If you loved reading and seeing the photos of Part 1 of the wedding of Nicholas and Carol, you would definitely love to see Part 2 of their wedding at Flutes at National Museum! Big smiles all around, including during the tea ceremony, and it was simply just a great wedding to be at.
For the guests’ wedding favour, they had the privilege of choosing between two tea flavours, Rose and/or Irish Spring, which they could scoop as much as they wanted in a DIY tea bar. Great idea to just let your guests pick and choose which flavour they like!
Alvin & Michelle were recommended to me by a friend, who is also a photographer. His wedding was captured by Alvin & Michelle, and looking at the photos taken, I was really taken by the length at which they took to capture the most memorable moments of the day.
From the very first time we met Alvin & Michelle, we experienced their warmth and genuine passion for capturing weddings. They shared with us the reasons why they got into wedding photography and the industry per se, and that gave us a sense of encouragement in the knowing that they wanted the best for us. So off we went, signing up with the very first and only photographers we met.
From the start, I was very clear with I wanted. I was looking for a photographer that was different and stood out amongst the plethora of other wedding photographers that were out there in the field. I believe that still images can capture something that videos cannot, and in that respect, photographers are artists and movie-makers in every sense of the word; from the way they frame a shot to the creation of an everlasting mental motion reel of the day. Suffice to say, that was exactly what they did; and a great job, they did.
From their wealth of experience in capturing weddings, they were able to give us advice from the planning stage, all the way up helping us to manage the crowd and sequence of photos that needed to be taken. They were meticulous in taking time to understand the entire flow of the wedding such that they were able to capture the moments that were easy to be missed in the blink of an eye.
The amazing part of having Alvin and Michelle as our photographers is that both of them specialise in their own area of shooting macros and that of expressions and people. The photo-editing was excellent as well; all of our photos, including a slideshow of which they made for us, were perfectly retouched.
Alvin and Michelle have become friends and we take pride in being one of their couples. It was an absolute privilege that we had them in lending a hand in the journey to our wedding day. A few months down the road when we held a second instalment of our wedding in Taiwan (which is where my wife is from), even the photographers we worked with then, expressed their admiration and endorsement of Alvin and Michelle’s work.
If I were to look back and wonder why we chose Alvin and Michelle to be our photographer – just what was that X-factor that just somehow won us over so easily – I think it would simply be that you have two amazing artists working to help you and your spouse to create something amazing, and their effort shows in every single one of their works. They invest tremendous amounts of passion into their work, and through that love for what they do, they are able to understand weddings. They know just exactly what to look out for, making every shot special and memorable.
Thanks so much guys, for the memories and friendship!
When we first met Aaron and Li Jia, they told us that they first met in Perth in 2010 while they were in university. As they say, similarities draw people closer, and that’s perhaps why we felt so connected to them because Perth was where Alvin and I did our own pre-wedding shoot, and coincidentally, in the same year 2010 too! We were saying maybe our paths might have even crossed in Perth back then! Haha..
For their pre-wedding shoot here in Singapore, we suggested Gillman Barracks during the time when the Disini exhibition was ongoing as we were attracted to the colourful and interesting exhibitions. The most Instagrammable exhibition had to be the Nenas Estate (pineapple estate) designed by a local independent fashion collective, Mash-Up. This pineapple structure was inspired by a pineapple-shaped playground, formerly located at Tampines Central Park. Another of our favourite exhibition was the one by a Swiss, Maya Rochat, with splashes of colours totally transforming a toilet building. For this location, we decided to shoot Aaron and Li Jia with their ‘pets’ – a pair of snow leopard stuff toys. As we always do with our couples, we asked them to prepare 3 surprises for each other before the shoot. When Aaron and Li Jia both told us separately that they wanted to bring their own ‘pet’ to the shoot to surprise each other, we thought it was so cute! A pity that the exhibition is no longer there today as it offered us great variety of spots to choose from within a single location!
Engaged Alvin & Michelle for both our PW as well as AD wedding photography. Alvin and Michelle were patient and gave us lots of ideas on locations. They are lovely people to work with, and we felt really comfortable with them, which was an important factor for us in deciding on a wedding photographer.
They’re well organised, and are very thorough in their work. We never felt like we had to follow up or chase them with anything. We loved the photos they captured for our PW and AD. Have received lots of compliments on them!
Thanks Awesome Memories, for helping to make our wedding a truly awesome and memorable one!