Elise’s AD

It was a beautiful morning when I arrived at Elise’s place. I was welcomed by a huge landscape painting hung in the living hall and was ushered to level 2 passing by this not-so-tiny garden with water feature in the middle of the house.

I fell in love with her place at first sight. One of her bridesmaids shared her room with her which I thought was really sweet to sleep with your bestie the night before your wedding. You can share your thoughts and how nervous you are with her. It’s always good to have someone to share these feelings with.

I set up my makeup box and hair tools upon reaching the room while she got ready to begin her makeup. The first person the brides meet is usually her makeup artist and I’m honoured to be Elise’s.

The 2nd vendor you will meet in the morning will be your photographer. Benedict from eggsbenedictchan came shortly after I was done with her makeup.

As Elise had a tight morning schedule and she wanted to spend more time with her family, I did an updo that she can easily change to a half updo. This is a really special situation that I offered to do something like this for her. Otherwise, it will be recommended for brides to engage a mua to do a proper style change before the lunch banquet begins because if you screw up while removing the pins, you might have to march in with just curly hair.

Really glad to be a part of Elise’s big day and also have one of my partners doll up her mom, MIL and sisters.

Products used:
Makeup Forever Water Blend Foundation
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation
Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Nars Orgasm Blusher
Becca Cosmetics Highlight in Opal
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Joanne’s AD

This is my first time working with Petrina and Leon from A Merry Moment and Petrina’s warmth really caught me by surprise. Usually photographers will not approach to talk to me and I’m very introverted when meeting new people for the first time so I was pleasantly surprised by her. This marks the start of our beautiful friendship and A Merry Moment is also one of my preferred partners! 🙂

The photos I took were er-herrmmm lousy. Haha. So I’m only uploading the photos taken by Petrina. Joanne opted for an updo in the morning.

As for her evening look, we went for a sidedo with beautiful curls resting on her shoulder.

Products used:
Makeup Forever Water Blend Foundation
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation
Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Nars Orgasm Blusher
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Styled Shoot 2019

Last month, I’ve had the opportunity and honour to work with established vendors in the industry on a styled shoot. The photos turned out so well all thanks to Petrina from A Merry Moment.

This all started from a friendly chat with Petrina on telegram. I wanted to update my portfolio so I asked how much she charges for such shoots. I was ready to pay her her usual rates but she was so kind to offer to do it together. So, off we went to find the different vendors to join us on this little adventure.

I reached out to My Floral Loft for the bouquet and Pet reached out to The Wedding Crafters to provide the gowns. We were very lucky to find these 2 vendors almost effortlessly. Finding the model proved to be more difficult than the first 2. Both of us shortlisted multiple models that we follow online and I also reached out to model agency.

Only 1 model got back to us and she’s Wendy 🙂

The first look is more natural because we started off with The Tinsel Rack bride tribe dress. It was so humid that the curls that I painstakingly tonged was straightened within 30 mins. It rained the day before and we were beside a reservoir so a lot of water is in the air.

Petrina brought a portable tent along so Wendy could change there. I really love how the natural sunlight shines on her skin. It’s not too harsh and it made her glow so gorgeously.

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Look at these beautiful blooms provided by Rachel from My Floral Loft.

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Wendy is so professional and experienced in posing. We got the photos we wanted very quickly.

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By the time we were done here, it was almost 10am and the merciless sun in our sunny Singapore was starting to burn us so we quickly headed to The White Space to continue our studio shoot.

When we got to the studio, I did a little bit of touch up for Wendy and we changed the hairstyle into a mermaid braid because most of the curls were gone by then.StyledShoot(15thApril)-13

The gowns from The Wedding Crafters are so light but of such high quality. It made it really easy for Wendy to move around.

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I think the natural lighting at The White Space studio also played a huge role to get these awesome photos.

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We also got a Cheong Sam from The Wedding Crafters so we can have another look. To pair with the blur Cheong Sam, I made Wendy’s makeup slightly darker, put on a bolder colour for her lips and changes her hair into a classic updo to bring out the oriental vibe.

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I’m still waiting for the other photos but so far these already wowed me and made my portfolio so much better. I really cherish and hope I can have more of such opportunities to work with awesome vendors.

Pearline’s PWS

Pearline and her fiance met each other in SMU so they thought it would be meaningful to do their PWS at the place their love started.IMG-20180920-WA0005IMG-20180920-WA0006She wanted natural makeup because she wasn’t going to wear a formal gown. The photos were also taken by their own friend. How sweet is that?
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IMG-20180920-WA0008IMG-20180920-WA0009IMG-20180920-WA0010IMG-20180920-WA0011IMG-20180920-WA0012IMG-20180920-WA0013There is something about black & white photo that we all love, don’t we?

 

Love, XinEr