at the grand piano at Plan B because they met at a music school. We faced some problems when we wanted to take photos there. Luckily, we are able to even though we are not given much time to take more photos. Originally, the wedding shoot is to be completed within a day. But by the time we finished our shoot with the Vespa at Old Town, the sky got darker. So we decided to delay the remaining of the shoot to the next day at a field. Xiu Qi’s head is adorned with a flower crown. Instead of wearing heels, she wore pastel pink sneakers, displaying youthfulness as she ran hand in hand with Wei Jin.
The only prop for their shoot here is the dried flowers she brought. The couple are dressed in a simple white gown and a black suit respectively. Subtle, yet natural and sweet. This couple are really comfortable with each other and we can’t help but be positively affected by them. Wei Jin doesn’t smile much in front of the lens. But, he can indeed smile when he is with Xiu Qi.
This must be the power of love.