I realize, I put a lot of nice, beautiful pictures of my wedding, but not the unsightly pictures (wth??!). So when all the pictures finally arrived, I decided to share some of the not-so-glams, but it’s still memorable.
By the way, no decoration involved….
The Haggling Session begins..
It was a guaranteed fun session with the cheeky and creative bridesmaids and jie meis.
Heart Breaking Moments Caught on Camera
My mom couldn't hold her tears anymore when I whispered, "This song is for you" while Serene sang "Mother How Are You Today". It was her favorite song. Priceless.
My mother is not the emo type. She is one of the most independent women I’ve met in my life. She detests crying in public, so she always avoid sensitive topics. But this moment caught her off-guard.
Thank you, Wansheng for your good instinct. That’s why we hired him.
We had our little "sister-conflict" and was resolved as soon as usual.
Drama!! Where's the ribbon???Just use this one!
No wedding is perfect without the drama behind it.
FUNNY – CANDID – MOMENTS
2 Generations of Lie Sunaryo
this is a good contrast...
Wow.. so many good pictures! I will slowly post by their category..
This wedding is very dear to our heart. Hence when we choose our vendor, we make sure this vendor has the qualities we aim for. Of course budget plays a big part, since we are financing our wedding ourselves *with a little help from our folks*. But the bulk of it, is our style. When it comes to photography, it is my style *I admit!*
Some might be satisfied with cheap and good enough *read: not blur can already!* photographer. Winston is also one of those people. Because it’s practical! But not until I presented him the result of my research through WPJA. I literally went through all the 20 plus photographers, before I found Feldberyl. Personally I love vintage , desaturated color tone. The older it looks the better. Winston will question this idea sometimes, but he is alright with it eventually. Initially I like the color tones of a particular photographer. But Feldberyl won me over by the way he captures the moment, not only by the color, which can be achieved by Photoshop. His eyes for small detailing warms me. When I saw his portfolio on the portraiture, I knew I have found my AD photographer. Mind you, he is not cheap. It pinches us to pay that price for an AD photographer, but it’s worth it.
It is unusual, because normally Actual Day photographer will only be booked 3 months before the wedding. Haha…we are an unusual couple I guess..
Some of his works :
I am back from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta, Indonesia and it was a good time. Eye-opening experiences for my parents and this was a great chance for both sets of parents to finally meet. Everything went well and I gained a new set of parents in the process, so all’s good!
Before we went for the trip, we were considering our actual day photography and videography. We did shortlisted a couple of photojournalists for our actual day photography, including Gabriel Mendes, 39 East and LightedPixels. But due to budget constraints and other issues such as photography style, we decided on this guy called Wansheng, who started Feldberyl Images.
We liked his style a lot, as it is not posey, and he takes the pictures from a unique, spectator point of view. He captured images as if he is standing in a small corner, but still manages to find the right moment of spontaneous emotion for his pictures. Some photographers can have a rapid-fire style and yet can’t find a ‘good’ picture in the mass of options. Hellen and I loved this set of pictures on Jesse and Sharon.
Only one word to describe this.. sweet..
When we met him a couple of months ago, it was at his place and he was really laid back. He showed us his portfolio and talked to us casually on his work. The thing I liked about him was that he is passionate about his photos but not hard-up on your business. He does not insist on having your business by providing promotions, extras or compromises. You either take his rate or leave it, as to him, his love for photos is more important then a business deal. His career background is in a way similar to mine. He was an engineer before, but after working for a period of time, he knew a 9-5 job is not for him. He loved photo-taking of sceneries and non-animate objects, and was asked to take pictures for his friend’s wedding. Although he was not experienced then, he still did a pretty good job, mainly due to his unique perspective in capturing the ‘moments’.
Anyone who can take a photo of a condom like this is a winner in my book. Balloon sculptures anyone?
Countdown to Wedding Day (19-06-10): 360 days