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
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!
It was a really sweet trip with this pair. Witnessing the love between them and coming back to the place Andy proposed to Mutang. Gonna start this post with some foods worth mentioning first though. Heh. First time having bibimbap for in flight meal. Interesting! First meal in Korea was this spicy beef soup at the airport. It was so spicy my head was spinning. No kidding. But it was so good I finished everything while my head spun. The irony. And here is our 1st meal in Jeju! The pork slices on the plate was so unforgettably yummy! The mandus were really good too! We started fresh in the morning next day. A photo of mutang before make up. Thank you for the permission to post! Here's her after! Double dutch braided hairstyle requested by Mutang! A photo of the sweet couple with a willy wonker looking house behind which was actually a Cathedral before! A closer look of the adorable house! Then we came to a picturesque cafe. And here. First night dinner was at a black pork place the airbnb host recommended. The black pork here was so good! And the pumpkin salad too. It was so good we had at least 4 servings of it. Next day we came to a place where the colors of the trees were starting to turn red. Such a pretty sight! Love red maple leaves S Caught our first sunset in Jeju and it was beautiful. The sky turned into candy colors shortly after. Second night, black pork dinner, again! Haha Requested look today! Love the natural rocks here. So I had to take a selfie too. Walked past this cute ice cream shop and we gave them a try. Really cute ice creams done on the spot with a slightly different taste to what we usually have. More refreshing in a way. Next location was this famous lone tree. Actually really surprised at how famous this tree is. Many couples travel by car to come here for photos and the stream of people never stopped when we were there. We came to the big lallang field and nearby were rows of foodvans! The peanut candy here really does resemble the one at Taiwan jiufen! This beancurd skin and the soup was so good. We had the photoshoot in this amazingly huge lalland field and Andy piggy backed Mutang all the way back to the car! Last location was where Andy proposed to Mutang and we got to
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
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
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 :)
Isabel is truly the purest bride I've met. A very sweet and very nice girl. Very beautiful in and out. Scroll down to see and read more Here's Isabel before make up Already very beautiful to start with After Gonna do a photo reference VS end result again for heh Here are the preferred hairstyle photo references she sent Both by my teacher mentor Christine Chia! And here is my inspired version heh Isabel has really beautiful and thick hair thus the bun came out much bigger heh Loving the flowers provided by her florists too for her hair! And off she goes for her church wedding Came back in the afternoon to prepare her for her tea ceremony and 1st march in 1st in Kebaya for tea ceremony She looks so beautiful and radiant in her Kebaya! Here is the requested pinterest hair for her 2nd look And the inspired after by me.. Didn't manage to take more good photos of this hairstyle but Thank God for Insta-story which captured the looks of the overall hairstyle much better. Video below Wanted to have dinner at Wasabiteh but ended up having dinner at standing sushi bar while waiting to touch her up before her 1st March In since it was nearby. No regretsssss Their pidan tofu was soooooooo goooooodddddd Their aburi salmon roll was good too! Now.. back to Isabel! I really love her gown. She looks so good in it and the gown looks so good on her! Designed by Adora of Z Wedding This is so beautiful be it the design, the material used and