*WARNING! THIS IS A SUPER LONG ENTRY*
One is crazy, fun, neat, pedantic and confident (sometimes too much ). The other one is beautiful, humble, friendly and such a cheerful human being to be with.
I hope that’s the feeling that you get after watching their SDE video.
Here are my favourites still pictures that my team and I took.
Just after they finished their breakfast, all boys were having good time together
Herry + Ineke are the nicest friends to Ken and Celine. Not only they made this beautiful personalised wedding cake (I am seriously their big fans. Need their details, please let me know!) but also they flew from Sydney to Bali just to attend their wedding. I heard so many stories of how difficult it was to bring this cake to Bali all over from Sydney. This is why I love this image. So fragile
Trisatya is a groomsman for hire *lol* just kiddin.
Love this image to death.
Tri, Ken, Philip
Stephanie, Celine, Agnes
Celine is one beautiful bride whom every photographer dreams to have
Love the first meeting.
The blessing ceremony and reception were taken place in Tirtha Uluwatu, Bali. Amazing place!
I love the expressions in this image. Love how Ken’s dad welcomed his son for a hug.
And of course how Ken’s new parents welcomed him
During the tea ceremony
We probably only have 1/2 hour portrait session. But they were so fortunate that they couldn’t pick any better time than the sunset.
Ilona and I finally come back to the very same spot after more than 3 years ago in our early days in Foto Expression. I can only say that I have the best partner in crime . Check this out if you are interested to see what I did last time.
They were so lucky for having the best weather at the reception. But it only stayed until all the formalities completed, after that the rain started pouring. They didn’t have much time to enjoy the dancing part. But well, i think the fun’s enough.
Show the SDE video in the best reception.I heard it’s really expensive to rent this out. But for me, it’s worth it
I know how much time they spent practicing this dancing. Not bad guys!
Phil and Tri are Ken’s best mates. Phil definitely deserves to receive a bear hug like this.
As mentioned, the rain started pouring when the party just began. But then it stopped for a few minutes. Obviously the boys didn’t waste any time to throw Ken to have his best swim.
Have enough guys??? Here is the fusion slideshow of how I portray their wedding story. If you can’t see it, please visit here.
— Additional note:
In the process of making this fusion slideshow, I have already picked the song a few weeks before I departed to Bali to shoot their wedding. The song title is “Superman tonight” by Bon Jovi. Ken’s a big fans of Bon Jovi. I browsed all of their song collection. I never heard this one before but honestly, as soon as I found this song, it’s just perfect for them.
Some info for photographers, picking the song is super extremely crucial process of prepping the slideshow or video highlight. I always do it before shooting every wedding I commissioned. It helps to give me a better feeling while shooting the wedding. FYI, I choose the songs based on how I imagine the couple’s wedding would turn out. Normally, I pick 2-3 songs per couple with different genres. But for them, I picked only one song because I knew their wedding could not turn out the other way around. Also I reckon the lyric fits perfectly to their personality. Ken is not the most romantic person I know, but I can sense what he said sometimes was just a disguise of how he really cares about Celine. And that’s the superman character isn’t it , full of disguise
In my career, one thing that I really try to sell is the personalised service. To this point, I only shot three weddings that I gave my special personalised attention. Honestly, I got to admit the relationship with the other two were a bit unpleasant a few while after the weddings. No idea why? I started to think I was cursed to shoot weddings for someone special and I thought I would never, ever do that again. But When Ken and Celine asked me to shoot their wedding, even though they were my newly found friends, I knew that I can’t just treat them like any other couples, they are too special for me. I knew I would break my own promise, I hope the curse is not true. We can be friends as long as we can. And here we are, I am glad I did it anyway. That’s why I regard their wedding to be my wedding of the year is simply because I felt I was re-born. I want to shoot weddings as if all my clients are my close friends. It’s the best feeling
I met Ken for the first time at Foto Expression’s hiring stage. The first impression as soon as I met him that he’s way too tall for photographer *lol* I could sense his confidence straight away. He definitely got the personality to be a successful wedding photographer. Based on the skill and experience he got back there, he’s definitely my wild card. I bet he even wondered why he was picked But now he definitely payback my trust. He is no different to my other team member – trustworthy, creative, super fun, up for any challenge and hunger for more. He shows himself to be a very valuable asset to my team in Foto Expression.
On the other hand, I met Celine for the first time after the first training field day with the new Foto Expression crews. This was the occasion where I needed to be as honest as I could be what area each team member must improve. Since the feedback time was just before the dinner time, Celine tagged along. While giving feedback to everybody, I was impressed she was not falling asleep because I bet she had no clue what I was talking about. Instead she listened intensely as if she was the one who’s being evaluated. That’s my first impression about this girl, Ken was a lucky one. She’s not only beautiful but she’s a good listener too. That’s rare IMHO . What I remembered from that night, Ken definitely didn’t have the best time since I gave him a real wake up call of what he needed to improve. But I knew that the fact that to improve, one good photographer must be supported by his/her partner mentally. I reckon she did great so far . In my eyes, she is not only Ken’s wife but she’s our dear friend.
Thank you for both of you always giving time to hang out with me and the team so we could build something beautiful in this fellowship. Congrats guys!
Last but not least, special thanks for Marcel and Ilona who came to back me up here… we had the best time, didn’t we?