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
Starting this post this time of a wefie with a man I wanna thank for trusting me and allowing me to be on these trips for work. My hubby George. Love u! Thank you for always sending and fetching me from flights too. Really appreciate it. First time coming over to this part of Japan, Tokyo with the beautiful couple Yilin and Keith, together with Benjamin King Photography! Weather forecast on flight is cute! Japan's sim cards are more expensive compared to many other countries. Breakfast with the couple was conveyor belt sushi! What I had. We went around to check out some places. Started the shoot at night. Yilin requested for thai make up with halfdo for tonight's shoot and this was created for her. Had the photoshoot at the famous Shibuya crossing And then at the Izakaya where they had the photoshoot and our dinner at. Thank God for letting us have such a beautiful clear view of Fuji mountain. When our previous couple Jez and Josh came over themselves, they sent us a photo of the Fuji mountain view completely covered with clouds. Thus making me appreciate this moment and view even more. Photoshoot starts! Came over to the beautiful maple corridor too. Thankfully we came over early. When we drove past later part of the day, it was mad crowded and impossible to get a clear shot. They then got changed into their kimono and yukata and came back again for the photoshoot. Came to another amazingly nice spot for the photoshoot. We climbed a long way up for this. Photo taken by Ben Because it is strawberry mochi. I just had to try. A photo of the famous lamp in Tokyo. Can't remember what is this place called but this is one place alot of tourists come and take photos at. Last location for the photoshoot was at this Angel Heart crepe shop. Dinner time! And we feasted. This was the share of Ben and mine only. The couple had another feast on their side heh Drinking hot sake here was really good as I could keep heating up the sake over the grill area as it came in a kettle! Ended the trip with my favourite soba noodles the next morning and we flew back to Singapore while the couple continued their trip. Thank you Yilin and Keith for having Ben and I on this trip with you guys!
It was supposed to be summer during the time we were in New Zealand. Beautiful snow came to welcome us on the first day instead! Supposed to start shoot only at night but because of the snow, we started early suggested by Ben. A definite good call! Snow shots! Ben made us bacon and eggs for dinner And then we went out to try to catch photos of the couple with the milky way. The milky way was pretty faint this time due to the very strong moonlight They still took some shots and we came back the next morning Created a sweet and romantic halfdo for Huishi today. At Church Of The Good Shepherd And some shots with the snow cape mountains as the background We came over to Fairlie Bakehouse after the shoot. The BEST PIES are right here! Salmon and bacon pie ftw!! After pies we continued with the photoshoot Finally saw the beautiful lupines on this trip in NZ. They are actually so soft to touch and they all look so sweet in colours! Came to hooker valley for the middle of the road shot Dinner was Erik's fish and chips and we feasted! It is so good! Next morning, we came to #THATWANAKATREE They were going for the helicopter ride today and during the last round we went up the Coromandel Peak, the wind was so super strong that no matter the amount of adjustments or hairspray, hair just kept flying so I made sure to give Huishi a neat updo this time round to avoid looking too messy. Got to seat at the front seat this time round! Weeeeet! And the shooting starts! A wefie with the heli! Changed gown and a new look for Huishi before we went into the woods for the next shoot. It finally felt like summer! So it was time for ice cream heh Pizzas to end the night! We had a casual shoot the next morning and this also marks an end to our magical photoshoot in New Zealand with this beautiful pair. Caught the movie Bohemian Rhapsody that night with Ben in Christchurch. This show inspired me so much so much so much beyond words. Really glad to receive this message from Huishi. Thank you so much for having Ben and I on this trip with you guys. Thank you both so much for being so sweet and great sports to be with. Miss the good times with you guys!
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 Sheryl for having me for your pre wedding and actual day and for your mom and sis too. It was my pleasure to meet all of you. There was so much emotions and love felt. Will start with the photos from her pre wedding first Photos beautifully captured by Daniel Yeow Fast forward few months later it was their big day! Very thankful that she gave me permission to post her before and after photos too! Here is 1 before and after side by side collage. Clean and elegant look for morning. Also did eyelid adjustments. A few photos of her textured + sleek 2 in 1 updo. Getting ready for Jerald's arrival.. Above are photos taken by me. Very thankful to Sheryl for sending over the professionally taken ones as requested and they were so beautifully taken by Eirik Tan! Love the mood and tone of the photos and the emotions captured. Well done Eirik! Sharing the beautiful photos here They can be viewed in the gallery as well And it was time for their Solemnization Love this photo Her daddy's proud moment Cheeky smiles You may kiss the bride! Congratulations both of you!! And not forgetting her beautiful mom and sister that I got to doll up that day too! Really appreciate that she took the extra step to choose and send me their photos too. Thank you so much Sheryl! Aren't they all so beautiful! Especially love the bonding between her sister and her. You both are really blessed to have each other as sisters! The 3 beautiful ladies together with their handsome partners. Believe her sis's fortunate one will be coming soon! Thank you once again Sheryl and Jerald for having me for your Special Occasions. It was my pleasure! Hope to have the chance to doll you up again in future, Sheryl! :) Wishing both of you and your families a lifetime filled with blessings, love, bliss, happiness, fun, good health, good times and protection always! Love, Tracy Immanuel
First ever trip to Japan, and it is for work! Really thankful for this opportunity to enjoy and explore this beautiful place through work. Thankful and happy that the hotel the couple booked was in the midst of so much shopping, nice foods, don don donki, family mart, 7-11 and the best ramen I've ever tried. In case you're wondering where We were at Hotel Sunroute, New Sapporo. First proper meal there was steak and it was really good! So much feels looking at the streets all lit up at night. Kong Ramen for supper was the best choice. So glad we ate this instead of Ippudo which was just opposite each other. The best ramen and chashu is right here. They cooked the soup using woks and the chashus were charred on the skin and the meat was cooked just right with shiok fatty parts! The next morning we started make up around 5am and the sun was already shining brightly like 9am! Added on real hair extensions for Domenica to recreate the look she wanted :) First location was Ninja land! Very interesting place! Saw this peaceful looking goat A sweet couple pose The artistic hipster feels pose Lunch time! The owner of the shop gave the couple a bowl filled with tempura prawns saying that it is a wedding gift for them. It was so sweet. When the couple asked the sweet man for a photo together I could see tears welling up in his eyes. Gestures can mean so much to one another. Keep the kindness going, always! Side view of Domenica's hair for the day! Made a lucky find in 1 of the destinations they wanted to go to. There was a jetty in the middle of the sea which was unexpected and the place looked so picturesque! Also came to a place which looked so much like the Louvre Museum in Paris! Last location for the day was the teletubby land! Photo credits : Shawn / Frenchtoast And then it was time for dinner. Back for the best ramen! In a bigger serving this time round. Missing this Ramen so much now. Always love trying different country's yakult and this is the first time trying a sparkling type! It's nice! Domenica told me horse oil is highly raved here so I got myself 1 bottle and it is pretty good! Not oily at all, moisturizing and aborbs fast! 485ml for approximately $8! Just a reminder to keep this separately in 1 plastic when you check this in the luggage. Or only just open this for use
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 thankful to be on this trip with the beautiful couple Brenda and Richard and the funny and talented photographer Ben. There is already edited photos from the trip so you can see both raw ( my hp ) and the professional photos ( by Ben ) Our 1st wefie of the trip! The car we travelled in. Thank you Ben for driving us around! Sheeps and cows were seen now and then at every other side of the roads. So cute! A whole mountain of sheeps! On the 1st night we went to The Church of The Good Shepherd to catch the milky way and Thank God we caught it! Ben caught a shooting star!! Make a wish Next morning we headed to the lake nearby the place we stayed at and started the photoshoot for the day Everything is so serene, so calm and beautiful. Came to this retro and interesting place Brenda's sister recommended! We were also brought to the back to meet some
Glad to be Josephine and Ivan's make up artist for their Big Day! Met Josephine during our teenage years as ZA promoters in Watsons haha and we also travelled together few years back During that trip was the time I realized how amazing this woman is. Very resourceful, organised and meticulous. It was also during this trip when she was still considering Ivan and I met Ivan for the 1st time when he came to pick her back from the trip. Fast forward few years later they are now married. Really really happy for them because I could really feel that they are God's planned partners for each other. Ivan changed alot through Josephine and he never fails to thank and credit her and God through his actions and facebook posts heh. Josephine is really a very all rounded woman. A rare gem. Really must treasure her! We started the day at 6am Here's a photo of Josephine before make up She was sick this day. Really hope she will get well soon! Photo + Video taking of her taking her gown before changing Here is a photo after make up + change up Did a braided bun for her The accessory from the photographer was really suitable for her Kua! So cute, nice and apt! The sweet family moment Waiting for her groom! Here he comes! Went back to meet them at One Degree 15 in the afternoon for their evening look Did hairstyling for Ivan Here is a before photo After And mermaid hair was done for Josephine's 2nd look Sometimes I really cannot decide whether a hairstyle looks better without flower arrangements or with so sometimes I also take a before and after flower arrangement hair photo heh Attended their solemnization Congratulations Mr and Mrs Ivan Lim and family! Attended her wedding with my dear husby! Changed her hairstyle to a half up half down for her 2nd march in Hair florals were provided by her florist friend who was very generous with the flowers! Put on her favourite Hydrangeas and it was in blue just right to match her gown! And a photo together to end the post Wishing Josephine and Ivan a lifetime filled with Blessings, bliss, love, fun, good health and wealth, joy and exciting adventures ahead!
Both events happened on 27/1/18 thus putting them in 1 post The day started at 7am at Sylvia's home. Thank you Michelle for introducing me to her! :) Really thankful when she told me that she had been looking around for a make up artist and was recommended a few but she just felt more comfortable to have me as her make up artist and we came to a conclusion that it was God led :) Did a soft bun for her in the morning After this went to doll up Chyenne for Kelly's bridal show! Big Congratulations to Kelly for this bridal show showcasing her gowns. All these are happening when she is pregnant and almost going to pop in 2weeks. Amazing woman! Some photos behind the scenes! The pretty model Chyenne I dolled up for the show! She really reminds me of a much more petite and young Rihanna! Direction : Free spirited and independent women yet a soft side for love Thus a romantic hairdo was created for her Wefie with Chyenne And photos taken with my favourite 2! Happy to be doing this alongside Ivy too! In this photo we hugged like long lost sisters just because the earlier photo showed a white spot in between us which was the background haha And a group photo with all the make up artists present and all the models! 1st time working alongside Nicole and the team from Make Up Maestro! And the show starts! A short video showing how beautiful the location of the wedding show was and also 1 of the many beautiful gowns designed by Kelly! Flowers for Kelly from 1 of the vendors present, Liz Florals! Very colourful and pretty! After the show ended, went back to do Sylvia's 2nd look for the night! And the night ended with dinner at in law's place Simple dishes but so Yummy! Love my mother in law much! She's also an amazing woman :)