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!
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!
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
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
When Esther's mother Evon told me she prayed to God for a suitable make up artist for her daughter and my name popped up first on google it really touched me. Really thankful to meet this beautiful family. They are from Hong Kong. Esther now resides in Singapore. Really warm, polite and graceful people. Alright, shall now let the photos accompany the words to talk. Starting with a photo of Esther before make up And here is 1 after she is made up! Gave her some soft frills at first but decided that she looks better without them so here goes! There. Much cleaner. A sweet photo of her parents veiling their beautiful daughter Margaret did hair + make up for the bride's mother Evon in the morning and in the afternoon I came back to touch up for Evon + do a fresh look for Esther. Here is some photos of the very beautiful mummy Evon! Couldn't resist not taking a photo with her Thank you so much Evon for your trust and love. She is really 1 of the most gracious, loving, polite and beautiful mother I've met. Photo credits to Benjamin from Benjamin King Photography. Had him here to help me take videos of the process of dolling Esther up and he did a great job! Unfortunately not sure why the videos can't be loaded here but do take a look at the extended version one on my facebook => Tracy.Im Hair + Make Up IG has a limit of only 1 minute for videos so alot of footages were cut to fit. Love this photo of Esther Really feel that Esther looks like a Hongkong actress. Not like she looks like any actress but her looks look like an actress to me haha Back of her hair after hair florals were up part 1 Part 2. Photo taken from the video's screenshots as I didn't mange to capture a nice photo of her hair after the baby breaths and more greens were added. White and green was her colour theme for the day! An insta story of her being photographed by Ben! Ending this post with a wefie with the beautiful couple! Thank you Esther and Evon for allowing me to be part of this beautiful big day to doll both of you up. It had been my pleasure, really. Wishing your family a lifetime filled with loads of love, blessings, bliss, adventures, joy, happiness, fun, good health and wealth always! Love, Tracy Immanuel ***Update Just received this message from Esther so posting it