Monday, April 21, 2014

[anniversary] Soo Mee & Yen Peng, Rocky's, Koh Samui

Soo Mee contacted me to photograph her and Yen Peng's 10th wedding anniversary, and I couldn't have been happier to get to wake up for the sunrise to get some gorgeous photographs with them.

We chose to get some photos on the beach at Rocky's with the sun coming up...

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Soo Mee wanted to bring some props and she chose these cute red heart balloons :)

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We found some flowers to pick on the beach, and surprisingly there was a lot of purple around to match Soo Mee's dress :)

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I love this photo, Yen Peng decided to give a purple flower to Soo Mee :)

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We ended the session with some photos in the Rocky's Resort by the pool bar, I love the thatch roof of the bar!

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Happy Monday!

Let me know in the comments where your dream anniversary would be and what you want to do :)


Sunday, April 20, 2014

[engagement] Stephanie & Brian, Villa Serendipity, Laem Set, Koh Samui.

I felt really lucky to be a part of this surprise for Brian... Anniversary photography That was until a few days leading up to our session when Stephanie told me he'd gone and done one better and surprised her with something she definitely couldn't top! He'd proposed to her! I'm so happy for you two & wish you a big CONGRATULATIONS!

Stephanie & Brian are two people you can tell are just meant to be together. From the way he looks at her, to Stephanie's unstoppable giggles he holds her close, whispering something is her ear. :)

They were staying at a beautiful private villa high up on the hills of Laem Set called Villa Seredipity. It made for the perfect backdrop for the first part of their engagement photos!

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They had one of the most stunning views past the south of Koh Samui.

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You can see how much Stephanie means to Brian just by the way he looks at her. :)

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Stephanie made so many cute little props for the photos. I love when my women are so crafty & talented!

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How beautiful is Stephanie?? Brian is one lucky guy!

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I love how happy these two are together!!

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Stephanie asked me to help her pick out a bouquet to bring along for photos, and this is what we came up with. I love the soft pinks and the ribbons blowing in the wind.

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These little hearts are more of the props Stephanie had made herself and brought along for the photos. I thought they were a great addition to their engagement session.

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Just as it was getting dark, I was able to get this photo, which happens to be one of my favourites.

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Happy Easter Sunday!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

[personal] The Best Valentines / Makaboocha Day Ever :)

Dear future self,

I'm writing this because I want you to be looking back one day and let this post put a smile on your face like it was yesterday (which it was yesterday, as of today, ha!)... and let this post remind you to chill out, if only once in a while, and let this post remind you to love more fully and be more grateful, as often as possible :)

In the evening we were in Maenam about to go to the temple for Makaboocha Day, and I was surprised when Nek asked the lady at the shop how much one of the bunches of flowers were, ha! In my head I was thinking 'Nek, those aren't the flowers you buy to take around the temple'..  After getting our actual bunch of daisies, incense and candles (times two), he turned to the lady and bought the bunch of flowers and then gave them to me!

I even tried to make him give them back before accepting them, haha! They were too expensive! (It's easy to tell who is the cheap-o of the two of us!)

When Nek said "I worked hard to buy these for you" and I just melted :)

Here we are at the temple for Makaboocha :)

He also surprised me by getting me a dolphin tail pendant which I love :)

The rest of the night we spent with the boys who work with us from Mini Bar and one of their girlfriends, it was so much fun eating until we couldn't eat anymore and then going to Bon Neun, a place known for their teas and laughing until we were all about to all fall asleep.

I hope you had a happy valentines day, where ever you were in the world.