Start of the 19 days Japan Marathon with 4 couples started with Ashlyn and Zongxi! Very thankful to PIC Benjamin for organizing everything. So glad to be able to revisit Kyoto and Osaka with them! First stop, Kyoto! Our first meal and my first meet up with them to discuss about tomorrow's shoot too! Very thankful for the lady at Wafuku that allows us to come in at 6am to dress the couple up so that we can still beat the crowds in the morning! Beautiful Ashlyn. Created a braided bun for her. Wefie at Fushimi Inari! Had Japanese carbonara for the first time and it is nice! Had my must have soy + matcha ice cream at this particular ice cream store near Arashiyama. Yummy! Shoot continues at the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Tried something new this trip. Sakura + Matcha ice cream. Not bad! Hairstyle for her night shoot. This pose Ben directed them to really has the feels. Can't wait to see the photo after he edits it! After the shoot we had dinner at our must eat place in Kyoto, CHOJIRO! Sakura season calls for sakura flakes on their chawanmushi haha Next morning we came back this time round in gown. Hairstyle created for her this day. And then we had Ichiran! This is their order sheet where you can adjust the tastes and noodle's firmness to your liking. I suggest for your first try, circle all the options that has dotted lines to try their original best taste first then be more adventurous on your future tries to adjust to your liking. Moving on to Osaka! The couple recommended this melon pan and it was pretty good! Then it was time for don don donki! Night shoot at Dotonburi with the Glicoman! A photo of the beautiful couple and a behind the scenes photo for their long exposure shot. Had our must eat takoyaki and yakisoba from this particular shop. This was the last serving of yakisoba for the night. Thank God we managed to get it! We came to Shinsekai the next morning Created a mermaid textured hair for Ashlyn. The last time we came to Shinsekai with Audrey and Goh, Ben ordered a XXL sized omu rice. This time round just the normal one will do haha Final shoot location was at the Osaka castle. Thankful to see a nicely bloomed sakura tree here too! Celebrated the end of the shoot with nice food and drinks from
HALLELUJAH! Is the first word that can explain my feelings for this trip. Everything was great! Thankful to have Melvin, founder of Multifolds as my work partner on this trip for the lovely couple Adeline and Zhizhan! Boarding passes. My first time to UK woohoo! First time using pounds. We were very welcomed there by a hailstorm which did hurt a little lol! Our wefie amidst the hailstorm! Thankfully it only happened on this day. Hail on my bag! First stop, Chinatown. First meal wefie with dimsums. First day was chillax day. Checking Manchester out abit, eating and shopping abit and then heading over to England! Next morning, some behind the scenes taken by Zhizhan! First hairstyle for Adeline was mermaid braids! Taken at ambleside pier. Make up details today using the new urban decay naked reloaded palette. Loving the colours in this palette very much! This lake is really beautiful A wefie here! Some behind the scenes captured by Melvin haha! After here we went back to have the couple change to their casuals and then it was time for lunch! The egg cup is so cute! Lunch wefie! I remember feeling very blessed at this moment watching this moment. The couple is on the bridge by the way. Can you see? We were introduced to this famous gingerbread. I think the thing that makes England very England is all these bricks. Supposed to have a photoshoot at their proposal place, however due to the high tide we were not able to. Had a good thai food dinner that night. The white tomyum is so yummy! Never seen or tried before. More food coming up but didn't take photos. Next morning, asked for a wefie with Melvin with the nice natural lights! Feeling very thankful to have him as my work partner on this trip so must have a photo for memory heh. More to come hopefully! My big breakfast cooked by the very warm Air BnB couple. Breakfast wefie! We went back to their school where they met! My first time visiting an overseas University. So awesome. Wefie! This was taken while they were waiting to do their jump shots haha Adeline studied law here and is a lawyer now! Here is where Adeline stayed for a year. There were cherry blossoms sakura in their school compound too! Amazing! This is the bus stop Adeline used to wait for Zhizhan at. We then had tea and cakes at Adeline's favourite school hangout place Curiousitea! She ordered a special hot chocolate for me oh my goodness this is so sinful but so good. Thank you so much Adeline
Very thankful for the opportunity to discover the beautiful places in Chiangmai, all thanks to Jasmine and Lloyd for having Benjamin and I on this destination pre wedding shoot. On the first night we went to this hipster night place, had some food, drinks and even did some photoshoot here as well! Can you spot the couple in this photo? Haha And another behind the scenes. Our dinner and our first wefie! Ordered this super yummy but sinful crepe with banana, nutella and peanut butter! Created crown braids for Jasmine the next day. There is Sakuras in Chiangmai! And waterfalls Welcome drinks at the place we were staying for the night. They bought a photo shoot package from the place and this bouquet was part of the package. Pretty! And then we started exploring the place. Hipster feels is strong here. Night shoot. This place is really peaceful and beautiful. This really friendly doggy came along just right for the photoshoot haha! Dinner. We had ready food and also got to bbq. Next morning. Photography by Benjamin King And then we went to another place with even more sakuras! Amazing! Had a night shoot as well and created a braided bun for Jasmine with the head accessory she brought along. We said goodbye to this lovely couple the next day while they continued on their trip. Really thankful for all the fun and beautiful memories at these lovely places in Chiang Mai. Thank you Lloyd and Jasmine! See you guys around!
Very happy and thankful to be on this trip with Erlin, Angus and my partner in crime Benjamin! It was a very eye opening and enjoyable trip. Thank God! Couple arranged this transport for us to the hotel. Thank you! Beautiful plates Couple reserved to bring us to Salt bae restaurant on the first night but there were too many people waiting on reservations we didn't get to eat it. And so we had Turkish foods instead! Don't know why all our clothes in black turned out purple in this photo though Erlin looked so much like a princess like this. Unfortunately there were so many restrictions in Istanbul we didn't get to shoot her in this look so I took them with my handphone camera instead to not waste all the time being dolled up. Couldn't resist taking photo in this famous light shop Casual shoot in spice world They said these sticks are vanilla and vanilla is getting very expensive nowadays so you seldom get to see real vanilla ice creams selling outside nowadays We had turkish food for dinner again and Ben played around with his snow app Thanks Ben. Created a classic braided side do to match her bird cage hair piece and dress With the help of a passerby we got to come up to this roof top to shoot! Instagram bf at work hehe Came to this reputable Turkish restaurant for dinner Must get these Turkish delights if you come. They are really nice! The couple got each of us a box of stuffs. So sweet of them! Requested braided updo We were all pretty high to get to eat chinese food after days of kebabs! The one and only 'clup' in the small town of Pamukkale At cotton castle! We all had to walk bare footed Beautiful Erlin Having chinese food is an additional joy here really although I really do enjoy Turkish food too Created smokey eyes look for the next location Sunset shot We then took a 10 hours bus ride over to Cappadocia and look what we saw when we just reach in the morning HOT AIR BALLOONS! And even more in the sky when we reached the hotel Hotel was very nice to let us to the breakfast buffet while we waited for our rooms to be ready Real honey comb! Dark chocolate magnum only saw here before. Not bad. The next day. It was our turn. Really thankful to the clients for having us all on board the hot
Thank you Waileng and Maurice for having Ben and I for your Perth Pre Wedding! Thankful that they were a cute couple really easy to be with, fun and funny too! First time ever on business class. On Scoot though heh. Ben wanted to do work so we both bidded for business and got it. Scoot business class food. This chocolate was soooo goood. I finished it all at one go unexpectedly. Too good! Received this $200 sephora birthday gift card from Ben and his gf Sheena woohoo! Love this gift! Thank you both! Settled down that night in a beautiful air bnb place housed by a sweet old couple, Loved the atmosphere and the whole feels there. My room for the night! 1st hairstyle to kickstart the prewedding shoot was a braided updo And the photoshoot starts! Trying this honey comb crunch magnum for the first time this is so good too! The sand at the sand dunes was really soft. Really beautiful place. Wefie time! Lunch was at Lobster Shack, The wait was really long. Thankfully the food was really good! Back to work! Heaven shining down on earth Sunset shots It's amazing how beautiful God's creations are. Thanks Ben for cooking us breakfast! Bacon and eggs provided by the air bnb owners! Morning greeted by ALPACASSSSS!!! Why are they so cute?? Feeding time! Taken through Ben's pro lens So sweet! Hi. Lunch shoot. Lunch time! Visited a beautiful little quaint church Came by a lemon tree! Waileng requested for this boho hairstyle inspired from @dirtybootsmessyhair I tried heh There is something quite charming about this blue boat shed Amazing shot taken by Benjamin before edit! Fairylights night shoot the background lights reminds me of Hong Kong somehow It was Waileng's birthday and Maurice got the air bnb owner to buy a cake for her surprise! So Sweet! Stayed with these cuties in the house! 2 Professionally taken photos by Ben! Fishtails side do for Waileng Waileng's bouquet of the day! So exotic and nice! The feeling was so surreal watching the big waves splashing high and hard here! Solo shots of Maurice taken by Ben Here we realized Maurice looks kindof like James Lye..! Hahaha Beautiful Waileng We saw rainbows! Always happy and amazed to see them! Came over to this Jetty for sunset and night shoot. Came into a shop with these interesting stuffs and much more! Like the words on the pillow in my room that night Final location for this trip Ending this post with this sweet message from Waileng Thank
Truely thankful to be able to come back to this amazing place again. This time with the beautiful, funny and fun couple Charlotte and Chester and the awesome Photographer Benjamin King! 1st place we checked out upon reaching is The Church Of The Good Shepherd. Day and night feels so different! Then we went back to rest while waiting for the milky way and Ben cooked us yummy dinner. Thankful that the Milky Way did come up and we enjoyed a night full of stars. The milky way was a long bow this time round like a rainbow. Couldn't stop looking up and at times you could even catch shooting stars! Wonderfully captured by Benjamin King Photography Next morning we started early. Here is a photo of Charlotte before make up. Have always believed in fate in meeting every client and I'm really honoured to be the 1st make up artist to do make up for Charlotte as they actually already have their local pre wedding and actual day make up artists booked but because this New Zealand pre wedding was decided very last minute, I became her first make up artist! Here is the after Beautiful Charlotte :) Ben randomly took a rock to hold onto the veil and it turned out to be a perfectly shaped heart stone! Things photographer do to get a good angle for photos Came back to see the alpacas!! There was this beautiful shop cat! Dinner was Erik's fish and chips and the new best onion rings is right here! Breakfast time! Created a pull through crown braid for the 1st time. When I saw this gown Charlotte had from whatsapp before the trip, planned this hairstyle for her for this gown and so glad she pulled it off so well because this hairstyle really doesn't just suit anybody. Some beautiful sun rise shots Love this photo taken by Ben Chester gave this photo nice tags #chunlibride #guazilian haha And then we walked over this spot and Ben got to capture this. Thanks to the rain yesterday! Super love this shot! And then it was time for brunch Came over this place for some casual shoots They are too sweet!! There was a surprise proposal coming up but it was still hours away. Ben was really lost with what to do with so much time in between and the situation was really funny just finding random places to shoot and thinking how to waste all the hours haha. Really Kudos to Ben for doing all
Really so so so so so thankful for this opportunity. Thank You so much Daddy God and Benjamin, Diana and Andy I just can't stop thanking coz 1stly this is my 1st overseas pre wedding work trip, my first ever overseas work trip too and the whole experience was just amazing beyond what I expected. To be very honest when we met up to talk about the places we were going to, I totally did not know any of these places nor heard of the places at all and I thought we would have no chance to have proper toilet nor have any chance to bath at all and I thought the caravan sleep would have no pillow. I couldn't imagine at all but I didn't want to think too much about it and just trust that everything will be good but it was beyond good. I was a little worried at first also about whether we will all get along as we all don't really know each other well and here we are travelling together for this. I guess it's pretty much the same for all other overseas pre wedding photographer/mua/couples. I have just got to remember to just leave it to God and just trust that everything is going to be good heh Diana and Andy were great. They were this very nice and easy going couple laughing all the way. Bringing so much joy. Their love was so easily and warmly felt especially the look in Diana's eyes whenever it is a shot of them looking at each other. The love in her eyes were so deep and intense and strong for Andy. She was really easy to make up for too thankfully! Benjamin is this really fun to be with photographer/friend/travel partner. He took care of everyone well and was this really easy to be with person. I really love his eye for photography. Have been to pre wedding shoots with a few photographers and I really can feel what is working for the sake of working, and what is really putting heart to want the photos for the couple to come out amazing. Ben, for sure is the latter. And can I say his photoshop skills are amazingggggg And Tasmania. Why are you so beautiful yet so littlely mentioned! It might also be the people that made you more beautiful too but you are truly beautiful!! Moving on to the photos