It was only a couple of months ago when a friend of mine, Seng Mah, whom I have gotten to know through a photography community called Photographers in Perth or PIP for short (ironically, this is such an uncreative name for the community – ha ha), asked if I would be interested to shoot a wedding for someone he knew through his photography work. You see, Seng had embarked on a photographic journey of doing niche and special subjects. It was his well-acknowledged project “Sons of Beaches” where he came to know Shane. Shane is a part-time surf-lifesaver and one of many people Seng photographed for his project.
It was some coincidence that Seng had planned for a trip overseas and was not able to do the wedding shoot for Shane and his fiancee, Yvette. Seng asked if I was interested to do the wedding shoot and I jumped at the opportunity.
Fast-forward a few months later, here I am, just having done a pre-wedding shoot with Yvette and Shane. It was a casual but fun affair. Together with my trusty assistant photographer Charlene, we spent a couple of hours with Yvette and Shane visiting the various locations where the wedding would be held and photos taken. Yvette and Shane were a fun couple to work with. Never short of jokes or funny suggestions for their big day, we were participating in non stop laughters and dishing out various funny ideas to Shane and Yvette. The whole pre-wedding shoot was such good fun.
Here are some of the images we took at the pre-wedding:
Yvette and Shane tried balancing and walking along the roots of a huge fig tree.
Yvette and Shane found this gorgeous boat shed and jetty area along Matilda Bay. It has a lot of character. We reckon this is going to be a much beter place to shoot compared to the shoot-to-death Crawley Boatshed near UWA. Charlene and I are already throwing up ideas what we are going to do here…
There is also this huge staircase at the Ocean Beach Hotel at Cottesloe where Yvette and Shane will be having their reception. The lighting is just so perfect. Here is a shot of the gorgeous couple at the stair case.
Finally, the fashionable bride-to-be posed for me at the staircase. Isn’t the lighting superb!
I think the soon coming wedding shoot is going to be fun and challenging. I am so glad that we Yvette and Shane have asked us to do their wedding.
Finally, before I end this – thanks Seng, thanks for your referral!