Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My wedding: Bridal portraits

This is the part that I had spent the most time doing research on. I have a very different taste for bridal photography. I think bridal photography shouldn’t be just about capturing those pretty/handsome faces and gorgeous dresses/tux. It should reflect the couple's personalities and capturing the candid moments, gestures and expressions. Timeless, happy and romantic are the elements I would want to see and feel when I browse through my photos.

For indoor photography, the backgrounds must be simple and plain, no unnecessary setting. In my opinion, messy and complicated settings would only take the focus away from the bride & groom though it may help creating an interesting scene. Personal preference I would say.

For outdoor photography which was my main focus, I wanted natural surroundings and sunset by the beach. Just simple.

After much browsing through the net and forum discussions, I eventually decided on Z-Wedding D'sign in Singapore. They were known for their gorgeous gowns but that wasn't my main affection. It was their photography style (especially outdoor photography) for that they could deliver what I was looking for.

The photos were taken 6 months prior to our wedding. Their service was great. They even allowed me to bring two evening gowns back to Miri for my reception! We were very comfortable with the photographer through out the session. He was funny and easy to get along with. The whole session was fun and full of laughter.

We were very pleased with the photos that we topped up our original package to include another album. That was 4 years ago, and the photos still bring me joy every time I look at it.



The cover of my album. The Rick Doreen logo was designed by yours truly












I wore the wedding gown provided by the boutique for outdoor photography to avoid getting my own gown spoilt during the shoot.










So? Your favourite?


21 comments:

Mesmericzen said...

U r so prettyyy! I really like ur wedding dress

Doreen said...

mesmericzen:
Thank you thank you! Hehehe, mainly the wonders of make-up and good photographic angles.

Josephine said...

Wei, very nice lor.
U are so pretty and ur husband looked like Korean star...

Ms. ___ 2 be!! said...

Scrolling down......
oh my oh my oh my.......
BEAUTIFUL AND HANDSOME COUPLE!
Gosh, love thos pictures, I like not having some fake background and actually going out to take pictures if I were to take such wedding photo's....
sweet pics!

EastCoastLife said...

I can see why you love it! Very very beautifully taken! I'm proud because this is made in Singapore. haha....

EastCoastLife said...

What's the price like?
Wonder if they will take photos for Aunty. hmmm...

Winn said...

ecl, so fast wanna marry james out? james still young worr:P

doreen, 1st i like the logo it's like D is wrapping her arm on R comfortably while R's holding D...

i so so love ur wed gown!! simply and nice!

love ur red gown with ur red necklace too!

oh got 'paddy field'...:P

i like the beach series too. the sandy love-shaped ...

and the evening shots..are so romantic, calm and it's like no words needed..

oceanskies79 said...

My favourite are the 2nd photo from the front, and the fourth from the bottom (with the heart drawing on the beach). Lovely.

keeyit said...

I just confuse actually. You married 3 years ago? Those photos took 3 years back?

Hmm..


All I also like. But my favourite one is with chinese costumes.

keeyit said...

Oo.. you married 3 years ago. I thought you are getting married dim.. Hahahahaa...

You looks young, indeed.

Trinity said...

wah I love allllllll the pictures... gorgeous!!! wanna do it one more time? remarried with the same person? hahahah..

mistipurple said...

*sits and admires kaw kaw*
a handsome couple.
:)
where is pigi during then? hahah

Chen said...

From what I know, many couples will put away or store aside their wedding photo a year or two after marriage. It's good u still look at the photos regularly and enjoying looking at it. Btw, I didn't took any bridal photography in the past cos malas :P

All the photos are nice, hence hard to choose my favourite loh :)

Cocka Doodle said...

I like all the outdoor photos. Very Bollywood-like. Hahaha!

Seriously, they are all very well taken.

Doreen said...

josephine:
Korean star? Hahaha, this is the first I've heard. Thanks leh (on behalf of him)

Ms. ___ 2 be!!:
Thanks dearie. Fake background, no matter how real they may look, still not as natural as the real deal.

eastcoastlife:
Yeah, I love Singapore's bridal photography style. Very simple and yet natrual makeup. My original basic package was SG$2188 after topped up and everything, SG$5000++

winn:
Wow Winn!!!!! You're good! That is exactly the meaning behind the logo!!!!!!! I deliberately put the "R" higher than "D" coz' he will be leading the way and I will always support him from behind. Great minds sure think alike! :P

oceanskies79:
Looks like the beach series is more popular. Hehehe

keeyit:
Haha, yes, I got married 3.5 years ago and all these were taken at that time. The Chinese costume one is also my kiwi's colleagues favourite!

trinity:
Haha, yes!! I don't mind do it one more time. In fact, I always tell Rick I want to have another wedding. Hahaha

mistipurple:
Pigi not yet born then lah. Hahahaha

chen:
You didn't?!?! No regrets? Hehehehe

cocka doodle:
Bollywood-like? Muahahaha *singing and shaking butt*

FAMILY FIRST said...

lovely lovely pics!

Doreen said...

family first:
Thanks! (^_^)

JustJasmine said...

Oh me gosh!!! So so lovely!
Actually I love all of them but since you ask to choose my fav, I'll pick the heart shaped sandy photo ;)

Gorgeous looking, I can't wait to get married!

Would love to see more updates from you. :)

Doreen said...

justjasmine:
Oh, another vote to the sandy photo!

You're so young, still a long way to go. Enjoy your singlehood while you can. Hehehehe. I'm sure you will be a very beautiful bride when the day comes.

coolingstar9 said...

Doreen,
Wow, your wedding dress is very nice, you look more charming.

Petite Lass said...

I especially like the pic which you were in cheongsam! You look awesome! In summary, all the pics look nice. Very well designed.